How to charge your iPhone 5 from a power outlet in Peru

Instructions on how to recharge your iPhone 5 from a Peruvian power outlet using the Lightning Apple connector with a 2 pinned Europlug Type C power charger, powering the iPhone 5 using a 2 pinned Type A power plug and how to recharge the iPhone 5 using a three pin Type B USB adapter

Peruvian power outlet

Various region codes and plugs can often cause confusion when planning on staying in a foreign country to the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of common standards used in the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to power the iPhone 5 in Peru. These instructions were written to prevent you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge your iPhone 5 when Peru.The following step-by-step guide will show you what you'll need to charge the iPhone 5 when staying in Peru by using the C, A or B type 220 volt 60Hz plug outlets, most Peruvians use Type C wall outlets. Most power sockets will vary regionally so we recommend reading our Wiki Connections travel power connections page for a complete list of powering devices in different countries. If travelling to Peru from a different region check your iPhone 5 can accept a 240 volt supply. If the iPhone 5 was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check your iPhone 5 is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to stop the device from overheating when powering up. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5.

Charging the iPhone 5 in Peru

Can the iPhone 5 be used in Peru?

You can connect the iPhone 5 to a Peruvian power outlet.

Peru

What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 5 in Peru?

When you are travelling to more than one country or bringing along more than just your iPhone 5 the best travel adapter for Peru to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Peruvians use three different standards of wall outlets (C, A and B) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for both types A and C.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world just by changing the supplied heads. If your iPhone 5 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times by using one of these types of USB travel chargers plus compatibility with more power hungry devices. Having a 4 port charger will allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to buy seperate power chargers on your trip to Peru. Only needing to pack a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand baggage. Due to their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used when you return home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets with only a single wall outlet.

If you travel frequently we suggest buying a versatile travel adapter similar to this at an electronics retailer, the multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Peru

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 5, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to regions with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact option for travellers originating from North America visiting Peru using type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers 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 perfect for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Peru. [10]
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 5 in Peru?

Charging the iPhone 5 from a Peruvian power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

A guide on how to power your iPhone 5 with a Peruvian power outlet by using the Apple Lightning cable with a Type A power charger.

  1. To supply power to the iPhone 5 using the Peruvian power outlet you'll need to use a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple normally include this cable with your iPhone 5).
  2. Insert the Type A USB power adapter in the Peruvian power outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by 2 adjacent slots.
  3. Connect one end of the Apple USB Lightning cord into the power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5. The iPhone 5 Lightning connector can be found at bottom of your iPhone 5 under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Peruvian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPhone 5 will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is powering up which takes roughly one-four hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
Charging the iPhone 5 from a Peruvian power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

Powering the iPhone 5 with a Peruvian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Using an Apple USB Lightning connector and a three pin Type B USB adapter to charge your iPhone 5 from a Peruvian power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 5 using the Peruvian power outlet you'll need to use a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will normally include the cable when you first purchase your iPhone 5).
  2. Insert the Type B USB power adapter in the Peruvian power outlet. The plug outlet, sometimes called a Type B power outlet [6], is identified by 2 slots parallel to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet blades go with a single hole below for the longer earthed pin.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5. You can find the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5 situated at the bottom of your iPhone 5.
  4. Switch on the Peruvian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your mobile will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 5 is recharging which should take around 60-240 minutes to recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone 5 with a Peruvian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPhone 5 from a Peruvian power outlet

Using an Apple Lightning cable and a Europlug Type C USB adapter to charge your iPhone 5 from a Peruvian power outlet.

  1. To supply power to the iPhone 5 from the Peruvian power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple normally include this cable with your iPhone 5).
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter in the Peruvian power outlet. You can recognise the wall supply by two circular adjacent holes next to each other.
  3. Connect one end of the Apple USB cord into the power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5. The iPhone 5 Lightning connector can be found at bottom of your iPhone 5 under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Peruvian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPhone 5 will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is powering up which takes roughly one-four hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPhone 5 from a Peruvian power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia web page about Peru
  2. Apple - official iPhone user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type A power outlet
  4. Type A USB power adapter - An unearthed Type A USB charger has 2 parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes near the tip of each blade, between $10 to $15 USD (£3-£4 GBP / under C$20).
  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, estimated cost around $15 USD (£15-£20 GBP / C$10-C$15).
  6. iec.ch - Type B power outlet
  7. Type B USB power adapter - 3 pinned Type B USB chargers have a single unearthed round pin along with 2 shorter parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes in the end of each blade, priced around $10 USD (£20-£25 GBP / C$15-C$20).
  8. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  9. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, under $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).
  10. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, between $15 to $20 USD (around £10 GBP / under C$20).