How to charge the iPhone 5C when staying in New Caledonia

Using a USB Lightning cable with a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter to recharge your iPhone 5C from a New Caledonian power outlet and charging the iPhone 5C using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter.

New Caledonian power outlet

Various frequencies and region codes can often be daunting when planning on travelling to another country especially for the first time traveller. However this isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used throughout the world this article tells you exactly what to purchase in advance to charge your iPhone 5C in New Caledonia. This useful guide will show you what you'll need to charge your iPhone 5C when you are travelling to New Caledonia by using the standard types F or C New Caledonian 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. When you are visiting New Caledonia from a different country check your iPhone 5C can be used with a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check that your device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to avoid the device from over-heating whilst powering it up. If you intend to stay at a New Caledonian destination like Nouméa please read the New Caledonian Wikipedia page [1] for more information on visiting the area. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5C.

Charging the iPhone 5C in New Caledonia

Can the iPhone 5C be used in New Caledonia?

You can connect the iPhone 5C to a New Caledonian power outlet by using a power convertor.

What is the best power charger for the iPhone 5C in New Caledonia?

If travelling to more than one country the best travel charger for New Caledonia is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. New Caledonians use two different types of wall outlets (F and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by changing the supplied heads over. If your model of iPhone 5C can support Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters, and additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices. Having a four port charger means you can power multiple devices at once without needing to pack seperate power chargers. Because you are only bringing a single lightweight travel charger will keep the size down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage whilst travelling and convenient for recharging your iPhone 5C at the airport or on the plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets without using up an additional wall outlet.

If you travel regularly we recommend buying a multipurpose power charger similar to this at an electronics retailer. The power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries.

Alternative travel adapter for New Caledonia

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact option for travellers originating from North America going to New Caledonia using 3 pinned type B US 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 originating from North America using type B plugs. This offers almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting New Caledonia. [8] [AD]
What is the best power charger for the iPhone 5C in New Caledonia?

Powering the iPhone 5C with a New Caledonian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

A page on how to power your iPhone 5C from a New Caledonian power outlet with the Lightning Apple connector and a Europlug Type C power charger.

  1. In order to charge the iPhone 5C from the New Caledonian power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple normally include the USB cable with your iPhone 5C.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the New Caledonian power outlet. The plug outlet, sometimes known as the Europlug, is recognised by the two circular adjacent holes next to each other where the twin plug outlet pins slide into.
  3. Connect the USB end of the cord into the USB 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 New Caledonian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPhone 5C will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 5C is recharging taking roughly one-four hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone 5C with a New Caledonian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 5C from a New Caledonian power outlet

Using the Lightning Apple connector and a Type F power charger to power your iPhone 5C from a New Caledonian power outlet.

  1. To supply power to the iPhone 5C using a New Caledonian power outlet you will need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple normally include the USB cable with your iPhone 5C).
  2. Start the process by taking the Type F USB power adapter and plugging it into the New Caledonian power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by two adjacent holes where the twin pins slide into along with a pair of two thin metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the mains USB 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. Turn on the New Caledonian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your mobile screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the mobile is charging which should take roughly one-four hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 5C from a New Caledonian power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - New Caledonian Wikipedia page
  2. Apple - official iPhone user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, £10-£15.
  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 F power outlet
  7. Type F USB power adapter - Type F USB chargers are earthed using two clips at the top and bottom with two rounded 4.8mm pins set 19mm apart, priced around £15.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, around £10.