Charging the iPhone 5C when visiting Togo

A step by step guide showing you how to recharge your iPhone 5C from a Togolese power outlet by using a USB Lightning Apple connector with a Europlug Type C USB adapter.

Togolese power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of standards and plugs can all be daunting when planning to travel to another country, especially if you've never visited before. When you're visiting Togo these instructions show how to power your iPhone 5C using the standard 220 volt 50Hz C Type plug outlet, with the Togolese using a Europlug for wall outlets. When travelling to Togo from another country check your iPhone 5C can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts make sure your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from being damaged during charging. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5C.

Charging the iPhone 5C in Togo

Can you use the iPhone 5C in Togo?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 5C to a Togolese power outlet.

What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 5C in Togo?

When travelling to more than one country and bringing more than just your iPhone 5C the best international travel power adapter for Togo is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the supplied heads. If your type of iPhone 5C can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker charging times by using one of these types of power adapters, and support for more power hungry devices. This will allow you to recharge multiple devices at once without needing to buy multiple travel chargers for your trip to Togo or using up additional wall outlets. Only needing a single international travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage whilst travelling as well as being on hand for recharging your iPhone 5C at the airport or on a flight. Because of their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used back at home so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple phones and tablets without using up an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling frequently we suggest buying an adaptable power adapter of this nature at an electronics retailer, the power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Togo

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices via USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is crucial when visiting counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, 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 compact power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Togo.
  • 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 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 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 ideal for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Togo. [6] [AD]
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 5C in Togo?

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

A step by step guide showing you how to recharge your iPhone 5C from a Togolese power outlet by using a USB Lightning Apple connector with a Europlug Type C USB adapter.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 5C using a Togolese power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple normally supply this cable when you buy the iPhone 5C.
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type C USB power adapter in the Togolese power outlet. This plug outlet, also called a Europlug, is identified by two round holes next to each other.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5C. The iPhone 5C Lightning connector is situated at bottom of the iPhone 5C under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Togolese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your cellphone will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is powering up taking between 60 to 240 minutes to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 5C from a Togolese power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Togo Wikipedia web page
  2. Apple - official iPhone user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, between $10 to $15.
  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, costs between $15 to $20.
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced between $15 to $20.