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

Using the Lightning Apple cable with a 2 pinned Europlug Type C power charger to power your iPhone 5C from a Somali power outlet.

Somali power outlet

Differing combinations of standards and plugs can often be confusing when planning to visit another country, especially for the first time traveller. If you're visiting Somalia this page contains instructions showing you how to charge the iPhone 5C using their 220 volt 50Hz C Type plug outlet, with the Somalis using a Europlug for power outlets. Most power supplies will vary depending on which area you visiting therefore we suggest that you read the WikiConnections travel power sockets list for a full list showing regions. If travelling to Somalia from another region double check your iPhone 5C can be used with a 240v supply. If your iPhone 5C originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure that the iPhone 5C is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from overloading whilst powering it up. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5C.

Charging the iPhone 5C in Somalia

Can the iPhone 5C be used in Somalia?

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

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

If travelling to multiple countries or bringing along more than just your iPhone 5C the best travel charger for Somalia is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger.

As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by switching the plugs. If your iPhone 5C supports Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times with one of these power adapters, along with additional compatibility with more power demanding devices. Unlike other chargers this means you can power multiple devices at once without needing to buy individual travel adapters on your trip to Somalia. Because you are only needing to bring a single international USB travel charger will also keep the overall size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage while travelling. Due to their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple phones and tablets and using only a single plug socket.

For those travelling often we recommend searching for a multipurpose power charger similar to this online - the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Somalia

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 converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable power grids. These travel converters come supplied 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 Somalia.
  • 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 America using type B plugs. This is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with 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 a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Somalia. [6] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 5C in Somalia?

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

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

  1. In order to power your iPhone 5C using a Somali power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the cable is usually already supplied with the device).
  2. Plug the Type C USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can recognise the power supply by 2 adjacent holes next to each other.
  3. Connect one end of the Apple USB Lightning charging 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 Somali 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 mobile is charging and takes between one-four hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone 5C with a Somali power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Somali 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, costing under 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$20-C$25.
  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.