How to charge your iPhone 5C from a power outlet in Vanuatu

A page on how to recharge the iPhone 5C with a Vanuatuan power outlet by using the Lightning Apple cable with a 3 pinned Type G power charger and how to recharge the iPhone 5C using a double pin Type C Europlug USB adapter.

Vanuatuan power outlet

Various voltages and standards can often be confusing when planning to travel to another country, especially for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of standards being used throughout the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to power the iPhone 5C in Vanuatu. This page contains step-by-step instructions telling you exactly how to charge your iPhone 5C when you're travelling to Vanuatu by using the standard G, C or I type 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. When you are visiting Vanuatu from a different country check that the iPhone 5C can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If the iPhone 5C was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overloading when powering up. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5C.

Charging the iPhone 5C in Vanuatu

Can you use the iPhone 5C in Vanuatu?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 5C in Vanuatu by using the correct power adaptor.

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

If you are travelling with more than just your iPhone 5C or visiting multiple countries then the best international travel power adapter for Vanuatu is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Ni-Vanuatu use three different standards of wall outlets (G, C and I) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for both types C and G.

As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the plugs. If your model of iPhone 5C can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel chargers plus support for more power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel chargers having a four port charger will also allow you to charge multiple devices at once without needing to pack individual travel adapters. Only needing to pack a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling as well as being on hand for charging your iPhone 5C at an airport or on a plane. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of adapters can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets and using only a single plug socket.

For those travelling regularly we recommend searching for this type of versatile power charger online. The power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Vanuatu

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 5C, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is necessary when visiting counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Vanuatu 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 best selling compact option for travellers originating from North 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 North America using type B plugs and gives the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at 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 ideal for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Vanuatu. [8] [AD]
What is the best power charger for the iPhone 5C in Vanuatu?

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

A page on how to recharge the iPhone 5C with a Vanuatuan power outlet by using the Lightning Apple cable with a 3 pinned Type G power charger.

  1. If you want to power the iPhone 5C from the Vanuatuan power outlet you'll need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - typically already supplied with the iPhone 5C by Apple.
  2. Begin by taking the Type G USB power adapter and inserting it into the wall outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by 3 holes with plastic shutters forming a triangular configuration.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB power charger 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 Vanuatuan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPhone 5C will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is powering up, typically taking around 60-240 minutes to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPhone 5C from a Vanuatuan power outlet

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

Using an Apple USB Lightning cable and a Europlug Type C USB adapter to charge the iPhone 5C with a Vanuatuan power outlet.

  1. In order to charge your iPhone 5C using a Vanuatuan power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple normally supply this cable with your iPhone 5C.
  2. Insert the Type C USB power adapter in the wall outlet. The plug outlet, sometimes called a Type C power outlet [6] or Europlug, is recognised by two circular adjacent holes next to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins slide into.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB Lightning charging cable into the bottom of 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 your iPhone 5C under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Vanuatuan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your cellphone will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 5C is charging which should take around one to four hours to recharge.
Powering the iPhone 5C with a Vanuatuan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia.org entry about Vanuatu
  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, priced 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, estimated cost £15-£20.
  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, costing £10-£15.
  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.