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

Using the Apple Lightning cable with a Type A power adapter to charge the iPhone 5S with a Palauan power outlet and how to charge the iPhone 5S using a Type B USB adapter.

Palauan power outlet

Varying different combinations of voltages and plug types can all be confusing when planning to travel to another country, especially if you've never visited before. These guidelines were written to prepare people wanting to charge their iPhone 5S abroad.When you're staying in Palau this page contains instructions showing how to charge your iPhone 5S using their standard types B or A Palauan 120 volt 60Hz plug outlets. If your iPhone 5S charges slowly or does not power up when travelling to Palau from a different region check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Devices which originate from a different country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts may take longer to charge or won't power up, check your iPhone 5S is a dual voltage device (normally marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to ensure proper use. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5S.

Charging the iPhone 5S in Palau

Can the iPhone 5S be used in Palau?

You can connect the iPhone 5S to a Palauan power outlet.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 5S in Palau?

If travelling with more than your iPhone 5S and visiting multiple countries then the best international travel charger for Palau is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two different types of plug sockets that Palauans use (types B and A) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for type A.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by changing the supplied heads. If your iPhone 5S supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these types of USB power chargers and additional compatibility with more power demanding devices. Unlike other adapters having a 4 port adapter will also allow you to charge multiple devices at once without needing to pack individual travel adapters or using up additional power outlets. Only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the overall weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets with only a single wall outlet.

If you travel frequently we suggest buying a versatile travel charger similar to this online, the power charger illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Palau

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters 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 power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Palau and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Palau.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also 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 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 perfect for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Palau.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 5S in Palau?

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

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

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 5S using the Palauan power outlet you'll need to use a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple will typically include the USB cable when you first purchase your iPhone 5S.
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type A USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by the 2 adjacent slots.
  3. Connect one end of the Apple Lightning charging cable 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 Palauan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPhone 5S will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is powering up which should take between 1-4 hours to fully recharge.
Powering the iPhone 5S with a Palauan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Powering the iPhone 5S with a Palauan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Instructions showing how to power your iPhone 5S from a Palauan power outlet by using the Lightning Apple cable with a Type B power charger.

  1. In order to power the iPhone 5S using a Palauan 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 purchase the iPhone 5S.
  2. Begin by taking the Type B USB power adapter and plugging it into the power outlet. This power outlet, technically known as a Type B power outlet [6], is recognised by the two slots parallel to each other for live and neutral blades with a single hole below for the slightly longer earth pin.
  3. Plug in the USB 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. Switch on the Palauan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your cellphone will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is charging, typically taking around 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone 5S with a Palauan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palau - Palauan entry on wikipedia.org
  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