How to charge the iPhone 5S when planning a trip to Niger

The Wiki Connections guide on how to recharge the iPhone 5S with a Nigerien power outlet with a Lightning Apple connector with a Type A power adapter, how to charge the iPhone 5S using a three pinned Type B USB plug and how to recharge the iPhone 5S using a two pinned Type C power charger

Nigerien power outlet

Different voltages and standards can all be daunting when planning to travel to another country, especially if you've never visited before. If you are planning a vacation to Niger this page has useful instructions showing how to power your iPhone 5S using the standard Type D, A, B, C, E or F 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. Power sockets differ from country to country therefore please read our Wikiconnections world power supplies list where you'll find a complete list showing charging devices in different destinations. When you are visiting Niger from a different country please ensure that the iPhone 5S can be used with a 240v supply. If your iPhone 5S originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v check your iPhone 5S is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from being damaged during charging. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5S.

Charging the iPhone 5S in Niger

Can you use the iPhone 5S in Niger?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 5S in Niger.

What is the best power charger for the iPhone 5S in Niger?

When you are travelling with more than your iPhone 5S and visiting more than one country then the best travel charger for Niger to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [15]. There are six standards of power outlets that Nigeriens use (types D, A, B, C, E and F) and using a power charger like this ensures that you are covered for both types A and C.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the included heads over. If your iPhone 5S supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times with one of these travel adapters plus compatibility with more power hungry devices. Unlike other adapters having a 4 port charger means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to buy seperate power adapters or using up additional power outlets. Because you are only needing to bring a single international travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling. Due to their space saving versatility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets without using up an additional power outlet.

We recommend searching for a flexible travel adapter like this online, the power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [15] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Niger

The 4 port USB travel charger [15] 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 strips offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Niger and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable option for travellers originating from North America visiting Niger using type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs and is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a flexible 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Niger.
What is the best power charger for the iPhone 5S in Niger?

Charging the iPhone 5S from a Nigerien power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

The Wiki Connections guide on how to recharge the iPhone 5S with a Nigerien power outlet with a Lightning Apple connector with a Type A power adapter.

  1. To supply power to your iPhone 5S from the Nigerien power outlet you will need a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the cable is typically included with the iPhone 5S by Apple).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type A USB power adapter into the Nigerien power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by the 2 thin adjacent slots next to each other where the plug outlet pins go. Please be aware that power cords used with type A outlets which are rated at less that 240 V should not be used in Niger so please check first.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Lightning charging cable into the USB power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5S. The iPhone 5S Lightning connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 5S under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Nigerien power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your cellphone will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is powering up which should take between 1-4 hours to completely recharge.
Charging the iPhone 5S from a Nigerien power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPhone 5S from a Nigerien power outlet

Instructions on how to charge the iPhone 5S from a Nigerien power outlet with a USB Lightning cable with a Type B USB adapter.

  1. To power the iPhone 5S from the Nigerien power outlet you will need a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (this cable is normally included with the iPhone 5S by Apple).
  2. Firstly insert the Type B USB power adapter into the Nigerien power outlet. You can identify this power outlet by the 2 slots adjacent to each other where the short twin blades sit with a single semicircular hole below for the ground pin. Please note that power cords with type B outlets which are rated at less that 240 V shouldn't be used in Niger so we recommend checking first.
  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 5S. You can find the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5S situated at the bottom of the iPhone 5S.
  4. Switch on the Nigerien power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPhone 5S will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is charging and takes between one to four hours to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPhone 5S from a Nigerien power outlet

Charging the iPhone 5S from a Nigerien power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Using the Apple Lightning connector and a double pinned Type C Europlug power charger to recharge the iPhone 5S with a Nigerien power outlet.

  1. To supply power to your iPhone 5S from the Nigerien power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple should usually include the USB cable when you first purchase your iPhone 5S.
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter into the wall outlet. You can recognise the power supply by two circular adjacent holes where the twin plug outlet pins go.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple USB cord into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5S. You can find the Lightning connector on your iPhone 5S situated at the bottom of the iPhone 5S.
  4. Turn on the Nigerien power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the cellphone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is recharging and takes roughly 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Charging the iPhone 5S from a Nigerien power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Powering the iPhone 5S with a Nigerien power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Using a USB Lightning Apple connector with a Type D power charger to charge the iPhone 5S with a Nigerien power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 5S from the Nigerien power outlet you'll need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple will usually supply the USB cable when you purchase the iPhone 5S.
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type D USB power adapter in the power outlet. The plug outlet (technically known as the Type D power outlet [10]) can be identified by the three holes in a triangular pattern.
  3. Connect one 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 5S. The iPhone 5S Lightning connector can be found at bottom of your iPhone 5S under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Nigerien power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the cell screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is recharging taking around 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone 5S with a Nigerien power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Powering the iPhone 5S with a Nigerien power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

Using a USB Lightning Apple connector and a 2 pinned Type E power charger to recharge the iPhone 5S with a Nigerien power outlet.

  1. In order to power the iPhone 5S using the Nigerien power outlet you'll need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [13] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple typically supply this USB cable when you buy the iPhone 5S.
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type E USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by two 4.8mm circular adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral and a long metal earth pin protruding in the top to form a triangle configuration.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple USB cord into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5S. You can find the Lightning connector on your iPhone 5S situated at the bottom of the iPhone 5S.
  4. Turn on the Nigerien power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the cellphone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is recharging and takes roughly 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone 5S with a Nigerien power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

Charging the iPhone 5S from a Nigerien power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

The Wiki Connections guide on how to power the iPhone 5S with a Nigerien power outlet with a Lightning Apple connector with a Type F power adapter.

  1. In order to charge your iPhone 5S using a Nigerien power outlet you'll need to use a Type F USB power adapter [13] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - this cable is normally supplied with the iPhone 5S.
  2. Begin by taking the Type F USB power adapter and plugging it in the power supply. You can identify this plug outlet by the two round holes 19 mm adjacent to each other for live and neutral pins along with thin metal grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple USB cord into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5S. You can find the Lightning connector on your iPhone 5S situated at the bottom of the iPhone 5S.
  4. Turn on the Nigerien power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPhone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the mobile is recharging and takes roughly 60-240 minutes to recharge to 100% capacity.
Charging the iPhone 5S from a Nigerien power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Niger - Niger country page on Wikipedia
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/1000/MA1565/en_US/iphone_user_guide.pdf - Official iPhone user guide
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeA.htm - Type A power outlet
  4. Type A USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type A mains power outlet
  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
  6. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeB.htm - Type B power outlet
  7. Type B USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type B mains power outlet
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  9. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  10. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  11. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D mains power outlet
  12. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  13. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet
  14. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  15. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters