How to charge the iPhone 5 when staying in The Maldives

Instructions showing how to recharge the iPhone 5 with a Maldivian power outlet by using the Lightning Apple connector and a three pin Type G USB adapter, how to recharge the iPhone 5 using a Type D USB adapter and how to recharge the iPhone 5 using a three pinned Type J USB adapter

Maldivian power outlet

Various voltages and sockets can all be daunting when planning to travel to a different country to the first time traveller. However this isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used in the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need in advance to power your iPhone 5 in Maldives. If you are going to travel to Maldives the following instructions show charging your iPhone 5 by using the standard types G, D, J, K or L Maldivian 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets, please note that Type G wall outlets will be normally used by most Maldivians. When you are travelling to Maldives from a different region please ensure the iPhone 5 can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If the iPhone 5 was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check your device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to prevent the device from being damaged during charging. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5.

Charging the iPhone 5 in The Maldives

Can the iPhone 5 be used in The Maldives?

You can connect the iPhone 5 to a Maldivian power outlet by using a power convertor.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 5 in Maldives?

When you are travelling with more than your iPhone 5 then the best international travel power adapter for Maldives to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are five types of wall outlets that Maldivians use (types G, D, J, K and L) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type G. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the plugs. If your iPhone 5 supports Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these power chargers and additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other chargers having a four port charger will also allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to buy individual power chargers or using up additional power outlets. By only packing a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets and phones without using up an additional wall outlet.

We suggest buying this type of flexible power adapter at your preferred electronics retailer. The power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for The Maldives

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be useful for visitors of regions with unstable power grids. These travel adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power converter for travellers originating from America going to The Maldives using 3 pinned 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 and gives practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 The Maldives. [14] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 5 in Maldives?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPhone 5 from a Maldivian power outlet

Using the Lightning Apple cable with a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter to recharge your iPhone 5 from a Maldivian power outlet.

  1. To supply power to the iPhone 5 using a Maldivian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple should usually supply this cable with your iPhone 5.
  2. Begin by taking the Type G USB power adapter and inserting it into the Maldivian power outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by the 3 slots containing shutters forming a triangular pattern for live, neutral and earth pins.
  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 is situated at bottom of your iPhone 5 under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Maldivian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your cellphone will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 5 is recharging and takes roughly 1 - 4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPhone 5 from a Maldivian power outlet

Powering the iPhone 5 with a Maldivian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

A page on how to power your iPhone 5 from a Maldivian power outlet with a USB Lightning cable and a Type D power charger.

  1. In order to charge your iPhone 5 using a Maldivian power outlet you will need a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (typically already supplied with the iPhone 5 by Apple).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type D USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This power outlet (technically known as a Type D power outlet [6]) looks like three round holes forming a triangular shape.
  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 Maldivian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPhone 5 will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is powering up, typically taking around one to four hours to recharge.
Powering the iPhone 5 with a Maldivian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

How to use a Type J power charger for charging your iPhone 5 from a Maldivian power outlet

A page on how to power your iPhone 5 from a Maldivian power outlet by using a USB Lightning Apple connector and a Type J power charger.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 5 from the Maldivian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type J USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should usually supply this cable with your iPhone 5).
  2. Start the process by taking the Type J USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall outlet. This hexagon shaped wall supply, technically known as the Type J power outlet [8], looks like three large round holes forming a triangle configuration.
  3. Connect one end of the USB Apple cord into the power adapter 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 Maldivian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the cellphone screen 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 J power charger for charging your iPhone 5 from a Maldivian power outlet

Powering the iPhone 5 with a Maldivian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type K USB adapter

Instructions showing how to recharge the iPhone 5 with a Maldivian power outlet by using the Lightning Apple connector and a two pin Type K USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge the iPhone 5 from the Maldivian power outlet you will need a Type K USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should usually supply this USB cable with your iPhone 5).
  2. Plug in the Type K USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This wall supply, technically known as the Type K power outlet [10], looks like three large holes forming a triangular shape for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple USB Lightning power cord into the bottom of the mains USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5. You can find the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5 found at the bottom of your iPhone 5.
  4. Switch on the Maldivian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your phone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is charging which typically takes roughly 60-240 minutes to recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone 5 with a Maldivian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type K USB adapter

Powering the iPhone 5 with a Maldivian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type L USB adapter

A page on how to power your iPhone 5 from a Maldivian power outlet by using a USB Lightning connector and a Type L power charger.

  1. In order to charge your iPhone 5 using a Maldivian power outlet you will need a Type L USB power adapter [13] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (typically already supplied with the iPhone 5 by Apple).
  2. Plug in the Type L USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This squashed hexagon shaped plug outlet (sometimes called a Type L power outlet [12]) looks like 3 holes in a line for live, neutral and ground. Note there are two different types of Type L plug outlet rated for 10 amps and 16 amps. A 10 amp wall supply has 4mm thick round pins that are spaced 5.5mm apart, whilst the 16 amp version has larger 5mm pins spaced 8mm apart.
  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 Maldivian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPhone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is powering up, typically taking around 60-240 minutes to recharge.
Powering the iPhone 5 with a Maldivian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type L USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Maldives Wikipedia web page
  2. Apple - official iPhone user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - A Type G USB charger has three thick rectangular blades in a triangular shape with the longer top blade acting as the earthing pin, costs £15-£20.
  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, £10-£15.
  6. iec.ch - Type D power outlet
  7. Type D USB power adapter - The three pinned earthed Type D USB chargers have large rounded pins placed in a triangular shape, £20-£25.
  8. iec.ch - Type J power outlet
  9. Type J USB power adapter - Type J USB chargers have three rounded pins placed in a flattened triangular pattern with the top pin acting as an earth, £15-£20.
  10. iec.ch - Type K power outlet
  11. Type K USB power adapter - There are three pins on a Type K USB charger comprising of two large rounded pins and a bottom semi-circular grounding pin, costing £5-£10.
  12. iec.ch - Type L power outlet
  13. Type L USB power adapter - Earthed Type L USB chargers comprise of three 4mm pins placed in parallel 5.5mm apart, £5-£10.
  14. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, £10-£15.