Charging the iPhone 5S when planning a trip to Oman

Learn how to recharge your iPhone 5S with an Omani power outlet using a Lightning connector with a Type G USB charger and recharging the iPhone 5S using a two pin Europlug Type C USB charger.

Omani power outlet

Differing combinations of frequencies and standards can all be daunting when planning to stay in a foreign country especially if you've never been there before. These instructions have been specifically written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPhone 5S when you're visiting abroad.When you're staying in Oman these useful instructions show how to supply power to the iPhone 5S by using their standard Type G or C Omani 240 volt 50Hz plug outlets, please note Type G plug outlets will be normally used by a majority of Omanis. When visiting Oman from a different region please check that the iPhone 5S can accept a 240 volt supply. If your iPhone 5S was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) check that the device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to avoid the device from overloading whilst powering it up. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5S.

Charging the iPhone 5S in Oman

Can you use the iPhone 5S in Oman?

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

What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 5S in Oman?

If you are travelling with more than your iPhone 5S or visiting more than one country the best international travel adapter for Oman is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two different types of power outlets that Omanis use (G and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for both types C and G.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by switching the supplied plugs over. If your type of iPhone 5S is compatible with Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these USB power adapters along with compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

This means you can recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple power adapters for your Omani trip or using up additional power sockets. Because you are only needing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage. Because of their versatility these types of chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets with just a single power outlet.

For those travelling to Oman we suggest searching for this type of flexible travel charger online; the travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Oman

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices using USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unstable power supplies. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Oman and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 option for travellers originating from America going to Oman 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 America using type B plugs and is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just 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 suitable for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Oman.
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 5S in Oman?

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

Using a Lightning connector with a Type G USB charger to recharge your iPhone 5S with an Omani power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your iPhone 5S using the Omani power outlet you will need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will typically supply the cable with the iPhone 5S).
  2. Plug the Type G USB power adapter into the Omani power outlet. You can recognise this power supply by the three rectangular slots containing shutters in a triangular shape for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Connect one end of the USB power cord into the bottom of 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. Turn on the Omani power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your cellphone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is charging which should take roughly one-four hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type G power charger for charging your iPhone 5S from an Omani power outlet

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPhone 5S from an Omani power outlet

Using the USB Lightning Apple cable and a two pin Europlug Type C USB charger to recharge your iPhone 5S with an Omani power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your iPhone 5S using the Omani power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will typically supply the cable with the iPhone 5S).
  2. Plug the Type C USB power adapter into the Omani power outlet. The power outlet (known as a Type C power outlet [6]) is identified by the 2 round adjacent holes where the twin plug outlet pins slide into.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Apple Lightning power cable 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. Switch on the Omani power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the cell will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is charging which typically takes roughly one to four hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPhone 5S from an Omani power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oman - Wikipedia.org web page about Oman
  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/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  7. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters