How to charge the iPhone 5S when staying in Curacao

A step-by-step guide showing you how to recharge the iPhone 5S with a Curacaon power outlet with the Lightning Apple connector and a Type B power charger, powering the iPhone 5S using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter and charging the iPhone 5S using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Curacaon power outlet

Varying different combinations of voltages and standards can all be daunting when planning to stay in a foreign country if you've never visited before. With only a handful of different types of common standards used in the world this guide shows exactly what to buy in advance to charge your iPhone 5S in Curacao. These instructions were written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge the iPhone 5S when you're visiting abroad.When visiting Curacao the following instructions show charging your iPhone 5S using their Type C, A or B Curacaon 127 volt 50Hz plug outlets. When travelling anywhere you'll find that most power sockets will vary from region to region so we recommend that you read our Wikiconnections travel power sockets guide where you'll find a complete list of countries. If your iPhone 5S charges slowly or does not power up when travelling to Curacao from another country then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically electrical devices which originate from a different country which use a higher voltage such as 240 volts can take longer to charge or won't turn on, check your device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to ensure proper use. If you plan on travelling to a place like Willemstad please read the Curacaon page on wikipedia.org [1] for more information on visiting the area. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5S.

Charging the iPhone 5S in Curacao

Can the iPhone 5S be used in Curacao?

You can use the iPhone 5S in Curacao.

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

When you are travelling to more than one country the best travel charger for Curacao is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. There are three types of wall outlets in Curacao (types C, A and B) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for both types A and C.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by switching the plugs. If your iPhone 5S is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker 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 4 port charger means you can power multiple devices at once without needing to pack seperate power chargers. Only needing to pack a single international USB travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets and phones without using up an additional power outlet.

If you travel frequently we recommend searching for a flexible travel charger like 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 countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Curacao

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. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Curacao and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Curacao using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs. This offers almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Curacao.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 5S in Curacao?

How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPhone 5S from a Curacaon power outlet

Simple instructions showing you how to charge the iPhone 5S with a Curacaon power outlet by using a USB Lightning cable with a Type A power charger.

  1. To power your iPhone 5S using a Curacaon power outlet you'll need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should usually supply this cable when you first purchase your iPhone 5S).
  2. Plug in the Type A USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This wall supply (called a Type A power outlet [3]) can be identified by two thin adjacent slots next to each other where the twin plug outlet pins slide into.
  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 is situated at bottom of the iPhone 5S under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Curacaon 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 which takes roughly one to four hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPhone 5S from a Curacaon power outlet

How to use a Type B power charger for charging your iPhone 5S from a Curacaon power outlet

A step-by-step guide showing you how to recharge the iPhone 5S with a Curacaon power outlet with the Lightning Apple connector and a Type B power charger.

  1. If you want to power your iPhone 5S from the Curacaon power outlet you'll need to use a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should typically supply this USB cable with your iPhone 5S).
  2. Begin by inserting the Type B USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This wall supply (called a Type B power outlet [6]) is recognised by the two thin slots parallel to each other where the twin blades slide into with a hole below for the ground pin.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable 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 Curacaon power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPhone will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 5S is recharging and takes between 60-240 minutes to recharge.
How to use a Type B power charger for charging your iPhone 5S from a Curacaon power outlet

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 5S from a Curacaon power outlet

A step by step guide showing you how to charge the iPhone 5S with a Curacaon power outlet by using a USB Lightning cable and a Type C power charger.

  1. To supply power to your iPhone 5S using a Curacaon power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should usually supply this cable when you first purchase the iPhone 5S).
  2. Plug in the Type C USB power adapter into the wall outlet. This wall supply (called a Type C power outlet [8] or Europlug) can be identified by two circular adjacent holes next to each other where the twin plug outlet pins slide into.
  3. Connect 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 is situated at bottom of the iPhone 5S under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Curacaon 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 which takes around one to four hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 5S from a Curacaon power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cura%C3%A7ao - Curacaon page on wikipedia.org
  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/typeA.htm - Type A power outlet
  4. Type A USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type A mains power outlet
  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/typeB.htm - Type B power outlet
  7. Type B USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type B mains power outlet
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  9. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C 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