Charging your iPhone 5S from a power outlet in Angola

How to connect an Angolan power outlet to the iPhone 5S

Angolan power outlet

Varying different standards and plugs can all be confusing when planning on staying in a foreign country, especially for the first time traveller. The following step-by-step instructions shows exactly what you'll need to charge the iPhone 5S when you're visiting Angola using the standard 220 volt 50Hz C Type Angolan wall outlet, the Angolans will use a Europlug for charging. When travelling to Angola from a different region ensure the iPhone 5S can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts check the iPhone 5S is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from being damaged when powering up. If you're planning on travelling to an Angolan place such as Luanda refer to the Wikipedia web page about Angola [1] for further details on visiting the location. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5S.

Charging the iPhone 5S in Angola

Can you use the iPhone 5S in Angola?

You can connect the iPhone 5S to an Angolan power outlet by using the correct power convertor.

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

If you are travelling to more than one country or bringing more than your iPhone 5S the best international travel charger for Angola to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [6]. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the included heads. If your type of iPhone 5S supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times by using one of these USB travel chargers, along with compatibility with more power demanding devices.

Unlike other chargers having a 4 port charger means you can recharge multiple devices at once without needing to bring individual power adapters on your trip. Only packing a single international travel charger will keep the overall weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage as well as being suitable for charging your iPhone 5S at an airport or on the flight. Because of their versatility these types of power adapters can be used back at home so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets using only a single power outlet.

For those travelling frequently we suggest searching for a versatile power adapter of this nature online. The multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Angola

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 5S, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be necessary for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power grids. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable option for travellers originating from America going to Angola using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from North America using type B plugs and is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 majority of travellers from around the world visiting Angola.
What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 5S in Angola?

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

Using a Lightning Apple cable and a Type C USB adapter to power the iPhone 5S with an Angolan power outlet.

  1. In order to power the iPhone 5S from the Angolan power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple typically supply the cable with the iPhone 5S.
  2. Start by plugging the Type C USB power adapter in the Angolan power outlet. This ungrounded power outlet, also called the Type C power outlet [3] or Europlug, can be identified by the two adjacent holes next to each other.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the 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. Switch on the Angolan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of your phone will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is recharging which typically takes around one-four hours to recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 5S from an Angolan power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angola - Wikipedia web page about Angola
  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. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters