Charging your iPhone 5 from a power outlet in Belize

Instructions showing how to recharge your iPhone 5 with a Belizean power outlet with the Apple USB Lightning connector with a two pin Type A power charger, charging the iPhone 5 using a three pin Type G power charger and powering the iPhone 5 using a Type B power adapter

Belizean power outlet

Varying different voltages and sockets can often be daunting when planning to travel to a new country especially for the first time traveller. These instructions have been written to prevent visitors having to worry if they'll be able to charge the iPhone 5 when they're staying abroad.When staying in Belize the following useful instructions show how to charge your iPhone 5 by using their standard Type G, A or B 110 volt 60Hz wall outlets. You will find power supplies are different depending on which region you are travelling to so please read the power supplies and North America page for a full list of regions and countries. If the iPhone 5 doesn't power up or recharges slowly when travelling to Belize from a different country then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Normally devices which come from a country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) either take longer to charge or won't power up, check that your device is a dual voltage device (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to ensure proper use. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5.

Charging the iPhone 5 in Belize

Can the iPhone 5 be used in Belize?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 5 to a Belizean power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

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

If you are travelling to multiple countries then the best travel power adapter for Belize is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are three standards of wall outlets that Belizeans use (types G, A and B) and using a travel adapter like this ensures that you are covered for both types A and G.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by changing the included plugs over. If your type of iPhone 5 can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these types of travel adapters along with support for more power demanding devices like tablets.

Having a four port adapter means you can charge more than one device at once without needing to bring individual power adapters or occupying additional wall outlets. Because you are only packing a single international travel charger will also keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand luggage while travelling as well as being convenient for recharging your iPhone 5 at an airport or on the flight. Due to their versatility these types of chargers can be used when you return home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple phones, tablets and e-readers without needing an additional plug socket.

If you travel often we suggest searching for this type of versatile power adapter at an electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Belize

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 5, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which can be crucial for visitors of counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, North 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 best selling compact option for travellers originating from North America visiting Belize 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 from the US using type B plugs. This offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Belize. [10]
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 5 in Belize?

Powering the iPhone 5 with a Belizean power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Using the Apple USB Lightning connector with a 3 pin Type G power charger to charge your iPhone 5 with a Belizean power outlet.

  1. To charge your iPhone 5 using the Belizean power outlet you will need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (this USB cable is typically supplied with your iPhone 5 by Apple).
  2. Start by plugging the Type G USB power adapter into the power supply. The power supply (sometimes called the Type G power outlet [3]) looks like three rectangular slots forming a triangle configuration for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Apple charging cord into the bottom of the USB power adapter 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 the iPhone 5.
  4. Turn on the Belizean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the iPhone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is charging and takes around 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge.
Powering the iPhone 5 with a Belizean power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

How to use a Type A power charger for charging your iPhone 5 from a Belizean power outlet

Using the Apple USB Lightning connector with a two pin Type A power adapter to recharge your iPhone 5 with a Belizean power outlet.

  1. To charge the iPhone 5 from the Belizean power outlet you will need to use a Type A USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - this USB cable is usually supplied with your device by Apple.
  2. Plug the Type A USB power adapter into the power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the two thin slots next to each other where the twin pins sit.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB mains adapter 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 the iPhone 5.
  4. Turn on the Belizean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the cell screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is charging taking around 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge.
How to use a Type A power charger for charging your iPhone 5 from a Belizean power outlet

Charging the iPhone 5 from a Belizean power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Using the USB Lightning Apple connector with a Type B power adapter to power the iPhone 5 with a Belizean power outlet.

  1. To charge your iPhone 5 using the Belizean power outlet you will need to use a Type B USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (this USB cable is normally already supplied with your iPhone 5).
  2. Plug the Type B USB power adapter into the power supply. The wall outlet (sometimes called the Type B power outlet [8]) is recognised by 2 slots where the live and neutral blades go with a single semicircular shaped hole below for the grounded pin.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5. You can find the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5 situated at the bottom of your iPhone 5.
  4. Turn on the Belizean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the phone will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is recharging, typically taking roughly one to four hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPhone 5 from a Belizean power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Belizean Wikipedia web 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$5.
  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 C$10-C$15.
  6. iec.ch - Type A power outlet
  7. Type A USB power adapter - An unearthed Type A USB charger has 2 parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes near the tip of each blade, costs C$4-C$5.
  8. iec.ch - Type B power outlet
  9. Type B USB power adapter - 3 pinned Type B USB chargers have a single unearthed round pin along with 2 shorter parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes in the end of each blade, estimated price under C$5.
  10. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated price under C$20.