How to charge the iPhone 5S when visiting Sri Lanka

The WikiConnections guide showing how to power the iPhone 5S with a Sri Lankan power outlet with a Lightning connector and a three pinned Type D power charger, how to charge the iPhone 5S using a three pinned Type G power plug and charging the iPhone 5S using a three pin Type M USB charger

Sri Lankan power outlet

Varying different combinations of voltages and standards can all be confusing when planning to stay in another country to the first time traveller. If you're going to Sri Lanka the following instructions show how to charge the iPhone 5S using the standard Type G, D or M 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets, most Sri Lankans will normally use Type G wall outlets. When travelling to Sri Lanka from another country check the iPhone 5S can be charged using a 240v supply. If your iPhone 5S originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v check your iPhone 5S is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid 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 Sri Lanka

Can the iPhone 5S be used in Sri Lanka?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 5S in Sri Lanka by using a power convertor.

What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 5S in Sri Lanka?

If you are travelling to multiple countries and bringing more than just your iPhone 5S the best international travel power adapter for Sri Lanka is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. There are three standards of power outlets that Sri Lankans use (G, D and M) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type G. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world just by changing the plugs over. If your iPhone 5S is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these types of USB power chargers, and support for more power hungry devices. Unlike other travel adapters this means you can power more than one device at the same time without needing to buy seperate power adapters on your Sri Lankan trip or occupying additional wall sockets. By only needing a single international travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage. Due to their space saving versatility these types of adapters can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple phones and tablets without using up an additional plug socket.

We suggest searching for this type of versatile power charger at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Sri Lanka

The 4 port USB travel charger [10] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 5S, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable power supplies. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Sri Lanka 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 best selling compact power adapter for travellers originating from America visiting Sri Lanka.
  • 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 from North America using type B plugs and gives almost 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 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 Sri Lanka.
What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 5S in Sri Lanka?

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

Instructions on how to charge your iPhone 5S from a Sri Lankan power outlet by using a USB Lightning Apple connector with a Type G USB adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to your iPhone 5S from a Sri Lankan power outlet you will need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - normally supplied with the device.
  2. Begin the process by inserting the Type G USB power adapter into the power outlet. The plug supply, sometimes known as the Type G power outlet [3], can be identified by 3 rectangular holes with shutters forming a triangle configuration.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB charging cable into the mains USB 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. Turn on the Sri Lankan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your cellphone will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is charging and takes roughly one to four hours to fully recharge.
Powering the iPhone 5S with a Sri Lankan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

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

The Wiki Connections guide on how to charge the iPhone 5S from a Sri Lankan power outlet using a USB Lightning Apple connector and a Type D power adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to your iPhone 5S from a Sri Lankan power outlet you will need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - normally already supplied with the device.
  2. Begin the process by inserting the Type D USB power adapter into the power outlet. The plug supply, sometimes known as the Type D power outlet [6], can be identified by 3 circular holes forming a triangular configuration for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Apple USB cable into the USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5S. You can find the Lightning connector on your iPhone 5S situated at the bottom of the iPhone 5S.
  4. Turn on the Sri Lankan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your phone will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is powering up which typically takes between 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone 5S with a Sri Lankan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

How to use a Type M power charger for recharging your iPhone 5S from a Sri Lankan power outlet

The WikiConnections guide showing how to power the iPhone 5S with a Sri Lankan power outlet with a Lightning connector and a 3 pinned Type M power charger.

  1. In order to charge your iPhone 5S using the Sri Lankan power outlet you'll need to buy a Type M USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the cable is typically included with the iPhone 5S).
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type M USB power adapter into the Sri Lankan power outlet. You can identify the plug supply by three large holes in a triangular shape for live, neutral and ground.
  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. You can find the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5S situated at the bottom of the iPhone 5S.
  4. Switch on the Sri Lankan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the phone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 5S is charging, typically taking roughly one to four hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type M power charger for recharging your iPhone 5S from a Sri Lankan power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sri_Lanka - Sri Lankan country Wiki 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/typeM.htm - Type M power outlet
  9. Type M USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type M mains power outlet
  10. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters