How to charge your iPhone 5C from a power outlet in Tunisia

Instructions showing how to charge the iPhone 5C from a Tunisian power outlet with an Apple USB Lightning cable and a Europlug Type C USB adapter and recharging the iPhone 5C using a two pinned Type E USB charger.

Tunisian power outlet

Varying different combinations of frequencies and region codes can all cause confusion when planning on visiting a foreign country to the first time traveller. This page has simple instructions telling you exactly how to charge your iPhone 5C when you're travelling to Tunisia by using the E or C type 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets, please note that Type E wall outlets will be used by most Tunisians. When you are travelling to Tunisia from another region please ensure that the iPhone 5C can accept a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v ensure the iPhone 5C is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from overloading whilst powering it. If you are planning on taking a trip to places such as Tunis or Sfax we also recommend referring to the Tunisia Wikipedia web page [1] for more indepth details prior to visiting the area. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5C.

Charging the iPhone 5C in Tunisia

Can the iPhone 5C be used in Tunisia?

You can connect the iPhone 5C to a Tunisian power outlet.

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

When you are travelling with more than just your iPhone 5C then the best international travel charger for Tunisia is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Tunisians use two different types of plug sockets (types E and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world just by changing the supplied heads over. If your iPhone 5C is compatible with Fast Charge (note not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times with one of these travel adapters, along with additional support for certain power demanding devices. Having a four port charger will also allow you to recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to buy seperate power chargers for your trip to Tunisia. Because you are only needing to bring a single international USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage whilst travelling and convenient for charging your iPhone 5C at an airport or on a plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets and using only a single plug socket.

For those travelling on a regular basis we recommend searching for this type of versatile power charger online. The power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Tunisia

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 5C, but 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 necessary for visitors of regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Tunisia 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 most popular compact power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Tunisia using 3 pin type B US plug sockets.
  • 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 from the US using type B plugs. This is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for 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 Tunisia. [8]
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 5C in Tunisia?

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

Instructions showing how to charge the iPhone 5C from a Tunisian power outlet with an Apple USB Lightning cable and a Europlug Type C USB adapter.

  1. In order to power the iPhone 5C using a Tunisian power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (this cable is typically included with your device).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the power supply. You can recognise the power supply by 2 round holes adjacent to each other.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB Apple Lightning power cord into the USB mains 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 your iPhone 5C.
  4. Switch on the Tunisian 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 5C is recharging which typically takes around one to four hours to recharge.
Powering the iPhone 5C with a Tunisian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

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

Using a Lightning Apple connector and a two pinned Type E USB adapter to recharge your iPhone 5C from a Tunisian power outlet.

  1. To supply power to the iPhone 5C from the Tunisian power outlet you'll need to use a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], normally supplied with the iPhone 5C by Apple.
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type E USB power adapter into the wall outlet. You can recognise the power supply by two round holes 19mm adjacent to each other along with one metal earth pin protruding from the top to form a triangular configuration.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB Lightning charging 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 can be found at bottom of your iPhone 5C under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Tunisian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPhone 5C will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is charging, typically taking around 60-240 minutes to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPhone 5C from a Tunisian power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Tunisia Wikipedia web page
  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, costs £10-£15.
  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, £15-£20.
  6. iec.ch - Type E power outlet
  7. Type E USB power adapter - There are two 4.8mm pins on Type E USB chargers which are placed 19mm apart and may include a hole for an earthing pin, costs under £10.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced at £10-£15.