Charging the iPhone 5S when planning a trip to Algeria

A guide showing how to power the iPhone 5S from an Algerian power outlet with the USB Lightning Apple cable and a two pin Europlug Type C power adapter and recharging the iPhone 5S using a two pin Type F USB plug.

Algerian power outlet

Varying different standards and plug types can often be confusing when planning on visiting another country especially if you've never been there before. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets used throughout the world this guide tells you exactly what to pick up in advance to power your iPhone 5S . This guide has been written to stop you having to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPhone 5S when you're going abroad.The following guide tells you exactly what you'll need to power your iPhone 5S when travelling to Algeria using the types F or C 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. If you are visiting Algeria from another country ensure that your iPhone 5S can be charged using a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure that your iPhone 5S is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from over-heating whilst powering it up. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5S.

Charging the iPhone 5S in Algeria

Can you use the iPhone 5S in Algeria?

You can use the iPhone 5S in Algeria by using a power adaptor.

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

When travelling to multiple countries and bringing along more than your iPhone 5S then the best travel power adapter for Algeria is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two different types of power outlets that Algerians use (F and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by changing the heads. If your iPhone 5S can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of travel chargers, and compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

This means you can recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple power adapters. By only bringing a single international travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage while travelling. Because of their versatility these types of travel chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets with just a single wall outlet.

We recommend buying an adaptable travel charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Algeria

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices using USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unstable power supplies. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Algeria.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at 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 suitable for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Algeria.
What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 5S in Algeria?

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

A guide showing how to power the iPhone 5S from an Algerian power outlet with the USB Lightning Apple cable and a two pin Europlug Type C USB adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPhone 5S using the Algerian power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (typically already included with the device by Apple).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can recognise this plug supply by the two round adjacent holes for live and neutral pins.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5S. You can find the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5S situated at the bottom of the iPhone 5S.
  4. Turn on the Algerian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPhone 5S screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is recharging, typically taking between one-four hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 5S from an Algerian power outlet

Powering the iPhone 5S with an Algerian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

Using a Lightning connector with a Type F Schuko power adapter to recharge the iPhone 5S from an Algerian power outlet.

  1. To charge the iPhone 5S from an Algerian power outlet you'll need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], usually supplied with your iPhone 5S.
  2. Start by taking the Type F USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. You can identify the power outlet by two 4.8mm round holes 19 mm next to each other and a pair of thin grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5S. You can find the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5S situated at the bottom of the iPhone 5S.
  4. Turn on the Algerian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPhone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is charging which typically takes roughly 1 - 4 hours to recharge.
Powering the iPhone 5S with an Algerian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Algeria - Algeria 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/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/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  7. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F 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