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

Using an Apple Lightning cable with a Type A USB adapter to charge the iPhone 5S from a Micronesian power outlet and how to recharge the iPhone 5S using a 3 pinned Type B USB plug.

Micronesian power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of standards and sockets can all be confusing when planning to travel to another country, especially if you've never been there before. These instructions have been written to prevent you having to worry if you'll be able to charge your iPhone 5S when you are visiting abroad.When going to Micronesia this page has instructions showing how to power the iPhone 5S using their types B or A Micronesian 120 volt 60Hz wall outlets. If the iPhone 5S charges slowly or does not power up when travelling to Micronesia from another country please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Devices which come from another country which use a higher voltage such as 240 volts may take longer to charge or won't power up, so check your device is dual voltage (usually marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter 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 Micronesia

Can you use the iPhone 5S in Micronesia?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 5S in Micronesia by using the correct power convertor.

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

If travelling with more than just your iPhone 5S then the best travel charger for Micronesia to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Micronesians use two different standards of power outlets (B and A) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type A.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the included plugs. If your type of iPhone 5S can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these power chargers, along with additional support for certain power demanding devices.

Unlike other travel adapters having a 4 port charger means you can power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring multiple travel chargers for your Micronesian trip. Because you are only needing to bring a single international USB travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand luggage. Due to their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets without needing an additional power outlet.

We suggest searching for this type of versatile travel adapter online. The power adapter illustrated below is the 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 Micronesia

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices via USB, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. 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 portable option for travellers originating from North America going to Micronesia using type B plug sockets.
  • 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 from the US using type B plugs and is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 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 ideal for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Micronesia.
What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 5S in Micronesia?

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

Using an Apple Lightning cable with a Type A USB adapter to charge the iPhone 5S from a Micronesian power outlet.

  1. To supply power to the iPhone 5S from the Micronesian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple will normally include the cable with your iPhone 5S.
  2. First you'll need to plug in the Type A USB power adapter into the wall outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by 2 adjacent slots next to each other.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB Apple 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 Micronesian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the cellphone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is charging and takes between 1-4 hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type A power charger for charging your iPhone 5S from a Micronesian power outlet

How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPhone 5S from a Micronesian power outlet

Using the Apple Lightning cable with a Type B power adapter to charge the iPhone 5S with a Micronesian power outlet.

  1. To supply power to your iPhone 5S from the Micronesian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (usually already supplied with your device).
  2. First you'll need to plug in the Type B USB power adapter into the Micronesian power outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by 2 slots next to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet blades go with a semicircular shaped hole below for the ground pin.
  3. Connect one end of the USB Apple 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 can be found at bottom of your iPhone 5S under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Micronesian 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 taking between 1-4 hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPhone 5S from a Micronesian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federated_States_of_Micronesia - wikipedia entry about Micronesia
  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