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

Using a USB Lightning Apple connector and a three pin Type I USB adapter to charge the iPhone 5S from a Fijian power outlet.

Fijian power outlet

Various voltages and standards can often be confusing when planning to visit another country, especially if you've never been there before. With only a handful of different types of sockets being used throughout the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to charge your iPhone 5S in Fiji. These instructions were written to help prepare people wanting to charge their iPhone 5S when they're going to Fiji.If you are visiting Fiji these useful instructions show powering your iPhone 5S using their standard 240 volt 50Hz Type I Fijian wall outlet. When you are visiting Fiji from a different country check that the iPhone 5S can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If the iPhone 5S was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check your iPhone 5S is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from overheating when charging it. If you intend to stay at a city such as Nasinu or Suva we also recommend reading the Fiji country Wiki page [1] for more indepth details prior to travelling to the area. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5S.

Charging the iPhone 5S in Fiji

Can you use the iPhone 5S in Fiji?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 5S in Fiji by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best power charger for the iPhone 5S in Fiji?

When you are travelling with more than just your iPhone 5S then the best international travel charger for Fiji is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [6].

As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the included heads over. If your model of iPhone 5S supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these power chargers and additional compatibility with more power hungry devices. Having a 4 port adapter means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel chargers or occupying additional power outlets. Only bringing a single USB travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage. Due to their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers without needing an additional wall outlet.

We suggest searching for a flexible power charger similar to this online, the multipurpose power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Fiji

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 5S, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Fiji 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 most popular compact option for travellers originating from North America visiting Fiji.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a generous 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 a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Fiji.
What is the best power charger for the iPhone 5S in Fiji?

How to use a Type I power charger for recharging your iPhone 5S from a Fijian power outlet

Simple instructions showing how to recharge your iPhone 5S from a Fijian power outlet with a USB Lightning connector and a three pin Type I USB adapter.

  1. If you want to power the iPhone 5S from the Fijian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type I USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple normally include this cable when you first purchase your iPhone 5S.
  2. Plug the Type I USB power adapter in the Fijian power outlet. The plug outlet, technically called a Type I power outlet [3], can be recognised by the three thin slots forming a triangle configuration with the top pair of slots sloping upwards for the live, neutral and earth.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB Lightning charging cable into the bottom of the USB 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 your iPhone 5S under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Fijian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPhone 5S will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is powering up, typically taking around 60-240 minutes to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type I power charger for recharging your iPhone 5S from a Fijian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fiji - Fiji 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/typeI.htm - Type I power outlet
  4. Type I USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type I 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. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters