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

The Wiki Connections guide on how to power the iPhone 5S with a Rwandan power outlet with a USB Lightning Apple connector and a two pinned Type C power charger and charging the iPhone 5S using a Type J power charger.

Rwandan power outlet

Complicated combinations of standards and sockets can all be confusing when planning to stay in another country especially to the first time traveller. These instructions have been written to prevent you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge your iPhone 5S abroad.The following step by step guide shows you what you'll need to power the iPhone 5S when you are in Rwanda by using the J or C type 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. Power supplies will change from country to country so please read the travel power supplies page for a complete list of countries. If visiting Rwanda from a different country make sure that the iPhone 5S can be charged using a 240v supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure your device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from overheating when powering up. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5S.

Charging the iPhone 5S in Rwanda

Can the iPhone 5S be used in Rwanda?

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

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

If travelling to more than one country and bringing along more than just your iPhone 5S the best international travel power adapter for Rwanda is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Rwandans use two different standards of wall outlets (J and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by changing the included plugs. If your model of iPhone 5S can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times with one of these types of USB travel chargers and additional compatibility with more power demanding devices. This means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to buy seperate power adapters or using up additional power outlets. Because you are only needing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand baggage and suitable for recharging your iPhone 5S at an airport or on a plane. Due to their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers without needing an additional plug socket.

For those travelling frequently we recommend buying this type of flexible power adapter online. The travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Rwanda

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is necessary when visiting regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These travel converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Rwanda and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 portable power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Rwanda.
  • 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 from the US using type B plugs. This offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for almost half 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 a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Rwanda.
What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 5S in Rwanda?

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

Learn how to charge the iPhone 5S with a Rwandan power outlet with a Lightning Apple connector with a Type C USB adapter.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 5S from a Rwandan power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple should usually supply the USB cable when you purchase your iPhone 5S.
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the power supply. This plug outlet is recognised by the 2 adjacent holes.
  3. Then 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. You can find the Lightning connector on your iPhone 5S situated at the bottom of the iPhone 5S.
  4. Turn on the Rwandan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPhone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the mobile is recharging and takes roughly 60 to 240 minutes to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 5S from a Rwandan power outlet

How to use a Type J power charger for recharging your iPhone 5S from a Rwandan power outlet

Using a Lightning Apple connector with a Type J power charger to recharge the iPhone 5S with a Rwandan power outlet.

  1. To power the iPhone 5S from a Rwandan power outlet you will need a Type J 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. Begin the process by plugging the Type J USB power adapter in the Rwandan power outlet. This hexagon shaped plug outlet (sometimes known as the Type J power outlet [6]) can be identified by 3 holes forming a flattened triangular configuration for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Then connect one 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. The iPhone 5S Lightning connector can be found at bottom of your iPhone 5S under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Rwandan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the mobile screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 5S is recharging taking around 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type J power charger for recharging your iPhone 5S from a Rwandan power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rwanda - Rwanda Wikipedia web 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/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/typeJ.htm - Type J power outlet
  7. Type J USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type J 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