Charging your iPhone 5S from a power outlet in Vanuatu

Simple instructions showing you how to power the iPhone 5S from a Vanuatuan power outlet with a Lightning cable and a 3 pin Type G power adapter and how to power the iPhone 5S using a Type C Europlug power adapter.

Vanuatuan power outlet

Varying different region codes and voltages can all be daunting when planning on staying in another country if you've never been there before. With only a handful of different types of sockets being used in the world this article shows exactly what to purchase in advance to power your iPhone 5S . This guide was written to prevent visitors having to worry if they'll be able to charge the iPhone 5S when they're staying in Vanuatu.The following guide tells you exactly what you'll need to charge the iPhone 5S when you're travelling to Vanuatu using their standard G, C or I type Vanuatuan 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. If visiting Vanuatu from a different country please check the iPhone 5S can accept a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure your device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to avoid the device from over-heating when powering up. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5S.

Charging the iPhone 5S in Vanuatu

Can the iPhone 5S be used in Vanuatu?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 5S to a Vanuatuan power outlet.

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

If you are travelling with more than your iPhone 5S the best international travel adapter for Vanuatu to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are three types of power outlets that Ni-Vanuatu use (G, C and I) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for both types C and G. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by switching the supplied plugs over. If your type of iPhone 5S supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times by using one of these USB power adapters, plus additional support for more power demanding devices.

Unlike other adapters having a four port adapter will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple power adapters or occupying additional wall sockets. Because you are only needing a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage and on hand for recharging your iPhone 5S at the airport or on your flight. Due to their versatility these types of chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets without needing an additional plug socket.

If you travel often we suggest searching for a multipurpose travel charger of this nature online - the travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Vanuatu

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices using USB, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Vanuatu 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 most popular portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Vanuatu 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 Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 ideal for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Vanuatu.
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 5S in Vanuatu?

Charging the iPhone 5S from a Vanuatuan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Using a Lightning connector and a 3 pin Type G power adapter to recharge your iPhone 5S with a Vanuatuan power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 5S using the Vanuatuan power outlet you will need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple usually include the cable with the iPhone 5S.
  2. First you'll need to plug the Type G USB power adapter in the Vanuatuan power outlet. This plug supply (technically called the Type G power outlet [3]) looks like 3 vertical holes with plastic shutters in a triangular shape.
  3. Then connect the USB 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. The iPhone 5S Lightning connector can be found at bottom of your iPhone 5S under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Vanuatuan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the mobile will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is recharging, typically taking between 1 - 4 hours to recharge.
Charging the iPhone 5S from a Vanuatuan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 5S from a Vanuatuan power outlet

Using the USB Lightning Apple cable with a Type C Europlug power charger to charge your iPhone 5S with a Vanuatuan power outlet.

  1. In order to power your iPhone 5S from a Vanuatuan power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], the USB cable is normally already included with the device.
  2. Start by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the power supply. This ungrounded plug supply, sometimes known as a Europlug, can be recognised by 2 round adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Connect one end of the USB charging 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 is situated at bottom of the iPhone 5S under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Vanuatuan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPhone 5S screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is charging which typically takes around one to four hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 5S from a Vanuatuan power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vanuatu - Vanuatuan 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/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