Charging the iPhone 5S when planning a trip to Lebanon

The WikiConnections guide showing how to charge your iPhone 5S with a Lebanese power outlet using the USB Lightning Apple cable and a 2 pin Type A USB charger, how to power the iPhone 5S using a Type G USB plug and charging the iPhone 5S using a three pinned Type B power adapter

Lebanese power outlet

Varying different region codes and voltages can all be daunting when planning on travelling to another country for the first time traveller. This page contains simple instructions which shows how to supply power to the iPhone 5S when you're in Lebanon using the Type G, A, B, C or D Lebanese 220 volt 50Hz power outlets, Type G wall outlets are normally used by a majority of Lebanese. If you are visiting Lebanon from another country make sure that the iPhone 5S can be used with a 240 volt supply. If your iPhone 5S was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts check that the iPhone 5S is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from being damaged when powering up. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5S.

Charging the iPhone 5S in Lebanon

Can you use the iPhone 5S in Lebanon?

You can use the iPhone 5S in Lebanon by using a power adaptor.

What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 5S in Lebanon?

When travelling to more than one country then the best travel charger for Lebanon to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [14]. There are five different types of power outlets that Lebanese use (G, A, B, C and D) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for both types A, C and G. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world simply by changing the heads. If your iPhone 5S supports Fast Charge (note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these travel chargers, plus additional support for more power demanding devices.

Unlike other adapters having a four port adapter will allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to buy individual power adapters for your Lebanese trip. By only bringing a single international travel charger will keep the size down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage and convenient for charging your iPhone 5S at the airport or on your flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers with just a single power outlet.

For those travelling to Lebanon we suggest buying an adaptable travel charger like this online; the travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [14] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Lebanon

The 4 port USB travel charger [14] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Lebanon and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Lebanon using 3 pin type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs. This gives almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at almost half 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 Lebanon.
What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 5S in Lebanon?

How to use a Type G power charger for charging your iPhone 5S from a Lebanese power outlet

Using the USB Lightning Apple cable and a 3 pin Type G power charger to charge your iPhone 5S with a Lebanese power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 5S using the Lebanese power outlet you will need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - this USB cable is normally already included with the device.
  2. Start by taking the Type G USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. The power supply, technically called the Type G power outlet [3], can be identified by 3 rectangular slots with plastic shutters in a triangular shape.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter 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 Lebanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPhone 5S screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is charging which typically takes around 1-4 hours to recharge.
How to use a Type G power charger for charging your iPhone 5S from a Lebanese power outlet

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

The WikiConnections guide showing how to charge your iPhone 5S with a Lebanese power outlet using the USB Lightning Apple cable and a 2 pin Type A USB charger.

  1. To charge the iPhone 5S from the Lebanese power outlet you will need to use a Type A USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple usually include this USB cable with the iPhone 5S).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type A USB power adapter into the power supply. You can identify the power supply by the two slots adjacent to each other. Please be aware that power cables used with type A outlets which are rated at less that 240 volts should not be used in The Lebanon so please check prior to turning the power on.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the mains power adapter 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. Turn on the Lebanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your cell will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 5S is powering up and takes around 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone 5S with a Lebanese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

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

The Wiki Connections page showing how to charge your iPhone 5S with a Lebanese power outlet with the USB Lightning Apple cable with a Type B USB charger.

  1. To charge the iPhone 5S from a Lebanese power outlet you'll need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will usually include this USB cable when you buy the iPhone 5S).
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type B USB power adapter into the Lebanese power outlet. The power outlet, sometimes known as a Type B power outlet [8], can be recognised by 2 thin slots parallel to each other where the short two plug outlet blades sit with a hole below for the slightly long grounded pin. Please be aware that power cords with type B plugs which are rated at less that 240 volts should not be used in The Lebanon so we suggest checking first.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the mains USB 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 Lebanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the phone will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is charging which should take between 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone 5S with a Lebanese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

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

Learn how to recharge your iPhone 5S with a Lebanese power outlet using the USB Lightning Apple cable and a 2 pin Europlug Type C power adapter.

  1. To charge your iPhone 5S from the Lebanese power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple usually include this USB cable with the iPhone 5S).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the power supply. You can recognise this plug supply by the two round holes adjacent to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB 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. Switch on the Lebanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the phone will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is charging which takes between 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge.
Powering the iPhone 5S with a Lebanese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

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

Using the USB Lightning Apple cable and a Type D USB charger to charge your iPhone 5S with a Lebanese power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your iPhone 5S using the Lebanese power outlet you will need to use a Type D USB power adapter [13] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple will typically supply the cable with the iPhone 5S.
  2. Start by taking the Type D USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. The wall outlet, sometimes called the Type D power outlet [12], looks like 3 circular holes in a triangle pattern.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Apple charging cord into the USB power adapter 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. Turn on the Lebanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPhone 5S screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is powering up and takes around one to four hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone 5S with a Lebanese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lebanon - Lebanon Wikipedia page
  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/typeG.htm - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - Provides power from a type G mains power supply
  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/typeA.htm - Type A power outlet
  7. Type A USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type A mains power outlet
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeB.htm - Type B power outlet
  9. Type B USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type B mains power outlet
  10. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  11. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  12. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  13. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D mains power outlet
  14. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters