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

A step-by-step guide showing how to charge the iPhone 5C from a Maldivian power outlet with a Lightning Apple connector with a Type G power charger, charging the iPhone 5C using a Type D power charger and how to recharge the iPhone 5C using a three pinned Type J USB charger

Maldivian power outlet

If you are organizing a vacation to Maldives it is useful to know in advance if you can power all your common electrical devices when you arrive. But without knowing which power supply to expect you are more likely to bring the wrong charger, therefore leaving you having to buy or borrow a potentially overpriced power adaptor when you need it. Varying complicated standards and voltages can often be daunting when planning on staying in another country to the first time traveller. This guide was specifically written to stop visitors worrying if they can charge their iPhone 5C when they are visiting abroad.This page contains simple instructions which shows exactly how to charge your iPhone 5C when you're visiting Maldives by using the standard G, D, J, K or L type 230 volt 50Hz power outlets, Type G plug outlets will be typically used by a majority of Maldivians. When you are visiting Maldives from a different region please ensure that the iPhone 5C can accept a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure your device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overloading when charging it. If you intend on visiting a place like Mal' please refer to the Maldivian entry on wikipedia.org [1] for more details prior to the location. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5C.

Charging the iPhone 5C in The Maldives

Can the iPhone 5C be used in The Maldives?

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

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

If travelling with more than your iPhone 5C or visiting multiple countries then the best travel charger for Maldives to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Maldivians use five different standards of wall outlets (G, D, J, K and L) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type G. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the heads over. If your model of iPhone 5C is compatible with Fast Charge (note not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these types of USB travel chargers plus compatibility with more power hungry devices. Unlike other adapters this will also allow you to charge multiple devices at once without needing to buy individual travel adapters. Because you are only needing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage. 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 speakers without needing an additional plug socket.

For those travelling on a regular basis we recommend buying a versatile travel adapter like this at an electronics retailer, the multipurpose power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for The Maldives

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, but 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 necessary when visiting counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 compact option for travellers originating from North America visiting The Maldives using type B American 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 America using type B plugs. This offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 The Maldives. [14] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 5C in Maldives?

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

A step-by-step guide showing how to charge the iPhone 5C from a Maldivian power outlet with a Lightning Apple connector with a Type G power charger.

  1. To supply power to your iPhone 5C from the Maldivian power outlet you'll need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the USB cable is usually already supplied with your device).
  2. Begin by taking the Type G USB power adapter and inserting it into the power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by the 3 holes containing plastic shutters in a triangle shape for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the power charger 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 Maldivian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPhone 5C will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is powering up which should take between 1-4 hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type G power charger for charging your iPhone 5C from a Maldivian power outlet

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

Using an Apple Lightning cable and a three pin Type D USB adapter to recharge your iPhone 5C from a Maldivian power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the iPhone 5C using a Maldivian power outlet you will need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple should typically include the USB cable when you first purchase your iPhone 5C.
  2. First you'll need to plug in the Type D USB power adapter in the Maldivian power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by three round holes forming a triangular configuration for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Then connect one end of the power cable into the bottom of the mains USB charger 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. Switch on the Maldivian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your phone will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 5C is charging which takes around 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type D power charger for charging your iPhone 5C from a Maldivian power outlet

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

Using the Lightning Apple cable with a Type J power charger to charge the iPhone 5C with a Maldivian power outlet.

  1. To power the iPhone 5C from the Maldivian power outlet you will need a Type J USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - the USB cable is usually already included with your device.
  2. Begin by taking the Type J USB power adapter and plugging it into the wall outlet. This flattened hexagon shaped plug supply (technically known as the Type J power outlet [8]) can be identified by three large holes in a triangular pattern.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Lightning charging cable into the USB mains adapter 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 Maldivian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the iPhone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is charging and takes between 1 - 4 hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type J power charger for recharging your iPhone 5C from a Maldivian power outlet

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

Using the Apple Lightning cable and a Type K USB adapter to charge your iPhone 5C from a Maldivian power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 5C from a Maldivian power outlet you will need a Type K USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple should usually include the USB cable when you purchase the iPhone 5C.
  2. First plug in the Type K USB power adapter into the wall outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by 3 large holes forming a triangular configuration with the bottom hole appearing semicircular in shape.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB Apple Lightning power cord into the bottom of the USB power 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. Turn on the Maldivian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of your phone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 5C is recharging which typically takes around 60-240 minutes to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type K power charger for recharging your iPhone 5C from a Maldivian power outlet

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

Using the Lightning Apple cable with a Type L power charger to recharge the iPhone 5C with a Maldivian power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the iPhone 5C using a Maldivian power outlet you will need to buy a Type L USB power adapter [13] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple should typically include the USB cable when you first purchase your iPhone 5C.
  2. First you'll need to plug in the Type L USB power adapter in the Maldivian power outlet. The flattened hexagon shaped wall supply (sometimes called a Type L power outlet [12]) can be recognised by the 3 circular adjecent holes forming a line. There are two types of Type L plug outlet, one rated for 10 amps and one for 16 amps. The 10 amp power supply has 4mm round pins that are spaced 5.5mm apart, and a 16 amp version has larger 5mm thick round pins spaced 8mm apart.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Apple USB Lightning power cord into the USB mains adapter 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 Maldivian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPhone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is charging and takes between 1 - 4 hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type L power charger for charging your iPhone 5C from a Maldivian power outlet

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  1. Wikipedia - Maldivian entry on wikipedia.org
  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, estimated price £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, estimated cost £15-£20.
  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, priced £5-£10.
  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, under £10.
  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, estimated cost £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, priced at £10-£15.
  14. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, £10-£15.