How to charge the iPhone 5C when staying in East Timor

A step-by-step guide showing you how to charge the iPhone 5C with an East Timor power outlet by using a USB Lightning Apple connector and a Type E power charger, powering the iPhone 5C using a two pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter and recharging the iPhone 5C using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

East Timor power outlet

Varying different combinations of standards and plugs can all be daunting when planning on travelling to a foreign country especially if you've never visited before. These instructions were written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge the iPhone 5C when going abroad.When you're visiting East Timor the following instructions show charging your iPhone 5C using their Type E, C, F or I 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. You will find that most power sockets will vary regionally so we recommend reading our Wiki Connections travel power sockets guide where you'll find a complete list of powering devices in different regions. If travelling to East Timor from another country please ensure that the iPhone 5C can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If the iPhone 5C came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v check that your device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from overheating when charging it. If you plan on travelling to a place like Dili please read the East Timor page on wikipedia.org [1] for more information on visiting the area. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5C.

Charging the iPhone 5C in East Timor

Can the iPhone 5C be used in East Timor?

You can use the iPhone 5C in East Timor.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 5C in East Timor?

When travelling to more than one country the best travel charger for East Timor is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. There are four different standards of wall outlets in East Timor (types E, C, F and I) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by switching the plugs. If your iPhone 5C is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters, along with additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Having a four port charger means you can power multiple devices at once without needing to pack seperate power chargers or using up additional wall outlets. Only needing to pack a single international USB travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple phones and tablets without using up an additional power outlet.

If you travel frequently we recommend searching for a multipurpose power charger similar to this at an electronics retailer. The power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for East Timor

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 5C, however for those 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 necessary when visiting counties with unreliable power supplies. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both East Timor 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 visiting East Timor using 3 pinned type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs. This offers almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at almost half 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 East Timor.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 5C in East Timor?

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

Instructions on how to recharge the iPhone 5C from an East Timor power outlet with the Lightning Apple connector and a Type C power charger.

  1. In order to charge the iPhone 5C from the East Timor 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 include the USB cable with your iPhone 5C).
  2. Begin by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This wall supply, also called the Type C power outlet [3], is recognised by the two round adjacent holes.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the mains USB adapter 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 East Timor 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 is recharging and takes between 60-240 minutes to recharge.
Charging the iPhone 5C from an East Timor power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

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

Learn how to recharge your iPhone 5C from an East Timor power outlet with the Lightning Apple connector and a Type E power charger.

  1. To supply power to the iPhone 5C using an East Timor power outlet you will need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple normally include the USB cable with your iPhone 5C.
  2. Start the process by taking the Type E USB power adapter and plugging it into the power outlet. This round wall supply (called a Type E power outlet [6]) can be recognised by the two large circular adjacent holes next to each other and one metal earth pin protruding in the top in a triangle shape.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the mains USB adapter 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 East Timor power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPhone 5C will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 5C is recharging and takes between one-four hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPhone 5C from an East Timor power outlet

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

A step-by-step guide showing you how to charge the iPhone 5C with an East Timor power outlet by using the Lightning Apple connector and a Type F power charger.

  1. To supply power to the iPhone 5C using an East Timor power outlet you will need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple normally include the USB cable with your iPhone 5C.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type F USB power adapter into the East Timor power outlet. The sunken circular power supply can be identified by two large circular holes 19 mm adjacent to each other for live and neutral pins along with grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the cord into the bottom of the mains USB adapter 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 East Timor power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your mobile screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the mobile is charging which typically takes roughly 60-240 minutes to recharge.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 5C from an East Timor power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timor-Leste - East Timor page on wikipedia.org
  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. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters