Charging the iPhone 5C when planning a trip to Aruba

Instructions showing you how to power the iPhone 5C from an Aruban power outlet with the USB Lightning Apple cable and a 2 pin Type A power adapter, powering the iPhone 5C using a Type B USB charger and how to power the iPhone 5C using a 2 pin Type F USB plug

Aruban power outlet

Various combinations of region codes and voltages can all lead to confusion when planning to travel to a new country, especially if you've never been there before. If you're staying in Aruba these useful instructions show powering the iPhone 5C by using their standard F, A or B type Aruban 127 volt 60Hz power outlets. If your iPhone 5C doesn't power up or recharges slowly when visiting Aruba from a different region please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Normally electrical devices which originate from a different country which use a higher voltage such as 240 volts sometimes take longer to charge or won't power up, check that your iPhone 5C is dual-voltage (normally indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to ensure proper use. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5C.

Charging the iPhone 5C in Aruba

Can you use the iPhone 5C in Aruba?

You can use the iPhone 5C in Aruba by using a power adaptor.

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

If you are travelling with more than your iPhone 5C or visiting more than one country the best international travel adapter for Aruba is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are three different types of power outlets that Arubans use (F, A and B) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type A.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs 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 5C supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of travel chargers, plus additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other travel chargers this will allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel chargers. By only packing a single lightweight travel charger will keep the weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage. Because of their versatility these types of chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets with just a single power outlet.

For those travelling to Aruba we suggest searching for this type of flexible travel charger online; the travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Aruba

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 5C, 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 crucial when visiting regions with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel adapters are supplied 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 North America visiting Aruba.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This gives almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a more flexible 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 majority of travellers from around the world visiting Aruba. [10] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 5C in Aruba?

How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPhone 5C from an Aruban power outlet

Instructions showing you how to power the iPhone 5C from an Aruban power outlet with the USB Lightning Apple cable and a 2 pin Type A power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPhone 5C using the Aruban power outlet you will need to use a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], typically supplied with your iPhone 5C.
  2. Start by taking the Type A USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. You can recognise this plug supply by the two adjacent slots where the twin plug outlet pins slide into.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB power adapter 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. Switch on the Aruban 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 5C is powering up and takes around 1-4 hours to recharge.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPhone 5C from an Aruban power outlet

How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPhone 5C from an Aruban power outlet

Instructions showing you how to power the iPhone 5C from an Aruban power outlet with the USB Lightning Apple cable and a 3 pin Type B power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPhone 5C using the Aruban power outlet you will need to use a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should normally supply the cable with the iPhone 5C).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type B USB power adapter in the wall supply. The wall outlet (technically called the Type B power outlet [6]) is identified by the 2 thin slots next to each other for live and neutral blades with a single hole below for the slightly long grounded pin.
  3. Connect one end of the USB Lightning power cable into the USB power adapter 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. Switch on the Aruban 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 5C is powering up and takes around 1-4 hours to recharge.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPhone 5C from an Aruban power outlet

Powering the iPhone 5C with an Aruban power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

Using the USB Lightning Apple cable and a 2 pin Type F USB charger to charge your iPhone 5C with an Aruban power outlet.

  1. To charge the iPhone 5C from an Aruban power outlet you'll need a Type F USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (this USB cable is normally already included with the device by Apple).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type F USB power adapter into the Aruban power outlet. This recessed round plug supply, sometimes called the Schuko outlet, can be identified by the two 4.8mm round holes 19 mm next to each other where the twin plug outlet pins slide into along with a pair of thin grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB power adapter 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. Switch on the Aruban 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 5C is powering up and takes around 1-4 hours to recharge.
Powering the iPhone 5C with an Aruban power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Aruba page on Wikipedia
  2. Apple - official iPhone user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type A power outlet
  4. 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 around $5.
  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, estimated price between $15 to $20.
  6. iec.ch - Type B power outlet
  7. 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.
  8. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  9. 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.
  10. 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.