Charging the iPhone 5S from a power outlet in Mozambique

The WikiConnections page showing how to recharge the iPhone 5S from a Mozambican power outlet using an Apple USB Lightning connector with a 2 pin Type F Schuko power adapter, powering the iPhone 5S using a 2 pin Type C Europlug power charger and recharging the iPhone 5S using a Type M USB plug

Mozambican power outlet

Various combinations of voltages and region codes can often be daunting when planning to visit a new country if you've never visited before. If you're visiting Mozambique the following instructions show how to power your iPhone 5S by using their types F, C or M 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. If you are visiting Mozambique from another region please check the iPhone 5S can be charged using a 240v supply. If the iPhone 5S was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts make sure your iPhone 5S is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to stop the device from being damaged whilst powering it up. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5S.

Charging the iPhone 5S in Mozambique

Can the iPhone 5S be used in Mozambique?

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

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

If you are travelling to more than one country or bringing more than your iPhone 5S the best international travel charger for Mozambique to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. There are three different standards of plug sockets in Mozambique (types F, C and M) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by changing the included plugs over. If your iPhone 5S can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these USB travel chargers, along with compatibility with more power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other adapters this will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy seperate travel chargers or occupying additional wall sockets. Because you are only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage whilst travelling as well as being convenient for recharging your iPhone 5S at an airport or on the flight. Because of their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers without needing an additional plug socket.

For those travelling to Mozambique we recommend buying this type of versatile travel charger online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been tested successfully for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Mozambique

The 4 port USB travel charger [10] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be crucial for visitors of counties with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These power converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Mozambique and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 compact option for travellers originating from North America visiting Mozambique using 3 pinned type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs and is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for 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 wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Mozambique.
What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 5S in Mozambique?

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

The WikiConnections guide showing how to recharge the iPhone 5S from a Mozambican power outlet by using a USB Lightning connector with a two pin Europlug Type C power adapter.

  1. In order to power the iPhone 5S from a Mozambican power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], this USB cable is usually supplied with the device by Apple.
  2. Start by plugging the Type C USB power adapter in the Mozambican power outlet. You can recognise the wall outlet by the two round adjacent holes.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB mains adapter 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 Mozambican power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPhone 5S screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 5S is powering up which typically takes between 1 to 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 5S from a Mozambican power outlet

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

The WikiConnections page showing how to recharge the iPhone 5S from a Mozambican power outlet using an Apple USB Lightning connector with a 2 pin Type F Schuko power adapter.

  1. If you want to power the iPhone 5S using a Mozambican power outlet you'll need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (typically already included with the iPhone 5S).
  2. Plug in the Type F USB power adapter into the power supply. The sunken round plug outlet (sometimes called a Schuko plug) can be identified by the two round holes 19 mm adjacent to each other where the twin plug outlet pins sit and a pair of two metal grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB power adapter 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. Switch on the Mozambican power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPhone 5S screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 5S is charging which takes between 1 - 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone 5S with a Mozambican power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

Charging the iPhone 5S from a Mozambican power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

A guide showing how to power the iPhone 5S with a Mozambican power outlet using the Apple USB Lightning cable and a Type M USB adapter.

  1. To charge your iPhone 5S using the Mozambican power outlet you will need a Type M USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - typically already included with the iPhone 5S.
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type M USB power adapter in the Mozambican power outlet. The wall outlet, technically called the Type M power outlet [8], can be identified by the 3 large circular holes in a triangular shape.
  3. Plug in one end of the Lightning cord into the bottom of the USB 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 Mozambican power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of your mobile will display a charge icon to indicate that the mobile is recharging, typically taking roughly 60-240 minutes to fully recharge.
Charging the iPhone 5S from a Mozambican power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mozambique - wikipedia entry about Mozambique
  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/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  7. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F mains power outlet
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeM.htm - Type M power outlet
  9. Type M USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type M mains power outlet
  10. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters