Charging the iPhone 5S from a power outlet in Botswana

A guide showing you how to recharge your iPhone 5S with a Botswana power outlet with the Apple Lightning cable and a Type M USB adapter, powering the iPhone 5S using a Type G power adapter and charging the iPhone 5S using a three pin Type D power charger

Botswana power outlet

Various voltages and standards can often be daunting when planning to travel to a new country if you've never visited before. These instructions have been written to help assist visitors wanting to power their iPhone 5S when they are visiting Botswana.When you're staying in Botswana these instructions show powering the iPhone 5S using the Type G, D or M Botswana 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. If you are visiting Botswana from another country please check the iPhone 5S can accept a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts double check your iPhone 5S is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from being damaged when charging it. If you intend on staying at a city like Gaborone or Francistown we suggest reading the Botswana country wikipedia page [1] for further information. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5S.

Charging the iPhone 5S in Botswana

Can the iPhone 5S be used in Botswana?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 5S to a Botswana power outlet by using a power adaptor.

What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 5S in Botswana?

If travelling with more than just your iPhone 5S and visiting more than one country the best international travel charger for Botswana to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. Botswanans use three different types of power outlets (G, D and M) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type G. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by switching the supplied plugs over. If your iPhone 5S supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times by using one of these travel chargers along with support for more power demanding devices like tablets.

This will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack individual travel chargers for your Botswana trip or occupying additional wall outlets. Because you are only bringing a single international travel charger will help keep the overall size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage and suitable for charging your iPhone 5S at the airport or on the plane. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of chargers can be used when you return home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets and smartphones using just a single power outlet.

We suggest searching for this type of flexible power adapter at your preferred electronics retailer, the travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Botswana

The 4 port USB travel charger [10] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 5S, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Botswana 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 most popular compact option for travellers originating from America visiting Botswana using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from North America using type B plugs and is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Botswana.
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 5S in Botswana?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPhone 5S from a Botswana power outlet

Using a USB Lightning Apple cable with a three pinned Type G power adapter to recharge your iPhone 5S with a Botswana power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 5S using the Botswana power outlet you will need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple will normally supply the USB cable with the iPhone 5S.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type G USB power adapter into the wall supply. This plug supply, technically known as a Type G power outlet [3], can be recognised by 3 rectangular slots forming a triangular configuration.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5S. You can find the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5S situated at the bottom of the iPhone 5S.
  4. Turn on the Botswana power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the iPhone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is powering up and takes roughly 1 to 4 hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPhone 5S from a Botswana power outlet

Charging the iPhone 5S from a Botswana power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Instructions showing how to charge your iPhone 5S with a Botswana power outlet with a Lightning Apple cable and a Type D power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPhone 5S from a Botswana power outlet you'll need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (normally already included with your iPhone 5S).
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type D USB power adapter and plugging it in the Botswana power outlet. You can identify the wall outlet by the three circular holes in a triangular shape.
  3. Plug in one end of the Lightning cord into the bottom of the USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5S. The iPhone 5S Lightning connector can be found at bottom of your iPhone 5S under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Botswana power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPhone 5S will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 5S is charging, typically taking between 1 - 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPhone 5S from a Botswana power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

How to use a Type M power charger for charging your iPhone 5S from a Botswana power outlet

Learn how to charge your iPhone 5S from a Botswana power outlet with a USB Lightning Apple cable with a Type M power adapter.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 5S using the Botswana power outlet you will need to buy a Type M USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple will normally supply the USB cable with the iPhone 5S.
  2. Start by inserting the Type M USB power adapter into the wall supply. This plug supply, technically known as a Type M power outlet [8], can be recognised by 3 round holes in a triangle pattern for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple Lightning power cord into the bottom of the power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5S. The iPhone 5S Lightning connector is situated at bottom of the iPhone 5S under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Botswana power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of your cellphone will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is recharging, typically taking between one to four hours to fully recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type M power charger for charging your iPhone 5S from a Botswana power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Botswana - Botswana country wikipedia page
  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/typeG.htm - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - Provides power from a type G mains power supply
  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/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  7. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D mains power outlet
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeM.htm - Type M power outlet
  9. Type M USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type M mains power outlet
  10. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters