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

A step-by-step guide showing how to charge the iPhone 5C from an Egyptian power outlet with a USB Lightning Apple connector and a two pinned Europlug Type C power charger and recharging the iPhone 5C using a Schuko Type F USB adapter.

Egyptian power outlet

Various standards and plugs can often cause confusion when planning on staying in a new country to the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of common standards used throughout the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to power your iPhone 5C in Egypt. These instructions were specifically written to stop you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPhone 5C abroad.When you are visiting Egypt these useful instructions show powering your iPhone 5C using the standard types F or C 220 volt 50Hz power outlets, you will find most Egyptians will normally use Type F sockets in their plug outlets. Power supplies will vary from region to region so we recommend reading our Wiki Connections global power connections page for a complete list of regions and countries. If you are visiting Egypt from a different country make sure that the iPhone 5C can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v ensure the iPhone 5C is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to avoid the device from being damaged during charging. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5C.

Charging the iPhone 5C in Egypt

Can the iPhone 5C be used in Egypt?

You can connect the iPhone 5C to an Egyptian power outlet.

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

If you are travelling with more than just your iPhone 5C the best travel charger for Egypt to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Egyptians use two different standards of wall outlets (F and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the included plugs. If your type of iPhone 5C can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these power chargers, along with additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices.

Unlike other travel adapters having a 4 port charger will also allow you to power multiple devices at once without needing to buy multiple travel adapters or occupying additional power outlets. Because you are only packing a single international USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to their flexibility these types of power chargers can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets with only a single plug socket.

If you travel frequently we suggest buying a versatile travel charger similar to this online, the multipurpose power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Egypt

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 the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Egypt and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power converter for travellers originating from America going to Egypt.
  • 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 originating from North America using type B plugs. This gives the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Egypt. [8] [AD]
What is the best power charger for the iPhone 5C in Egypt?

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

A step-by-step guide showing how to charge the iPhone 5C from an Egyptian power outlet with a USB Lightning Apple connector and a two pinned Europlug Type C power charger.

  1. In order to power the iPhone 5C using an Egyptian power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will normally include the USB cable when you first purchase your iPhone 5C).
  2. Begin by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it into the Egyptian power outlet. This unearthed wall supply, sometimes known as the Type C power outlet [3], is recognised by two holes next to each other where the twin plug outlet pins go.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the mains 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 Egyptian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of your phone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 5C is recharging taking roughly 60 to 240 minutes to recharge.
Powering the iPhone 5C with an Egyptian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 5C from an Egyptian power outlet

Instructions showing how to recharge your iPhone 5C from an Egyptian power outlet with the Lightning Apple connector with a 2 pinned Type F power charger.

  1. To supply power to your iPhone 5C from the Egyptian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple will normally include the cable when you first purchase your iPhone 5C.
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type F USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by the two adjacent holes where the twin plug outlet pins go and thin metal grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the power charger 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 the iPhone 5C.
  4. Switch on the Egyptian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your mobile will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 5C is charging which takes around 60-240 minutes to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 5C from an Egyptian power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Egyptian country 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, 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, estimated price around C$15.
  6. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  7. Type F USB power adapter - Type F USB chargers are earthed using two clips at the top and bottom with two rounded 4.8mm pins set 19mm apart, under C$20.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, around C$15.