Charging the iPhone 5S when planning a trip to Equatorial Guinea

A guide showing how to power the iPhone 5S from an Equatorial Guinean power outlet with the USB Lightning Apple cable and a 2 pin Europlug Type C USB charger and how to power the iPhone 5S using a 2 pin Type E power adapter.

Equatorial Guinean power outlet

Varying different voltages and region codes can often be daunting when planning to stay in a foreign 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 . When you are planning a holiday to Equatorial Guinea this page contains useful instructions showing charging the iPhone 5S by using their standard E or C type Equatorial Guinean 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. If visiting Equatorial Guinea from a different region please check that the iPhone 5S can accept a 240 volt supply. If your iPhone 5S was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts double check the device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from overheating during charging. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5S.

Charging the iPhone 5S in Equatorial Guinea

Can you use the iPhone 5S in Equatorial Guinea?

You can use the iPhone 5S in Equatorial Guinea.

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

If you are travelling with more than your iPhone 5S or visiting more than one country the best international travel adapter for Equatorial Guinea is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Equatoguineans use two different types of wall outlets (types E and C) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the heads. If your iPhone 5S can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times by using one of these USB power adapters along with compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

This means you can recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple power adapters for your Equatorial Guinean trip. Only packing a single international travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage while travelling as well as being suitable for charging your iPhone 5S at the airport or on your flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and phones with just a single power outlet.

For those travelling to Equatorial Guinea we suggest searching for this type of flexible travel charger online; the travel charger illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Equatorial Guinea

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 5S, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering 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 best selling compact option for travellers originating from America going to Equatorial Guinea using 3 pin type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs and is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just 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 Equatorial Guinea.
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 5S in Equatorial Guinea?

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

A guide showing how to power the iPhone 5S from an Equatorial Guinean power outlet with the USB Lightning Apple cable and a 2 pin Europlug Type C USB charger.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPhone 5S using the Equatorial Guinean power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the cable is typically already included with the device by Apple).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the Equatorial Guinean power outlet. You can recognise this power supply by the two holes adjacent to each other.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB charging cord into the bottom of the USB 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 Equatorial Guinean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the phone will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 5S is powering up and takes around 1-4 hours to recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 5S from an Equatorial Guinean power outlet

How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPhone 5S from an Equatorial Guinean power outlet

Using the USB Lightning Apple cable and a Type E USB charger to recharge your iPhone 5S with an Equatorial Guinean power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPhone 5S using the Equatorial Guinean power outlet you will need to use a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], typically already included with the device by Apple.
  2. Start by taking the Type E USB power adapter and plugging it in the Equatorial Guinean power outlet. This sunken round power supply, sometimes called the CEE 7/7 outlet, can be identified by the two round holes 19mm apart from each other where the twin plug outlet pins slide into plus one long metal grounding pin protruding the top to form a triangle pattern.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB charging cord into the bottom of the USB mains 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 Equatorial Guinean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the phone will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 5S is powering up and takes around 1-4 hours to recharge.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPhone 5S from an Equatorial Guinean power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Equatorial_Guinea - Equatorial Guinea 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/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  7. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet
  8. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters