Charging the iPhone 5 when planning a trip to El Salvador

The WikiConnections guide showing how to charge your iPhone 5 with a Salvadoranf power outlet using the USB Lightning Apple cable and a Type A USB charger and how to power the iPhone 5 using a Type B USB plug.

Salvadoranf power outlet

Varying complicated frequencies and standards can often be confusing when planning on staying in another country if you've never been there before. With only a handful of different types of sockets being used in the world this article shows exactly what you'll need to pick up in advance to power your iPhone 5 . This page contains useful instructions demonstrating how to supply power to the iPhone 5 when you are travelling to El Salvador by using their standard B or A type Salvadoranf 115 volt 60Hz power outlets. If your iPhone 5 doesn't power up or recharges slowly when travelling to El Salvador from a different country then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Devices which originated from a different country which use a higher voltage (for example 220 volts) may take longer to charge or won't turn on, so check the device is dual voltage (usually indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to ensure proper use. If you plan on taking a trip to a Salvadoranf city like San Salvador or Santa Ana read the El Salvador Wikipedia page [1] for further details. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5.

Charging the iPhone 5 in El Salvador

Can you use the iPhone 5 in El Salvador?

You can use the iPhone 5 in El Salvador by using a power adaptor.

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

If you are travelling with more than your iPhone 5 the best international travel adapter for El Salvador is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two standards of plug sockets in El Salvador (B and A) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type A. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by changing the heads. If your iPhone 5 supports Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from faster charging times with one of these types of travel chargers, and additional compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

Unlike other adapters this means you can recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple power chargers or occupying additional wall outlets. Because you are only needing a single USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage and on hand for recharging your iPhone 5 at an airport or on the flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers with just a single power outlet.

For those travelling to different destinations we recommend buying this type of versatile power adapter online; the power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for El Salvador

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, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both El Salvador and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting El Salvador.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs and gives almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting El Salvador.
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 5 in El Salvador?

How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPhone 5 from a Salvadoranf power outlet

Learn how to recharge your iPhone 5 with a Salvadoranf power outlet using the USB Lightning Apple cable and a Type A USB charger.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPhone 5 using the Salvadoranf power outlet you'll need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (this USB cable is normally already included with your iPhone 5).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type A USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can recognise this plug supply by the 2 thin adjacent slots where the plug outlet blades slide into.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Apple Lightning power 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 Salvadoranf power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find 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.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPhone 5 from a Salvadoranf power outlet

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

Using a Lightning connector and a 3 pin Type B power adapter to power the iPhone 5 with a Salvadoranf power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 5 using the Salvadoranf power outlet you will need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (this USB cable is normally already included with the device).
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type B USB power adapter into the power outlet. The wall outlet, sometimes known as a Type B power outlet [6], can be recognised by 2 thin slots for live and neutral blades with a single semicircular hole below for the earth pin.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the mains 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 the iPhone 5 under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Salvadoranf power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the cell screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is recharging, typically taking between 1 - 4 hours to recharge.
Charging the iPhone 5 from a Salvadoranf power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/El_Salvador - El Salvador Wikipedia page
  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/typeA.htm - Type A power outlet
  4. Type A USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type A mains power outlet
  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
  6. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeB.htm - Type B power outlet
  7. Type B USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type B mains power outlet
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters