How to charge the iPhone 5 in Lebanon

A step-by-step guide showing you how to recharge the iPhone 5 from a Lebanese power outlet with the Lightning Apple connector and a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter, powering the iPhone 5 using a two pinned Type A USB adapter and charging the iPhone 5 using a Type B power plug

Lebanese power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of voltages and standards can all be confusing when planning to travel to a different country if you've never visited before. These instructions were specifically written to stop you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge your iPhone 5 when you are staying abroad.These instructions shows exactly how to power the iPhone 5 when staying in Lebanon by using the standard types G, A, B, C or D Lebanese 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets, most Lebanese normally use Type G sockets in their power outlets. When travelling anywhere you'll find that most power supplies are different depending on which region you're taking a trip to therefore please read the WikiConnections global power connections list where you'll find a complete list of powering devices in different destinations. If travelling to Lebanon from another region please check that your iPhone 5 can be used with a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) double check your iPhone 5 is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from being damaged during charging. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5.

Charging the iPhone 5 in Lebanon

Can the iPhone 5 be used in Lebanon?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 5 in Lebanon.

Lebanon

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 5 in Lebanon?

When travelling with more than your iPhone 5 then the best international travel power adapter for Lebanon to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Lebanese use five different types of plug sockets (G, A, B, C and D) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for both types A, C and G.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world simply by switching the plugs. If your iPhone 5 supports Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of power chargers plus support for certain power demanding devices. Unlike other travel adapters this will also allow you to charge multiple devices at once without needing to pack seperate power chargers for your Lebanese trip or occupying additional power outlets. By only needing to pack a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage as well as being convenient for recharging your iPhone 5 at the airport or on the plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of travel chargers can be used when you return home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple phones and tablets without using up an additional wall outlet.

We suggest buying this type of flexible power charger online, the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Lebanon

The 4 port USB travel charger 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 adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be useful for visitors of regions with unstable power grids. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental 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 compact option for travellers originating from America visiting Lebanon.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also 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 offers almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with only 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Lebanon. [14]
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 5 in Lebanon?

Powering the iPhone 5 with a Lebanese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

A page on how to power your iPhone 5 from a Lebanese power outlet with a USB Lightning cable with a 3 pinned Type G power charger.

  1. In order to charge your iPhone 5 from a Lebanese power outlet you will need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (normally included with your device by Apple).
  2. Begin by inserting the Type G USB power adapter in the Lebanese power outlet. This power supply (called a Type G power outlet [3]) can be recognised by the three vertical slots in a triangle configuration.
  3. Connect one end of the Apple USB Lightning charging cable into 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 Lebanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your mobile screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is recharging and takes between 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone 5 with a Lebanese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

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

A page on how to power your iPhone 5 from a Lebanese power outlet with an Apple USB Lightning cable with a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge your iPhone 5 from a Lebanese power outlet you will need a Type A USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should usually supply this cable when you first purchase the iPhone 5).
  2. Begin by inserting the Type A USB power adapter in the power supply. This unearthed wall supply, sometimes called a Type A power outlet [6], is recognised by the two slots next to each other. Please note that power cords used with type A sockets which are rated at 125 volts shouldn't be used in The Lebanon so please check prior to proceeding.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Apple USB Lightning charging cable into the USB power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5. The iPhone 5 Lightning connector can be found at bottom of your iPhone 5 under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Lebanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your phone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the mobile is charging taking between 60-240 minutes to recharge.
Powering the iPhone 5 with a Lebanese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Charging the iPhone 5 from a Lebanese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Using an Apple Lightning cable with a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter to recharge your iPhone 5 from a Lebanese power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your iPhone 5 using a Lebanese power outlet you will need a Type B USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple should usually supply this cable when you first purchase your iPhone 5.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type B USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by the 2 slots parallel to each other with a single semicircle shaped hole below for the ground pin. Please be aware power cables with type B outlets which are rated at 125 V should not be used so we suggest checking first.
  3. Then connect one end of the cord into the USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5. The iPhone 5 Lightning connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 5 under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Lebanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPhone 5 will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 5 is recharging which typically takes roughly 1 - 4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
Charging the iPhone 5 from a Lebanese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

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

Using a USB Lightning cable with a 2 pinned Europlug Type C power charger to power your iPhone 5 from a Lebanese power outlet.

  1. In order to charge your iPhone 5 from a Lebanese power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (normally included with your device by Apple).
  2. Begin by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the Lebanese power outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by the 2 holes next to each other.
  3. Then connect one end of the cord into the power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5. The iPhone 5 Lightning connector is situated at bottom of the iPhone 5 under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Lebanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the iPhone 5 will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 5 is recharging and takes roughly 1 - 4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone 5 with a Lebanese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Powering the iPhone 5 with a Lebanese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Using a USB Lightning connector and a Type D power charger to power your iPhone 5 from a Lebanese power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the iPhone 5 from the Lebanese power outlet you'll need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [13] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (normally included with your device).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type D USB power adapter in the Lebanese power outlet. The power outlet (called a Type D power outlet [12]) looks like three round holes forming a triangular shape.
  3. Plug in 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 5. You can find the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5 found at the bottom of your iPhone 5.
  4. Switch on the Lebanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the cell screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is powering up, typically taking around one to four hours to completely recharge.
Powering the iPhone 5 with a Lebanese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Lebanon country page on wikipedia.org
  2. Apple - official iPhone user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - A Type G USB charger has three thick rectangular blades in a triangular shape with the longer top blade acting as the earthing pin, 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, between $15 to $20.
  6. iec.ch - Type A power outlet
  7. Type A USB power adapter - An unearthed Type A USB charger has 2 parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes near the tip of each blade, priced around $10.
  8. iec.ch - Type B power outlet
  9. Type B USB power adapter - 3 pinned Type B USB chargers have a single unearthed round pin along with 2 shorter parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes in the end of each blade, between $10 to $15.
  10. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  11. 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.
  12. iec.ch - Type D power outlet
  13. Type D USB power adapter - The three pinned earthed Type D USB chargers have large rounded pins placed in a triangular shape, priced under $15.
  14. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated cost between $15 to $20.