How to charge your iPhone 5 from a power outlet in Algeria

Learn how to recharge the iPhone 5 with an Algerian power outlet by using the Lightning Apple connector with a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB charger and how to recharge the iPhone 5 using a two pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter.

Algerian power outlet

Differing region codes and plug types can all be daunting when planning to stay in a different country to the first time traveller. The following useful guide will show you what you'll need to charge the iPhone 5 when travelling to Algeria by using their F or C type 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. When visiting Algeria from another country please ensure that the iPhone 5 can accept a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check that the iPhone 5 is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from overheating when charging it. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5.

Charging the iPhone 5 in Algeria

Can you use the iPhone 5 in Algeria?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 5 in Algeria.

What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 5 in Algeria?

If travelling to multiple countries the best travel charger for Algeria to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Algerians use two different types of plug sockets (types F and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the plugs. If your model of iPhone 5 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these types of USB travel adapters, and support for certain power demanding devices. Having a 4 port charger means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel adapters or using up additional wall outlets. By only packing a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling and convenient for charging your iPhone 5 at an airport or on a flight. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used when you return home so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers without needing an additional power outlet.

If you travel on a regular basis we suggest buying this type of flexible power charger at your preferred electronics retailer. The power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Algeria

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 5, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Algeria using 3 pin type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly 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 and gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for 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 ideal for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Algeria.
What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 5 in Algeria?

Powering the iPhone 5 with an Algerian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Learn how to recharge the iPhone 5 with an Algerian power outlet by using the Lightning Apple connector with a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB charger.

  1. In order to charge the iPhone 5 from an Algerian power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (typically already supplied with the iPhone 5 by Apple).
  2. Plug the Type C USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can recognise the power supply by 2 round holes adjacent to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins go.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5. The iPhone 5 Lightning connector is situated at bottom of your iPhone 5 under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Algerian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPhone will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 5 is charging which should take around one to four hours to completely recharge.
Powering the iPhone 5 with an Algerian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 5 from an Algerian power outlet

Using the Lightning Apple connector and a two pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter to recharge your iPhone 5 from an Algerian power outlet.

  1. To supply power to your iPhone 5 from the Algerian power outlet you'll need to use a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple normally include this cable when you first purchase the iPhone 5.
  2. Begin by taking the Type F USB power adapter and inserting it into the Algerian power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by two round holes 19 mm next to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins go, plus a pair of two thin grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB Apple cord into the USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5. You can find the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5 found at the bottom of your iPhone 5.
  4. Switch on the Algerian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your phone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is recharging and takes between 1-4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 5 from an Algerian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Algeria - wikipedia.org entry about Algeria
  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, costing 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, under $10.
  6. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  7. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F mains power outlet, between $15 to $20.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated price under $15.