How to charge your iPhone 5C from a power outlet in Kiribati

Using an Apple Lightning cable with a Type I power adapter to charge the iPhone 5C with a Kiribati power outlet.

Kiribati power outlet

Varying different combinations of region codes and plug types can all be confusing when planning to travel to another country, especially if you've never been there before. This guide was specifically written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge the iPhone 5C when you're travelling abroad.When you're travelling to Kiribati this page contains instructions showing how to supply power to your iPhone 5C using their standard 240 volt 50Hz Type I Kiribati plug outlet. When you are visiting Kiribati from a different country please ensure the iPhone 5C can be charged using a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) ensure that the iPhone 5C is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to avoid the device from being damaged during charging. If you intend to visit a Kiribati place such as Bairiki or Taburao refer to the Kiribati country Wikipedia page [1] for further details prior to travelling to the area. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5C.

Charging the iPhone 5C in Kiribati

Can you use the iPhone 5C in Kiribati?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 5C in Kiribati by using the correct power convertor.

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

If travelling with more than just your iPhone 5C or visiting multiple countries then the best international travel charger for Kiribati is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger.

Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the included plugs. If your iPhone 5C supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these types of USB power chargers and additional compatibility with more power hungry devices. Having a 4 port charger will allow you to recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack seperate power chargers on your trip to Kiribati. By only packing a single travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets with only a single wall outlet.

We suggest buying a versatile travel charger similar to this online, the multipurpose power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

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 5C, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be crucial for travellers to regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact option for travellers originating from North America visiting Kiribati using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 perfect for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Kiribati. [6] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 5C in Kiribati?

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

Using an Apple USB Lightning connector and a three pin Type I USB adapter to recharge your iPhone 5C from a Kiribati power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 5C from the Kiribati power outlet you will need a Type I USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple will normally include the cable when you first purchase your iPhone 5C.
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type I USB power adapter and plugging it in the power supply. You can recognise the power supply by three thin slots forming a triangle configuration with the top pair of slots sloping upwards for the live, neutral and ground.
  3. Connect one end of the Apple USB Lightning cord into the 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 your iPhone 5C.
  4. Switch on the Kiribati power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your cellphone will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 5C is charging, typically taking around 60-240 minutes to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type I power charger for recharging your iPhone 5C from a Kiribati power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Kiribati country 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, 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, 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, costs £10-£15.