Charging your iPhone 5S from a power outlet in Argentina

The WikiConnections guide on how to charge your iPhone 5S from an Argentinean power outlet with the USB Lightning Apple connector with a two pin Europlug Type C power adapter and charging the iPhone 5S using a three pin Type I power plug.

Argentinean power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of standards and voltages can all be confusing when planning on visiting a new country especially for the first time traveller. This page has been written to help prepare travellers wanting to charge the iPhone 5S abroad.This step-by-step guide will show exactly how to supply power to the iPhone 5S when visiting Argentina using the standard I or C type Argentinean 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets, a majority of Argentineans will use the Type I plugs in their plug outlets. If travelling to Argentina from a different country please ensure your iPhone 5S can accept a 240 volt supply. If your iPhone 5S originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure that the device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to prevent the device from overheating 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 Argentina

Can you use the iPhone 5S in Argentina?

You can connect the iPhone 5S to an Argentinean power outlet by using the correct power convertor.

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

If travelling with more than just your iPhone 5S and visiting more than one country the best travel charger for Argentina is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two types of power outlets that Argentineans use (I and C) and using a travel adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by changing the included plugs over. If your iPhone 5S can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these travel chargers along with support for more power demanding devices.

Unlike other chargers having a 4 port charger means you can recharge multiple devices at once without needing to bring individual power adapters. By only needing a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of chargers can be used when you return home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers with just a single plug socket.

If you travel to Argentina we suggest buying a versatile power charger of this nature online. The multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Argentina

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Argentina 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 best selling compact power converter for travellers originating from North America visiting Argentina.
  • 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 originating from the US using type B plugs. This gives the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Argentina.
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 5S in Argentina?

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

The WikiConnections guide on how to charge your iPhone 5S from an Argentinean power outlet with the USB Lightning Apple connector with a two pin Europlug Type C power adapter.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 5S using the Argentinean power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (usually included with the device).
  2. Plug the Type C USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can recognise this power outlet by two adjacent holes.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB 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. Switch on the Argentinean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPhone will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 5S is charging, typically taking between one to four hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 5S from an Argentinean power outlet

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

Using a Lightning Apple cable and a Type I power adapter to recharge your iPhone 5S with an Argentinean power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPhone 5S from an Argentinean power outlet you will need to use a Type I USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - usually included with the device.
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type I USB power adapter in the power outlet. The power supply, technically called a Type I power outlet [6], can be identified by 3 slots forming an upside-down triangle pattern with the top pair of slots sloping upward for the live, neutral and ground. Please be aware that the neutral and live pins are reversed compared to Australian and Chinese power outlets so check that your Type I power adaptor is compatible in Argentina.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning 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 your iPhone 5S under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Argentinean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPhone will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is recharging, typically taking roughly 60-240 minutes to fully recharge.
How to use a Type I power charger for charging your iPhone 5S from an Argentinean power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Argentina - Argentina 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/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C 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/typeI.htm - Type I power outlet
  7. Type I USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type I 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