Charging the iPhone 5S from a power outlet in Dominica

Using the USB Lightning Apple connector with a three pin Type G USB charger to recharge the iPhone 5S from a Dominicand power outlet and recharging the iPhone 5S using a Type D USB charger.

Dominicand power outlet

If organizing a trip to Dominica it can be helpful to know if you can power all your vital electronics when you arrive. However, without knowing which wall socket is being used you are likely to bring the wrong charger, thereby leaving you needing to buy or borrow a potentially expensive adaptor on arrival which might not be compatible. Varying complicated frequencies and region codes can all be confusing when planning on staying in a foreign country especially for the first time traveller. However this isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of standards used throughout the world this article shows exactly what to purchase in advance to charge the iPhone 5S . These instructions have been written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPhone 5S when you are travelling to Dominica.The following simple instructions will show you exactly what you'll need to charge the iPhone 5S when you are travelling to Dominica using their standard Type G or D 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets, please note Type G wall outlets are normally used by a majority of Dominicansd. Power supplies differ regionally therefore we suggest reading the list of World power supplies for a full list of countries. If you are visiting Dominica from another country please check the iPhone 5S can be charged using a 240v supply. If your iPhone 5S was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure that the device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to prevent the device from overheating whilst powering it up. If you intend to visit a Dominicand city like Roseau refer to the Dominicand country Wiki page [1] for further details on travelling to the location. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5S.

Charging the iPhone 5S in Dominica

Can you use the iPhone 5S in Dominica?

You can connect the iPhone 5S to a Dominicand power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 5S in Dominica?

If you are travelling with more than just your iPhone 5S and visiting multiple countries then the best travel power adapter for Dominica is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two different types of plug sockets in Dominica (types G and D) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type G. As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world just by switching the included heads. If your type of iPhone 5S supports Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these travel adapters along with additional support for more power hungry devices. This will also allow you to power multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack seperate travel chargers or occupying additional power sockets. By only needing a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage as well as being suitable for charging your iPhone 5S at an airport or on the flight. Because of their versatility these types of power adapters can be used when you return home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple phones, tablets and e-readers with just a single plug socket.

If you travel to Dominica we recommend buying this type of versatile travel charger at your preferred electronics retailer, the travel adapter illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Dominica

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power grids. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 portable option for travellers originating from America visiting Dominica using 3 pinned type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs. This gives the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one 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 Dominica.
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 5S in Dominica?

Powering the iPhone 5S with a Dominicand power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Using a USB Lightning connector and a Type G USB charger to power the iPhone 5S with a Dominicand power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 5S from a Dominicand power outlet you'll need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - the cable is normally already supplied with your device by Apple.
  2. Plug in the Type G USB power adapter into the wall supply. This plug outlet (called the Type G power outlet [3]) looks like 3 vertical rectangular slots containing plastic shutters in a triangular shape for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple charging cord into the USB power adapter 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 Dominicand power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of your phone will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is recharging taking around one-four hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone 5S with a Dominicand power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Charging the iPhone 5S from a Dominicand power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

A step by step guide showing how to power your iPhone 5S with a Dominicand power outlet with a USB Lightning Apple cable with a three pin Type D power charger.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPhone 5S from a Dominicand power outlet you will need to use a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], the cable is normally supplied with your device by Apple.
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type D USB power adapter and inserting it into the Dominicand power outlet. This power outlet (sometimes called the Type D power outlet [6]) can be identified by the 3 holes forming a triangle configuration.
  3. Connect one end of the USB charging cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger 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. Turn on the Dominicand power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPhone 5S screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 5S is charging, typically taking roughly 60-240 minutes to fully recharge.
Charging the iPhone 5S from a Dominicand power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dominica - Dominicand country Wiki 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. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  7. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D mains power outlet
  8. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters