How to charge the iPhone 5 from a power outlet in Angola

A guide on how to power your iPhone 5 from an Angolan power outlet with a USB Lightning cable and a Type C power adapter.

Angolan power outlet

Different combinations of standards and plugs can often be confusing when planning to visit another country, especially for the first time traveller. These instructions were written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPhone 5 when you are staying abroad.These instructions shows you what you'll need to supply power to your iPhone 5 when you're visiting Angola by using the standard 220 volt 50Hz Type C Angolan plug outlet, the Angolans will use Europlugs for wall outlets. You'll discover most power sockets will vary depending on which country you're taking a trip to therefore please read the WikiConnections travel power connections list for a full list showing regions. If travelling to Angola from another region double check your iPhone 5 can be used with a 240v supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts ensure that the iPhone 5 is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from overheating when powering up. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5.

Charging the iPhone 5 in Angola

Can the iPhone 5 be used in Angola?

You can connect the iPhone 5 to an Angolan power outlet.

Angola

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

When you are travelling to more than one country then the best international travel power adapter for Angola to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world simply by switching the plugs over. If your model of iPhone 5 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these types of USB travel adapters, along with additional support for certain power demanding devices. This means you can power multiple devices at once without needing to buy individual travel adapters. Because you are only needing to bring a single international USB travel charger will also keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage. 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 phones, tablets and speakers without using up an additional wall outlet.

We suggest buying this type of flexible travel adapter at an electronics retailer. The power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Angola

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 5, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Angola 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 most popular compact option for travellers originating from North America visiting Angola.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs. This is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at almost half the 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 Angola. [6]
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 5 in Angola?

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

Instructions on how to power your iPhone 5 from an Angolan power outlet with a USB Lightning cable and a Type C power adapter.

  1. To supply power to the iPhone 5 using the Angolan power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will typically supply this cable when you first purchase your iPhone 5).
  2. Plug in the Type C USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by the 2 adjacent holes next to each other.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB Apple Lightning 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 Angolan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the cell screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is powering up, typically taking roughly 60-240 minutes to recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 5 from an Angolan power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia page about Angola
  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, estimated cost £5-£10.
  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, priced £15-£20.
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, £10-£15.