How to charge the iPhone 5S from a power outlet in Kuwait

Using the Lightning Apple cable with a 3 pinned Type G USB charger to power your iPhone 5S from a Kuwaiti power outlet and how to recharge the iPhone 5S using a two pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter.

Kuwaiti power outlet

Various region codes and sockets can all be confusing when planning to travel to a different country especially for the first time traveller. These instructions were written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge the iPhone 5S abroad.These instructions will show you what you'll need to supply power to your iPhone 5S when you're visiting Kuwait by using the standard types G or C Kuwaiti 240 volt 50Hz plug outlets. Most power supplies will vary depending on which country you're taking a trip to therefore we suggest that you read the WikiConnections travel power sockets list for a full list showing countries. If travelling to Kuwait from another country please check that your iPhone 5S can be used with a 240v supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts ensure that the iPhone 5S is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from overheating when powering up. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5S.

Charging the iPhone 5S in Kuwait

Can the iPhone 5S be used in Kuwait?

You can connect the iPhone 5S to a Kuwaiti power outlet.

What is the best power charger for the iPhone 5S in Kuwait?

If travelling to multiple countries the best travel adapter for Kuwait to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Kuwaitis use two different types of plug sockets (types G and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for both types C and G.

Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the plugs. If your type of iPhone 5S can support Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these travel adapters, along with additional compatibility with more power demanding devices. Unlike other chargers this means you can power multiple devices at once without needing to pack individual travel adapters on your trip to Kuwait. Because you are only packing a single international USB travel charger will also keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used back at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and phones without using up an additional wall outlet.

We suggest buying a versatile travel adapter like this at an electronics retailer. The travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Kuwait

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 5S, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Kuwait using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and gives the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at 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 perfect for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Kuwait.
What is the best power charger for the iPhone 5S in Kuwait?

Powering the iPhone 5S with a Kuwaiti power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Using the Lightning Apple cable with a 3 pinned Type G USB charger to power your iPhone 5S from a Kuwaiti power outlet.

  1. In order to charge your iPhone 5S using a Kuwaiti power outlet you will need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple should usually supply this cable with your iPhone 5S.
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type G USB power adapter and plugging it into the power outlet. This wall supply, sometimes known as the Type G power outlet [3], looks like three vertical rectangular holes in a triangle configuration for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB power charger 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. Turn on the Kuwaiti power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your mobile screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 5S is recharging and takes between 1 - 4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone 5S with a Kuwaiti power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Powering the iPhone 5S with a Kuwaiti power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Using the Lightning Apple connector and a two pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter to recharge your iPhone 5S from a Kuwaiti power outlet.

  1. If you want to power the iPhone 5S using a Kuwaiti power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the cable is usually already supplied with the device).
  2. First insert the Type C USB power adapter into the wall outlet. This power outlet can be identified by the 2 adjacent holes next to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins slide into.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB Apple Lightning power cord into the power charger 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 Kuwaiti power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPhone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is powering up, typically taking around 60-240 minutes to recharge.
Powering the iPhone 5S with a Kuwaiti power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kuwait - Kuwait 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/typeG.htm - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - Provides power from a type G mains power supply
  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/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  7. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C 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