Charging the iPhone 5C from a power outlet in The Dominican Republic

Using a USB Lightning connector and a Type A USB charger to power the iPhone 5C with a Dominican Republic power outlet and charging the iPhone 5C using a three pin Type B USB plug.

Dominican Republic power outlet

When packing for a trip to The Dominican Republic it's useful to know in advance if you'll be able to power any common gadgets like mobile phones and laptop computers when you arrive. By not knowing which power socket is used in The Dominican Republic you may end up either bringing too many adaptors or pack the wrong adaptor, leaving you having to buy a suitable charger when you're there. Various combinations of standards and plug types can all be daunting when planning on staying in a different country, especially to the first time traveller. However this isn't as complex as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards used throughout the world this guide shows exactly what to purchase in advance to charge the iPhone 5C in The Dominican Republic. When you're planning a trip to The Dominican Republic these useful instructions show how to power your iPhone 5C by using the types B or A Dominican Republic 110 volt 60Hz power outlets, most Dominicanse will normally use Type B power outlets. If the iPhone 5C does not power up or charges slowly when travelling to The Dominican Republic from a different country please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically devices which originate from another country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts either take longer to charge or won't turn on, so check that your device is a dual voltage device (you'll find these are usually indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to ensure proper use. If you're planning to stay in a Dominican Republic place such as Santo Domingo refer to the Dominican Republic Wikipedia web page [1] for more details. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5C.

Charging the iPhone 5C in The Dominican Republic

Can you use the iPhone 5C in The Dominican Republic?

You can connect the iPhone 5C to a Dominican Republic power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 5C in The Dominican Republic?

When travelling to multiple countries or bringing more than your iPhone 5C the best international travel charger for The Dominican Republic to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two types of power outlets that Dominicanse use (B and A) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type A.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by switching the supplied heads. If your model of iPhone 5C is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times by using one of these travel chargers along with additional support for more power hungry devices.

This will also allow you to power multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy seperate travel adapters. By only needing a single lightweight travel charger will keep the overall weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage whilst travelling. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of power chargers can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers without needing an additional wall outlet.

We suggest searching for a multipurpose power adapter of this nature online. The multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for The Dominican Republic

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 5C, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial when visiting counties with unstable power supplies. These power converters are supplied 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 travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power adapter for travellers originating from America going to The Dominican Republic 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 Orico is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs. This gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one 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 most travellers from around the world visiting The Dominican Republic. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 5C in The Dominican Republic?

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

Using a USB Lightning connector and a Type A USB charger to power the iPhone 5C with a Dominican Republic power outlet.

  1. To charge your iPhone 5C using the Dominican Republic power outlet you'll need a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple usually supply the cable with the iPhone 5C.
  2. Plug in the Type A USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can recognise the wall supply by the 2 thin adjacent slots where the live and neutral blades go.
  3. Connect one end of the USB Apple charging cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger 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 Dominican Republic power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPhone will display a charge icon to indicate that the mobile is recharging which takes around 60 to 240 minutes to recharge.
How to use a Type A power charger for charging your iPhone 5C from a Dominican Republic power outlet

How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPhone 5C from a Dominican Republic power outlet

Using a USB Lightning connector and a Type B USB adapter to power the iPhone 5C with a Dominican Republic power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 5C using the Dominican Republic power outlet you will need a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple will usually include the cable when you buy the iPhone 5C.
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type B USB power adapter into the power supply. This plug supply (known as the Type B power outlet [6]) can be recognised by 2 thin slots parallel to each other with a single semicircular hole below for the slightly long earth pin.
  3. Connect one end of the USB Apple power cable into the USB mains 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. Switch on the Dominican Republic power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your cell will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is recharging which should take around one-four hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPhone 5C from a Dominican Republic power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Dominican Republic Wikipedia web 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, priced at around C$50.
  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, estimated cost 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, under C$25.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced at under C$20.