How to charge the iPhone 5S from a power outlet in The Ascension Islands

Using an Apple Lightning cable with a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter to recharge the iPhone 5S from an Ascensionian Island power outlet.

Ascensionian Island power outlet

Different combinations of voltages and standards can all be confusing when planning to travel to a different country if you've never visited before. This page has been specifically written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge the iPhone 5S when The Ascension Islands.When you're going to travel to The Ascension Islands the following instructions show charging your iPhone 5S using their 240 volt 50Hz G Type Ascensionian Island plug outlet, with the Ascensionians using a 13 amp plug for charging. When you are visiting The Ascension Islands from a different region please make sure the iPhone 5S can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If the iPhone 5S originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) make sure that your 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 up. If you are planning to stay at an Ascensionian Island place such as Georgetown or Two Boats Village we suggest referring to the wikipedia.org page about The Ascension Islands [1] for further information on visiting the area. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5S.

Charging the iPhone 5S in The Ascension Islands

Can the iPhone 5S be used in The Ascension Islands?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 5S in The Ascension Islands.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 5S in The Ascension Islands?

When you are travelling to more than one country the best travel adapter for The Ascension Islands to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [6].

As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins 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 over. If your model of iPhone 5S supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these types of USB travel adapters, along with additional compatibility with more power demanding devices. Unlike other chargers 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 or using up additional wall sockets. Only needing to pack a single international USB travel charger will also keep the overall size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage as well as being convenient for recharging your iPhone 5S at the 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 be used overnight charging multiple phones and tablets and using only a single plug socket.

We suggest buying this type of versatile travel adapter online. The power charger illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for The Ascension Islands

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable 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 both The Ascension Islands and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact option for travellers originating from North America going to The Ascension Islands.
  • 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 from the US using type B plugs and gives practically the same set of features 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 most travellers from around the world visiting The Ascension Islands.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 5S in The Ascension Islands?

Charging the iPhone 5S from an Ascensionian Island power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Instructions on how to recharge your iPhone 5S from an Ascensionian Island power outlet with an Apple Lightning cable with a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter.

  1. If you want to power the iPhone 5S using an Ascensionian Island power outlet you will need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should typically supply the USB cable with your iPhone 5S).
  2. Start the process by taking the Type G USB power adapter and plugging it into the Ascensionian Island power outlet. The plug outlet (sometimes called a Type G power outlet [3]) looks like three vertical rectangular holes in a triangle configuration.
  3. Connect one end of the USB Apple Lightning power cord into the power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5S. The iPhone 5S Lightning connector is situated at bottom of the iPhone 5S under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Ascensionian Island power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your cellphone will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 5S is recharging and takes between one-four hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
Charging the iPhone 5S from an Ascensionian Island power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Helena,_Ascension_and_Tristan_da_Cunha - wikipedia.org page about The Ascension Islands
  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