Charging your iPhone 5S from a power outlet in Egypt

Learn how to power the iPhone 5S from an Egyptian power outlet using an Apple USB Lightning connector with a 2 pin Type C Europlug power adapter and powering the iPhone 5S using a 2 pin Type F Schuko power charger.

Egyptian power outlet

If you are organizing a trip it can often be helpful to know in advance if you can use any essential devices when you're there. However, without knowing which wall socket is used in Egypt you could pack the wrong adaptor, thereby leaving you having to purchase a suitable power adaptor when you're there which might not be compatible and cause damage to the device. Differing standards and sockets can often lead to confusion when planning to travel to another country if you've never been there before. If you're visiting Egypt the following instructions show how to power your iPhone 5S by using their types F or C 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets, you'll find most Egyptians normally use the Type F plug outlets. You'll discover power supplies will change regionally therefore we suggest reading the power supplies list for a full list of countries. When visiting Egypt from another country make sure the iPhone 5S can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) check the iPhone 5S is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional converter to prevent the device from overloading when powering up. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5S.

Charging the iPhone 5S in Egypt

Can you use the iPhone 5S in Egypt?

You can connect the iPhone 5S to an Egyptian power outlet.

What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 5S in Egypt?

When travelling with more than just your iPhone 5S or visiting more than one country the best travel charger for Egypt is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Egyptians use two different standards of power outlets (types F and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by switching the supplied plugs. If your iPhone 5S supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times by using one of these types of travel adapters along with additional support for more power demanding devices.

Unlike other chargers having a 4 port charger means you can recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring seperate travel adapters or occupying additional power sockets. Only packing a single USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand baggage while travelling as well as being convenient for recharging your iPhone 5S at an airport or on your flight. Because of their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones, tablets and speakers without needing an additional plug socket.

For those travelling to Egypt we recommend buying this type of versatile travel charger online. The multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Egypt

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Egypt and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable option for travellers originating from America going to Egypt 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 much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Egypt.
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 5S in Egypt?

Charging the iPhone 5S from an Egyptian power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Learn how to power the iPhone 5S from an Egyptian power outlet using an Apple USB Lightning connector with a 2 pin Type C Europlug power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPhone 5S from an Egyptian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple usually include the cable when you buy your iPhone 5S).
  2. Plug the Type C USB power adapter into the power supply. The wall outlet, sometimes called the Europlug or Type C power outlet [3], can be identified by the 2 round holes adjacent to each other where the twin plug outlet pins sit.
  3. Plug in one end of the Lightning power cord into the bottom of the power 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 Egyptian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of your mobile will display a charge icon to indicate that the mobile is recharging, typically taking roughly 60-240 minutes to fully recharge.
Charging the iPhone 5S from an Egyptian power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

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

The WikiConnections page showing how to recharge the iPhone 5S from an Egyptian power outlet using a USB Lightning connector with a two pin Schuko Type F power adapter.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 5S from the Egyptian power outlet you will need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - usually included with the device.
  2. Start the process by taking the Type F USB power adapter and inserting it in the Egyptian power outlet. You can recognise this power outlet by two large holes 19 mm next to each other along with two thin grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in one end of the Lightning cord into the bottom of 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 your iPhone 5S under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Egyptian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of your cell will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is recharging, typically taking roughly one to four hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 5S from an Egyptian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Egypt - Egypt country 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