Charging the iPhone 5 when planning a trip to The Cook Islands

Using the USB Lightning Apple cable and a 3 pin Type I USB charger to recharge your iPhone 5 with a Cook Islands power outlet.

Cook Islands power outlet

Varying complicated region codes and voltages can all lead to confusion when planning to travel to a new country, especially if you've never been there before. These instructions have been specifically written to prevent visitors having to worry if they'll be able to charge the iPhone 5 abroad.If travelling to The Cook Islands this page contains useful instructions showing charging the iPhone 5 by using their standard 240 volt 50Hz I Type Cook Islands plug outlet. If you are travelling to The Cook Islands from another country ensure your iPhone 5 can be charged using a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure your iPhone 5 is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to prevent the device from overheating during charging. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5.

Charging the iPhone 5 in The Cook Islands

Can you use the iPhone 5 in The Cook Islands?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 5 to a Cook Islands power outlet.

The Cook Islands

What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 5 in The Cook Islands?

When travelling with more than just your iPhone 5 the best international travel adapter for The Cook Islands is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger.

As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the included plugs over. If your type of iPhone 5 is compatible with Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these USB travel chargers, plus additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets. This means you can recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple power adapters. By only bringing a single international travel charger will also keep the weight and size down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage. Because of their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used back at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones, tablets and e-readers with just a single power outlet.

For those travelling to The Cook Islands we suggest searching for a flexible travel charger like this at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for The Cook Islands

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices using USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be useful when visiting regions with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both The Cook Islands and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact option for travellers originating from America going to The Cook Islands using 3 pin type B plug sockets.
  • 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 from the US using type B plugs. This gives almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with 1 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 suitable for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting The Cook Islands. [6]
What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 5 in The Cook Islands?

How to use a Type I power charger for recharging your iPhone 5 from a Cook Islands power outlet

A page showing how to charge your iPhone 5 with a Cook Islands power outlet using a Lightning cable and a 3 pin Type I power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPhone 5 using the Cook Islands power outlet you will need to use a Type I USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - usually supplied with your iPhone 5.
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type I USB power adapter into the Cook Islands power outlet. This plug supply (sometimes called the Type I power outlet [3]) can be recognised by 3 thin slots for the live, neutral and earth.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the mains power 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 the iPhone 5.
  4. Turn on the Cook Islands power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPhone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is charging which typically takes roughly 1-4 hours to recharge.
How to use a Type I power charger for recharging your iPhone 5 from a Cook Islands power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia entry about The Cook Islands
  2. Apple - official iPhone user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type I power outlet
  4. Type I USB power adapter - Type I USB chargers use three short flat blades in a V format with the top blade acting as a grounding pin, costing £20-£25.
  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 price £15-£20.
  6. 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.