Charging your iPhone 5S from a power outlet in The Republic of the Congo

The WikiConnections guide on how to charge your iPhone 5S from a Congo power outlet with a USB Lightning Apple cable with a Type D power adapter, charging the iPhone 5S using a two pin Europlug Type C power adapter and powering the iPhone 5S using a 2 pin Type E USB plug

Congo power outlet

Varying different voltages and plugs can all lead to confusion when planning to stay in another country if you've never been there before. This page has been written to help assist travellers wanting to power their iPhone 5S when they are travelling to The Republic of the Congo.When you are visiting The Republic of the Congo the following useful instructions show how to charge the iPhone 5S by using their types E, C or D 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. When travelling to The Republic of the Congo from a different country please ensure your iPhone 5S can accept a 240 volt supply. If your iPhone 5S came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure that your device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from over-heating whilst powering it. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5S.

Charging the iPhone 5S in The Republic of the Congo

Can the iPhone 5S be used in The Republic of the Congo?

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

What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 5S in The Republic of the Congo?

If travelling with more than just your iPhone 5S and visiting more than one country the best international travel charger for The Republic of the Congo to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. There are three standards of plug sockets in The Republic of the Congo (types E, C and D) and using a travel adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the heads. If your type of iPhone 5S is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these types of power adapters and additional support for more power hungry devices.

Unlike other travel chargers having a 4 port charger means you can recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring seperate travel adapters or occupying additional wall sockets. Because you are only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage as well as being 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 smartphones and tablets using only a single power outlet.

We recommend searching for this type of flexible travel adapter at an electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for The Republic of the Congo

The 4 port USB travel charger [10] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial when visiting regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 best selling portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America going to The Republic of the Congo.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly 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. This gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a 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 a majority of travellers from around the world visiting The Republic of the Congo.
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 5S in The Republic of the Congo?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 5S from a Congo power outlet

Using the Apple USB Lightning connector and a 2 pin Type C Europlug power adapter to recharge your iPhone 5S with a Congo power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 5S from the Congo power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple typically supply the cable when you buy your iPhone 5S).
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it into the Congo power outlet. You can recognise the wall outlet by two holes next to each other.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB Apple charging cable 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 Congo power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of your cell 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 C power charger for recharging your iPhone 5S from a Congo power outlet

How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPhone 5S from a Congo power outlet

Learn how to charge your iPhone 5S with a Congo power outlet with a USB Lightning Apple cable and a Type D power adapter.

  1. In order to power the iPhone 5S from a Congo power outlet you will need to use a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the USB cable is normally already supplied with your iPhone 5S by Apple).
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type D USB power adapter and inserting it in the Congo power outlet. You can recognise this power outlet by three holes forming a triangular configuration.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB power cable into the USB mains charger 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. Turn on the Congo power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the mobile screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is charging and takes around 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPhone 5S from a Congo power outlet

How to use a Type E power charger for charging your iPhone 5S from a Congo power outlet

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

  1. In order to supply power to your iPhone 5S from a Congo power outlet you'll need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - typically already included with your iPhone 5S.
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type E USB power adapter and inserting it in the Congo power outlet. This recessed circular wall outlet (known as a CEE 7/7 plug) can be identified by the two round adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral plus one long metal earth pin protruding from the top to form a triangle configuration.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB power cable into the USB mains charger 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. Turn on the Congo power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the phone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is charging taking around 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
How to use a Type E power charger for charging your iPhone 5S from a Congo power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Congo,_Republic_of_the - Wikipedia.org web page about The Republic of the Congo
  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/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/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  9. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E 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