How to charge your iPhone 5S from a power outlet in Seychelles

How to connect a Seychellois power outlet to the iPhone 5S

Seychellois power outlet

Various region codes and sockets can all be daunting when planning to travel to a different country to the first time traveller. These instructions were written to stop visitors worrying if they can power the iPhone 5S abroad.When you're going to travel to Seychelles the following instructions show charging your iPhone 5S by using the standard 240 volt 50Hz Type G Seychellois plug outlet, the Seychellois will use 13 amp plugs for wall outlets. You'll discover most power sockets will vary depending on which region you're taking a trip to therefore please read the WikiConnections global power connections page for a full list showing charging devices in different destinations. If you are travelling to Seychelles from a different country check your iPhone 5S can be used with a 240v supply. If the iPhone 5S originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure the device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from overloading whilst powering it. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5S.

Charging the iPhone 5S in Seychelles

Can you use the iPhone 5S in Seychelles?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 5S in Seychelles.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 5S in Seychelles?

When travelling with more than your iPhone 5S then the best international travel charger for Seychelles is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [6].

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the supplied heads. If your iPhone 5S is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these power chargers and additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel chargers having a four port charger will also allow you to recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to buy seperate power chargers for your 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 5S at an airport or on the 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 online. The power charger illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been successfully tested for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Seychelles

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Seychelles and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact option for travellers originating from North America visiting Seychelles.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs. This is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more generous 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 Seychelles.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 5S in Seychelles?

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

Using a Lightning Apple connector and a three pin Type G USB adapter to charge the iPhone 5S with a Seychellois power outlet.

  1. If you want to power the iPhone 5S from the Seychellois power outlet you'll need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple normally include this cable when you first purchase the iPhone 5S.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type G USB power adapter into the Seychellois 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 USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5S. You can find the Lightning connector on your iPhone 5S situated at the bottom of the iPhone 5S.
  4. Switch on the Seychellois power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the mobile screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is powering up which should take roughly 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPhone 5S from a Seychellois power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seychelles - Seychellois 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/typeG.htm - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - Provides power from a type G mains power supply
  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. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters