How to charge the iPhone 5S from a power outlet in Haiti

The Wiki Connections guide on how to recharge the iPhone 5S with a Haitian power outlet with a USB Lightning Apple connector and a two pinned Type A USB charger and how to recharge the iPhone 5S using a three pinned Type B USB charger.

Haitian power outlet

Complicated combinations of standards and plugs can all be confusing when planning to travel to another country, especially if you've never visited before. When staying in Haiti these useful instructions show powering your iPhone 5S by using the standard Type B or A 110 volt 60Hz power outlets, Type B wall outlets will be normally used by most Haitians. Power sources will vary regionally so we recommend that you read the WikiConnections world power connections guide for a full list showing powering devices in different destinations. If your iPhone 5S slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when you are visiting Haiti from a different region then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically devices which originate from another country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) sometimes take longer to charge or won't power up, so check that your device is dual-voltage (you'll find these are normally marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to ensure proper use. If you plan on travelling to a place like Port-au-Prince please refer to the wikipedia.org entry about Haiti [1] for more details prior to the area. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5S.

Charging the iPhone 5S in Haiti

Can you use the iPhone 5S in Haiti?

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

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

If you are travelling to more than one country the best international travel power adapter for Haiti to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two different standards of plug sockets that Haitians use (types B and A) and using a travel charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type A.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by switching the plugs over. If your model of iPhone 5S is compatible with Fast Charge (note not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker charging times by using one of these types of USB power chargers and additional compatibility with more power demanding devices. Unlike other travel adapters having a 4 port charger means you can power more than one device at the same time without needing to bring individual power chargers or using up additional wall sockets. By only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the overall weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage. Because of their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers and using only a single plug socket.

If you travel frequently we suggest buying this type of flexible travel adapter online. The travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Haiti

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] 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 wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 compact option for travellers originating from America visiting Haiti using 3 pin type B US plug sockets.
  • 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 North America using type B plugs and is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with 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 ideal for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Haiti.
What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 5S in Haiti?

Powering the iPhone 5S with a Haitian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

The Wiki Connections guide on how to recharge the iPhone 5S with a Haitian power outlet with a USB Lightning Apple connector and a two pinned Type A USB charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 5S from the Haitian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple should typically include the USB cable when you first purchase your iPhone 5S.
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type A USB power adapter in the Haitian power outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by the 2 slots adjacent to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB Lightning charging cord into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5S. The iPhone 5S Lightning connector can be found at bottom of your iPhone 5S under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Haitian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the cell screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is recharging and takes roughly 60 to 240 minutes to recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone 5S with a Haitian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

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

The Wiki Connections page on how to recharge the iPhone 5S with a Haitian power outlet with a USB Lightning Apple connector and a 3 pinned Type B power charger.

  1. To supply power to your iPhone 5S from the Haitian power outlet you'll need a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should usually include the USB cable when you first purchase the iPhone 5S).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type B USB power adapter in the power supply. You can identify this plug outlet by the 2 slots next to each other with a single hole below for the long earthed pin.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB Lightning power cord 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. Turn on the Haitian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the mobile screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 5S is recharging taking roughly 60-240 minutes to recharge to 100% capacity.
Charging the iPhone 5S from a Haitian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

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