How to charge your iPhone 5 from a power outlet in Oman

Instructions on how to power your iPhone 5 from an Omani power outlet using a Lightning Apple connector and a three pinned Type G USB adapter and powering the iPhone 5 using a 2 pinned Europlug Type C power plug.

Omani power outlet

Complicated combinations of region codes and plugs can often be daunting when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never visited before. These instructions were specifically written to help prepare people wanting to charge their iPhone 5 when going to Oman.If you are visiting Oman these useful instructions show how to supply power to your iPhone 5 using their standard types G or C Omani 240 volt 50Hz wall outlets, a majority of Omanis normally use the Type G wall outlets. If travelling to Oman from another country please make sure that your iPhone 5 can be used with a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure that the device 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 5.

Charging the iPhone 5 in Oman

Can you use the iPhone 5 in Oman?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 5 in Oman by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 5 in Oman?

When you are travelling with more than just your iPhone 5 then the best travel charger for Oman is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Omanis use two different types of plug sockets (types G and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for both types C and G. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by changing the supplied heads over. If your iPhone 5 is compatible with Fast Charge (note not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these power adapters, along with additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices. Having a 4 port charger means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring individual power chargers for your Omani trip. Because you are only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage while travelling. Due to their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers without needing an additional power outlet.

We suggest searching for a flexible power charger similar to this online, the multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Oman

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 portable option for travellers originating from North America going to Oman.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs. This gives the same functionality 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 ideal for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Oman. [8] [AD]
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 5 in Oman?

How to use a Type G power charger for charging your iPhone 5 from an Omani power outlet

A guide on how to power your iPhone 5 from an Omani power outlet by using the Lightning Apple connector with a 3 pinned Type G USB charger.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 5 from the Omani power outlet you will need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple normally include this cable when you first purchase your iPhone 5.
  2. Insert the Type G USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can recognise this wall supply by three vertical rectangular holes in a triangle shape for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB Apple Lightning charging cable into the power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5. You can find the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5 found at the bottom of your iPhone 5.
  4. Switch on the Omani power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your mobile will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 5 is recharging taking roughly one to four hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type G power charger for charging your iPhone 5 from an Omani power outlet

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPhone 5 from an Omani power outlet

Instructions on how to recharge your iPhone 5 from an Omani power outlet with a USB Lightning Apple connector and a double pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 5 from the Omani power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple normally include this cable when you first purchase your iPhone 5.
  2. Insert the Type C USB power adapter in the wall outlet. The plug outlet, sometimes called a Type C power outlet [6] or Europlug, is identified by two round adjacent holes next to each other.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Apple USB 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 Omani power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPhone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is powering up which takes roughly one-four hours to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPhone 5 from an Omani power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia.org entry about Oman
  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, costing 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, costs C$20-C$25.
  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, estimated cost 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.