Charging the iPhone 5S in Jersey

Using a Lightning Apple cable with a three pin Type G USB charger to power the iPhone 5S with a Jersey power outlet.

Jersey power outlet

If you are planning a holiday to Jersey it can be useful to know if you'll be able to charge any important devices like mobiles and tablets when you're there. By not knowing which wall socket is being used in Jersey you could end up either weighing yourself down with unnecessary spare adaptors or bring the wrong power adaptor, leaving you having to buy or borrow a potentially expensive adaptor when you're there. Complicated frequencies and region codes can often cause confusion when planning on travelling to a different country, especially if you've never visited before. This page has been specifically written to prevent people needing to worry if they can charge their iPhone 5S when they're abroad.This page contains useful instructions showing exactly what you'll need to charge the iPhone 5S in Jersey by using a 230 volt 50Hz Type G Jersey plug outlet, the Channel Islanders will use 13 amp plugs for charging. When you are travelling to Jersey from another country please check your iPhone 5S can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts double check your iPhone 5S is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to prevent the device from overloading when charging it. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5S.

Charging the iPhone 5S in Jersey

Can you use the iPhone 5S in Jersey?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 5S to a Jersey power outlet.

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

If you are travelling to multiple countries and bringing more than just your iPhone 5S the best travel power adapter for Jersey is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [6]. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the plugs over. If your iPhone 5S supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these types of power adapters, and compatibility with more power demanding devices. Unlike other travel adapters this means you can power more than one device at the same time without needing to pack seperate travel adapters for your trip or using up additional wall sockets. Only needing a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage. Due to their space saving versatility these types of adapters can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple phones and tablets using just a single plug socket.

We suggest searching for this type of versatile power charger at your preferred electronics retailer; the multipurpose power charger illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Jersey

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 5S, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which can be necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Jersey and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Jersey using type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs and gives almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Jersey.
What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 5S in Jersey?

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

Using a USB Lightning cable and a three pinned Type G power charger to charge the iPhone 5S from a Jersey power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge your iPhone 5S using a Jersey power outlet you'll need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple normally supply this USB cable when you purchase your iPhone 5S.
  2. Insert the Type G USB power adapter into the Jersey power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by three vertical slots containing plastic shutters in a triangle pattern.
  3. Then connect one end of the Lightning charging cord into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5S. The iPhone 5S Lightning connector can be found at bottom of your iPhone 5S under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Jersey power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPhone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 5S is recharging, typically taking around 1-4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPhone 5S from a Jersey power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jersey - Jersey Wikipedia web 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