Charging your iPhone 5C from a power outlet in Guyana

Using the Apple USB Lightning connector with a three pin Type G power adapter to recharge your iPhone 5C with a Guyanese power outlet, how to power the iPhone 5C using a Type A USB charger and how to charge the iPhone 5C using a 3 pin Type B USB plug

Guyanese power outlet

Various combinations of standards and voltages can all be daunting when planning on travelling to another country if you've never been there before. If you're planning a holiday to Guyana these instructions show powering the iPhone 5C by using their types G, A, B or D 220 volt 60Hz wall outlets. If you are travelling to Guyana from a different region please check the iPhone 5C can accept a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v double check the device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from over-heating whilst powering it up. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5C.

Charging the iPhone 5C in Guyana

Can the iPhone 5C be used in Guyana?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 5C to a Guyanese power outlet by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 5C in Guyana?

If you are travelling to multiple countries then the best travel charger for Guyana is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are four standards of plug sockets in Guyana (G, A, B and D) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for both types A and G. As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the included heads. If your iPhone 5C supports Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of USB power adapters and additional support for more power demanding devices.

Having a four port adapter means you can recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring seperate travel chargers for your Guyanese trip. Only needing a single USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage. Because of their flexibility these types of power adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple phones and tablets without needing an additional plug socket.

If you travel to different countries we suggest searching for this type of versatile power adapter online. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Guyana

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, 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 best selling compact power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Guyana using 3 pinned 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. This offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Guyana. [12] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 5C in Guyana?

Powering the iPhone 5C with a Guyanese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Using the Apple USB Lightning connector with a three pin Type G power adapter to recharge your iPhone 5C with a Guyanese power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 5C using the Guyanese power outlet you will need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - this USB cable is usually supplied with your iPhone 5C by Apple.
  2. Start by plugging the Type G USB power adapter into the Guyanese power outlet. This plug supply, technically known as a Type G power outlet [3], looks like three rectangular slots forming a triangle shape for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the mains 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. Switch on the Guyanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPhone 5C screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 5C is powering up and takes roughly 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
Powering the iPhone 5C with a Guyanese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

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

Using the Apple USB Lightning connector with a double pinned Type A power adapter to power the iPhone 5C with a Guyanese power outlet.

  1. To power your iPhone 5C using the Guyanese power outlet you will need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - this USB cable is typically supplied with your iPhone 5C.
  2. Start by plugging the Type A USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can identify this plug supply by the 2 thin slots next to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple Lightning cable into the mains power adapter 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. Switch on the Guyanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPhone 5C screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is powering up and takes around 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge.
Powering the iPhone 5C with a Guyanese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Powering the iPhone 5C with a Guyanese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

A guide showing how to power your iPhone 5C with a Guyanese power outlet using the USB Lightning Apple connector with a Type B power adapter.

  1. If you want to power the iPhone 5C using the Guyanese power outlet you will need a Type B USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - this USB cable is typically supplied with your iPhone 5C by Apple.
  2. Start by plugging the Type B USB power adapter into the Guyanese power outlet. This plug supply, technically known as a Type B power outlet [8], can be recognised by two slots where the live and neutral blades go with a single hole below for the earth pin.
  3. Connect one end of the Apple cable into the bottom of the mains 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 Guyanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the cell screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is recharging which should take roughly one to four hours to fully recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone 5C with a Guyanese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Charging the iPhone 5C from a Guyanese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

A guide showing how to recharge your iPhone 5C with a Guyanese power outlet using an Apple USB Lightning connector with a three pinned Type D power adapter.

  1. To charge the iPhone 5C from the Guyanese power outlet you will need to use a Type D USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should typically include this USB cable with the iPhone 5C).
  2. Start by plugging the Type D USB power adapter into the wall supply. The power supply (sometimes called the Type D power outlet [10]) looks like 3 round holes forming a triangle pattern for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the mains 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. Switch on the Guyanese 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 which typically takes around one to four hours to fully recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPhone 5C from a Guyanese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Guyana entry 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, estimated price £30-£35.
  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, under £15.
  6. iec.ch - Type A power outlet
  7. 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, estimated cost £15-£20.
  8. iec.ch - Type B power outlet
  9. 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, costing around £10.
  10. iec.ch - Type D power outlet
  11. Type D USB power adapter - The three pinned earthed Type D USB chargers have large rounded pins placed in a triangular shape, priced £5-£10.
  12. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, £10-£15.