How to charge the iPhone 5S when planning a trip to The Dominican Republic

Using the Apple Lightning connector and a two pinned Type A power charger to charge the iPhone 5S from a Dominican Republic power outlet and powering the iPhone 5S using a three pin Type B USB charger.

Dominican Republic power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of standards and plugs can all be daunting when planning to travel to another country, especially to the first time traveller. These guidelines were specifically written to help assist travellers wanting to power the iPhone 5S when they are going to The Dominican Republic.This page is a guide demonstrating exactly how to supply power to your iPhone 5S in The Dominican Republic using their types B or A Dominican Republic 110 volt 60Hz power outlets, please note that Type B power outlets are typically used by a majority of Dominicanse. If your iPhone 5S charges slowly or does not power up when you are travelling to The Dominican Republic from a different country please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically devices which originated from another country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) either take longer to charge or won't power up, check your iPhone 5S is a dual voltage device (you'll find these are usually indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to ensure proper use. If you plan on visiting places such as Santo Domingo or Santiago de los Caballeros we also recommend referring to the wikipedia web page about The Dominican Republic [1] for further information on the location. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5S.

Charging the iPhone 5S in The Dominican Republic

Can the iPhone 5S be used in The Dominican Republic?

You can use the iPhone 5S in The Dominican Republic by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 5S in The Dominican Republic?

When travelling to more than one country the best international travel charger for The Dominican Republic is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two standards of power outlets that Dominicanse use (types B and A) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type A. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the included heads. If your iPhone 5S can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these types of power adapters, and support for more power hungry devices. Having a 4 port adapter will allow you to recharge multiple devices at once without needing to buy multiple travel chargers or using up additional power outlets. Because you are only needing to bring a single lightweight travel charger will keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage. Due to their versatility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers and using only a single wall outlet.

We recommend searching for this type of flexible power charger online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for The Dominican Republic

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which can be crucial for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both The Dominican Republic and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable option for travellers originating from America visiting The Dominican Republic.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs. This is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a generous 5 USB charging ports. This versatile power strip is compatible with both American plugs and popular plug types A, D,E/F, G, H, I, L and N making it ideal for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting The Dominican Republic.
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 5S in The Dominican Republic?

How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPhone 5S from a Dominican Republic power outlet

Using a USB Lightning Apple connector and a Type A power adapter to charge your iPhone 5S from a Dominican Republic power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 5S using a Dominican Republic power outlet you'll need to use a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (usually already included with your iPhone 5S by Apple).
  2. Start the process by taking the Type A USB power adapter and inserting it into the power outlet. The power supply, sometimes known as the Type A power outlet [3], is identified by two adjacent slots next to each other.
  3. Then connect one end of the Lightning charging cord into the bottom of the mains USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5S. The iPhone 5S Lightning connector can be found at bottom of your iPhone 5S under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Dominican Republic power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your phone will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is powering up which takes between one to four hours to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPhone 5S from a Dominican Republic power outlet

How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPhone 5S from a Dominican Republic power outlet

Instructions showing how to power your iPhone 5S with a Dominican Republic power outlet with a Lightning Apple cable with a three pin Type B USB adapter.

  1. To power the iPhone 5S using a Dominican Republic power outlet you will need to use a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple typically supply this USB cable when you purchase the iPhone 5S.
  2. Start the process by taking the Type B USB power adapter and inserting it into the power outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by two thin slots next to each other with a single semicircular hole below for the grounded pin.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB Lightning power cord into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5S. The iPhone 5S Lightning connector is situated at bottom of the iPhone 5S under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Dominican Republic power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your cellphone will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is powering up taking between 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPhone 5S from a Dominican Republic power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dominican_Republic - wikipedia web page about The Dominican Republic
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/1000/MA1565/en_US/iphone_user_guide.pdf - Official iPhone user guide
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeA.htm - Type A power outlet
  4. Type A USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type A mains power outlet
  5. USB to Apple Lightning cable - The Apple Lightning cable is a charging and syncing cable for more recent Apple devices and connects compatible iPhones and iPads to a USB port
  6. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeB.htm - Type B power outlet
  7. Type B USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type B mains power outlet
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters