Charging your iPhone 5S from a power outlet in Saudi Arabia

Simple instructions showing you how to power the iPhone 5S with a Saudi Arabian power outlet using the USB Lightning Apple connector with a Type B power adapter, charging the iPhone 5S using a three pin Type G power adapter and charging the iPhone 5S using a Type A power adapter

Saudi Arabian power outlet

Different region codes and voltages can all be confusing when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never been there before. However this isn't as complicated as it appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards used throughout the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need to buy in advance to charge the iPhone 5S . This guide has been written to prevent visitors worrying if they'll be able to charge their iPhone 5S when staying abroad.This page contains a simple guide showing you how to supply power to the iPhone 5S when you are travelling to Saudi Arabia using the types G, A, B or D Saudi Arabian 220 volt 60Hz power outlets, please be aware that Type G power outlets will be used by a majority of Saudis. When travelling to Saudi Arabia from a different country please make sure your iPhone 5S can be charged using a 240v supply. If the iPhone 5S was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts double check your iPhone 5S is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power 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 Saudi Arabia

Can you use the iPhone 5S in Saudi Arabia?

You can use the iPhone 5S in Saudi Arabia.

What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 5S in Saudi Arabia?

When travelling to more than one country or bringing more than your iPhone 5S then the best travel adapter for Saudi Arabia is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [12]. Saudi Arabians use four different standards of wall outlets (types G, A, B and D) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for both types A and G.

Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by changing the heads over. If your type of iPhone 5S is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these travel chargers, and compatibility with certain power hungry devices. Unlike other travel chargers having a 4 port charger will allow you to power more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack multiple power adapters or occupying additional power sockets. Because you are only bringing a single international travel charger will keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to 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 space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers using just a single power outlet.

We recommend buying a versatile power adapter of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer - the travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [12] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Saudi Arabia

The 4 port USB travel charger [12] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 5S, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Saudi Arabia and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international 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 Saudi Arabia.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly 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 much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a more flexible 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 a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Saudi Arabia.
What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 5S in Saudi Arabia?

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

Using the Apple USB Lightning connector and a 3 pin Type G power charger to charge your iPhone 5S with a Saudi Arabian power outlet.

  1. To power the iPhone 5S using the Saudi Arabian power outlet you will need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - this USB cable is typically supplied with your iPhone 5S by Apple.
  2. Start by plugging the Type G USB power adapter into the wall supply. This plug supply (technically called the Type G power outlet [3]) looks like three rectangular slots forming a triangle shape for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the mains power charger 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 Saudi Arabian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPhone 5S screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is powering up and takes around 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge.
Powering the iPhone 5S with a Saudi Arabian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Charging the iPhone 5S from a Saudi Arabian power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

Using the Apple USB Lightning connector with a double pinned Type A power adapter to power the iPhone 5S with a Saudi Arabian power outlet.

  1. To charge the iPhone 5S from the Saudi Arabian power outlet you will need to use a Type A USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should normally supply this USB cable with the iPhone 5S).
  2. Start by plugging the Type A USB power adapter into the power supply. You can identify the power supply by the two adjacent slots for live and neutral pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the mains 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 Saudi Arabian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the cell screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is recharging which typically takes around one to four hours to fully recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPhone 5S from a Saudi Arabian power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPhone 5S from a Saudi Arabian power outlet

Instructions showing how to power the iPhone 5S from a Saudi Arabian power outlet by using a USB Lightning Apple cable and a Type B USB charger.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 5S from a Saudi Arabian power outlet you will need to use a Type B USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should normally supply the USB cable when you buy your iPhone 5S).
  2. Insert the Type B USB power adapter into the power outlet. The wall outlet (known as a Type B power outlet [8]) is identified by the 2 thin slots parallel to each other with a semicircle hole below for the slightly long ground pin.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB mains charger 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 Saudi Arabian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your cell will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 5S is charging which should take between one-four hours to recharge.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPhone 5S from a Saudi Arabian power outlet

Charging the iPhone 5S from a Saudi Arabian power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

Using the USB Lightning Apple cable and a Type F Schuko power charger to charge your iPhone 5S with a Saudi Arabian power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 5S using the Saudi Arabian power outlet you'll need a Type F USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - usually supplied with your device by Apple.
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type F USB power adapter into the Saudi Arabian power outlet. This recessed round power outlet, also known as a Schuko outlet, can be identified by the two circular holes 19 mm apart from each other and a pair of thin metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the mains power charger 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 Saudi Arabian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPhone 5S screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 5S is powering up and takes roughly 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
Charging the iPhone 5S from a Saudi Arabian power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saudi_Arabia - Saudi Arabian Wikipedia web 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/typeA.htm - Type A power outlet
  7. Type A USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type A mains power outlet
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeB.htm - Type B power outlet
  9. Type B USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type B mains power outlet
  10. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  11. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F mains power outlet
  12. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters