Charging your iPhone 5S from a power outlet in The Maldives

The WikiConnections guide showing how to charge the iPhone 5S from a Maldivian power outlet by using a USB Lightning connector with a 3 pin Type D USB charger, charging the iPhone 5S using a three pinned Type G power charger and charging the iPhone 5S using a three pin Type J power charger

Maldivian power outlet

If organizing a trip it can be helpful to know in advance if you can use your vital devices like mobiles and laptops when you arrive. However by not knowing which power socket to expect you are more likely to bring the wrong power charger, thereby leaving you needing to buy or borrow a potentially expensive charger on arrival. Various combinations of standards and plug types can often cause confusion when planning to travel to another country if you've never been there before. However this isn't as complicated as it appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets used throughout the world this article shows exactly what you'll need in advance to charge the iPhone 5S . If you're visiting Maldives the following useful instructions show how to charge the iPhone 5S by using the Type G, D, J, K or L Maldivian 230 volt 50Hz power outlets, please note Type G wall outlets are normally used by a majority of Maldivians. You will discover power will differ regionally therefore we recommend reading the Asia and power supplies page for a full list of countries. When you are visiting Maldives from another country double check the iPhone 5S can accept a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts make sure that your iPhone 5S is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to stop the device from being damaged whilst powering it up. If you're planning on travelling to a Maldivian place such as Mal' please refer to the Maldives wikipedia page [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 The Maldives

Can you use the iPhone 5S in The Maldives?

You can connect the iPhone 5S to a Maldivian power outlet by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 5S in Maldives?

If you are travelling with more than just your iPhone 5S and visiting multiple countries the best international travel charger for Maldives to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [14]. Maldivians use five different types of power outlets (G, D, J, K and L) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type G. Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the heads. If your type of iPhone 5S supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times with one of these USB power chargers, and compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other adapters this will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy seperate travel adapters or occupying additional power sockets. By only needing to bring a single USB travel charger will also keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand luggage while travelling. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple phones, tablets and speakers with just a single wall outlet.

If you travel to different continents we suggest buying a versatile power charger of this nature online. The multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [14] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for The Maldives

The 4 port USB travel charger [14] 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 adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids. These power adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power adapter for travellers originating from North America going to The Maldives.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs. This offers the same set of features as 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 The Maldives.
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 5S in Maldives?

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

Using the Apple USB Lightning cable and a Type G USB adapter to power the iPhone 5S with a Maldivian power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 5S from a Maldivian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], this USB cable is usually supplied with the device.
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type G USB power adapter in the power outlet. The power supply, technically called a Type G power outlet [3], can be identified by 3 rectangular holes containing plastic shutters in a triangular shape for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB Apple charging cable into the bottom of the mains power 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. Turn on the Maldivian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the cell screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is powering up and takes roughly 1 to 4 hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone 5S with a Maldivian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

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

The WikiConnections guide showing how to charge the iPhone 5S from a Maldivian power outlet by using a USB Lightning connector with a 3 pin Type D USB charger.

  1. To power the iPhone 5S using the Maldivian power outlet you'll need a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple typically supply the USB cable with the iPhone 5S.
  2. Start by plugging the Type D USB power adapter in the Maldivian power outlet. This wall outlet, sometimes called the Type D power outlet [6], can be identified by the 3 round holes forming a triangle pattern for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB mains 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 Maldivian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPhone 5S screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 5S is charging, typically taking between one to four hours to fully recharge.
Powering the iPhone 5S with a Maldivian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

How to use a Type J power charger for recharging your iPhone 5S from a Maldivian power outlet

Using the Apple USB Lightning cable and a Type J power adapter to power your iPhone 5S with a Maldivian power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 5S from the Maldivian power outlet you will need to buy a Type J USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (this USB cable is usually included with the device).
  2. Begin by inserting the Type J USB power adapter into the Maldivian power outlet. This flattened hexagon shaped wall outlet, technically called the Type J power outlet [8], can be identified by the three circular holes forming a triangular pattern for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB Apple power cable into the bottom of the USB mains 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. Turn on the Maldivian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the cellphone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is powering up taking roughly 1 to 4 hours to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type J power charger for recharging your iPhone 5S from a Maldivian power outlet

How to use a Type K power charger for charging your iPhone 5S from a Maldivian power outlet

Using an Apple USB Lightning connector and a Type K USB charger to power the iPhone 5S with a Maldivian power outlet.

  1. To charge your iPhone 5S using the Maldivian power outlet you will need a Type K USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (usually included with the device).
  2. Start by plugging the Type K USB power adapter into the Maldivian power outlet. You can identify the wall supply by the 3 large holes in an upside-down triangular configuration for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB charging 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 Maldivian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the phone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is charging and takes around one-four hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type K power charger for charging your iPhone 5S from a Maldivian power outlet

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

Using a Lightning Apple cable and a Type L power adapter to power your iPhone 5S with a Maldivian power outlet.

  1. To power the iPhone 5S using the Maldivian power outlet you'll need a Type L USB power adapter [13] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple typically supply the USB cable with the iPhone 5S.
  2. Start by plugging the Type L USB power adapter in the Maldivian power outlet. You can recognise this flattened hexagon shaped wall outlet by the three large adjecent holes forming a line for live, neutral and ground pins. There are two different types of Type L wall outlet rated at 10 and 16 amps. The 10 amp version has 4mm thick pins that are spaced 5.5mm apart whilst the 16 amp version has larger 5mm thick pins that are spaced 8mm apart.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB Apple power cable into the USB mains 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. Turn on the Maldivian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the iPhone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is powering up taking roughly 1 to 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone 5S with a Maldivian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type L USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maldives - Maldives 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/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  7. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D mains power outlet
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeJ.htm - Type J power outlet
  9. Type J USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type J mains power outlet
  10. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeK.htm - Type K power outlet
  11. Type K USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type K mains power outlet
  12. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeL.htm - Type L power outlet
  13. Type L USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type L mains power outlet
  14. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters