Charging the iPhone 5C when planning a trip to Pakistan

Instructions showing how to recharge your iPhone 5C with a Pakistani power outlet using a Lightning connector with a three pinned Type D power adapter, charging the iPhone 5C using a Type G USB plug and recharging the iPhone 5C using a two pin Type C USB plug

Pakistani power outlet

Varying different voltages and region codes can all be daunting when planning to visit a new country, especially if you've never been there before. These instructions have been specifically written to prepare travellers wanting to power the iPhone 5C abroad.If staying in Pakistan this page contains useful instructions showing charging the iPhone 5C by using their standard Type G, C, D or M 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. You'll discover power sockets will change depending on which region you are visiting therefore please read the travel power supplies page for a complete list of regions and countries. When travelling to Pakistan from a different country please double check the iPhone 5C can accept a 240 volt supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure your iPhone 5C is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from being damaged when powering up. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5C.

Charging the iPhone 5C in Pakistan

Can you use the iPhone 5C in Pakistan?

You can use the iPhone 5C in Pakistan by using a power adaptor.

What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 5C in Pakistan?

When travelling to multiple countries and bringing along more than your iPhone 5C then the best travel power adapter for Pakistan is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are four different types of power outlets that Pakistanis use (G, C, D and M) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for both types C and G. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world just by switching the supplied plugs over. If your type of iPhone 5C is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of travel chargers, plus additional support for more power hungry devices.

This means you can charge more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel chargers. Only needing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage whilst travelling as well as being suitable for charging your iPhone 5C at the airport or on your flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of travel adapters can be used back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets and phones without needing an additional plug socket.

We recommend buying this type of versatile power adapter online; the travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Pakistan

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 5C, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unstable power supplies. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America going to Pakistan using 3 pin type B 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 America using type B plugs and offers practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Pakistan. [12] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 5C in Pakistan?

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

Using the USB Lightning Apple connector with a Type G USB charger to charge your iPhone 5C with a Pakistani power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPhone 5C using the Pakistani power outlet you will need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], usually supplied with your iPhone 5C.
  2. Start by inserting the Type G USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can recognise this plug supply by the three rectangular slots containing shutters forming a triangle pattern.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB 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 Pakistani power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the phone will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 5C is powering up and takes roughly 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 Pakistani power outlet

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

Using a Lightning connector with a two pin Europlug Type C USB charger to charge your iPhone 5C with a Pakistani power outlet.

  1. To charge the iPhone 5C from a Pakistani power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (usually supplied with your iPhone 5C).
  2. Insert the Type C USB power adapter into the Pakistani power outlet. You can recognise this plug supply by the two round adjacent holes for live and neutral pins.
  3. Connect one end of the USB Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB power 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 Pakistani power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the cell will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is recharging, typically taking between 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone 5C with a Pakistani power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

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

Using the Apple USB Lightning connector with a Type D USB charger to charge your iPhone 5C with a Pakistani power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your iPhone 5C using the Pakistani power outlet you will need to use a Type D USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - this USB cable is typically supplied with your iPhone 5C.
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type D USB power adapter into the Pakistani power outlet. This plug supply (sometimes called the Type D power outlet [8]) can be recognised by three circular holes forming a triangle pattern.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB 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 Pakistani power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the phone will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 5C is powering up taking roughly 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPhone 5C from a Pakistani power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

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

Using the Apple USB Lightning connector with a Type M USB charger to charge your iPhone 5C with a Pakistani power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your iPhone 5C from a Pakistani power outlet you'll need a Type M USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will normally supply the cable with the iPhone 5C).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type M USB power adapter into the wall supply. The power outlet, sometimes called the Type M power outlet [10], looks like 3 large holes forming a triangle pattern.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB Lightning cable into the bottom of 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 Pakistani power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the phone will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is charging which typically takes roughly 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type M power charger for charging your iPhone 5C from a Pakistani power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Pakistan Wikipedia page
  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 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, costing C$10-C$15.
  6. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  7. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, costs C$15-C$20.
  8. iec.ch - Type D power outlet
  9. Type D USB power adapter - The three pinned earthed Type D USB chargers have large rounded pins placed in a triangular shape, estimated price around C$15.
  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, C$15-C$20.
  12. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, under C$20.