Charging your iPhone 5C from a power outlet in Fiji

A step by step guide showing how to power the iPhone 5C with a Fijian power outlet using an Apple USB Lightning connector with a three pin Type I power adapter.

Fijian power outlet

If packing for a trip to Fiji it's useful to know if you can charge all your gadgets such as mobiles and laptops when you're there. However, without knowing which wall socket is being used in Fiji you are more likely to bring the wrong power charger, meaning needing to buy or borrow a suitable adaptor when you need to recharge which could be incompatible and damage the device. Differing voltages and standards can often be confusing when planning to stay in a new country, especially for the first time traveller. This page contains a guide demonstrating how to supply power to the iPhone 5C when going to Fiji by using their standard 240 volt 50Hz I Type wall outlet. Most power supplies are different depending on which region you are travelling to so please read the power supplies and Oceania page for a full list of regions and countries. When you are visiting Fiji from another country make sure that the iPhone 5C can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check that the device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overloading during charging. If you intend on travelling to a Fijian city like Nasinu we suggest reading the Wikipedia page about Fiji [1] for further information. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5C.

Charging the iPhone 5C in Fiji

Can the iPhone 5C be used in Fiji?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 5C to a Fijian power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

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What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 5C in Fiji?

When travelling with more than just your iPhone 5C or visiting more than one country the best international travel charger for Fiji to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the supplied plugs. If your iPhone 5C supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these USB travel chargers, plus compatibility with certain power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other travel chargers having a four port adapter means you can recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy seperate travel chargers for your Fijian trip. Because you are only packing a single international travel charger will also keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage while travelling and on hand for recharging your iPhone 5C at an airport or on your flight. Because of their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple phones and tablets without needing an additional power outlet.

We recommend buying a versatile travel charger of this nature online; the multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Fiji

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 5C, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover 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 compact power converter for travellers originating from North America visiting Fiji using 3 pinned type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from North America using type B plugs and offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a more flexible 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 Fiji. [6]
What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 5C in Fiji?

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

Using a Lightning Apple cable and a Type I USB charger to power the iPhone 5C from a Fijian power outlet.

  1. To power your iPhone 5C using the Fijian power outlet you will need to buy a Type I USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], normally already included with your iPhone 5C.
  2. Firstly insert the Type I USB power adapter in the Fijian power outlet. The wall outlet (known as the Type I power outlet [3]) can be recognised by three slots for the live, neutral and ground blades.
  3. Connect one end of the USB power cable into the mains 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 Fijian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of your cellphone will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 5C is charging, typically taking between 1 to 4 hours to recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone 5C with a Fijian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type I USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia page about Fiji
  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 £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, costs £15-£20.
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated cost around £10.