How to charge the iPhone 5S when staying in Tanzania

Simple instructions showing you how to charge the iPhone 5S with a Tanzanian power outlet by using the Lightning Apple connector and a Type G power charger and recharging the iPhone 5S using a Type D power plug.

Tanzanian power outlet

Various frequencies and region codes can all cause confusion when planning on staying in another country, especially for the first time traveller. This page has been specifically written to stop travellers needing to worry if they can power the iPhone 5S when going to Tanzania.If you're going to travel to Tanzania these useful instructions show how to supply power to your iPhone 5S using their G or D type 230 volt 50Hz power outlets, a majority of Tanzanians normally use the Type G wall outlets. Power sources will change from country to country therefore please read the WikiConnections global power connections list where you'll find a complete list of powering devices in different destinations. If travelling to Tanzania from another country please ensure that the iPhone 5S can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If the iPhone 5S came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v check that your device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from overheating when powering up. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5S.

Charging the iPhone 5S in Tanzania

Can the iPhone 5S be used in Tanzania?

You can connect the iPhone 5S to a Tanzanian power outlet by using a power convertor.

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

When you are travelling to more than one country the best travel charger for Tanzania is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two different standards of power outlets in Tanzania (types G and D) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type G. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world just by changing the supplied heads over. If your model of iPhone 5S can support Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times with one of these power chargers plus support for certain power demanding devices.

Unlike other travel adapters this will also allow you to charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy seperate power chargers. Only needing to pack a single international USB travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage. Due to their flexibility these types of travel adapters can be used back at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and smartphones with only a single plug socket.

We suggest buying this type of flexible power adapter online, the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Tanzania

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Tanzania and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 portable option for travellers originating from North America going to Tanzania using 3 pinned type B US plug sockets.
  • 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 originating from North America using type B plugs and is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 ideal for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Tanzania.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 5S in Tanzania?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPhone 5S from a Tanzanian power outlet

Simple instructions showing you how to charge the iPhone 5S with a Tanzanian power outlet by using the Lightning Apple connector and a Type G power charger.

  1. If you want to power your iPhone 5S from the Tanzanian power outlet you'll need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple should usually supply this cable when you first purchase your iPhone 5S.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type G USB power adapter in the Tanzanian power outlet. The power outlet (called a Type G power outlet [3]) looks like three vertical rectangular holes with plastic shutters forming a triangular pattern.
  3. Connect the USB end of the cord into the bottom of the mains 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. Turn on the Tanzanian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPhone will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 5S is recharging and takes between one-four hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPhone 5S from a Tanzanian power outlet

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

A guide showing you how to charge the iPhone 5S with a Tanzanian power outlet by using the Lightning Apple connector and a Type D power charger.

  1. In order to charge the iPhone 5S from the Tanzanian power outlet you'll need to use a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple will typically include the USB cable with your iPhone 5S.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type D USB power adapter into the wall outlet. This wall supply (called a Type D power outlet [6]) can be identified by the three round holes forming a triangular shape.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the cord into the bottom of the mains 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. Turn on the Tanzanian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the iPhone will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 5S is recharging and takes between one-four hours to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone 5S with a Tanzanian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tanzania - Wikipedia entry about Tanzania
  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