Charging the iPhone 5 when visiting Pakistan

Instructions showing you how to recharge the iPhone 5 with a Pakistani power outlet using a Lightning connector with a 3 pin Type D power adapter, how to power the iPhone 5 using a 3 pin Type G power charger and how to power the iPhone 5 using a Europlug Type C power adapter

Pakistani power outlet

Varying complicated standards and plug types can often be daunting when planning to visit a new country, especially if you've never been there before. However this isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards being used in the world this article shows exactly what you'll need to pick up in advance to charge your iPhone 5 . If travelling to Pakistan this page has useful instructions showing charging the iPhone 5 by using their standard Type G, C, D or M 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. If you are visiting Pakistan from another country make sure your iPhone 5 can accept a 240 volt supply. If your iPhone 5 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check the device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to stop the device from being damaged when charging it. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5.

Charging the iPhone 5 in Pakistan

Can you use the iPhone 5 in Pakistan?

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

What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 5 in Pakistan?

If you are travelling to multiple countries and bringing along more than your iPhone 5 then the best travel charger for Pakistan is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Pakistanis use four different standards of wall outlets (types G, C, D and M) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for both types C and G. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by switching the included heads. If your iPhone 5 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these USB power adapters along with support for more power demanding devices like tablets. This means you can recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple power adapters. By only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage whilst travelling as well as being suitable for charging your iPhone 5 at the airport or on your flight. Due to their space saving versatility these types of travel chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers without using up an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling to Pakistan we suggest searching for a flexible travel charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Pakistan

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, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for visitors of counties with unstable power supplies. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 most popular portable power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Pakistan using 3 pin type B plug sockets.
  • 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 originating from the US using type B plugs. This gives almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Pakistan. [12] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 5 in Pakistan?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPhone 5 from a Pakistani power outlet

Using the USB Lightning Apple cable and a 3 pin Type G power adapter to recharge your iPhone 5 with a Pakistani power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your iPhone 5 from a Pakistani power outlet you'll need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple will normally supply the cable with the iPhone 5.
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type G USB power adapter into the power outlet. You can recognise this plug supply by the three holes forming a triangle pattern.
  3. Connect one end of the USB charging cord into the USB power 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 the iPhone 5.
  4. Turn on the Pakistani power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPhone 5 screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is charging taking around 1-4 hours to recharge.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPhone 5 from a Pakistani power outlet

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

Using a Lightning connector with a Europlug Type C USB charger to charge your iPhone 5 with a Pakistani power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPhone 5 using the Pakistani power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple typically include the cable with the iPhone 5).
  2. Insert the Type C USB power adapter into the Pakistani power outlet. The wall outlet, also known as the Europlug or Type C power outlet [6], can be recognised by 2 circular holes next to each other where the twin plug outlet pins slide into.
  3. Connect one end of the Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB charger 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. Switch on the Pakistani power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the phone will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 5 is charging which should take roughly 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 5 from a Pakistani power outlet

Charging the iPhone 5 from a Pakistani power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Instructions showing you how to recharge the iPhone 5 with a Pakistani power outlet using a Lightning connector with a 3 pin Type D power adapter.

  1. If you want to power the iPhone 5 using the Pakistani power outlet you will need to use a Type D USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple usually include this USB cable with the iPhone 5).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type D USB power adapter into the Pakistani power outlet. This plug supply (known as a Type D power outlet [8]) can be recognised by 3 circular holes forming a triangle pattern.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter 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. Switch on the Pakistani power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPhone 5 screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is recharging which takes roughly 1 - 4 hours to recharge.
Charging the iPhone 5 from a Pakistani power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

How to use a Type M power charger for charging your iPhone 5 from a Pakistani power outlet

Instructions showing you how to recharge the iPhone 5 with a Pakistani power outlet using a Lightning connector with a 3 pin Type M power adapter.

  1. If you want to power your iPhone 5 from a Pakistani power outlet you'll need a Type M USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - this USB cable is normally already included with the iPhone 5.
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type M USB power adapter into the power outlet. You can recognise this plug supply by the three circular holes forming a triangle pattern.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter 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. Switch on the Pakistani power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPhone 5 screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is recharging which takes roughly 1 - 4 hours to recharge.
How to use a Type M power charger for charging your iPhone 5 from a Pakistani power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia entry about Pakistan
  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, around $15.
  6. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  7. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, around $10.
  8. iec.ch - Type D power outlet
  9. 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.
  10. iec.ch - Type M power outlet
  11. Type M USB power adapter - South African Type M USB chargers have three large circular pins in a triangular shape with the top earthed pin longer and larger in diameter, estimated cost under $15.
  12. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced at between $15 to $20.