Charging the iPhone 5C from a power outlet in Micronesia

Using a USB Lightning Apple cable with a Type A power adapter to recharge your iPhone 5C with a Micronesian power outlet and charging the iPhone 5C using a three pin Type B power plug.

Micronesian power outlet

Differing combinations of standards and voltages can all be confusing when planning on travelling to a new country especially for the first time traveller. This page contains simple instructions showing what you'll need to power your iPhone 5C when you are visiting Micronesia by using their standard Type B or A 120 volt 60Hz wall outlets. You'll find power will change from country to country so we suggest reading the power supplies and Oceania page for a full list of regions and countries. If your iPhone 5C slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when travelling to Micronesia from a different region 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 can take longer to charge or won't turn on, so check your iPhone 5C is dual-voltage (you'll find these are usually marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to ensure proper use. If you plan to visit a place like Weno or Palikir we recommend reading the Micronesian Wikipedia page [1] for more information. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5C.

Charging the iPhone 5C in Micronesia

Can the iPhone 5C be used in Micronesia?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 5C to a Micronesian power outlet by using a power adaptor.

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What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 5C in Micronesia?

If travelling with more than just your iPhone 5C and visiting more than one country the best international travel charger for Micronesia to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Micronesians use two different standards of wall outlets (types B and A) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type A. As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple 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 adapters along with additional support for more power hungry devices.

Unlike other travel chargers having a 4 port charger means you can recharge multiple devices at once without needing to bring seperate power adapters or using up additional power sockets. By only needing to bring a single USB travel charger will also keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand luggage while travelling. Because of their flexibility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets without needing an additional power outlet.

We recommend searching for this type of flexible travel 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 different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Micronesia

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, but 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 necessary for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power adapters 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 international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power converter for travellers originating from North America visiting Micronesia.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly 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 gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 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 suitable for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Micronesia. [8]
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 5C in Micronesia?

Charging the iPhone 5C from a Micronesian power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

Using a Lightning Apple cable and a Type A power adapter to power your iPhone 5C with a Micronesian power outlet.

  1. To charge your iPhone 5C using the Micronesian power outlet you will need a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (usually included with the device).
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type A USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can recognise the wall outlet by the two thin adjacent slots next to each other for live and neutral blades.
  3. Connect one end of the Lightning cord into the bottom of the USB adapter 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 Micronesian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of your cell will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is recharging, typically taking roughly 60-240 minutes to fully recharge.
Charging the iPhone 5C from a Micronesian power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

Powering the iPhone 5C with a Micronesian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

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

  1. To power the iPhone 5C using the Micronesian power outlet you'll need a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (usually already included with the iPhone 5C).
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type B USB power adapter in the power outlet. The power supply, technically called a Type B power outlet [6], can be identified by the 2 thin slots adjacent to each other where the twin plug outlet blades sit with a hole below for the earth pin.
  3. Plug in one end of the Lightning power cord into the bottom of the power adapter 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. Switch on the Micronesian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of your mobile will display a charge icon to indicate that the mobile is recharging which takes roughly 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge.
Powering the iPhone 5C with a Micronesian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Micronesian Wikipedia 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, C$15-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, under C$15.
  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, costs C$15-C$20.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, under C$20.