Charging the iPhone 5C when planning a trip to Belize

A page showing how to charge your iPhone 5C with a Belizean power outlet using a USB Lightning Apple cable and a 2 pin Type A power adapter, how to power the iPhone 5C using a 3 pin Type G power adapter and how to power the iPhone 5C using a 3 pin Type B USB charger

Belizean power outlet

Different combinations of region codes and voltages can all lead to confusion when planning to visit a foreign country especially for the first time traveller. This isn't as complicated as it appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards being used in the world this article shows exactly what to buy in advance to power your iPhone 5C . The following useful guide tells you exactly what you'll need to power your iPhone 5C when travelling to Belize using the standard Type G, A or B Belizean 110 volt 60Hz power outlets. If your iPhone 5C doesn't power up or recharges slowly when you are travelling to Belize from another region check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically devices which come from a country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) may take longer to charge or won't turn on, so check the device is dual voltage (you'll find these are normally marked with 100-240 volts) 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 5C.

Charging the iPhone 5C in Belize

Can you use the iPhone 5C in Belize?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 5C to a Belizean power outlet.

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

When you are travelling with more than your iPhone 5C or visiting more than one country the best international travel charger for Belize to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Belizeans use three different types of wall outlets (G, A and B) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for both types A and G.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the heads. If your iPhone 5C supports Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these USB power adapters, and additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets. This means you can recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple power adapters. By only bringing a single lightweight travel charger will keep the overall size down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage and on hand for recharging your iPhone 5C at an airport or on the flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets with just a single wall outlet.

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 for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Belize

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 the following 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 adapters 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 America going to Belize 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 gives practically the same functionality 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 ideal for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Belize. [10]
What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 5C in Belize?

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

Using the USB Lightning Apple cable and a 3 pin Type G power adapter to recharge the iPhone 5C with a Belizean power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPhone 5C 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] (Apple typically include this cable with the iPhone 5C).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type G USB power adapter into the wall supply. The wall outlet, sometimes called the Type G power outlet [3], looks like 3 vertical holes forming a triangle pattern for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Connect one end of the USB charging cord into 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 Belizean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPhone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is recharging, typically taking between one-four hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPhone 5C from a Belizean power outlet

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

A page showing how to charge your iPhone 5C with a Belizean power outlet using a USB Lightning Apple cable and a 2 pin Type A power adapter.

  1. If you want to power your iPhone 5C from a Belizean power outlet you'll need a Type A USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should normally supply the cable with the iPhone 5C).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type A USB power adapter into the Belizean power outlet. You can recognise this plug supply by the two adjacent slots next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Connect the USB 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 Belizean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the cellphone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is recharging, typically taking between 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type A power charger for charging your iPhone 5C from a Belizean power outlet

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

Using the USB Lightning Apple cable and a Type B USB charger to charge your iPhone 5C with a Belizean power outlet.

  1. To charge the iPhone 5C from a Belizean power outlet you'll need a Type B USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (this USB cable is typically supplied with your iPhone 5C).
  2. Insert the Type B USB power adapter into the Belizean power outlet. This plug supply (known as a Type B power outlet [8]) is identified by the 2 thin slots next to each other with a hole below for the slightly long grounded pin.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the mains power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5C. You can find the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5C situated at the bottom of the iPhone 5C.
  4. Turn on the Belizean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPhone 5C screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is charging which typically takes roughly 1-4 hours to recharge.
Charging the iPhone 5C from a Belizean power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia.org web page about Belize
  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, C$4-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, 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, 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, priced 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.