How to charge the iPhone 5 from a power outlet in Mongolia

Using a USB Lightning cable with a Europlug Type C power charger to power your iPhone 5 from a Mongolian power outlet and how to recharge the iPhone 5 using a Type E power charger.

Mongolian power outlet

Varying different combinations of region codes and plugs can often be daunting when planning to stay in another country, especially for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of common standards used in the world this guide shows exactly what to pick up in advance to charge your iPhone 5 in Mongolia. These instructions were written to prevent you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge your iPhone 5 abroad.This page has useful instructions which shows exactly how to power the iPhone 5 when you are in Mongolia by using the Type E or C 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. Most power supplies will vary from region to region therefore we suggest that you read our Wiki Connections world power supplies list where you'll find a complete list of powering devices in different destinations. If visiting Mongolia from a different region double check your iPhone 5 can be used with a 240v supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) ensure the iPhone 5 is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from overloading when powering up. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5.

Charging the iPhone 5 in Mongolia

Can you use the iPhone 5 in Mongolia?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 5 in Mongolia.

What is the best power charger for the iPhone 5 in Mongolia?

If travelling to multiple countries or bringing along more than just your iPhone 5 the best travel charger for Mongolia is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different standards of power outlets in Mongolia (types E and C) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the plugs. If your iPhone 5 supports Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these power chargers plus support for certain power hungry devices like tablets.

Having a 4 port charger means you can power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy individual travel adapters on your trip to Mongolia. Because you are only bringing a single lightweight travel charger will keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets and phones without using up an additional power outlet.

We suggest buying this type of flexible power charger online, the multipurpose power charger illustrated 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 Mongolia

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 5, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is crucial for visitors of regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Mongolia 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 compact option for travellers originating from North America going to Mongolia using 3 pinned type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Mongolia. [8] [AD]
What is the best power charger for the iPhone 5 in Mongolia?

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

Using a USB Lightning cable with a Type C power charger to power your iPhone 5 from a Mongolian power outlet.

  1. To supply power to your iPhone 5 from the Mongolian power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (this cable is typically already included with your device).
  2. Plug in the Type C USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can identify this wall supply by two circular adjacent holes next to each other.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Apple USB Lightning charging cable into 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 the iPhone 5 under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Mongolian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPhone will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 5 is recharging taking roughly 1 - 4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 5 from a Mongolian power outlet

How to use a Type E power charger for charging your iPhone 5 from a Mongolian power outlet

A step-by-step guide showing you how to recharge your iPhone 5 from a Mongolian power outlet with an Apple Lightning cable with a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 5 using a Mongolian power outlet you will need a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will typically include the USB cable with your iPhone 5).
  2. Start the process by taking the Type E USB power adapter and plugging it in the Mongolian power outlet. This sunken round wall supply can be identified by two large circular adjacent holes with a long metal grounding pin protruding from the top forming a triangle configuration.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning 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 can be found at bottom of your iPhone 5 under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Mongolian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your phone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is charging and takes between one-four hours to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type E power charger for charging your iPhone 5 from a Mongolian power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Mongolia country entry on wikipedia.org
  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$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$25.
  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, costs C$10-C$15.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, under C$15.