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

A guide showing you how to charge the iPhone 5S from a Namibian power outlet using a Lightning cable with a three pin Type D USB adapter and recharging the iPhone 5S using a three pin Type M USB charger.

Namibian power outlet

Varying different combinations of standards and plugs can often cause confusion when planning on travelling to a different country especially if you've never been there before. These instructions have been written to prevent you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge your iPhone 5S abroad.If you are travelling to Namibia these instructions show how to power the iPhone 5S using their standard types D or M Namibian 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. Power supplies will vary regionally therefore please read the Wikiconnections global power supplies page where you'll find a complete list showing regions. If you are travelling to Namibia from a different country ensure the iPhone 5S can accept a 240v supply. If your iPhone 5S originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts check that your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from over-heating during charging. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5S.

Charging the iPhone 5S in Namibia

Can the iPhone 5S be used in Namibia?

You can use the iPhone 5S in Namibia by using the correct power adaptor.

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

If travelling to more than one country and bringing more than just your iPhone 5S the best travel power adapter for Namibia to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8].

Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the supplied heads. If your iPhone 5S can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these USB travel chargers plus additional compatibility with more power demanding devices. This means you can recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack seperate travel adapters. Because you are only packing a single travel charger will keep the overall size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage whilst travelling. Because of their space saving versatility these types of adapters can be used when you return home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets without needing an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling often we recommend buying a versatile travel charger similar to this online. The travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Namibia

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, but for those also wishing 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 for travellers to regions with unreliable power supplies. These travel adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 compact option for travellers originating from America visiting Namibia.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and is a more cost effective alternative to 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 a generous 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Namibia.
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 5S in Namibia?

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

Using a Lightning Apple connector with a Type D power adapter to charge the iPhone 5S from a Namibian power outlet.

  1. To supply power to your iPhone 5S from the Namibian power outlet you'll need a Type D USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple should usually supply the USB cable when you first purchase your iPhone 5S.
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type D USB power adapter into the wall outlet. The plug outlet (technically known as a Type D power outlet [3]) can be identified by the 3 holes in a triangular pattern.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the 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 Namibian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the phone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 5S is recharging which should take around one-four hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone 5S with a Namibian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

How to use a Type M power charger for charging your iPhone 5S from a Namibian power outlet

A guide showing you how to charge the iPhone 5S from a Namibian power outlet using a Lightning cable with a three pin Type M USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge your iPhone 5S using a Namibian power outlet you'll need to use a Type M USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will usually supply the USB cable when you purchase the iPhone 5S).
  2. Insert the Type M USB power adapter in the Namibian power outlet. You can recognise the plug supply by three large circular holes in a triangle shape.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Apple USB Lightning cord into the bottom of the mains USB 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 Namibian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPhone 5S screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is charging and takes roughly 60 to 240 minutes to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type M power charger for charging your iPhone 5S from a Namibian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Namibia - Namibian country Wikipedia page
  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/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  4. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D 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/typeM.htm - Type M power outlet
  7. Type M USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type M 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