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

The WikiConnections page on how to recharge the iPhone 5S with a Ghanaian power outlet by using a Lightning Apple connector and a Type G USB adapter and how to recharge the iPhone 5S using a three pin Type D USB adapter.

Ghanaian power outlet

Varying different combinations of region codes and plugs can often be daunting when planning on visiting another country, especially if you've never been there before. This guide was specifically written to stop travellers worrying if they can power the iPhone 5S abroad.When staying in Ghana these useful instructions show powering your iPhone 5S using their Type G or D Ghanaian 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. When you are travelling to Ghana from a different country check your iPhone 5S can accept a 240 volt supply. If the iPhone 5S originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure the iPhone 5S is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from overloading whilst powering it up. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5S.

Charging the iPhone 5S in Ghana

Can you use the iPhone 5S in Ghana?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 5S in Ghana.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 5S in Ghana?

When travelling with more than your iPhone 5S then the best international travel charger for Ghana is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two standards of power outlets in Ghana (types G and D) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for type G. Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by switching the included heads over. If your model of iPhone 5S can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these USB travel adapters, along with additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices. Unlike other chargers this means you can power multiple devices at once without needing to pack seperate power adapters on your trip to Ghana. Because you are only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand baggage as well as being on hand for charging your iPhone 5S at an airport or on the plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones, tablets and e-readers with only a single wall outlet.

If you travel frequently we recommend searching for an adaptable power charger similar to this online, the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Ghana

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 strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be useful when visiting counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Ghana using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs and is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Ghana.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 5S in Ghana?

Powering the iPhone 5S with a Ghanaian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Using an Apple Lightning cable with a 3 pinned Type G power charger to power your iPhone 5S from a Ghanaian power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the iPhone 5S from a Ghanaian power outlet you will need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should typically supply the USB cable with your iPhone 5S).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type G USB power adapter in the Ghanaian power outlet. The plug outlet (sometimes called a Type G power outlet [3]) looks like three vertical slots in a triangle shape for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Then 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. You can find the Lightning connector on your iPhone 5S situated at the bottom of the iPhone 5S.
  4. Switch on the Ghanaian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your phone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is recharging and takes between one-four hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone 5S with a Ghanaian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

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

The WikiConnections page on how to power your iPhone 5S with a Ghanaian power outlet by using a Lightning Apple connector and a Type D USB adapter.

  1. If you want to power the iPhone 5S from the Ghanaian power outlet you'll need to use a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will usually supply this cable with your iPhone 5S).
  2. First insert the Type D USB power adapter into the wall outlet. This wall supply, technically known as the Type D power outlet [6], looks like three round holes forming a triangular shape.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the power cable into the 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 Ghanaian 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 5S is charging which should take around 1 to 4 hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPhone 5S from a Ghanaian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ghana - Ghanaian entry on Wikipedia
  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. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters