Charging the iPhone 5S in Suriname

The Wiki Connections guide on how to charge the iPhone 5S from a Surinamese power outlet using a USB Lightning Apple connector with a Type C Europlug USB charger and charging the iPhone 5S using a double pin Type F Schuko power plug.

Surinamese power outlet

Varying different region codes and plugs can often lead to confusion when planning on staying in a foreign country especially if you've never visited before. These instructions have been written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge the iPhone 5S abroad.If you are going to Suriname the following instructions show how to power the iPhone 5S using the standard F or C type 127 volt 60Hz wall outlets. If your iPhone 5S charges slowly or does not power up when you are travelling to Suriname from a different country please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically devices which originate from another country which use a higher voltage such as 240 volts may take longer to charge or won't turn on, check the iPhone 5S is dual-voltage (you'll find these are normally marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to ensure proper use. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5S.

Charging the iPhone 5S in Suriname

Can you use the iPhone 5S in Suriname?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 5S to a Surinamese power outlet.

What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 5S in Suriname?

When travelling with more than your iPhone 5S then the best travel adapter for Suriname to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two types of power outlets in Suriname (types F and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world just by changing the included plugs over. If your iPhone 5S is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these types of power adapters, and compatibility with more power demanding devices.

Unlike other travel adapters this means you can charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack individual travel adapters for your trip or using up additional wall outlets. Because you are only packing a single travel charger will also keep the overall weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage while travelling and on hand for charging your iPhone 5S at the airport or on a flight. Because of their flexibility these types of power chargers can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers without using up an additional power outlet.

For those travelling on a regular basis we suggest buying an adaptable travel adapter like this online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Suriname

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 5S, 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 necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable power supplies. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Suriname and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Suriname using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise 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 offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a generous 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 Suriname.
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 5S in Suriname?

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

The Wiki Connections guide on how to charge the iPhone 5S from a Surinamese power outlet using a USB Lightning Apple connector with a Type C Europlug USB charger.

  1. To charge the iPhone 5S using a Surinamese power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the USB cable is usually included with the iPhone 5S).
  2. Plug the Type C USB power adapter in the power supply. The power supply is recognised by two adjacent holes next to each other.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB mains 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 Surinamese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the cell screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 5S is charging, typically taking roughly one to four hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 5S from a Surinamese power outlet

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

Using a Lightning Apple cable with a double pin Type F Schuko power charger to charge the iPhone 5S from a Surinamese power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPhone 5S from the Surinamese power outlet you will need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple should normally include this cable when you buy the iPhone 5S.
  2. Insert the Type F USB power adapter into the Surinamese power outlet. This circular plug supply, also known as the Schuko outlet, can be recognised by two 4.8mm adjacent holes next to each other, plus a pair of metal grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in one end of the Lightning charging cord into the bottom of the USB mains 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 Surinamese 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 which takes around 1-4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone 5S with a Surinamese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suriname - Surinamese page 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/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