How to charge the iPhone 5C when planning a trip to Papua New Guinea

Using a USB Lightning Apple connector and a Type I power charger to charge the iPhone 5C from a Papua New Guinea power outlet.

Papua New Guinea power outlet

If you are planning a holiday to Papua New Guinea it is useful to know in advance if you'll be able to use your electrical devices such as cell phones or laptop computers when you arrive. By not knowing which power supply is used in Papua New Guinea you are likely to bring the wrong charger, therefore needing to purchase a suitable charger on arrival. Complicated voltages and plugs can all be confusing when planning on visiting another country to the first time traveller. This page has simple instructions telling you exactly what you'll need to supply power to the iPhone 5C when staying in Papua New Guinea using their standard 240 volt 50Hz Type I Papua New Guinea power outlet. When you are visiting Papua New Guinea from another country please make sure that your iPhone 5C can accept a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v ensure that the device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to stop the device from overheating whilst powering it up. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5C.

Charging the iPhone 5C in Papua New Guinea

Can the iPhone 5C be used in Papua New Guinea?

You can use the iPhone 5C in Papua New Guinea by using the correct power convertor.

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

When you are travelling with more than your iPhone 5C and visiting more than one country the best travel power adapter for Papua New Guinea to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by switching the plugs over. If your iPhone 5C is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times with one of these USB travel adapters plus additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices.

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

For those travelling often we recommend buying 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 tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Papua New Guinea

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be necessary for travellers to regions with unreliable power supplies. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering 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 converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable power converter for travellers originating from North America going to 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 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 more 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 a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Papua New Guinea. [6] [AD]
What is the best power charger for the iPhone 5C in Papua New Guinea?

Powering the iPhone 5C with a Papua New Guinea power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type I USB adapter

A guide on how to charge the iPhone 5C from a Papua New Guinea power outlet with a Lightning cable and a three pin Type I USB charger.

  1. In order to power the iPhone 5C using 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] - Apple typically supply this USB cable when you buy the iPhone 5C.
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type I USB power adapter in the Papua New Guinea power outlet. This wall supply, technically known as a Type I power outlet [3], can be identified by three slots for the live, neutral and ground blades.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB Lightning power cord into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5C. The iPhone 5C Lightning connector can be found at bottom of your iPhone 5C under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Papua New Guinea power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your phone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 5C is powering up, typically taking roughly 1-4 hours to completely recharge.
Powering the iPhone 5C with a Papua New Guinea power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type I USB adapter

See also

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