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

How to connect a Swazi power outlet to the iPhone 5S

Swazi power outlet

Various voltages and standards can often be confusing when planning to travel to a different country especially for the first time traveller. These instructions were written to prevent you having to worry if you'll be able to charge your iPhone 5S when you are staying abroad.The following step-by-step guide shows you what you'll need to supply power to your iPhone 5S when you are in Swaziland by using the standard 230 volt 50Hz Type M power outlet. You'll discover that most power sockets vary depending on which region you're taking a trip to therefore please read the Wiki Connections global power connections page for a full list showing powering devices in different destinations. If you are travelling to Swaziland from a different country check your iPhone 5S can accept a 240 volt supply. If the iPhone 5S originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure the device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to avoid the device from over-heating whilst powering it. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5S.

Charging the iPhone 5S in Swaziland

Can you use the iPhone 5S in Swaziland?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 5S in Swaziland.

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

If travelling with more than your iPhone 5S the best travel charger for Swaziland is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [6].

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by changing the included plugs. If your iPhone 5S is compatible with Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times with one of these power chargers and additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other chargers having a four port charger will also allow you to charge multiple devices at once without needing to pack seperate power chargers for your trip to Swaziland. Because you are only bringing a single lightweight travel charger will keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand baggage as well as being on hand for charging your iPhone 5S at the airport or on the plane. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers without needing an additional power outlet.

We suggest buying this type of flexible power charger at your preferred electronics retailer. The power charger illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Swaziland

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 5S, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Swaziland 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 compact option for travellers originating from America visiting Swaziland.
  • 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 is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at almost half the 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Swaziland.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 5S in Swaziland?

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

The WikiConnections page on how to power your iPhone 5S from a Swazi power outlet by using a Lightning Apple connector and a Type M USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge your iPhone 5S using a Swazi power outlet you will need a Type M USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple will usually supply this cable with your iPhone 5S.
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type M USB power adapter and plugging it into the power outlet. This wall supply, sometimes called the Type M power outlet [3], looks like three large round holes forming a triangular shape.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB Apple cord into the USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5S. The iPhone 5S Lightning connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 5S under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Swazi power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the cell screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is powering up which takes roughly 60-240 minutes to recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone 5S with a Swazi power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swaziland - Swazi 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/typeM.htm - Type M power outlet
  4. Type M USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type M 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. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters