How to charge the iPhone 5S when staying in Belize

The WikiConnections page on how to power your iPhone 5S from a Belizean power outlet with the Lightning Apple connector and a Type G power charger, how to recharge the iPhone 5S using a Type A power plug and powering the iPhone 5S using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Belizean power outlet

Different combinations of voltages and sockets can all cause confusion when planning on staying in another country, especially for the first time traveller. These instructions were written to prevent people worrying if they can power the iPhone 5S when going to Belize.If you are staying in Belize these instructions show powering your iPhone 5S using their G, A or B type 110 volt 60Hz power outlets. Power sources will change depending on which region you're taking a trip to therefore we suggest that you read our Wiki Connections world power supplies page for a full list showing regions and countries. If your iPhone 5S charges slowly or does not power up when travelling to Belize from another region please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Normally devices which originate from a different country which use a higher voltage (for example 220 volts) can take longer to charge or won't turn on, check your device is dual-voltage (you'll find these are usually indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to ensure proper use. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5S.

Charging the iPhone 5S in Belize

Can the iPhone 5S be used in Belize?

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

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 5S in Belize?

When you are travelling to multiple countries the best travel charger for Belize is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. Belizeans use three different types of plug sockets (G, A and B) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for both types A and G. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the supplied heads over. If your model of iPhone 5S can support Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters, along with additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Having a four port charger means you can power multiple devices at once without needing to pack seperate power chargers. Because you are only packing a single lightweight travel charger will keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling and suitable for recharging your iPhone 5S at the airport or on the plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and smartphones with only a single wall outlet.

We suggest buying an adaptable power charger similar to this at an electronics retailer. The power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Belize

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 those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental 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 best selling portable power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Belize.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for almost half 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 Belize.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 5S in Belize?

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

Using the Lightning Apple connector and a Type G power charger to power your iPhone 5S from a Belizean power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the iPhone 5S from the Belizean power outlet you'll need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple normally include the USB cable with your iPhone 5S).
  2. Start the process by taking the Type G USB power adapter and plugging it into the Belizean power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 3 slots in a triangle configuration.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the power cord into the bottom of the mains USB 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. Turn on the Belizean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your phone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is powering up, typically taking around one to four hours to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone 5S with a Belizean power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

How to use a Type A power charger for charging your iPhone 5S from a Belizean power outlet

Using a USB Lightning cable with a two pinned Type A USB charger to recharge your iPhone 5S from a Belizean power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your iPhone 5S from the Belizean power outlet you'll need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple will typically include the USB cable with your iPhone 5S.
  2. Insert the Type A USB power adapter in the wall outlet. The power outlet, technically known as the Type A power outlet [6], is recognised by the two thin adjacent slots next to each other where the twin plug outlet pins slide into.
  3. Connect the USB end of the cord into the USB power charger 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. Switch on the Belizean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the cellphone will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is charging which should take roughly 1 - 4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type A power charger for charging your iPhone 5S from a Belizean power outlet

Charging the iPhone 5S from a Belizean power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Using the Lightning Apple connector and a Type B power charger to power your iPhone 5S from a Belizean power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the iPhone 5S from the Belizean power outlet you'll need to use a Type B USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple normally include the USB cable with your iPhone 5S.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type B USB power adapter in the Belizean power outlet. The plug outlet, technically known as the Type B power outlet [8], is recognised by the two thin slots with a hole below for the ground pin.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the 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. Turn on the Belizean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your phone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is powering up, typically taking around 1 to 4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
Charging the iPhone 5S from a Belizean power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belize - wikipedia.org page about Belize
  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. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters