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

Simple instructions showing how to recharge your iPhone 5S from a Tuvaluan power outlet with the Lightning Apple connector with a 3 pinned Type I power charger.

Tuvaluan power outlet

Differing voltages and standards can often be daunting when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never visited before. However this isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards used in the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to power the iPhone 5S in Tuvalu. These instructions were written to help prepare people wanting to charge the iPhone 5S abroad.When you're staying in Tuvalu this page contains instructions showing how to charge your iPhone 5S using their standard 220 volt 50Hz Type I Tuvaluan plug outlet. If travelling to Tuvalu from another country please double check your iPhone 5S can be used with a 240v supply. If the iPhone 5S originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v check your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to stop the device from overheating when charging it. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5S.

Charging the iPhone 5S in Tuvalu

Can you use the iPhone 5S in Tuvalu?

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

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

If travelling with more than just your iPhone 5S then the best travel charger for Tuvalu to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [6]. Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the plugs over. If your model of iPhone 5S supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these travel adapters, and support for certain power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel chargers having a four port charger means you can power more than one device at the same time without needing to bring individual power chargers for your trip. Because you are only needing to pack a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand baggage. Due to their space saving versatility these types of power adapters 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 buying this type of versatile travel adapter online. The power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Tuvalu

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] 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 the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 option for travellers originating from North America going to Tuvalu.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise 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 Tuvalu.
What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 5S in Tuvalu?

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

Using an Apple Lightning cable and a three pin Type I USB adapter to recharge your iPhone 5S from a Tuvaluan power outlet.

  1. To power the iPhone 5S from the Tuvaluan 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 already supplied with your device).
  2. First you'll need to plug in the Type I USB power adapter into the wall outlet. The plug outlet, technically called a Type I power outlet [3], can be recognised by 3 slots in a triangular pattern with the top two slots sloping upward for the live, neutral and earth blades.
  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. The iPhone 5S Lightning connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 5S under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Tuvaluan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your phone will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 5S is recharging which should take around 60-240 minutes to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type I power charger for recharging your iPhone 5S from a Tuvaluan power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tuvalu - Tuvaluan country 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/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