Charging your iPhone 5C from a power outlet in Palau

Using the Apple USB Lightning connector with a two pin Type A power adapter to charge your iPhone 5C with a Palauan power outlet and how to power the iPhone 5C using a Type B USB plug.

Palauan power outlet

Various combinations of standards and voltages can all be daunting when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never been there before. However this isn't as complicated as it appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards used throughout the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need to pick up in advance to charge your iPhone 5C . If planning a holiday to Palau these instructions show charging the iPhone 5C by using the types B or A 120 volt 60Hz plug outlets. If your iPhone 5C slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when travelling to Palau from a different country please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically electrical devices which come from a country which use a higher voltage (for example 220 volts) can take longer to charge or won't power up, check that the device is a dual voltage device (you'll find these are usually marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional 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 Palau

Can you use the iPhone 5C in Palau?

You can use the iPhone 5C in Palau.

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

When you are travelling with more than your iPhone 5C the best international travel charger for Palau to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different standards of plug sockets in Palau (B and A) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type A. As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world just by switching the included heads. If your model of iPhone 5C is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these USB travel chargers, plus additional compatibility with certain power hungry devices. Unlike other travel chargers having a 4 port adapter will allow you to power multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple power chargers on your trip. By only packing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage. Because of their versatility these types of power adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets without needing an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling to Palau we recommend buying a versatile power adapter like this at your preferred electronics retailer - the travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Palau

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 5C, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, 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 Palau using type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also 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 offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 Palau. [8] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 5C in Palau?

How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPhone 5C from a Palauan power outlet

Using the USB Lightning Apple cable with a Type A power adapter to power the iPhone 5C with a Palauan power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPhone 5C from a Palauan power outlet you'll need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple should typically include this USB cable with the iPhone 5C.
  2. Start by inserting the Type A USB power adapter into the Palauan power outlet. The wall outlet (sometimes called the Type A power outlet [3]) is identified by 2 adjacent slots next to each other for live and neutral blades.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Apple power cable into the bottom of the power adapter 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 Palauan 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 charging and takes around 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPhone 5C from a Palauan power outlet

How to use a Type B power charger for charging your iPhone 5C from a Palauan power outlet

A guide showing how to charge your iPhone 5C from a Palauan power outlet with a Lightning cable and a Type B USB charger.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPhone 5C using a Palauan power outlet you'll need a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (usually included with the device by Apple).
  2. Start by taking the Type B USB power adapter and plugging it into the wall supply. You can identify the wall outlet by two slots for live and neutral blades with a single semicircle hole below for the longer grounded pin.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5C. The iPhone 5C Lightning connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 5C under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Palauan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of the phone will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is charging, typically taking between 1 - 4 hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type B power charger for charging your iPhone 5C from a Palauan power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Palau entry on wikipedia
  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, costing around £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, £15-£20.
  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, priced at around £10.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced at £10-£15.