How to charge the iPhone 5C from a power outlet in Senegal

Instructions showing how to charge the iPhone 5C with a Senegalese power outlet with an Apple Lightning cable with a 3 pinned Type D power charger, powering the iPhone 5C using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB charger and how to charge the iPhone 5C using a Type E power charger

Senegalese power outlet

Complicated region codes and plug types can all be daunting when planning to visit a different country to the first time traveller. These instructions were written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPhone 5C when you are staying abroad.This page contains a useful guide telling you what you'll need to supply power to your iPhone 5C when you are visiting Senegal by using the standard Type D, C, E or K 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. When you are visiting Senegal from a different country double check your iPhone 5C can accept a 240 volt supply. If the iPhone 5C originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) check that your device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to prevent the device from being damaged during charging. If you intend on visiting a place like Dakar we also recommend referring to the wikipedia entry about Senegal [1] for more indepth details prior to travelling to the area. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5C.

Charging the iPhone 5C in Senegal

Can the iPhone 5C be used in Senegal?

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

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What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 5C in Senegal?

When you are travelling with more than just your iPhone 5C then the best international travel charger for Senegal is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Senegalese use four different standards of wall outlets (D, C, E and K) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the supplied heads over. 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 power chargers and additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel chargers having a four port charger will also allow you to recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack seperate power chargers for your trip to Senegal. Because you are only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand baggage as well as being on hand for charging your iPhone 5C at the airport or on the plane. Because of their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones, tablets and speakers without needing an additional power outlet.

We suggest buying a versatile travel adapter like this at an 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.

Alternative travel adapter for Senegal

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 5C, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering 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 Senegal using 3 pin type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for 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 a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Senegal. [12]
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 5C in Senegal?

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

Instructions showing how to charge the iPhone 5C with a Senegalese power outlet with an Apple Lightning cable with a 2 pinned Europlug Type C power charger.

  1. In order to charge your iPhone 5C using a Senegalese power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the USB cable is usually already supplied with the iPhone 5C).
  2. Plug the Type C USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by 2 adjacent holes next to each other.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB cord into the mains USB 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 Senegalese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your phone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is charging taking between one-four hours to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone 5C with a Senegalese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

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

Instructions showing how to charge the iPhone 5C with a Senegalese power outlet with an Apple Lightning cable with a Type D power charger.

  1. If you want to power the iPhone 5C using a Senegalese power outlet you will need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (this cable is usually already supplied with your device).
  2. Plug in the Type D USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by the 3 holes in a triangle configuration for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Then connect one 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 can be found at bottom of your iPhone 5C under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Senegalese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your cellphone will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 5C is recharging taking roughly 1 - 4 hours to fully recharge.
Powering the iPhone 5C with a Senegalese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

How to use a Type E power charger for charging your iPhone 5C from a Senegalese power outlet

A guide on how to power your iPhone 5C from a Senegalese power outlet using a USB Lightning Apple connector and a Type E USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to the iPhone 5C using a Senegalese power outlet you'll need to use a Type E USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple typically supply this cable when you first purchase your iPhone 5C).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type E USB power adapter in the Senegalese power outlet. The recessed circular power supply can be identified by two 4.8mm round adjacent holes next to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins slide into and one metal grounding pin protruding from the top to form a triangular shape.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB Apple Lightning power cord into the power charger 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 Senegalese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPhone will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is powering up, typically taking around 60-240 minutes to recharge.
How to use a Type E power charger for charging your iPhone 5C from a Senegalese power outlet

Powering the iPhone 5C with a Senegalese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type K USB adapter

A page on how to power your iPhone 5C from a Senegalese power outlet using a USB Lightning Apple connector and a Type K USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge your iPhone 5C using a Senegalese power outlet you will need a Type K USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the USB cable is usually already supplied with the iPhone 5C).
  2. First insert the Type K USB power adapter into the wall outlet. This power outlet (technically known as a Type K power outlet [10]) looks like three holes in an inverted triangle configuration for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB Apple Lightning power cord into the power charger 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 Senegalese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPhone will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is powering up, typically taking around 60-240 minutes to recharge.
Powering the iPhone 5C with a Senegalese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type K USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia entry about Senegal
  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, priced 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, under C$15.
  6. iec.ch - Type D power outlet
  7. Type D USB power adapter - The three pinned earthed Type D USB chargers have large rounded pins placed in a triangular shape, priced at C$15-C$20.
  8. iec.ch - Type E power outlet
  9. 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, under C$20.
  10. iec.ch - Type K power outlet
  11. 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, C$15-C$20.
  12. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, under C$20.