Charging the iPhone 5C when planning a trip to Kenya

How to connect a Kenyan power outlet to the iPhone 5C

Kenyan power outlet

Complicated combinations of region codes and voltages can all lead to confusion when planning to travel to a new country especially to the first time traveller. The following useful guide will show exactly what you'll need to power your iPhone 5C when staying in Kenya using the 240 volt 50Hz Type G wall outlet, the Kenyans will use a 13 amp plug for wall outlets. When you are travelling to Kenya from another region ensure your iPhone 5C can be charged using a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure that your iPhone 5C is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from over-heating whilst powering it up. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5C.

Charging the iPhone 5C in Kenya

Can you use the iPhone 5C in Kenya?

You can connect the iPhone 5C to a Kenyan power outlet.

What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 5C in Kenya?

If you are travelling with more than your iPhone 5C or visiting more than one country the best international travel adapter for Kenya is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the heads. If your model of iPhone 5C supports Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these USB power adapters along with compatibility with certain power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other travel chargers this will allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel chargers on your Kenyan trip or using up additional power sockets. Because you are only needing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage whilst travelling as well as being convenient for charging your iPhone 5C at the airport or on your flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets with just a single power outlet.

For those travelling to Kenya we suggest searching for a multipurpose travel charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Kenya

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices using USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Kenya 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 America using type B plugs and is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a flexible 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 Kenya. [6] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 5C in Kenya?

Powering the iPhone 5C with a Kenyan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Using the Apple USB Lightning connector with a Type G USB charger to charge your iPhone 5C with a Kenyan power outlet.

  1. To charge the iPhone 5C from a Kenyan power outlet you'll need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], usually supplied with your iPhone 5C by Apple.
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type G USB power adapter into the Kenyan power outlet. This plug supply (sometimes known as the Type G power outlet [3]) can be recognised by 3 vertical holes containing plastic shutters forming a triangle shape for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5C. The iPhone 5C Lightning connector is situated at bottom of the iPhone 5C under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Kenyan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the phone will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 5C is powering up and takes around one to four hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone 5C with a Kenyan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Kenyan country wikipedia page
  2. Apple - official iPhone user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - A Type G USB charger has three thick rectangular blades in a triangular shape with the longer top blade acting as the earthing pin, priced under C$15.
  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. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costs around C$15.