How to charge the iPhone 5C from a power outlet in Saudi Arabia

Instructions on how to recharge your iPhone 5C from a Saudi Arabian power outlet with a USB Lightning cable and a Type B power charger, how to recharge the iPhone 5C using a three pinned Type G USB adapter and powering the iPhone 5C using a 2 pinned Type A USB charger

Saudi Arabian power outlet

Various region codes and sockets can all be confusing when planning to travel to a different country especially to the first time traveller. The following simple guide will show you what you'll need to supply power to your iPhone 5C when going to Saudi Arabia by using the G, A, B or D type 220 volt 60Hz power outlets, you will find most Saudis will typically use the Type G sockets in their power outlets. Power supplies will vary depending on which area you visiting therefore we suggest that you read the WikiConnections travel power sockets guide for a full list showing countries. If travelling to Saudi Arabia from another region double check your iPhone 5C can be used with a 240v supply. If your iPhone 5C originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure that the iPhone 5C is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from overheating whilst powering it up. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5C.

Charging the iPhone 5C in Saudi Arabia

Can the iPhone 5C be used in Saudi Arabia?

You can connect the iPhone 5C to a Saudi Arabian power outlet.

What is the best power charger for the iPhone 5C in Saudi Arabia?

When you are travelling to more than one country the best international travel power adapter for Saudi Arabia to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are four types of plug sockets in Saudi Arabia (types G, A, B and D) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for both types A and G. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by changing the supplied heads over. If your model of iPhone 5C supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB power chargers plus support for more power hungry devices like tablets.

Having a four port charger will also allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to buy individual power chargers for your Saudi Arabian trip or occupying additional power outlets. Only bringing a single travel charger will keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage as well as being on hand for charging your iPhone 5C at an airport or on a plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers without needing an additional power outlet.

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 which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Saudi Arabia

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 5C, 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 travellers to regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, 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 power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Saudi Arabia using type B American 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 originating from the US using type B plugs and gives the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at almost half the 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 a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Saudi Arabia. [12] [AD]
What is the best power charger for the iPhone 5C in Saudi Arabia?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPhone 5C from a Saudi Arabian power outlet

Using the Lightning Apple connector with a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter to recharge your iPhone 5C from a Saudi Arabian power outlet.

  1. To supply power to the iPhone 5C using the Saudi Arabian power outlet you'll need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will usually supply this cable with your iPhone 5C).
  2. Begin by inserting the Type G USB power adapter in the Saudi Arabian power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by 3 rectangular holes with plastic shutters forming a triangular shape.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB cord into the mains USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5C. You can find the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5C situated at the bottom of your iPhone 5C.
  4. Switch on the Saudi Arabian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your phone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is charging taking between one-four hours to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPhone 5C from a Saudi Arabian power outlet

Charging the iPhone 5C from a Saudi Arabian power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

Using an Apple Lightning cable with a 2 pinned Type A power charger to power your iPhone 5C from a Saudi Arabian power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 5C using a Saudi Arabian power outlet you will need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple normally include this cable when you first purchase the iPhone 5C).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type A USB power adapter in the Saudi Arabian power outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by 2 slots next to each other for live and neutral blades.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple USB Lightning power cord into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5C. You can find the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5C situated at the bottom of your iPhone 5C.
  4. Switch on the Saudi Arabian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your phone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 5C is recharging and takes between 1 - 4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
Charging the iPhone 5C from a Saudi Arabian power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

Powering the iPhone 5C with a Saudi Arabian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Instructions on how to recharge your iPhone 5C from a Saudi Arabian power outlet with a USB Lightning cable and a Type B power charger.

  1. In order to power your iPhone 5C using a Saudi Arabian power outlet you will need a Type B USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the cable is usually already supplied with the device).
  2. Plug in the Type B USB power adapter in the wall outlet. The power outlet (sometimes called a Type B power outlet [8]) can be identified by 2 slots parallel to each other with a hole below for the slightly longer earthed pin.
  3. Connect the USB end of the cord into the power charger 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 Saudi Arabian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the iPhone 5C will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is charging, typically taking around one to four hours to recharge.
Powering the iPhone 5C with a Saudi Arabian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 5C from a Saudi Arabian power outlet

Using the Lightning Apple connector with a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB charger to power your iPhone 5C from a Saudi Arabian power outlet.

  1. If you want to power the iPhone 5C from the Saudi Arabian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple typically supply this cable when you first purchase your iPhone 5C.
  2. Begin by taking the Type F USB power adapter and inserting it into the Saudi Arabian power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by two adjacent holes next to each other along with a pair of two thin metal grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB Apple Lightning power cord into the power charger 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 Saudi Arabian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPhone 5C will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is powering up, typically taking around 60-240 minutes to recharge.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 5C from a Saudi Arabian power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Saudi Arabia Wikipedia page
  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, priced 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, priced 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, estimated price between $5 to $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 $5 to $10.
  10. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  11. Type F USB power adapter - Type F USB chargers are earthed using two clips at the top and bottom with two rounded 4.8mm pins set 19mm apart, between $10 to $15.
  12. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costs between $15 to $20.