How to charge the iPhone 5S when staying in Liberia

The WikiConnections page on how to recharge your iPhone 5S with a Liberian power outlet by using a USB Lightning cable with a 2 pinned Europlug Type C power charger, charging the iPhone 5S using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter and charging the iPhone 5S using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Liberian power outlet

Varying different combinations of region codes and plugs can often be confusing when planning to travel to a different country if you've never visited before. If you are travelling to Liberia the following instructions show charging your iPhone 5S using their Type B, A,C, E or F Liberian 240 volt 50Hz plug outlets. When you are visiting Liberia from a different country check your iPhone 5S can be used with a 240v supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v make sure that the iPhone 5S is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from being damaged during charging. If you are planning on travelling to a city such as Monrovia or Gbarnga we suggest referring to the Liberian page on wikipedia.org [1] for more indepth details prior to travelling to the area. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5S.

Charging the iPhone 5S in Liberia

Can the iPhone 5S be used in Liberia?

You can connect the iPhone 5S to a Liberian power outlet by using a power convertor.

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

If travelling with more than your iPhone 5S then the best international travel power adapter for Liberia to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [13]. Liberians use five different standards of wall outlets (B, A,C, E and F) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for both types A and C. Because these 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 just by changing the supplied heads over. If your model of iPhone 5S supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these power chargers and support for more power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel adapters this will also allow you to charge multiple devices at once without needing to pack seperate power chargers. Only needing to pack a single international USB travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when you return home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets and using only a single wall outlet.

We suggest buying this type of flexible power charger online, the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [13] which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Liberia

The 4 port USB travel charger [13] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, 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 is useful for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Liberia and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Liberia.
  • 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 North America using type B plugs. This offers almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with only 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Liberia.
What is the best power charger for the iPhone 5S in Liberia?

How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPhone 5S from a Liberian power outlet

Using a USB Lightning cable with a Type A power charger to power your iPhone 5S from a Liberian power outlet.

  1. To supply power to the iPhone 5S using a Liberian power outlet you will need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should usually supply this cable when you first purchase your iPhone 5S).
  2. Begin by inserting the Type A USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can recognise this power supply by 2 slots next to each other where the two blades sit.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB Apple power cord into the USB power charger 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 Liberian 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 phone is powering up, typically taking around one to four hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPhone 5S from a Liberian power outlet

How to use a Type B power charger for charging your iPhone 5S from a Liberian power outlet

Using a USB Lightning cable and a Type B power charger to power your iPhone 5S from a Liberian power outlet.

  1. To supply power to the iPhone 5S using a Liberian power outlet you will need a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (typically supplied with the iPhone 5S by Apple).
  2. Begin by inserting the Type B USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This power supply, sometimes known as the Type B power outlet [6], is recognised by the 2 slots where the blades slide into with a single semicircle shaped hole below for the slightly longer earthed pin.
  3. Then connect one end of the cord into the USB power charger 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. Turn on the Liberian 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 phone is powering up which takes roughly one-four hours to recharge.
How to use a Type B power charger for charging your iPhone 5S from a Liberian power outlet

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

Using a USB Lightning Apple connector and a Type C power charger to power your iPhone 5S from a Liberian power outlet.

  1. To supply power to the iPhone 5S using a Liberian power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should usually supply this cable with your iPhone 5S).
  2. Begin by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the Liberian power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 2 holes next to each other where the two pins slide into.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB cord into the USB power charger 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. Turn on the Liberian 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 phone is powering up, typically taking around one to four hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 5S from a Liberian power outlet

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

Using a USB Lightning cable with a 2 pinned Type E USB charger to recharge your iPhone 5S from a Liberian power outlet.

  1. If you want to power the iPhone 5S from the Liberian power outlet you'll need to use a Type E USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple should usually supply this cable when you first purchase the iPhone 5S.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type E USB power adapter in the Liberian power outlet. The recessed circular plug outlet (called a Type E power outlet [10] or CEE 7/7 outlet) can be identified by the two large circular adjacent holes and one metal earth pin protruding in the top forming a triangular pattern.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple USB Lightning charging cable into 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 Liberian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of your mobile screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is powering up, typically taking around 1 to 4 hours to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type E power charger for charging your iPhone 5S from a Liberian power outlet

Powering the iPhone 5S with a Liberian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

Using a USB Lightning cable with a Schuko Type F power charger to power your iPhone 5S from a Liberian power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the iPhone 5S from the Liberian power outlet you'll need to use a Type F USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple should usually supply this cable with your iPhone 5S.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type F USB power adapter in the Liberian power outlet. The sunken round power supply, also called a Type F power outlet [12] or Schuko outlet, can be recognised by the two large circular adjacent holes and metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple USB Lightning charging cable into 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 Liberian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of your cell screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is powering up, typically taking around 1 to 4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone 5S with a Liberian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liberia - Liberian page on wikipedia.org
  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/typeA.htm - Type A power outlet
  4. Type A USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type A 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/typeB.htm - Type B power outlet
  7. Type B USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type B mains power outlet
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  9. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  10. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  11. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet
  12. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  13. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters