Charging your iPhone 5C from a power outlet in El Salvador

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

Salvadoranf power outlet

Varying different voltages and plugs can often lead to confusion when planning to visit 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 visiting El Salvador.When you are visiting El Salvador the following useful instructions show how to power your iPhone 5C by using their types B or A 115 volt 60Hz plug outlets. If your iPhone 5C charges slowly or does not power up when you are visiting El Salvador from another region please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Devices which originated from a different country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) may take longer to charge or won't turn on, 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. If you intend to visit a place like San Salvador or Santa Ana we recommend reading the Wikipedia.org web page about El Salvador [1] for more information. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5C.

Charging the iPhone 5C in El Salvador

Can you use the iPhone 5C in El Salvador?

You can use the iPhone 5C in El Salvador.

What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 5C in El Salvador?

When travelling with more than just your iPhone 5C or visiting more than one country the best travel charger for El Salvador is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Salvadoransf use two different standards of wall outlets (types B and A) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type A.

As these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by changing the heads over. If your type of iPhone 5C supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times with one of these USB power adapters, plus additional compatibility with certain power hungry devices. Unlike other travel chargers having a four port adapter means you can recharge more than one device at once without needing to bring individual power adapters or occupying additional power sockets. Only packing a single USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand baggage whilst travelling as well as being suitable for recharging your iPhone 5C at an airport or on the flight. Due to their versatility these types of chargers can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones, tablets and speakers using just a single power outlet.

We suggest searching for this type of flexible power adapter at your preferred electronics retailer, the travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for El Salvador

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 adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be crucial 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 covering both El Salvador 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 option for travellers originating from America going to El Salvador.
  • 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 El Salvador. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 5C in El Salvador?

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

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

  1. In order to supply power to your iPhone 5C from a Salvadoranf power outlet you'll need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - typically already included with the iPhone 5C.
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type A USB power adapter and inserting it in the Salvadoranf power outlet. The power supply, technically called a Type A power outlet [3], can be recognised by the 2 thin adjacent slots next to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB 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 Salvadoranf power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPhone 5C screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 5C is powering up which typically takes between 1 to 4 hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type A power charger for charging your iPhone 5C from a Salvadoranf power outlet

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

Using the USB Lightning Apple cable with a three pinned Type B power adapter to recharge your iPhone 5C with a Salvadoranf power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 5C from a Salvadoranf power outlet you'll need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - typically already included with the iPhone 5C.
  2. Start the process by taking the Type B USB power adapter and inserting it in the wall supply. This plug supply, sometimes known as a Type B power outlet [6], is identified by the 2 slots for live and neutral blades with a hole below for the slightly long earth pin.
  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 Salvadoranf power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the cell screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is charging and takes around one-four hours to recharge.
Charging the iPhone 5C from a Salvadoranf power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia.org web page about El Salvador
  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, costs 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 price 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, C$20-C$25.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, C$15-C$20.