How to charge your iPhone 5C from a power outlet in Reunion

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

Reunionese power outlet

Various standards and plugs can often be daunting when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never visited before. These instructions were written to prevent you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge your iPhone 5C when Reunion.If you are visiting Reunion this page contains instructions showing you how to supply power to your iPhone 5C using a standard 220 volt 50Hz Type E Reunionese wall outlet, the Reunionnais will use CEE 7/5 French sockets for power outlets. Power sources are different depending on which area you visiting therefore please read the Wiki Connections world power supplies list where you'll find a complete list of regions and countries. If visiting Reunion from a different country check your iPhone 5C can accept a 240 volt supply. If the iPhone 5C came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from overheating when charging it. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5C.

Charging the iPhone 5C in Reunion

Can you use the iPhone 5C in Reunion?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 5C in Reunion by using the correct power convertor.

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

When you are travelling to multiple countries or bringing along more than just your iPhone 5C the best travel adapter for Reunion to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the included plugs. If your iPhone 5C supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times by using one of these types of USB travel chargers plus support for more power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other chargers having a four port charger means you can power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring multiple travel adapters or occupying additional power outlets. Only bringing a single USB travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage while travelling. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets and using only a single plug socket.

For those travelling on a regular basis we recommend searching for this type of flexible power charger at your preferred electronics retailer. The travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Reunion

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unreliable power supplies. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor 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 Reunion.
  • 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 gives the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Reunion. [6] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 5C in Reunion?

How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPhone 5C from a Reunionese power outlet

Using a Lightning Apple connector and a two pinned Type E USB adapter to recharge your iPhone 5C from a Reunionese power outlet.

  1. To power your iPhone 5C from the Reunionese power outlet you'll need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple normally include the cable when you first purchase your iPhone 5C).
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type E USB power adapter in the Reunionese power outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by two holes 19mm apart from each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins slide into along with one metal grounding pin protruding from the top forming a triangle configuration.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB power charger 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. Turn on the Reunionese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the cellphone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is powering up which typically takes between 1-4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPhone 5C from a Reunionese power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Reunion Wikipedia web page
  2. Apple - official iPhone user guide
  3. - Type E power outlet
  4. Type E USB power adapter - There are two 4.8mm pins on Type E USB chargers which are placed 19mm apart and may include a hole for an earthing pin, costing around 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, costing around C$15.
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, C$15-C$20.