Charging the iPhone 5C when visiting Curacao

Instructions showing you how to power the iPhone 5C from a Curacaon power outlet by using a Lightning connector with a two pinned Type A power adapter, recharging the iPhone 5C using a Type B USB plug and charging the iPhone 5C using a Europlug Type C power charger

Curacaon power outlet

Various combinations of frequencies and standards can often be confusing when planning on staying in another country if you've never visited before. If visiting Curacao this page has instructions showing you charging the iPhone 5C by using their standard Type C, A or B Curacaon 127 volt 50Hz plug outlets. If your iPhone 5C slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when visiting Curacao from a different region please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically electrical 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 iPhone 5C is dual voltage (usually indicated by 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 Curacao

Can you use the iPhone 5C in Curacao?

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

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

If you are travelling to more than one country or bringing more than just your iPhone 5C then the best travel charger for Curacao to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are three different types of power outlets that Curacaoans use (C, A and B) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for both types A and C. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by switching the supplied plugs over. If your iPhone 5C can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times by using one of these USB power adapters along with compatibility with certain 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 packing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage while travelling as well as being suitable for charging your iPhone 5C at the airport or on your flight. Because of their versatility these types of chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers with just a single power outlet.

For those travelling to Curacao we suggest searching for an adaptable travel charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer - 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 Curacao

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 to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 option for travellers originating from 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 from the US using type B plugs. This is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 Curacao. [10] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 5C in Curacao?

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

Instructions showing you how to power the iPhone 5C from a Curacaon power outlet by using a Lightning connector with a two pinned Type A power adapter.

  1. If you want to power your iPhone 5C using the Curacaon power outlet you will need to use a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple usually include this USB cable with the iPhone 5C).
  2. Insert the Type A USB power adapter into the Curacaon power outlet. The wall outlet, sometimes known as the Type A power outlet [3], can be recognised by 2 thin slots next to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Apple power 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 Curacaon 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 mobile is charging which takes between 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone 5C with a Curacaon power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

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

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

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 5C using the Curacaon power outlet you will need to use a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple usually include this cable with the iPhone 5C).
  2. Insert the Type B USB power adapter into the Curacaon power outlet. You can identify this plug supply by the two slots next to each other for live and neutral blades with a single semicircle hole below for the earth pin.
  3. Connect the USB 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 can be found at bottom of the iPhone 5C under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Curacaon 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 phone is charging which typically takes roughly 1-4 hours to recharge.
How to use a Type B power charger for charging your iPhone 5C from a Curacaon power outlet

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

A page showing how to recharge your iPhone 5C from a Curacaon power outlet with the USB Lightning Apple cable with a Type C Europlug power adapter.

  1. If you want to power your iPhone 5C using the Curacaon power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple usually include this USB cable with the iPhone 5C).
  2. Insert the Type C USB power adapter in the Curacaon power outlet. The wall outlet, also known as the Europlug or Type C power outlet [8], can be recognised by 2 circular holes next to each other.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Apple 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 Curacaon 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 takes between 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone 5C with a Curacaon power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Curacao Wiki 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, estimated price under C$20.
  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$20-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, under C$30.
  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, under C$15.
  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$15.