How to charge the iPhone 5 when planning a trip to Kiribati

How to connect a Kiribati power outlet to the iPhone 5

Kiribati power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of standards and plugs can often cause confusion when planning to visit a different country, especially if you've never visited before. With only a handful of different types of common standards being used throughout the world this article shows exactly what to pick up in advance to power the iPhone 5 in Kiribati. This guide was written to prevent people having to worry if they'll be able to power their iPhone 5 when they are travelling abroad.If you are staying in Kiribati this page has useful instructions showing how to supply power to your iPhone 5 by using the 240 volt 50Hz I Type wall supply. If visiting Kiribati from a different country make sure the iPhone 5 can accept a 240v supply. If your iPhone 5 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) check your iPhone 5 is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to prevent the device from being damaged whilst powering it up. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5.

Charging the iPhone 5 in Kiribati

Can you use the iPhone 5 in Kiribati?

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

Kiribati

What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 5 in Kiribati?

When you are travelling with more than just your iPhone 5 and visiting more than one country the best travel adapter for Kiribati to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by changing the plugs over. If your iPhone 5 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these travel adapters plus additional compatibility with more power demanding devices.

Having a 4 port adapter will also allow you to charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring multiple power chargers or using up additional wall outlets. Because you are only needing to bring a single international travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage whilst travelling as well as being on hand for recharging your iPhone 5 at the airport or on a flight. Because of their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets and phones without using up an additional power outlet.

If you travel to Kiribati we recommend searching for this type of flexible power adapter at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Kiribati

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 5, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which can be necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable power supplies. These travel adapters come 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 travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Kiribati using type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from North America using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at almost half 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Kiribati. [6]
What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 5 in Kiribati?

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

Using a USB Lightning Apple connector with a Type I power adapter to charge the iPhone 5 from a Kiribati power outlet.

  1. To power the iPhone 5 from a Kiribati power outlet you will need to buy a Type I USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will usually supply the USB cable when you first purchase your iPhone 5).
  2. Start by taking the Type I USB power adapter and inserting it into the power outlet. You can identify this power outlet by the 3 thin slots forming a triangle configuration with a single vertical pin at the bottom and the top pair of slots sloping upward for the live, neutral and earth.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5. You can find the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5 situated at the bottom of your iPhone 5.
  4. Turn on the Kiribati power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the mobile screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 5 is recharging which takes around 1 - 4 hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type I power charger for charging your iPhone 5 from a Kiribati power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Kiribati 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, £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, priced at £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 price £10-£15.