Charging the iPhone 5S when staying in Peru

The WikiConnections guide showing how to recharge the iPhone 5S with a Peruvian power outlet using a USB Lightning Apple connector with a 3 pin Type B USB charger, recharging the iPhone 5S using a Type A USB adapter and powering the iPhone 5S using a double pinned Europlug Type C power adapter

Peruvian power outlet

Various combinations of standards and plugs can all be confusing when planning on travelling to a new country if you've never been there before. With only a handful of different types of standards being used in the world this guide tells you exactly what to purchase in advance to charge the iPhone 5S . These instructions have been written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge the iPhone 5S abroad.When you're planning a trip to Peru the following useful instructions show how to supply power to the iPhone 5S using the standard C, A or B type 220 volt 60Hz wall outlets, you'll find a majority of Peruvians use the Type C plugs in their power outlets. If travelling to Peru from a different country ensure that the iPhone 5S can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts ensure your device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to prevent the device from overloading when charging it. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5S.

Charging the iPhone 5S in Peru

Can you use the iPhone 5S in Peru?

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

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

If you are travelling to more than one country then the best international travel charger for Peru to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. There are three types of power outlets in Peru (C, A and B) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for both types A and C. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the supplied plugs. If your model of iPhone 5S is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times by using one of these types of power adapters, plus compatibility with more power demanding devices like tablets.

This will also allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to bring seperate power adapters on 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 whilst travelling. Due to their space saving versatility these types of adapters 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 your preferred electronics retailer - the power adapter illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Peru

The 4 port USB travel charger [10] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for those 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 necessary for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 Peru.
  • 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 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 Peru.
What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 5S in Peru?

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

The WikiConnections guide on how to recharge the iPhone 5S from a Peruvian power outlet using a USB Lightning Apple cable with a two pin Type A USB charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to your iPhone 5S from a Peruvian power outlet you will need to use a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (usually already included with the iPhone 5S).
  2. Start by taking the Type A USB power adapter and inserting it in the power outlet. This ungrounded wall outlet (technically known as a Type A power outlet [3]) is identified by 2 slots adjacent to each other.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB Lightning 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. Switch on the Peruvian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPhone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 5S is charging, typically taking roughly 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone 5S with a Peruvian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

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

Learn how to power the iPhone 5S with a Peruvian power outlet with the USB Lightning Apple connector with a Type B USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to the iPhone 5S from a Peruvian power outlet you will need to use a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the USB cable is usually included with the iPhone 5S).
  2. Start by taking the Type B USB power adapter and inserting it in the Peruvian power outlet. The wall supply (sometimes known as a Type B power outlet [6]) is recognised by 2 slots next to each other where the short two blades go with a semicircular shaped hole below for the long ground pin.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB adapter 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. Turn on the Peruvian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your iPhone 5S will display a charge icon to indicate that the mobile is recharging which should take around 1 - 4 hours to recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone 5S with a Peruvian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Powering the iPhone 5S with a Peruvian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Using a Lightning connector and a Europlug Type C USB charger to power the iPhone 5S with a Peruvian power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to your iPhone 5S from a Peruvian power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple should typically include this cable when you buy the iPhone 5S.
  2. Start by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it in the power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by two round holes next to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB Lightning 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. Switch on the Peruvian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPhone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 5S is charging, typically taking roughly 60 to 240 minutes to recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone 5S with a Peruvian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peru - Peru 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/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. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  9. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  10. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters