How to charge the iPhone 5C in Uganda

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

Ugandan power outlet

Various combinations of standards and plugs can all be confusing when planning to stay in another country if you've never been there before. This page was specifically written to prevent you having to worry if you'll be able to charge your iPhone 5C when you are visiting Uganda.If you are going to Uganda these useful instructions show how to power your iPhone 5C by using the 240 volt 50Hz G Type Ugandan wall outlet, the Ugandans will use 13 amp plugs for charging. When travelling to Uganda from another country double check the iPhone 5C can accept a 240v supply. If your iPhone 5C came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure that the device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from being damaged whilst powering it. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5C.

Charging the iPhone 5C in Uganda

Can the iPhone 5C be used in Uganda?

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

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

When travelling with more than your iPhone 5C the best travel power adapter for Uganda is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the supplied heads. If your type of iPhone 5C supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these types of USB power chargers, and support for more power hungry devices.

Unlike other travel chargers this means you can recharge more than one device at once without needing to buy multiple power chargers. By only packing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when you return home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones, tablets and e-readers without using up an additional wall outlet.

We suggest searching for this type of versatile power charger at an electronics retailer - the power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Uganda

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which is necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact option for travellers originating from North America visiting Uganda.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs. This gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for almost half the 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Uganda. [6] [AD]
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 5C in Uganda?

Charging the iPhone 5C from a Ugandan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Using a Lightning Apple cable with a three pin Type G USB charger to recharge the iPhone 5C from a Ugandan power outlet.

  1. To power the iPhone 5C using a Ugandan power outlet you'll need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple should typically include this cable when you buy the iPhone 5C.
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type G USB power adapter in the power supply. You can recognise this power outlet by the 3 vertical slots containing plastic shutters in a triangular pattern for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB power cable into the mains USB 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 Ugandan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPhone 5C screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 5C is recharging, typically taking around one-four hours to recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPhone 5C from a Ugandan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia.org entry about Uganda
  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, estimated price 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, priced under C$20.
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, around C$15.