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

How to connect a Cook Islands power outlet to the iPhone 5C

Cook Islands power outlet

When packing for a holiday it's useful to know if you can use any common electrical devices such as mobile phones or tablets at your hotel. But by not knowing which wall socket is being used in The Cook Islands you may pack the wrong power charger, meaning having to buy a suitable power adaptor on arrival that could be incompatible and damage the device. Various combinations of frequencies and standards can often be confusing when planning on staying in another country if you've never visited before. If visiting The Cook Islands this page has instructions showing you charging the iPhone 5C by using their standard 240 volt 50Hz I Type Cook Islands plug outlet. You'll discover that power supplies differ depending on which region you are in therefore we recommend reading the Oceania page for a complete list of regions and countries. When visiting The Cook Islands from a different region make sure your iPhone 5C can be charged using a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v make sure the device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from overheating whilst powering it. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5C.

Charging the iPhone 5C in The Cook Islands

Can you use the iPhone 5C in The Cook Islands?

You can use the iPhone 5C in The Cook Islands by using a power adaptor.

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

If you are travelling to more than one country then the best travel charger for The Cook Islands to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by changing the heads. If your iPhone 5C supports Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these travel chargers, plus additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets.

This will also allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel chargers on your Cook Islands trip or using up additional power sockets. Because you are only packing a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage while travelling. Because of their flexibility these types of travel adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets without needing an additional wall outlet.

We recommend buying this type of versatile power adapter online; the power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with good reliably.

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 3 power converters offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both The Cook Islands 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 most popular portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting The Cook Islands using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs and offers practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for 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 ideal for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting The Cook Islands. [6] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 5C in The Cook Islands?

Powering the iPhone 5C with a Cook Islands power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type I USB adapter

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

  1. To charge the iPhone 5C from 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] (Apple usually include this USB cable when you buy your iPhone 5C).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type I USB power adapter into the Cook Islands power outlet. This plug supply (known as the Type I power outlet [3]) can be recognised by three slots forming an upside-down triangular configuration with the top pair of slots sloping upward for the live, neutral and ground blades.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB power 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. Switch on the Cook Islands power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPhone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is recharging, typically taking between one-four hours to recharge.
Powering the iPhone 5C with a Cook Islands power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type I USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - The Cook Islands Wikipedia page
  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, estimated price £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, £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.