How to charge your iPhone 5S from a power outlet in Burundi

The WikiConnections page on how to power your iPhone 5S with a Burundian power outlet by using the Lightning Apple connector with a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB charger and how to recharge the iPhone 5S using a Type E USB adapter.

Burundian power outlet

Complicated region codes and plug types can all be confusing when planning to travel to a different country especially for the first time traveller. This page has been written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge the iPhone 5S abroad.If you are visiting Burundi this page contains instructions showing how to charge the iPhone 5S using their Type E or C Burundian 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. When you are visiting Burundi from a different country make sure the iPhone 5S can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overloading when charging it. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5S.

Charging the iPhone 5S in Burundi

Can you use the iPhone 5S in Burundi?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 5S in Burundi by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best power charger for the iPhone 5S in Burundi?

If you are travelling to more than one country then the best international travel power adapter for Burundi to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Burundians use two different standards of plug sockets (E and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the plugs. If your model of iPhone 5S can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters plus support for certain power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel adapters having a 4 port charger will also allow you to recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack seperate power chargers on your trip to Burundi. Because you are only packing a single international USB travel charger will also keep the overall size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage while travelling. Due to their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers without needing an additional power outlet.

We suggest buying a versatile travel adapter like this at an electronics retailer. The travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Burundi

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 5S, but 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 necessary for visitors of regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Burundi and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact option for travellers originating from America visiting Burundi.
  • 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 gives the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 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 ideal for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Burundi.
What is the best power charger for the iPhone 5S in Burundi?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPhone 5S from a Burundian power outlet

The WikiConnections page on how to recharge the iPhone 5S with a Burundian power outlet by using the Lightning Apple cable with a 2 pinned Europlug Type C power charger.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 5S from the Burundian power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (typically already supplied with the iPhone 5S by Apple).
  2. Begin by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the Burundian power outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by the 2 adjacent holes next to each other.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB power charger 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. Turn on the Burundian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPhone 5S will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is powering up, typically taking around 60-240 minutes to recharge.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPhone 5S from a Burundian power outlet

How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPhone 5S from a Burundian power outlet

Instructions showing how to charge the iPhone 5S with a Burundian power outlet by using an Apple Lightning cable with a Type E power charger.

  1. To supply power to your iPhone 5S from the Burundian power outlet you'll need to use a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (normally included with the iPhone 5S by Apple).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type E USB power adapter in the Burundian power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by two 4.8mm round holes 19mm adjacent to each other along with a metal earth pin protruding the top to form a triangular pattern.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB Apple Lightning power cord into the power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5S. The iPhone 5S Lightning connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 5S under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Burundian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of your phone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is charging taking between one-four hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPhone 5S from a Burundian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burundi - wikipedia.org entry about Burundi
  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/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  7. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters