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

A step by step guide showing you how to charge the iPhone 5 from a Venezuelan power outlet with a Lightning cable with a Type A USB adapter and powering the iPhone 5 using a three pin Type B USB adapter.

Venezuelan power outlet

Varying complicated standards and plugs can often cause confusion when planning to stay in a different country especially if you've never been there before. This guide was written to assist visitors wanting to charge the iPhone 5 when visiting abroad.If going to Venezuela this page has instructions showing how to supply power to your iPhone 5 by using the standard Type B or A 120 volt 60Hz power outlets. If your iPhone 5 does not power up or charges slowly when you are visiting Venezuela from a different country please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically devices which originated from a different country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) sometimes take longer to charge or won't turn on, so check that your device is dual-voltage (you'll find these are normally marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to ensure proper use. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5.

Charging the iPhone 5 in Venezuela

Can the iPhone 5 be used in Venezuela?

You can use the iPhone 5 in Venezuela by using the correct power adaptor.

Venezuela

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

If travelling to more than one country the best international travel power adapter for Venezuela is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Venezuelans use two different standards of power outlets (B and A) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type A. Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world just by changing the supplied plugs. If your type of iPhone 5 can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these USB travel adapters plus additional compatibility with more power demanding devices. Unlike other travel adapters having a 4 port charger means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to buy seperate power adapters or using up additional power outlets. Only needing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand baggage while travelling and suitable for charging your iPhone 5 at an airport or on a plane. Due to their flexibility these types of power chargers can be used back at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers and using just a single plug socket.

For those travelling frequently we suggest buying this type of flexible travel adapter at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Venezuela

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable power supplies. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 North America visiting Venezuela using type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from North America using type B plugs. This is a much cheaper 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 suitable for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Venezuela. [8]
What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 5 in Venezuela?

How to use a Type A power charger for charging your iPhone 5 from a Venezuelan power outlet

A step by step guide showing you how to charge the iPhone 5 from a Venezuelan power outlet with a Lightning cable with a Type A USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge your iPhone 5 using a Venezuelan power outlet you will need to use a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (normally already supplied with the device).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type A USB power adapter into the wall outlet. The power supply (technically called a Type A power outlet [3]) is recognised by the 2 slots next to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet blades sit.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Lightning charging cable 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 your iPhone 5.
  4. Switch on the Venezuelan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPhone 5 will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is charging and takes between one to four hours to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type A power charger for charging your iPhone 5 from a Venezuelan power outlet

How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPhone 5 from a Venezuelan power outlet

Instructions showing how to charge the iPhone 5 from a Venezuelan power outlet with the Lightning Apple cable with a Type B USB adapter.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 5 using a Venezuelan power outlet you will need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (normally supplied with the iPhone 5).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type B USB power adapter into the power outlet. The plug outlet (sometimes known as the Type B power outlet [6]) can be identified by the two thin slots where the twin plug outlet blades go with a semicircle shaped hole below for the earthed pin.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB Lightning charging cord into the USB mains 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 Venezuelan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPhone 5 will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is powering up taking between one to four hours to recharge.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPhone 5 from a Venezuelan power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Venezuela country page on Wikipedia.org
  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, costing between $10 to $15 USD (around £3 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, costs 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, around $10 USD (£20-£25 GBP / C$15-C$20).
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costing between $15 to $20 USD (around £10 GBP / under C$20).