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

Using a Lightning cable with a Europlug Type C USB adapter to charge your iPhone 5 from a Surinamese power outlet and recharging the iPhone 5 using a Type F Schuko USB charger.

Surinamese power outlet

Complicated combinations of standards and plugs can all be confusing when planning to travel to another country, especially if you've never been there before. This isn't as complex as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets used in the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need to purchase in advance to power the iPhone 5 in Suriname. When staying in Suriname this page contains instructions showing how to supply power to your iPhone 5 using the standard Type F or C 127 volt 60Hz power outlets. If the iPhone 5 charges slowly or does not power up when travelling to Suriname from another country please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Devices which come from a different country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts may take longer to charge or won't power up, check your iPhone 5 is a dual voltage device (normally marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to ensure proper use. If you're planning on visiting a destination like Paramaribo refer to the Suriname Wikipedia web page [1] for further details prior to travelling to the area. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5.

Charging the iPhone 5 in Suriname

Can the iPhone 5 be used in Suriname?

You can use the iPhone 5 in Suriname.

Suriname

What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 5 in Suriname?

If travelling with more than your iPhone 5 or visiting multiple countries then the best travel charger for Suriname to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Surinamers use two different standards of wall outlets (F and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the included heads over. If your iPhone 5 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times by using one of these types of USB power chargers and additional compatibility with more power demanding devices. Unlike other travel adapters having a 4 port charger means you can power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring multiple travel chargers for your trip. Only packing a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage while travelling and suitable for charging your iPhone 5 at an airport or on a plane. Because of their flexibility these types of chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets with only a single wall outlet.

We suggest buying this type of versatile travel adapter online. The travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Suriname

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 crucial for travellers to regions with unreliable power supplies. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Suriname and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Suriname.
  • 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 originating from the US using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 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 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 suitable for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Suriname. [8]
What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 5 in Suriname?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 5 from a Surinamese power outlet

Using the Lightning Apple cable with a Type C USB adapter to charge the iPhone 5 from a Surinamese power outlet.

  1. To supply power to your iPhone 5 from the Surinamese power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - the USB cable is usually already included with your device.
  2. Begin by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall outlet. The plug supply is recognised by the two round holes next to each other where the twin plug outlet pins go.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB Lightning charging cord into the power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5. The iPhone 5 Lightning connector is situated at bottom of your iPhone 5 under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Surinamese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the phone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 5 is recharging taking roughly 60 to 240 minutes to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 5 from a Surinamese power outlet

Charging the iPhone 5 from a Surinamese power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

A guide showing how to power your iPhone 5 with a Surinamese power outlet by using an Apple Lightning cable and a double pin Type F Schuko USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge your iPhone 5 using a Surinamese power outlet you will need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will normally include this cable with your iPhone 5).
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type F USB power adapter in the Surinamese power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by the two adjacent holes along with a pair of two thin grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Connect one end of the USB Apple Lightning power cord into the USB 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 the iPhone 5.
  4. Switch on the Surinamese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your cellphone will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is powering up, typically taking around one-four hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
Charging the iPhone 5 from a Surinamese power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Suriname Wikipedia web page
  2. Apple - official iPhone user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, estimated cost under $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-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, around $15 USD (£15-£20 GBP / C$10-C$15).
  6. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  7. Type F USB power adapter - Type F USB chargers are earthed using two clips at the top and bottom with two rounded 4.8mm pins set 19mm apart, between $10 to $15 USD (£15-£20 GBP / under C$20).
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced at around $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).