Charging the iPhone 5S when staying in Papua New Guinea

The WikiConnections guide showing how to recharge the iPhone 5S with a Papua New Guinea power outlet using a USB Lightning Apple connector with a 3 pin Type I USB charger.

Papua New Guinea power outlet

If you are planning to travel it can be helpful to know if you can power all your indispensable electronics when you arrive. By not knowing which power supply is being used in Papua New Guinea you are likely to bring the wrong power charger, therefore needing to purchase a suitable power adaptor when you need to recharge. Complicated standards and voltages can all be daunting when planning to travel to another country to the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of common standards being used throughout the world this guide shows exactly what to purchase in advance to charge the iPhone 5S . This guide was written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge the iPhone 5S abroad.This page contains a simple guide which shows exactly what you'll need to supply power to the iPhone 5S when staying in Papua New Guinea using their standard 240 volt 50Hz Type I plug supply. If you are visiting Papua New Guinea from a different country please make sure your iPhone 5S can accept a 240 volt supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts double check your iPhone 5S is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overheating whilst powering it. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5S.

Charging the iPhone 5S in Papua New Guinea

Can you use the iPhone 5S in Papua New Guinea?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 5S to a Papua New Guinea power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 5S in Papua New Guinea?

When travelling with more than your iPhone 5S then the best travel power adapter for Papua New Guinea is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [6]. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by changing the supplied plugs. If your model of iPhone 5S is compatible with Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these types of power adapters, plus additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Having a four port adapter will also allow you to power multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy seperate power adapters for your trip or using up additional wall outlets. Because you are only packing a single USB travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage. Due to their space saving versatility these types of chargers can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers without using up an additional wall outlet.

We suggest searching for this type of versatile power charger at an electronics retailer, the power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Papua New Guinea

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Papua New Guinea and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 option for travellers originating from America visiting Papua New Guinea using type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Papua New Guinea.
What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 5S in Papua New Guinea?

How to use a Type I power charger for charging your iPhone 5S from a Papua New Guinea power outlet

The WikiConnections guide showing how to recharge the iPhone 5S with a Papua New Guinea power outlet using a USB Lightning Apple connector with a 3 pin Type I USB charger.

  1. In order to power the iPhone 5S from the Papua New Guinea power outlet you will need a Type I USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], the USB cable is usually included with the iPhone 5S.
  2. First plug in the Type I USB power adapter in the power supply. You can identify this power outlet by three thin slots in an upside-down triangular shape with a single vertical pin at the base and the top pair of slots sloping upward for the live, neutral and earth.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB Lightning power cord into the mains USB 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 Papua New Guinea power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPhone 5S screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 5S is recharging, typically taking roughly one to four hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type I power charger for charging your iPhone 5S from a Papua New Guinea power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Papua_New_Guinea - Papua New Guinea Wikipedia web 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