Charging your iPhone 5C from a power outlet in Nicaragua

Instructions showing how to charge your iPhone 5C from a Nicaraguan power outlet with a USB Lightning Apple cable with a Type A power adapter and charging the iPhone 5C using a 3 pin Type B power plug.

Nicaraguan power outlet

Varying complicated standards and sockets can often lead to confusion when planning to travel to another country if you've never been there before. This page has been written to help assist travellers wanting to power their iPhone 5C when they are travelling to Nicaragua.When you are travelling to Nicaragua the following useful instructions show how to supply power to the iPhone 5C by using the types B or A Nicaraguan 120 volt 60Hz power outlets. You will discover that power changes regionally therefore please read the North America and power supplies page for a full list of countries. If the iPhone 5C does not power up or charges slowly when travelling to Nicaragua from a different country 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 such as 240 volts sometimes take longer to charge or won't power up, check the device is dual voltage (normally indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to ensure proper use. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5C.

Charging the iPhone 5C in Nicaragua

Can you use the iPhone 5C in Nicaragua?

You can connect the iPhone 5C to a Nicaraguan power outlet.

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

If you are travelling to multiple countries or bringing more than just your iPhone 5C then the best travel adapter for Nicaragua is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different types of wall outlets in Nicaragua (B and A) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type A. Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by switching the supplied plugs. If your iPhone 5C supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times by using one of these types of travel chargers along with support for more power demanding devices.

This will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack individual travel chargers on your Nicaraguan trip or occupying additional wall outlets. Because you are only bringing a single international travel charger will keep the overall weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of travel 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 smartphones and tablets using only a single power outlet.

We recommend searching for this type of flexible travel charger at an electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Nicaragua

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. 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 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter 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 Nicaragua.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs. This offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at almost half 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 suitable for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Nicaragua. [8] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 5C in Nicaragua?

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

Instructions showing how to charge your iPhone 5C from a Nicaraguan power outlet with a USB Lightning Apple cable with a Type A power adapter.

  1. To charge the iPhone 5C using the Nicaraguan power outlet you will need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will normally supply the USB cable with the iPhone 5C).
  2. Plug the Type A USB power adapter into the power supply. You can recognise the wall outlet by the two adjacent slots next to each other where the twin plug outlet blades slide into.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning 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 your iPhone 5C.
  4. Turn on the Nicaraguan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the cellphone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is powering up and takes roughly one-four hours to recharge.
How to use a Type A power charger for charging your iPhone 5C from a Nicaraguan power outlet

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

A step by step guide showing how to recharge your iPhone 5C with a Nicaraguan power outlet with the Apple Lightning cable and a Type B USB adapter.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 5C from the Nicaraguan power outlet you will need to use a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple typically supply the cable when you buy the iPhone 5C).
  2. First insert the Type B USB power adapter into the power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the 2 thin slots next to each other where the twin blades go with a single semicircular hole below for the long grounded pin.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Apple USB charging cable into the mains power charger 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. Turn on the Nicaraguan 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 which typically takes around 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPhone 5C from a Nicaraguan power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia.org web page about Nicaragua
  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, 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, 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.