How to charge your iPhone 5 from a power outlet in New Caledonia

A page on how to recharge the iPhone 5 with a New Caledonian power outlet by using the Lightning Apple connector and a Europlug Type C USB adapter and recharging the iPhone 5 using a two pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter.

New Caledonian power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of frequencies and region codes can often cause confusion when planning on staying in another country, especially if you've never visited before. This guide was specifically written to prevent travellers worrying if they can power the iPhone 5 abroad.When travelling to New Caledonia this page has useful instructions showing you how to charge the iPhone 5 using their F or C type 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. When travelling anywhere you'll find that most power supplies change from country to country so please read the Wiki Connections global power connections list for a full list showing regions. If travelling to New Caledonia from another country please make sure that your iPhone 5 can be used with a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v make sure that the iPhone 5 is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from overloading when powering up. If you plan to visit a New Caledonian destination like Nouméa we suggest referring to the New Caledonia country entry on wikipedia.org [1] for more indepth details prior to travelling to the area. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5.

Charging the iPhone 5 in New Caledonia

Can you use the iPhone 5 in New Caledonia?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 5 in New Caledonia.

New Caledonia

What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 5 in New Caledonia?

When you are travelling to more than one country the best international travel power adapter for New Caledonia to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. New Caledonians use two different types of wall outlets (types F and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by changing the included plugs. If your iPhone 5 is compatible with Fast Charge (note not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of power chargers plus support for more power hungry devices like tablets.

Having a four port charger means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel adapters. Only needing to pack a single international USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage while travelling. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when you return home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers without needing an additional power outlet.

We suggest buying this type of flexible power charger online, the power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for New Caledonia

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable power supplies. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 portable power converter for travellers originating from America visiting New Caledonia using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting New Caledonia. [8]
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 5 in New Caledonia?

Powering the iPhone 5 with a New Caledonian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Using an Apple Lightning cable with a Europlug Type C power charger to power your iPhone 5 from a New Caledonian power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the iPhone 5 from a New Caledonian power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should typically supply the USB cable with your iPhone 5).
  2. Plug in the Type C USB power adapter in the wall outlet. The power outlet can be identified by two round holes next to each other.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5. The iPhone 5 Lightning connector can be found at bottom of your iPhone 5 under the home button.
  4. Turn on the New Caledonian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your cell will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 5 is recharging and takes between 1 - 4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone 5 with a New Caledonian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 5 from a New Caledonian power outlet

Instructions showing how to recharge the iPhone 5 with a New Caledonian power outlet by using the Lightning Apple connector and a double pin Schuko Type F USB adapter.

  1. To power your iPhone 5 from the New Caledonian power outlet you'll need to use a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple should usually supply this USB cable with your iPhone 5.
  2. Start the process by taking the Type F USB power adapter and plugging it into the New Caledonian power outlet. This round wall supply can be identified by two large round holes 19 mm next to each other along with a pair of grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB Apple power cord into the power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5. The iPhone 5 Lightning connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 5 under the home button.
  4. Switch on the New Caledonian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPhone will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is powering up, typically taking around 60-240 minutes to recharge.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 5 from a New Caledonian power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - New Caledonia country entry on wikipedia.org
  2. Apple - official iPhone user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, costing under C$5.
  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 C$10-C$15.
  6. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  7. Type F USB power adapter - Type F USB chargers are earthed using two clips at the top and bottom with two rounded 4.8mm pins set 19mm apart, priced at under C$5.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced under C$20.