Charging the iPhone 5S when planning a trip to Comoros

Using a Lightning connector with a Europlug Type C USB charger to charge your iPhone 5S with a Comorian power outlet and powering the iPhone 5S using a two pin Type E power adapter.

Comorian power outlet

Complicated combinations of region codes and voltages can all be daunting when planning on travelling to another country for the first time traveller. This isn't as complicated as it appears, with only a handful of different types of standards being used throughout the world this guide tells you exactly what to pick up in advance to power your iPhone 5S . If you're visiting Comoros these instructions show how to supply power to the iPhone 5S by using their standard E or C type Comorian 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. When travelling to Comoros from a different country please check the iPhone 5S can be used with a 240 volt supply. If your iPhone 5S was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) make sure that your iPhone 5S is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from being damaged when charging it. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5S.

Charging the iPhone 5S in Comoros

Can you use the iPhone 5S in Comoros?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 5S to a Comorian power outlet.

What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 5S in Comoros?

When travelling with more than just your iPhone 5S the best international travel adapter for Comoros is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Comorians use two different types of power outlets (types E and C) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world simply by changing the heads. If your iPhone 5S can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these USB power adapters along with compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other travel chargers this will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple power adapters for your Comorian trip. By only bringing a single international travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage. Because of their flexibility these types of travel adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets with just a single power outlet.

For those travelling often we recommend buying an adaptable travel charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer - the travel charger illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Comoros

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] 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 wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for visitors of counties with unstable power supplies. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Comoros 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 America using type B plugs and offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with only 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 a more flexible 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Comoros.
What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 5S in Comoros?

Charging the iPhone 5S from a Comorian power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Using a Lightning connector with a Europlug Type C USB charger to charge your iPhone 5S with a Comorian power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your iPhone 5S using the Comorian power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - usually supplied with your iPhone 5S.
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the power outlet. This unearthed plug supply (sometimes called the Europlug or Type C power outlet [3]) is identified by the 2 round holes next to each other.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the mains USB charger 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 Comorian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your cell will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 5S is powering up and takes around 1-4 hours to recharge.
Charging the iPhone 5S from a Comorian power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Powering the iPhone 5S with a Comorian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

The Wiki Connections page showing how to charge your iPhone 5S with a Comorian power outlet using a Lightning Apple cable and a 2 pin Type E power adapter.

  1. To charge the iPhone 5S from a Comorian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (usually supplied with your iPhone 5S).
  2. Insert the Type E USB power adapter into the Comorian power outlet. This recessed round plug supply (sometimes called the Type E power outlet [6]) can be identified by the two circular holes 19mm apart from each other with a metal earth pin protruding in the top in a triangular configuration.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB mains 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 Comorian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the mobile will display a charge icon to indicate that the mobile is charging which takes between 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone 5S with a Comorian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comoros - Wikipedia.org web page about Comoros
  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. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters