Charging the iPhone 5S when planning a trip to Guernsey

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

Guernsey power outlet

Differing combinations of frequencies and standards can often be confusing when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never been there before. With only a handful of different types of standards being used in the world this article shows exactly what to purchase in advance to power your iPhone 5S . When you are staying in Guernsey the following useful instructions show how to charge your iPhone 5S by using their standard 230 volt 50Hz G Type Guernsey plug outlet, the Channel Islander will use a 13 amp plug for wall outlets. Power sockets will vary depending on which country you are travelling to so we recommend reading the power supplies list for a complete list of regions and countries. When travelling to Guernsey from a different region make sure your iPhone 5S can be charged using a 240v supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) double check the device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to avoid the device from being damaged when charging it. If you plan on taking a trip to a Guernsey city like Saint Peter Port or Vale read the wikipedia entry about Guernsey [1] for more indepth information. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5S.

Charging the iPhone 5S in Guernsey

Can you use the iPhone 5S in Guernsey?

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

What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 5S in Guernsey?

If you are travelling with more than your iPhone 5S the best international travel adapter for Guernsey is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [6]. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by changing the heads. If your model of iPhone 5S is compatible with Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of travel chargers along with compatibility with certain power hungry devices. This means you can recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy individual travel chargers or using up additional power sockets. Because you are only packing a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage and on hand for recharging your iPhone 5S at an airport or on your flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and smartphones with just a single power outlet.

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

Alternative travel adapter for Guernsey

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 5S, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Guernsey and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Guernsey using 3 pinned 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 is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Guernsey.
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 5S in Guernsey?

How to use a Type G power charger for charging your iPhone 5S from a Guernsey power outlet

Using a Lightning cable and a 3 pin Type G power adapter to recharge your iPhone 5S with a Guernsey power outlet.

  1. If you want to power the iPhone 5S from a Guernsey power outlet you'll need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple typically supply the cable with the iPhone 5S.
  2. Start by taking the Type G USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. You can identify the power supply by the three rectangular holes forming a triangle pattern for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB power cable into the bottom of the USB 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. Switch on the Guernsey 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 roughly 1 - 4 hours to recharge.
How to use a Type G power charger for charging your iPhone 5S from a Guernsey power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guernsey - wikipedia entry about Guernsey
  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. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters