Charging the iPhone 5S when visiting Venezuela

Simple instructions showing you how to recharge your iPhone 5S from a Venezuelan power outlet by using a Lightning Apple connector with a Type A USB adapter and powering the iPhone 5S using a Type B power adapter.

Venezuelan power outlet

Various combinations of standards and voltages can often cause confusion when planning to visit another country, especially if you've never visited before. These guidelines were specifically written to help assist travellers wanting to power the iPhone 5S when they're going to Venezuela.If visiting Venezuela these useful instructions show how to power the iPhone 5S using the standard Type B or A 120 volt 60Hz plug outlets. If the iPhone 5S doesn't power up or recharges slowly when travelling to Venezuela from another country check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Devices which originate from a country which use a higher voltage (for example 220 volts) sometimes take longer to charge or won't turn on, so check that your device is dual voltage (normally marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to ensure proper use. If you are planning on taking a trip to a place like Caracas we also recommend referring to the Venezuelan Wikipedia web page [1] for further information on the location. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5S.

Charging the iPhone 5S in Venezuela

Can you use the iPhone 5S in Venezuela?

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

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

When you are travelling to more than one country the best international travel charger for Venezuela is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two standards of wall outlets that Venezuelans use (B and A) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type A. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the supplied heads. If your type of iPhone 5S can support Fast Charge (note not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these travel adapters, plus compatibility with more power demanding devices.

Unlike other travel chargers this means you can power multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy seperate power adapters. By only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling and on hand for charging your iPhone 5S at the airport or on a flight. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple phones and tablets without needing an additional plug socket.

We suggest buying an adaptable travel adapter like this online. The travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Venezuela

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 5S, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Venezuela and over 150 destinations:

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

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

Using a USB Lightning cable and a double pin Type A USB charger to power the iPhone 5S with a Venezuelan power outlet.

  1. In order to power the iPhone 5S from the Venezuelan power outlet you'll need a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], typically already supplied with your device by Apple.
  2. Plug in the Type A USB power adapter in the power supply. The plug outlet, sometimes called the Type A power outlet [3], is recognised by two thin adjacent slots next to each other.
  3. Connect one end of the Lightning charging cord 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 Venezuelan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your phone will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is powering up which should take between one to four hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone 5S with a Venezuelan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

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

Using a USB Lightning Apple connector and a Type B power adapter to charge your iPhone 5S from a Venezuelan power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 5S from the Venezuelan power outlet you will need a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple will normally include this cable when you buy the iPhone 5S.
  2. Plug in the Type B USB power adapter in the power supply. You can identify the plug outlet by two thin slots parallel to each other with a semicircular hole below for the earthed pin.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB mains 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 Venezuelan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPhone 5S screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the mobile is recharging taking around one-four hours to fully recharge.
Powering the iPhone 5S with a Venezuelan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Venezuela - Venezuelan 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/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. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters