How to charge the iPhone 5C when staying in Guinea

Using a USB Lightning cable with a 2 pinned Type K USB adapter to recharge the iPhone 5C from a Guinean power outlet, how to recharge the iPhone 5C using a Europlug Type C USB adapter and recharging the iPhone 5C using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

Guinean power outlet

Various frequencies and region codes can all cause confusion when planning on staying in another country, especially for the first time traveller. This page has been specifically written to stop visitors needing to worry if they can power the iPhone 5C when going to Guinea.If you're going to travel to Guinea this page has useful instructions showing you how to charge the iPhone 5C using their F, C or K type 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. If visiting Guinea from a different region double check your iPhone 5C can be used with a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) double check your device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to prevent the device from being damaged during charging. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5C.

Charging the iPhone 5C in Guinea

Can the iPhone 5C be used in Guinea?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 5C in Guinea.

What is the best power charger for the iPhone 5C in Guinea?

If travelling with more than your iPhone 5C or visiting multiple countries then the best international travel power adapter for Guinea to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Guineans use three different types of plug sockets (F, C and K) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the plugs. If your iPhone 5C is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters, along with additional compatibility with more power demanding devices. Having a four port charger means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel adapters on your trip to Guinea. Only bringing a single travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage whilst travelling and suitable for recharging your iPhone 5C at the airport or on the plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when you return home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets and phones without using up an additional power outlet.

If you travel frequently we recommend searching for an adaptable power charger similar to this at an electronics retailer. The power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Guinea

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, North 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 power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Guinea.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from North America using type B plugs. This offers almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Guinea. [10] [AD]
What is the best power charger for the iPhone 5C in Guinea?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPhone 5C from a Guinean power outlet

Using a USB Lightning cable with a Type C power charger to power your iPhone 5C from a Guinean power outlet.

  1. If you want to power the iPhone 5C from the Guinean power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple should usually supply this cable with your iPhone 5C.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the Guinean power outlet. This unearthed power supply (called a Type C power outlet [3] or Europlug) can be recognised by the two circular adjacent holes.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5C. You can find the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5C situated at the bottom of your iPhone 5C.
  4. Switch on the Guinean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPhone 5C will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is charging which should take roughly 1 to 4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPhone 5C from a Guinean power outlet

How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPhone 5C from a Guinean power outlet

Using a USB Lightning cable and a Type F power charger to power your iPhone 5C from a Guinean power outlet.

  1. To supply power to the iPhone 5C using a Guinean power outlet you will need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (typically supplied with the iPhone 5C by Apple).
  2. Begin by inserting the Type F USB power adapter in the Guinean power outlet. The recessed circular plug outlet can be identified by two 4.8mm circular adjacent holes next to each other where the twin plug outlet pins slide into and grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in the USB 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 5C. You can find the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5C situated at the bottom of your iPhone 5C.
  4. Switch on the Guinean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPhone 5C will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is charging which takes around 1 to 4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPhone 5C from a Guinean power outlet

How to use a Type K power charger for charging your iPhone 5C from a Guinean power outlet

Using a USB Lightning cable with a 2 pinned Type K USB adapter to recharge the iPhone 5C from a Guinean power outlet.

  1. If you want to power the iPhone 5C from the Guinean power outlet you'll need to use a Type K USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple should usually supply this cable with your iPhone 5C.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type K USB power adapter in the Guinean power outlet. This power supply (called a Type K power outlet [8]) looks like three large holes forming a triangular pattern and the bottom hole being semicircular in shape.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the mains USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5C. The iPhone 5C Lightning connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 5C under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Guinean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPhone 5C will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 5C is recharging taking roughly 1 - 4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type K power charger for charging your iPhone 5C from a Guinean power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Guinean Wikipedia page
  2. Apple - official iPhone user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, C$15-C$20.
  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, C$15-C$20.
  6. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  7. Type F USB power adapter - Type F USB chargers are earthed using two clips at the top and bottom with two rounded 4.8mm pins set 19mm apart, under C$20.
  8. iec.ch - Type K power outlet
  9. Type K USB power adapter - There are three pins on a Type K USB charger comprising of two large rounded pins and a bottom semi-circular grounding pin, priced at under C$10.
  10. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated price C$15-C$20.