How to charge your iPhone 5 from a power outlet in Comoros

A step-by-step guide showing you how to charge the iPhone 5 from a Comorian power outlet with a Lightning Apple connector and a two pinned Europlug Type C power charger and charging the iPhone 5 using a Type E power plug.

Comorian power outlet

Various region codes and plugs can all cause confusion when planning on travelling to a different country for the first time traveller. This page has been written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPhone 5 when you're in Comoros.When going to Comoros this page has instructions showing how to power the iPhone 5 using their types E or C Comorian 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. If travelling to Comoros from another country double check your iPhone 5 can accept a 240 volt supply. If the iPhone 5 came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check your iPhone 5 is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from overheating whilst powering it up. If you are planning on visiting a Comorian destination like Moroni or Mutsamudu refer to the Comoros Wikipedia web page [1] for further details prior to travelling to the area. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5.

Charging the iPhone 5 in Comoros

Can you use the iPhone 5 in Comoros?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 5 in Comoros by using a power convertor.

What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 5 in Comoros?

If travelling with more than your iPhone 5 or visiting multiple countries then the best travel charger for Comoros is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two types of plug sockets in Comoros (E and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the included plugs. If your type of iPhone 5 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these power adapters, along with additional support for certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel adapters having a four port charger means you can power multiple devices at the same time without needing to bring multiple power chargers for your trip. Because you are only needing to pack a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand baggage. Because of their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers without needing an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling to Comoros we recommend searching for this type of versatile power charger at an electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Comoros

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 5, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be crucial for travellers to regions with unreliable power supplies. These travel converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Comoros and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 compact power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Comoros.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs. This gives the same functionality as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more generous 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 Comoros.
What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 5 in Comoros?

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

A step-by-step guide showing you how to charge the iPhone 5 from a Comorian power outlet with a Lightning Apple connector and a two pinned Europlug Type C power charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 5 using the Comorian power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple normally include this cable with your iPhone 5.
  2. First you'll need to plug in the Type C USB power adapter into the Comorian power outlet. The power supply can be recognised by the two circular holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Then connect one end of the power cable into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5. You can find the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5 situated at the bottom of your iPhone 5.
  4. Switch on the Comorian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your cellphone will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is powering up, typically taking around one-four hours to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Charging the iPhone 5 from a Comorian power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Powering the iPhone 5 with a Comorian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

Using an Apple Lightning cable and a Type E USB adapter to charge your iPhone 5 from a Comorian power outlet.

  1. In order to power your iPhone 5 using a Comorian power outlet you will need to use a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple should typically include the USB cable when you purchase the iPhone 5.
  2. Begin by taking the Type E USB power adapter and plugging it in the power outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by two round adjacent holes with a single long metal earth pin protruding in the top to form a triangular shape.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of 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 your iPhone 5 under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Comorian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPhone 5 will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is powering up which should take between 1-4 hours to fully recharge.
Powering the iPhone 5 with a Comorian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comoros - Comoros Wikipedia web 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/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  7. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters