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

The Wiki Connections page on how to power your iPhone 5S with a Nigerian power outlet by using the Lightning Apple connector with a 3 pinned Type G USB charger and charging the iPhone 5S using a Type D power plug.

Nigerian power outlet

Various standards and plugs can often be daunting when planning on visiting another country, especially if you've never visited before. These instructions were specifically written to help prepare people wanting to charge their iPhone 5S when going to Nigeria.If you are visiting Nigeria this page contains instructions showing you how to supply power to your iPhone 5S using their standard types G or D Nigerian 240 volt 50Hz wall outlets. Most power supplies will vary depending on which country you're taking a trip to therefore please read the Wiki Connections world power supplies list where you'll find a complete list of regions and countries. If travelling to Nigeria from another region double check your iPhone 5S can be used with a 240v supply. If the iPhone 5S originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts make sure your device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to prevent the device from being damaged during charging. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5S.

Charging the iPhone 5S in Nigeria

Can you use the iPhone 5S in Nigeria?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 5S in Nigeria by using the correct power adaptor.

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

If travelling to multiple countries the best travel power adapter for Nigeria to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two types of wall outlets in Nigeria (G and D) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for type G.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by switching the plugs. If your type of iPhone 5S can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel chargers plus support for more power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel chargers having a four port charger will also allow you to charge multiple devices at once without needing to pack individual travel adapters. By only needing to pack a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage as well as being on hand for charging your iPhone 5S at an airport or on the plane. Because of their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when you return home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple phones and tablets with only a single plug socket.

For those travelling frequently we recommend searching for this type of flexible power charger at your preferred electronics retailer. The power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Nigeria

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 converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be necessary for visitors of regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Nigeria 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 Nigeria using 3 pin type B US plug sockets.
  • 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 from the US using type B plugs and is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 Nigeria.
What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 5S in Nigeria?

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

Using an Apple USB Lightning connector and a Type G USB adapter to charge the iPhone 5S with a Nigerian power outlet.

  1. In order to power your iPhone 5S using a Nigerian power outlet you will need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will typically supply this cable with your iPhone 5S).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type G USB power adapter in the Nigerian power outlet. The power supply, sometimes called a Type G power outlet [3], looks like three vertical slots containing shutters forming a triangular pattern.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB Apple cord into the USB mains adapter 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 Nigerian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your cellphone will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 5S is recharging which should take around one to four hours to recharge.
Powering the iPhone 5S with a Nigerian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

How to use a Type D power charger for charging your iPhone 5S from a Nigerian power outlet

The Wiki Connections page on how to power the iPhone 5S with a Nigerian power outlet by using the Lightning Apple cable with a 3 pinned Type D power charger.

  1. To supply power to the iPhone 5S using the Nigerian power outlet you'll need to use a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (normally included with the iPhone 5S by Apple).
  2. Start by inserting the Type D USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by the 3 holes in a triangle shape for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB Apple Lightning power cord into the USB adapter 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 Nigerian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your phone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 5S is recharging and takes roughly 1 - 4 hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type D power charger for charging your iPhone 5S from a Nigerian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nigeria - Nigeria 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/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