How to charge the iPhone 5S in The Cook Islands

How to connect a Cook Islands power outlet to the iPhone 5S

Cook Islands power outlet

Different combinations of voltages and standards can often be confusing when planning to travel to a foreign country especially for the first time traveller. These instructions were written to stop visitors needing to worry if they can power the iPhone 5S abroad.The following step-by-step instructions will show you exactly how to power the iPhone 5S when visiting The Cook Islands using their 240 volt 50Hz I Type power outlet. When travelling anywhere you'll find that most power supplies change from country to country so please read the Wiki Connections global power connections page for a full list showing charging devices in different destinations. If travelling to The Cook Islands from another region double check your iPhone 5S can be used with a 240v supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts ensure that the iPhone 5S is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from overheating when charging it. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5S.

Charging the iPhone 5S in The Cook Islands

Can the iPhone 5S be used in The Cook Islands?

You can connect the iPhone 5S to a Cook Islands power outlet by using a power convertor.

What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 5S in The Cook Islands?

If travelling with more than your iPhone 5S then the best travel charger for The Cook Islands is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [6].

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world just by changing the supplied heads over. If your model of iPhone 5S supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters plus support for certain power demanding devices.

Having a 4 port charger means you can power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring multiple travel adapters. Only needing to pack a single international USB travel charger will also keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage as well as being convenient for recharging your iPhone 5S at the airport or on the plane. Due to their 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 tablets, phones and speakers without needing an additional power outlet.

We suggest buying this type of flexible power charger online. The power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for The Cook Islands

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable power grids. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 portable power converter for travellers originating from America going to The Cook Islands using 3 pinned type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and gives practically the same set of features 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 perfect for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting The Cook Islands.
What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 5S in The Cook Islands?

How to use a Type I power charger for recharging your iPhone 5S from a Cook Islands power outlet

Using the Lightning Apple connector with a 3 pinned Type I USB adapter to recharge your iPhone 5S from a Cook Islands power outlet.

  1. To supply power to your iPhone 5S from the Cook Islands power outlet you'll need to use a Type I USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will typically supply this cable when you first purchase your iPhone 5S).
  2. Start the process by taking the Type I USB power adapter and plugging it into the power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by three thin slots for the live, neutral and ground.
  3. Connect one end of the Apple USB Lightning power cable into the mains USB adapter 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. Switch on the Cook Islands power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the cell screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is powering up which takes roughly 60-240 minutes to recharge.
How to use a Type I power charger for recharging your iPhone 5S from a Cook Islands power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cook_Islands - The Cook Islands Wikipedia web 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/typeI.htm - Type I power outlet
  4. Type I USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type I 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. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters