How to charge your iPhone 5 from a power outlet in Equatorial Guinea

Using a USB Lightning connector and a double pin Type C Europlug USB adapter to recharge your iPhone 5 from an Equatorial Guinean power outlet and charging the iPhone 5 using a Type E power plug.

Equatorial Guinean power outlet

Differing voltages and standards can often be confusing when planning to visit 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 5 when Equatorial Guinea.If you are visiting Equatorial Guinea these useful instructions show powering your iPhone 5 using the standard types E or C Equatorial Guinean 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. If travelling to Equatorial Guinea from another country please make sure that your iPhone 5 can be used with a 240v supply. If your iPhone 5 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts make sure your device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to prevent the device from being damaged whilst powering it. If you plan on staying in an Equatorial Guinean place such as Bata or Malabo refer to the wikipedia.org page about Equatorial Guinea [1] for further details prior to the location. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5.

Charging the iPhone 5 in Equatorial Guinea

Can you use the iPhone 5 in Equatorial Guinea?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 5 in Equatorial Guinea by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best power charger for the iPhone 5 in Equatorial Guinea?

When you are travelling with more than just your iPhone 5 then the best travel charger for Equatorial Guinea is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different types of plug sockets that Equatoguineans use (E and C) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle 100 to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the included heads over. If your model of iPhone 5 supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times with one of these power adapters, along with additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices. Having a four port charger will also allow you to recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack seperate power adapters on your trip to Equatorial Guinea. Only needing to pack a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage. Due to their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers without needing an additional wall outlet.

We recommend searching for this type of versatile travel charger online. The power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Equatorial Guinea

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 adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to regions with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power 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 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 Equatorial Guinea.
  • 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 North America using type B plugs and gives the same functionality 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 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 Equatorial Guinea. [8] [AD]
What is the best power charger for the iPhone 5 in Equatorial Guinea?

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

Using a USB Lightning connector and a double pin Type C Europlug USB adapter to recharge your iPhone 5 from an Equatorial Guinean power outlet.

  1. In order to power your iPhone 5 using an Equatorial Guinean power outlet you will need to buy 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 the iPhone 5.
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter in the Equatorial Guinean power outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by 2 round holes adjacent to each other.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Lightning charging cable into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5. The iPhone 5 Lightning connector is situated at bottom of your iPhone 5 under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Equatorial Guinean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the cell screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is charging taking between 1-4 hours to fully recharge.
Powering the iPhone 5 with an Equatorial Guinean power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type E power charger for charging your iPhone 5 from an Equatorial Guinean power outlet

Instructions showing how to charge the iPhone 5 with an Equatorial Guinean power outlet with an Apple Lightning cable and a Type E power adapter.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 5 from an Equatorial Guinean power outlet you will need a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple typically supply this cable with your iPhone 5).
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type E USB power adapter into the wall outlet. The recessed circular plug outlet, also called a CEE 7/7 outlet, can be recognised by the two large circular adjacent holes next to each other plus a single long metal earth pin protruding in the top forming a triangular pattern.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB Apple Lightning power cord into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5. The iPhone 5 Lightning connector is situated at bottom of your iPhone 5 under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Equatorial Guinean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPhone 5 will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is powering up which takes roughly one-four hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type E power charger for charging your iPhone 5 from an Equatorial Guinean power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia.org page about Equatorial Guinea
  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, 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$10-C$15.
  6. iec.ch - Type E power outlet
  7. 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, priced C$15-C$20.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, under C$20.