How to charge the iPhone 5 when planning a trip to Vanuatu

A guide on how to recharge the iPhone 5 with a Vanuatuan power outlet with a Lightning Apple connector with a Type G power charger and recharging the iPhone 5 using a double pin Type C Europlug USB plug.

Vanuatuan power outlet

Varying complicated standards and plugs can all cause confusion when planning to visit a different country, especially if you've never been there before. These instructions have been written to prevent you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge your iPhone 5 abroad.The following step-by-step guide will show you how to power your iPhone 5 when you're travelling to Vanuatu using their types G, C or I Vanuatuan 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. If travelling to Vanuatu from another country check your iPhone 5 can be charged using 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 (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overheating when charging it. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5.

Charging the iPhone 5 in Vanuatu

Can you use the iPhone 5 in Vanuatu?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 5 in Vanuatu.

What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 5 in Vanuatu?

When you are travelling with more than your iPhone 5 and visiting more than one country then the best travel charger for Vanuatu to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are three different standards of power outlets that Ni-Vanuatu use (types G, C and I) and using a power charger like this ensures that you are covered for both types C and G.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the included heads over. If your iPhone 5 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these travel adapters, plus support for more power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other adapters having a 4 port adapter means you can power multiple devices at the same time without needing to bring individual power chargers or using up additional wall outlets. Only packing a single international USB travel charger will keep the size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand baggage and suitable for charging your iPhone 5 at an airport or on a plane. Due to their flexibility these types of power chargers can be used back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers and using only a single plug socket.

We suggest buying this type of versatile travel charger at an 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 on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Vanuatu

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 5, however 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 is crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. 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 adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power converter for travellers originating from America going to Vanuatu.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs. This offers almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half 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 perfect for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Vanuatu. [8] [AD]
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 5 in Vanuatu?

Charging the iPhone 5 from a Vanuatuan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

A guide on how to recharge the iPhone 5 with a Vanuatuan power outlet with a Lightning Apple connector with a Type G power charger.

  1. To supply power to your iPhone 5 from the Vanuatuan power outlet you will need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple will usually supply the USB cable when you purchase the iPhone 5.
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type G USB power adapter in the power outlet. This plug outlet (sometimes known as the Type G power outlet [3]) can be identified by three slots containing plastic shutters in a triangle shape.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Apple Lightning power cord into the bottom of the mains USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5. The iPhone 5 Lightning connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 5 under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Vanuatuan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the cell screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 5 is recharging taking around 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Charging the iPhone 5 from a Vanuatuan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

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

A guide showing how to power your iPhone 5 with a Vanuatuan power outlet by using a USB Lightning Apple connector and a 2 pinned Type C power charger.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 5 using a Vanuatuan power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple typically supply this USB cable when you buy the iPhone 5).
  2. First plug the Type C USB power adapter into the Vanuatuan power outlet. This ungrounded wall supply (called the Europlug) can be identified by the two round adjacent holes.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5. The iPhone 5 Lightning connector is situated at bottom of your iPhone 5 under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Vanuatuan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your phone will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 5 is charging, typically taking roughly 1-4 hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 5 from a Vanuatuan power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Vanuatu country page on Wikipedia
  2. Apple - official iPhone user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - A Type G USB charger has three thick rectangular blades in a triangular shape with the longer top blade acting as the earthing pin, costs £15-£20.
  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 cost around £15.
  6. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  7. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, priced £10-£15.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costing around £10.