How to charge the iPhone 5C when planning a trip to Suriname

The WikiConnections guide showing how to power the iPhone 5C with a Surinamese power outlet with a USB Lightning cable and a double pinned Europlug Type C power adapter and powering the iPhone 5C using a Schuko Type F USB adapter.

Surinamese power outlet

Various frequencies and region codes can often lead to confusion when planning on visiting a different country, especially if you've never visited before. These instructions were specifically written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPhone 5C abroad.The following instructions shows what you'll need to power the iPhone 5C when you are travelling to Suriname by using the Type F or C Surinamese 127 volt 60Hz wall outlets. Most power will vary depending on which area you are travelling to so we suggest reading the South America page for a complete list of countries. If your iPhone 5C slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when you are visiting Suriname from another country then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Electrical devices which come from a different country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts either take longer to charge or won't turn on, check that the device is dual-voltage (usually marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional transformer to ensure proper use. If you are planning to visit a city like Paramaribo we recommend reading the wikipedia web page about Suriname [1] for more indepth information on the location. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5C.

Charging the iPhone 5C in Suriname

Can the iPhone 5C be used in Suriname?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 5C in Suriname by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 5C in Suriname?

When you are travelling to multiple countries and bringing more than just your iPhone 5C the best travel power adapter for Suriname is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two standards of power outlets that Surinamers use (types F and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the supplied heads. If your type of iPhone 5C can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times by using one of these travel adapters plus additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices.

Unlike other travel chargers this means you can charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack seperate travel adapters for your trip or occupying additional wall sockets. Only needing a single international travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage as well as being suitable for recharging your iPhone 5C at an airport or on a plane. 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 on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers with only a single power outlet.

If you travel to different continents we recommend buying this type of flexible travel adapter at an electronics retailer, the power adapter illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Suriname

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 5C, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which can be necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable power supplies. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Suriname and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable option for travellers originating from America visiting 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 from America using type B plugs. This is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at almost half 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 perfect for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Suriname.
What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 5C in Suriname?

Powering the iPhone 5C with a Surinamese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

The WikiConnections guide showing how to power the iPhone 5C with a Surinamese power outlet with a USB Lightning cable and a double pinned Europlug Type C power adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 5C from the Surinamese power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (normally supplied with the device).
  2. Start the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it into the Surinamese power outlet. This ungrounded wall supply (sometimes known as a Type C power outlet [3] or Europlug) is recognised by two round adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple USB power cable into the USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5C. You can find the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5C situated at the bottom of your iPhone 5C.
  4. Turn on the Surinamese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the phone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 5C is powering up, typically taking roughly one to four hours to recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone 5C with a Surinamese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

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

Using a Lightning Apple cable with a Type F Schuko USB charger to power the iPhone 5C with a Surinamese power outlet.

  1. To charge the iPhone 5C using a Surinamese power outlet you'll need to use a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will normally include this cable when you buy the iPhone 5C).
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type F USB power adapter in the Surinamese power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by two large circular holes 19 mm apart from each other along with two thin metal grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Then connect one end of the Lightning charging cord into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5C. The iPhone 5C Lightning connector is situated at bottom of the iPhone 5C under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Surinamese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your iPhone will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is charging and takes roughly 60-240 minutes to fully recharge.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 5C from a Surinamese power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suriname - wikipedia web page about Suriname
  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/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C 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/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  7. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F mains power outlet
  8. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters