Charging your iPhone 5 from a power outlet in Curacao

A step by step guide showing how to power the iPhone 5 with a Curacaon power outlet using an Apple USB Lightning connector with a three pin Type B power charger, recharging the iPhone 5 using a 2 pin Type A USB plug and how to charge the iPhone 5 using a Type C Europlug power charger

Curacaon power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of frequencies and region codes can all lead to confusion when planning to stay in another country if you've never been there before. However this isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards being used throughout the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need to pick up in advance to power your iPhone 5 . These guidelines were specifically written to prepare visitors wanting to charge the iPhone 5 when they're staying in Curacao.If planning a trip to Curacao these instructions show charging the iPhone 5 using the Type C, A or B Curacaon 127 volt 50Hz power outlets. Most power will change depending on which region you are in so we recommend reading the power supplies and North America page for a full list of countries. If the iPhone 5 does not power up or charges slowly when visiting Curacao from a different country then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Normally electrical 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 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 5.

Charging the iPhone 5 in Curacao

Can the iPhone 5 be used in Curacao?

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

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

If you are travelling to more than one country or bringing more than just your iPhone 5 then the best international travel adapter for Curacao is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Curacaoans use three different types of power outlets (types C, A and B) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for both types A and C. As these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the heads. If your model of iPhone 5 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times by using one of these types of travel chargers along with compatibility with 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 sockets. Because you are only bringing a single international travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage. Because of their flexibility these types of power adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones, tablets and speakers using just a single power outlet.

We recommend searching for this type of flexible travel charger online. The multipurpose power 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 Curacao

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 converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for visitors of counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power adapter for travellers originating from North America going to Curacao.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs and is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Curacao. [10] [AD]
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 5 in Curacao?

How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPhone 5 from a Curacaon power outlet

A guide showing how to recharge your iPhone 5 with a Curacaon power outlet using the Apple USB Lightning connector with a 2 pin Type A USB charger.

  1. If you want to power the iPhone 5 from a Curacaon power outlet you will need to use a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the cable is normally already included with your iPhone 5).
  2. Begin by taking the Type A USB power adapter and plugging it into the Curacaon power outlet. You can identify the wall outlet by the two slots next to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Apple Lightning charging cord into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5. The iPhone 5 Lightning connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 5 under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Curacaon power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPhone 5 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 5 is powering up taking roughly one-four hours to recharge.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPhone 5 from a Curacaon power outlet

How to use a Type B power charger for charging your iPhone 5 from a Curacaon power outlet

A step by step guide showing how to power the iPhone 5 with a Curacaon power outlet using an Apple USB Lightning connector with a three pin Type B power charger.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 5 from the Curacaon power outlet you will need to use a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the USB cable is normally already supplied with your iPhone 5).
  2. Start by inserting the Type B USB power adapter into the Curacaon power outlet. This power outlet (known as a Type B power outlet [6]) is identified by the 2 thin slots next to each other where the twin 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 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. Switch on the Curacaon power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPhone 5 screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is powering up and takes roughly one-four hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type B power charger for charging your iPhone 5 from a Curacaon power outlet

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

A step by step guide showing how to power the iPhone 5 with a Curacaon power outlet using an Apple USB Lightning connector with a two pin Type C USB adapter.

  1. If you want to power the iPhone 5 from a Curacaon power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the cable is normally already included with your iPhone 5).
  2. Begin by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it into the Curacaon power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the 2 circular holes next to each other.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Apple Lightning power cord into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5. The iPhone 5 Lightning connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 5 under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Curacaon power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPhone 5 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 5 is powering up taking roughly one-four hours to recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 5 from a Curacaon power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Curacaon Wikipedia page
  2. Apple - official iPhone user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type A power outlet
  4. 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, under C$60.
  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, under C$25.
  6. iec.ch - Type B power outlet
  7. 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 at under C$25.
  8. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  9. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, C$15-C$20.
  10. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costing under C$20.