Charging your iPhone 5S from a power outlet in Kiribati

Using the Apple USB Lightning connector and a 3 pin Type I power charger to charge your iPhone 5S with a Kiribati power outlet.

Kiribati power outlet

Complicated region codes and voltages can all be daunting when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never been there before. This guide has been written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPhone 5S abroad.If you're staying in Kiribati these instructions show charging the iPhone 5S by using the 240 volt 50Hz Type I plug supply. If you are visiting Kiribati from another country make sure that the iPhone 5S can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure that your device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to avoid the device from being damaged when charging it. If you intend on taking a trip to a destination such as Bairiki refer to the Kiribati country entry on Wikipedia [1] for more indepth information. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5S.

Charging the iPhone 5S in Kiribati

Can the iPhone 5S be used in Kiribati?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 5S to a Kiribati power outlet by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 5S in Kiribati?

If you are travelling with more than your iPhone 5S the best travel charger for Kiribati to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [6].

Because these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the included plugs over. If your type of iPhone 5S supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these types of travel chargers, and compatibility with certain power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other travel chargers having a four port adapter will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple power chargers or using up additional power sockets. Only bringing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage while travelling and on hand for recharging your iPhone 5S at an airport or on the flight. Due to their space saving versatility these types of chargers can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers with just a single power outlet.

We recommend buying a versatile power charger of this nature online; the travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been tested successfully for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Kiribati

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 5S, however 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 crucial for visitors of counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Kiribati and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable option for travellers originating from America going to Kiribati.
  • 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 America using type B plugs. This is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just 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 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 Kiribati.
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 5S in Kiribati?

How to use a Type I power charger for recharging your iPhone 5S from a Kiribati power outlet

Using the Apple USB Lightning connector with a three pinned Type I power adapter to power your iPhone 5S with a Kiribati power outlet.

  1. If you want to power the iPhone 5S from a Kiribati power outlet you'll need to use a Type I USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should normally supply the USB cable when you buy your iPhone 5S).
  2. Plug the Type I USB power adapter into the power outlet. You can identify this plug supply by the 3 thin slots in a triangle configuration with the top pair of slots sloping upwards for the live, neutral and ground blades.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the mains power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5S. You can find the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5S situated at the bottom of the iPhone 5S.
  4. Switch on the Kiribati power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the cellphone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is charging which typically takes around one to four hours to fully recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type I power charger for recharging your iPhone 5S from a Kiribati power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kiribati - Kiribati country entry on Wikipedia
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/1000/MA1565/en_US/iphone_user_guide.pdf - Official iPhone user guide
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeI.htm - Type I power outlet
  4. Type I USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type I mains power outlet, priced 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, costs under C$140.
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, under C$20.