How to charge the iPhone 5C when visiting Venezuela

Instructions showing you how to recharge your iPhone 5C with a Venezuelan power outlet with a USB Lightning cable and a double pinned Type A power charger and powering the iPhone 5C using a Type B USB adapter.

Venezuelan power outlet

Varying different combinations of region codes and sockets can all be daunting when planning on staying in a foreign country especially if you've never been there before. This page contains a guide which shows exactly how to supply power to your iPhone 5C when staying in Venezuela by using their Type B or A Venezuelan 120 volt 60Hz plug outlets. If the iPhone 5C doesn't power up or recharges slowly when travelling to Venezuela from another region check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Normally electrical devices which originated from a different country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) either take longer to charge or won't power up, check the iPhone 5C is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) 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 5C.

Charging the iPhone 5C in Venezuela

Can the iPhone 5C be used in Venezuela?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 5C in Venezuela.

Venezuela

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

When you are travelling to more than one country then the best international travel charger for Venezuela to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Venezuelans use two different standards of plug sockets (types B and A) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type A. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world just by changing the included plugs over. If your iPhone 5C is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these types of power adapters, plus compatibility with more power demanding devices.

Unlike other travel chargers this means you can recharge more than one device at once without needing to buy multiple travel chargers. Only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage. Due to their space saving versatility these types of adapters can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple phones and tablets using just a single wall outlet.

We recommend searching for this type of flexible power adapter at an electronics retailer, the power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Venezuela

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting regions with unstable power supplies. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Venezuela 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 compact power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Venezuela using type B American 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 originating from the US using type B plugs and offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with one 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 perfect for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Venezuela. [8]
What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 5C in Venezuela?

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

Using a USB Lightning cable and a double pinned Type A power charger to recharge the iPhone 5C from a Venezuelan power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge your iPhone 5C using a Venezuelan power outlet you'll need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - the cable is typically supplied with the device.
  2. Begin the process by inserting the Type A USB power adapter into the Venezuelan power outlet. This unearthed power outlet (technically known as a Type A power outlet [3]) is identified by 2 adjacent slots for live and neutral blades.
  3. Plug in 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 can be found at bottom of your iPhone 5C under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Venezuelan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPhone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 5C is charging, typically taking roughly one-four hours to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPhone 5C from a Venezuelan power outlet

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

A guide showing you how to power your iPhone 5C with a Venezuelan power outlet with a USB Lightning cable and a three pinned Type B power charger.

  1. To charge the iPhone 5C using a Venezuelan power outlet you'll need to use a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], the USB cable is typically included with the iPhone 5C.
  2. Begin the process by inserting the Type B USB power adapter into the Venezuelan power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by two thin slots parallel to each other where the blades go with a hole below for the longer ground pin.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning 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 Venezuelan 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 phone is powering up and takes between 60-240 minutes to fully recharge.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPhone 5C from a Venezuelan power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Venezuela Wikipedia web page
  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 (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, between $15 to $20 USD (£15-£20 GBP / under 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).