Charging the iPhone 5S when planning a trip to New Caledonia

The Wiki Connections page showing how to charge your iPhone 5S with a New Caledonian power outlet using a USB Lightning Apple cable and a 2 pin Type C USB charger and how to power the iPhone 5S using a two pin Schuko Type F power adapter.

New Caledonian power outlet

Varying different region codes and voltages can all lead to confusion when planning to travel to a new country, especially if you've never been there before. These instructions have been specifically written to prevent travellers worrying if they'll be able to charge the iPhone 5S abroad.If you're planning a holiday to New Caledonia this page contains useful instructions showing powering the iPhone 5S using the types F or C 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. You will discover that power supplies will change from country to country therefore we suggest reading the Oceania page for a complete list of regions and countries. When travelling to New Caledonia from a different country please check that your iPhone 5S can accept a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure that your iPhone 5S is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from overloading whilst powering it. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5S.

Charging the iPhone 5S in New Caledonia

Can you use the iPhone 5S in New Caledonia?

You can use the iPhone 5S in New Caledonia by using a power adaptor.

What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 5S in New Caledonia?

If you are travelling to more than one country or bringing along more than your iPhone 5S then the best travel charger for New Caledonia to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two standards of wall outlets that New Caledonians use (F and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the included heads. If your type of iPhone 5S is compatible with Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these USB travel chargers, plus additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets. This means you can recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple power adapters. By only bringing a single international travel charger will keep the overall size down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage and on hand for recharging your iPhone 5S at an airport or on the plane. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets with just a single power outlet.

We recommend buying an adaptable travel charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer - the travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for New Caledonia

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 those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be crucial for visitors of regions with unreliable power supplies. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both New Caledonia 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 most popular portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting New Caledonia.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs and is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting New Caledonia.
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 5S in New Caledonia?

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

The Wiki Connections page showing how to charge your iPhone 5S with a New Caledonian power outlet using a USB Lightning Apple cable and a 2 pin Type C USB charger.

  1. If you want to power your iPhone 5S from a New Caledonian power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will typically supply the cable with the iPhone 5S).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can identify the power outlet by two adjacent holes next to each other where the live and neutral pins slide into.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5S. You can find the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5S situated at the bottom of the iPhone 5S.
  4. Turn on the New Caledonian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of the cell will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 5S is powering up and takes around 1-4 hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 5S from a New Caledonian power outlet

Powering the iPhone 5S with a New Caledonian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

Using a Lightning connector with a two pin Type F USB charger to charge your iPhone 5S with a New Caledonian power outlet.

  1. To charge the iPhone 5S from a New Caledonian power outlet you will need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (usually supplied with your iPhone 5S).
  2. Insert the Type F USB power adapter into the New Caledonian power outlet. This recessed round plug supply can be recognised by two circular holes 19 mm apart from each other where the two plug outlet pins sit and a pair of thin grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB power 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. Switch on the New Caledonian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the mobile will display a charge icon to indicate that the mobile is charging which takes between 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone 5S with a New Caledonian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Caledonia - New Caledonia Wikipedia 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/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C 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/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  7. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F 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