Charging the iPhone 5C from a power outlet in French Polynesia

Instructions showing how to recharge your iPhone 5C with a French Polynesian power outlet using the USB Lightning Apple cable and a 2 pin Type A power charger, how to charge the iPhone 5C using a 3 pin Type B power adapter and how to power the iPhone 5C using a Type E USB plug

French Polynesian power outlet

Complicated combinations of frequencies and standards can often be confusing when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never been there before. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets used in the world this article shows exactly what you'll need to pick up in advance to charge your iPhone 5C . These instructions have been specifically written to help assist people wanting to power their iPhone 5C when staying abroad.When you're visiting French Polynesia this page has instructions showing you charging the iPhone 5C by using their standard Type E, A or B 110 volt 60Hz wall outlets. You'll discover power supplies will vary depending on which area you are in therefore we recommend reading the World power supplies page for a complete list of regions and countries. If the iPhone 5C does not power up or charges slowly when visiting French Polynesia from a different country then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Devices which originated from another country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts can take longer to charge or won't turn on, so check the device is a dual voltage device (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to ensure proper use. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5C.

Charging the iPhone 5C in French Polynesia

Can the iPhone 5C be used in French Polynesia?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 5C to a French Polynesian power outlet.

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What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 5C in French Polynesia?

When travelling with more than just your iPhone 5C and visiting multiple countries the best international travel charger for French Polynesia to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are three types of wall outlets in French Polynesia (E, A and B) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type A. As these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple 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 with one of these types of travel chargers, plus additional support for certain power hungry devices.

Unlike other adapters this will allow you to charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack multiple power adapters. By only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand luggage while travelling. Because of their versatility these types of chargers can be used when you return home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets with just a single wall outlet.

We recommend buying this type of versatile travel charger online. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for French Polynesia

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 the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both French Polynesia 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 visiting French Polynesia.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs and offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with only 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 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 ideal for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting French Polynesia. [10]
What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 5C in French Polynesia?

Powering the iPhone 5C with a French Polynesian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Using the USB Lightning Apple cable and a Type A USB charger to charge your iPhone 5C with a French Polynesian power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your iPhone 5C using the French Polynesian power outlet you will need to use a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], this USB cable is normally already included with the device by Apple.
  2. Start by taking the Type A USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. The power outlet, sometimes known as a Type A power outlet [3], can be recognised by 2 thin adjacent slots where the plug outlet blades slide into.
  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 French Polynesian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPhone 5C screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is charging which typically takes around 1-4 hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone 5C with a French Polynesian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Charging the iPhone 5C from a French Polynesian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

A page showing how to recharge your iPhone 5C from a French Polynesian power outlet with the Apple USB Lightning connector with a Type B USB charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 5C using the French Polynesian power outlet you will need to use a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - this USB cable is normally already included with the iPhone 5C.
  2. Start by inserting the Type B USB power adapter into the French Polynesian power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the two slots adjacent to each other for live and neutral blades with a semicircle hole below for the earthed pin.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the mains power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5C. You can find the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5C situated at the bottom of the iPhone 5C.
  4. Turn on the French Polynesian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the phone will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 5C is charging which should take roughly 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPhone 5C from a French Polynesian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Charging the iPhone 5C from a French Polynesian power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

Using a Lightning Apple cable and a 2 pin Type E power adapter to recharge your iPhone 5C with a French Polynesian power outlet.

  1. To charge the iPhone 5C from a French Polynesian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will usually include this USB cable when you buy the iPhone 5C).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type E USB power adapter into the power supply. The circular wall outlet can be recognised by two circular adjacent holes next to each other where the live and neutral pins slide into and a single metal earth pin protruding the top to form a triangle pattern.
  3. Plug in one end of the Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB charger 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 French Polynesian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the cellphone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is recharging, typically taking between 1 to 4 hours to recharge.
Charging the iPhone 5C from a French Polynesian power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia.org web page about French Polynesia
  2. Apple - official iPhone user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type A power outlet
  4. Type A USB power adapter - An unearthed Type A USB charger has 2 parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes near the tip of each blade, priced at under £3.
  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, around £15.
  6. iec.ch - Type B power outlet
  7. Type B USB power adapter - 3 pinned Type B USB chargers have a single unearthed round pin along with 2 shorter parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes in the end of each blade, costing around £20.
  8. iec.ch - Type E power outlet
  9. Type E USB power adapter - There are two 4.8mm pins on Type E USB chargers which are placed 19mm apart and may include a hole for an earthing pin, estimated cost £5-£10.
  10. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated price around £10.