Charging the iPhone 5 when staying in Fiji

Using a Lightning connector and a Type I USB adapter to power the iPhone 5 with a Fijian power outlet.

Fijian power outlet

Complicated combinations of voltages and plug types can often lead to confusion when planning on visiting another country, especially to the first time traveller. However this isn't as complex as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards used throughout the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need in advance to charge the iPhone 5 . These guidelines have been written to stop people having to worry if they can charge their iPhone 5 when they are going to Fiji.When you are going to travel to Fiji this page contains instructions showing you how to charge your iPhone 5 by using their 240 volt 50Hz Type I Fijian power supply. If travelling to Fiji from a different country ensure that your iPhone 5 can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts double check your iPhone 5 is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from overloading during charging. If you plan to visit a city like Nasinu read the Fijian Wikipedia web page [1] for further details. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5.

Charging the iPhone 5 in Fiji

Can the iPhone 5 be used in Fiji?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 5 in Fiji.

Fiji

What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 5 in Fiji?

When you are travelling with more than your iPhone 5 the best travel power adapter for Fiji is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger.

As these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the heads over. If your type of iPhone 5 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these types of power adapters, plus additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other adapters having a 4 port charger means you can charge more than one device at once without needing to pack multiple travel chargers or occupying additional wall sockets. By only needing a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and phones and using only a single power outlet.

If you travel on a regular basis we suggest buying this type of versatile power charger at an electronics retailer, the travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Fiji

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 5, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Fiji 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 Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs. This gives the same set of features as the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a 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 perfect for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Fiji. [6]
What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 5 in Fiji?

How to use a Type I power charger for charging your iPhone 5 from a Fijian power outlet

Instructions on how to charge your iPhone 5 from a Fijian power outlet by using a USB Lightning connector and a Type I power adapter.

  1. In order to power the iPhone 5 from the Fijian power outlet you will need to buy a Type I USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - typically already included with your iPhone 5 by Apple.
  2. Start the process by taking the Type I USB power adapter and inserting it into the Fijian power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by the three thin slots in an upside-down triangular shape with a single vertical pin at the base and the top pair of slots sloping upward for the live, neutral and ground.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5. The iPhone 5 Lightning connector can be found at bottom of your iPhone 5 under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Fijian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the phone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is powering up and takes roughly 1 to 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type I power charger for charging your iPhone 5 from a Fijian power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Fijian Wikipedia web 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, priced at £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, costing £15-£20.
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, £10-£15.