How to charge your iPhone 5 from a power outlet in Papua New Guinea

Using an Apple Lightning cable with a Type I power adapter to charge the iPhone 5 with a Papua New Guinea power outlet.

Papua New Guinea power outlet

Differing combinations of voltages and region codes can all cause confusion when planning to stay in a different country for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of common standards being used throughout the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to charge your iPhone 5 in Papua New Guinea. This guide was specifically written to help prepare visitors wanting to power the iPhone 5 abroad.The following useful guide shows how to power the iPhone 5 in Papua New Guinea by using their 240 volt 50Hz I Type wall supply. Most power sockets will vary regionally so we recommend that you read our Wiki Connections travel power connections page for a complete list of powering devices in different countries. If travelling to Papua New Guinea from a different region check your iPhone 5 can accept a 240 volt supply. If the iPhone 5 was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check your iPhone 5 is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from overheating when powering up. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5.

Charging the iPhone 5 in Papua New Guinea

Can the iPhone 5 be used in Papua New Guinea?

You can connect the iPhone 5 to a Papua New Guinea power outlet.

What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 5 in Papua New Guinea?

If travelling with more than just your iPhone 5 or visiting multiple countries then the best international travel charger for Papua New Guinea is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the included plugs. If your type of iPhone 5 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times by using one of these types of power chargers and additional compatibility with more power demanding devices. Having a four port charger will also allow you to recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack seperate power adapters or using up additional wall sockets. By only packing a single travel charger will keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage. Because of their space saving versatility these types of travel 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 without using up an additional power outlet.

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

Alternative travel adapter for Papua New Guinea

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unreliable power supplies. These travel converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Papua New Guinea 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 most popular compact option for travellers originating from America visiting Papua New Guinea 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 travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 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 ideal for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Papua New Guinea. [6] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 5 in Papua New Guinea?

How to use a Type I power charger for charging your iPhone 5 from a Papua New Guinea power outlet

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

  1. To supply power to your iPhone 5 from the Papua New Guinea power outlet you'll need to buy a Type I USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - this cable is typically included with your device by Apple.
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type I USB power adapter in the Papua New Guinea power outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by 3 slots forming a triangular shape with the top two slots sloping upward for the live, neutral and earth blades.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the mains power 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. Switch on the Papua New Guinea power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your cell will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 5 is charging which takes around 60-240 minutes to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type I power charger for charging your iPhone 5 from a Papua New Guinea power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Papua New Guinea 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, £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, estimated price £15-£20.
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, £10-£15.