How to charge your iPhone 5S from a power outlet in El Salvador

Learn how to power your iPhone 5S with a Salvadoranf power outlet by using an Apple Lightning connector and a two pinned Type A USB charger and how to charge the iPhone 5S using a three pinned Type B USB charger.

Salvadoranf power outlet

Various voltages and standards can all be daunting when planning to travel to a different country, especially if you've never been there before. This page contains step by step instructions demonstrating exactly how to supply power to your iPhone 5S when you are travelling to El Salvador using their types B or A Salvadoranf 115 volt 60Hz plug outlets. Most power sources are different from region to region so we recommend that you read the WikiConnections world power connections guide for a full list showing powering devices in different destinations. If the iPhone 5S slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when you are visiting El Salvador from another region then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically electrical devices which originate from another country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) either take longer to charge or won't power up, so check your device is dual voltage (normally marked with a 100-240 volt notation) 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 El Salvador

Can the iPhone 5S be used in El Salvador?

You can use the iPhone 5S in El Salvador by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 5S in El Salvador?

When you are travelling with more than your iPhone 5S and visiting more than one country then the best international travel charger for El Salvador is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Salvadoransf use two different standards of plug sockets (B and A) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type A. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by changing the included plugs. If your model of iPhone 5S can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times with one of these types of USB travel chargers plus 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 buy seperate power chargers or using up additional wall outlets. Only packing a single international USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand luggage as well as being suitable for recharging your iPhone 5S at the airport or on a flight. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of adapters can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets without needing an additional power outlet.

For those travelling to El Salvador we recommend searching for a flexible travel adapter like this online, the power charger illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for El Salvador

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, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering 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 El Salvador using 3 pin type B US plug sockets.
  • 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 originating from North America using type B plugs and is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting El Salvador.
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 5S in El Salvador?

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

A guide showing you how to charge the iPhone 5S from a Salvadoranf power outlet with a Lightning cable with a Type A USB adapter.

  1. In order to power the iPhone 5S using a Salvadoranf power outlet you'll need to use a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will usually supply the USB cable when you purchase the iPhone 5S).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type A USB power adapter into the power outlet. The plug outlet (technically known as the Type A power outlet [3]) can be identified by the two thin adjacent slots.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the 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. Turn on the Salvadoranf power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPhone 5S screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is charging and takes between one to four hours to recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone 5S with a Salvadoranf power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

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

Using a Lightning cable with a Type B USB adapter to recharge your iPhone 5S from a Salvadoranf power outlet.

  1. In order to charge your iPhone 5S using a Salvadoranf 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 include the USB cable when you first purchase your iPhone 5S.
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type B USB power adapter in the power supply. You can recognise the plug supply by two thin slots adjacent to each other for live and neutral blades with a semicircular hole below for the ground pin.
  3. Connect one end of the Apple cable into the bottom of the mains 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 Salvadoranf power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPhone 5S will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is charging taking between one to four hours to recharge.
Charging the iPhone 5S from a Salvadoranf power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

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