Charging your iPhone 5S from a power outlet in Cote d Ivoire

A guide showing you how to power the iPhone 5S from an Ivorian power outlet using the USB Lightning Apple connector with a double pinned Type C USB charger and how to charge the iPhone 5S using a 2 pin Type E USB plug.

Ivorian power outlet

Varying complicated frequencies and standards can often be daunting when planning to visit a new country especially for the first time traveller. These instructions have been specifically written to prevent you having to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPhone 5S when staying in Cote d Ivoire.This page is a step-by-step guide demonstrating exactly what you'll need to charge the iPhone 5S when you're travelling to Cote d Ivoire using the Type E or C Ivorian 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. When travelling to Cote d Ivoire from a different country please make sure your iPhone 5S can be charged using a 240v supply. If your iPhone 5S was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) make sure your iPhone 5S is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from over-heating when charging it. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5S.

Charging the iPhone 5S in Cote d Ivoire

Can you use the iPhone 5S in Cote d Ivoire?

You can use the iPhone 5S in Cote d Ivoire.

What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 5S in Cote d Ivoire?

When travelling with more than just your iPhone 5S or visiting more than one country the best international travel charger for Cote d Ivoire to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Ivorians use two different types of power outlets (E and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C. As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world just by changing the heads. If your type of iPhone 5S is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times by using one of these travel chargers, and compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other travel adapters having a four port adapter means you can recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring seperate travel adapters for your Ivorian trip. Because you are only packing a single international travel charger will also keep the size down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand luggage while travelling as well as being convenient for recharging your iPhone 5S at an airport or on the flight. Due to their versatility these types of chargers can be used back at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets without needing an additional plug socket.

If you travel to Cote d Ivoire we suggest buying a flexible power adapter similar to this at your preferred electronics retailer, the travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Cote d Ivoire

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids. These power converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Cote d Ivoire and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 power adapter for travellers originating from North America going to Cote d Ivoire.
  • 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 originating from America using type B plugs and is a much cheaper 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Cote d Ivoire.
What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 5S in Cote d Ivoire?

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

Using the Apple USB Lightning connector with a 2 pin Europlug Type C power adapter to power the iPhone 5S with an Ivorian power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPhone 5S using an Ivorian power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], the USB cable is normally already supplied with your iPhone 5S.
  2. Firstly insert the Type C USB power adapter in the Ivorian power outlet. This unearthed plug supply (called the Type C power outlet [3] or Europlug) is identified by the 2 circular holes next to each other where the live and neutral pins slide into.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Apple charging cord into the bottom of the USB power adapter 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 Ivorian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the mobile screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is charging which typically takes around 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge.
Charging the iPhone 5S from an Ivorian power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

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

Simple instructions showing you how to recharge your iPhone 5S with an Ivorian power outlet using the Apple USB Lightning connector with a two pin Type E power adapter.

  1. In order to power the iPhone 5S from an Ivorian power outlet you'll need to use a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - this USB cable is typically supplied with your device by Apple.
  2. Plug the Type E USB power adapter into the power supply. The sunken round plug supply, sometimes known as a CEE 7/7 plug, can be identified by the two circular holes 19mm apart from each other where the live and neutral pins slide into and a single metal grounding pin protruding the top in a triangular configuration.
  3. Connect one end of the USB cable into the mains 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 Ivorian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPhone will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 5S is powering up which should take between 1 to 4 hours to recharge.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPhone 5S from an Ivorian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C%C3%B4te_d%27Ivoire - Wikipedia.org web page about Cote d Ivoire
  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. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters