Charging the iPhone 5 when planning a trip to Palau

A page showing how to charge your iPhone 5 with a Palauan power outlet using a Lightning Apple cable and a 2 pin Type A power adapter and recharging the iPhone 5 using a 3 pin Type B power adapter.

Palauan power outlet

Different standards and plug types can often be confusing when planning on travelling to a foreign country especially if you've never been there before. This guide has been written to stop you having to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPhone 5 when you are going abroad.If visiting Palau this page has instructions showing you powering the iPhone 5 by using their standard B or A type Palauan 120 volt 60Hz power outlets. If the iPhone 5 charges slowly or does not power up when you are visiting Palau from another country check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically devices which come from a country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) may take longer to charge or won't turn on, so check your iPhone 5 is dual voltage (usually indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to ensure proper use. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5.

Charging the iPhone 5 in Palau

Can you use the iPhone 5 in Palau?

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

What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 5 in Palau?

When travelling with more than just your iPhone 5 the best international travel adapter for Palau is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Palauans use two different types of wall outlets (types B and A) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type A. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by switching the supplied plugs over. If your iPhone 5 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of travel chargers and compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

Unlike other adapters having a four port adapter will allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel chargers on your trip or using up additional power sockets. Because you are only needing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage while travelling as well as being suitable for charging your iPhone 5 at the airport or on your flight. Due to 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 tablets, phones and e-readers without using up an additional plug socket.

We recommend searching for this type of flexible travel charger online; the power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Palau

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unreliable power supplies 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 compact option for travellers originating from America going to Palau 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 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 ideal for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Palau. [8] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 5 in Palau?

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

Instructions showing you how to power the iPhone 5 from a Palauan power outlet using a Lightning connector with a Type A USB charger.

  1. To charge the iPhone 5 from a Palauan power outlet you'll need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (typically supplied with your iPhone 5).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type A USB power adapter in the Palauan power outlet. You can recognise this plug supply by the two adjacent slots next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB mains adapter 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. Switch on the Palauan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the mobile will display a charge icon to indicate that the mobile is charging which takes between 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone 5 with a Palauan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

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

Instructions showing how to recharge your iPhone 5 with a Palauan power outlet using a Lightning connector with a three pinned Type B power adapter.

  1. To charge the iPhone 5 from a Palauan power outlet you'll need a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should normally supply the cable with the iPhone 5).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type B USB power adapter into the wall supply. The power supply, technically called the Type B power outlet [6], can be recognised by 2 thin slots parallel to each other for live and neutral blades with a semicircle hole below for the earth pin.
  3. Connect one 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 is situated at bottom of the iPhone 5 under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Palauan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the cellphone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is recharging, typically taking between 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPhone 5 from a Palauan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia entry about Palau
  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, around $10.
  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 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, priced at between $5 to $10.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, between $15 to $20.