Charging the iPhone 5C when planning a trip to Chad

Simple instructions showing you how to power the iPhone 5C from a Chadian power outlet with the Apple USB Lightning connector with a Type C Europlug power adapter, recharging the iPhone 5C using a 3 pin Type D power adapter and powering the iPhone 5C using a two pin Type E power adapter

Chadian power outlet

Various combinations of frequencies and standards can often be confusing when planning on staying in another country for the first time traveller. This page was written to stop you having to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPhone 5C when you are abroad.If visiting Chad this page has instructions showing you powering the iPhone 5C by using their standard D, C, E or F type Chadian 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. You'll discover power sockets change depending on which country you are visiting so we suggest reading the power supplies page for a complete list of regions and countries. When travelling to Chad from a different country please double check the iPhone 5C can accept a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure that your iPhone 5C is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from over-heating whilst powering it up. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5C.

Charging the iPhone 5C in Chad

Can you use the iPhone 5C in Chad?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 5C to a Chadian power outlet.

What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 5C in Chad?

If you are travelling to multiple countries and bringing along more than your iPhone 5C then the best travel charger for Chad is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [11]. There are four different types of power outlets that Chadians use (D, C, E and F) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by switching the supplied plugs over. If your type of iPhone 5C supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of travel chargers, and compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

Unlike other adapters having a four port adapter will allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel chargers on your Chadian trip or using up additional power sockets. Because you are only needing a single USB travel charger will keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage while travelling. Because of their versatility these types of chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers without using up an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling to different places we suggest searching for a versatile power adapter like this at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [11] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Chad

The 4 port USB travel charger [11] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices using USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Chad 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 best selling compact option for travellers originating from America visiting Chad.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at almost half 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Chad.
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 5C in Chad?

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

Simple instructions showing how to power the iPhone 5C from a Chadian power outlet with the Apple USB Lightning connector with a Type C Europlug power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPhone 5C using a Chadian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will typically supply the cable with the iPhone 5C).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can recognise this plug supply by the two adjacent holes for live and neutral pins.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB mains 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. Switch on the Chadian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the phone will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is charging which should take roughly 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 5C from a Chadian power outlet

How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPhone 5C from a Chadian power outlet

Using the USB Lightning Apple cable with a Type D USB charger to charge your iPhone 5C with a Chadian power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPhone 5C using the Chadian power outlet you will need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], usually supplied with your iPhone 5C by Apple.
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type D USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can recognise this plug supply by the three circular holes in a triangular configuration for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the mains 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 Chadian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPhone 5C screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is charging which typically takes roughly 1-4 hours to recharge.
How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPhone 5C from a Chadian power outlet

How to use a Type E power charger for charging your iPhone 5C from a Chadian power outlet

Using the USB Lightning Apple cable and a Type E USB charger to charge your iPhone 5C with a Chadian power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 5C using the Chadian power outlet you will need to use a Type E USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], usually supplied with your iPhone 5C.
  2. Plug the Type E USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can identify this power supply by the two large adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral pins and a single metal earth pin protruding from the top to form a triangle pattern.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5C. The iPhone 5C Lightning connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 5C under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Chadian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPhone 5C screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is recharging which takes roughly 1 - 4 hours to recharge.
How to use a Type E power charger for charging your iPhone 5C from a Chadian power outlet

Powering the iPhone 5C with a Chadian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

Using a Lightning connector with a Type F Schuko power adapter to recharge your iPhone 5C with a Chadian power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your iPhone 5C using the Chadian power outlet you will need to use a Type F USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - typically supplied with your iPhone 5C.
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type F USB power adapter into the Chadian power outlet. You can identify the wall outlet by two 4.8mm adjacent holes next to each other where the twin pins slide into, plus two metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the mains 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 Chadian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPhone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is charging taking around 1-4 hours to recharge.
Powering the iPhone 5C with a Chadian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chad - Chadian country wikipedia page
  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/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  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
  6. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  7. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D mains power outlet
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  9. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet
  10. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  11. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters