Charging the iPhone 5C from a power outlet in Macau

A guide showing how to recharge your iPhone 5C with a Macanese power outlet using the USB Lightning Apple cable with a Type F Schuko power charger, charging the iPhone 5C using a three pin Type G power adapter and recharging the iPhone 5C using a 3 pin Type D power charger

Macanese power outlet

Varying different region codes and voltages can all be confusing when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never been there before. These instructions have been specifically written to assist people wanting to power their iPhone 5C abroad.If you're planning a holiday to Macau these instructions show how to supply power to the iPhone 5C by using their standard Type G, D, F or M 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets, Type G plug outlets will be used by a majority of Macanese. If you are visiting Macau from another country check that the iPhone 5C can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure that your iPhone 5C is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from overloading when powering up. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5C.

Charging the iPhone 5C in Macau

Can you use the iPhone 5C in Macau?

You can use the iPhone 5C in Macau.

What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 5C in Macau?

If you are travelling with more than your iPhone 5C the best international travel charger for Macau to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Macanese use four different standards of wall outlets (types G, D, F and M) and using a travel adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type G.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by switching the included heads. If your iPhone 5C supports Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of USB power adapters along with support for more power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other adapters having a four port adapter will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple power chargers or occupying additional power sockets. Because you are only bringing a single international travel charger will also keep the size down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage while travelling. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets and smartphones without needing an additional plug socket.

We suggest searching for a flexible travel charger of this nature online; the travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Macau

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, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power converter for travellers originating from North America visiting Macau using type B American plug sockets.
  • 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 the US using type B plugs. This is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 ideal for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Macau. [12] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 5C in Macau?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPhone 5C from a Macanese power outlet

Instructions showing how to charge your iPhone 5C with a Macanese power outlet using the USB Lightning Apple connector with a Type G power adapter.

  1. If you want to power the iPhone 5C from a Macanese power outlet you'll need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - usually supplied with your device by Apple.
  2. Start by plugging the Type G USB power adapter into the power supply. You can identify the power supply by the three holes containing plastic shutters in a triangular configuration for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into 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 your iPhone 5C under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Macanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPhone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is charging taking around one to four hours to fully recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPhone 5C from a Macanese power outlet

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

A page showing how to charge your iPhone 5C with a Macanese power outlet with the Apple USB Lightning connector with a three pin Type D power adapter.

  1. To charge the iPhone 5C from a Macanese power outlet you will need to use a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - usually included with the device by Apple.
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type D USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can recognise this plug supply by the 3 round holes in a triangular shape.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB mains 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. Switch on the Macanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPhone 5C screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is powering up and takes around 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPhone 5C from a Macanese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Powering the iPhone 5C with a Macanese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

A guide showing how to recharge your iPhone 5C with a Macanese power outlet using the USB Lightning Apple cable with a Type F Schuko power charger.

  1. To power the iPhone 5C using the Macanese power outlet you will need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should typically include this USB cable when you buy the iPhone 5C).
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type F USB power adapter and inserting it in the Macanese power outlet. You can identify the wall outlet by two large holes 19 mm adjacent to each other for live and neutral along with two metal grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the mains power 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. Switch on the Macanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPhone 5C screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is charging and takes around one to four hours to fully recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone 5C with a Macanese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

How to use a Type M power charger for charging your iPhone 5C from a Macanese power outlet

A page showing how to recharge the iPhone 5C from a Macanese power outlet with the Apple Lightning connector and a 3 pin Type M power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPhone 5C using a Macanese power outlet you'll need a Type M USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple usually include this USB cable with the iPhone 5C).
  2. Firstly you'll need to plug the Type M USB power adapter in the Macanese power outlet. You can identify the wall outlet by three round holes in a triangular shape.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB charging cord into the bottom of the USB mains adapter 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. Switch on the Macanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPhone will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 5C is powering up taking roughly 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
How to use a Type M power charger for charging your iPhone 5C from a Macanese power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia entry about Macau
  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, priced at 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 at C$10-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, estimated cost around C$15.
  8. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  9. 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, C$15-C$20.
  10. iec.ch - Type M power outlet
  11. Type M USB power adapter - South African Type M USB chargers have three large circular pins in a triangular shape with the top earthed pin longer and larger in diameter, costs under C$20.
  12. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costing under C$20.