Charging the iPhone 5S when planning a trip to Grenada

The Wiki Connections page showing how to charge your iPhone 5S with a Grenadian power outlet using the USB Lightning Apple cable and a 3 pin Type G power adapter.

Grenadian power outlet

Varying different voltages and region codes can all lead to confusion when planning to visit a new country, especially if you've never been there before. This page was written to stop people worrying if they'll be able to charge the iPhone 5S when they're travelling to Grenada.If visiting Grenada these instructions show powering the iPhone 5S by using their standard 230 volt 50Hz G Type Grenadian power outlet, with the Grenadians using 13 amp plugs for charging. If you are visiting Grenada from another country ensure your iPhone 5S can accept a 240v supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) check that the device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from overheating during charging. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5S.

Charging the iPhone 5S in Grenada

Can you use the iPhone 5S in Grenada?

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

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

When travelling to multiple countries and bringing along more than your iPhone 5S then the best travel charger for Grenada to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [6]. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by switching the supplied plugs over. If your type of iPhone 5S is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of travel chargers, plus additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets. This means you can recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple power adapters for your Grenadian trip or using up additional power sockets. Only packing a single lightweight travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage while travelling as well as being suitable for charging your iPhone 5S at the airport or on your flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of travel adapters can be used when you return home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets with just a single wall outlet.

We recommend buying an adaptable travel charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Grenada

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices using USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unstable power supplies. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international 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 Grenada.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs and is a cheaper 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 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 a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Grenada.
What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 5S in Grenada?

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

Using the USB Lightning Apple cable and a Type G USB charger to charge your iPhone 5S with a Grenadian power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPhone 5S using the Grenadian power outlet you will need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (usually supplied with your iPhone 5S).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type G USB power adapter into the wall supply. The wall outlet (technically called the Type G power outlet [3]) can be recognised by three rectangular slots with plastic shutters in a triangular configuration for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB charging cord into the USB power adapter 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 Grenadian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the phone will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is charging which typically takes roughly 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPhone 5S from a Grenadian power outlet

See also

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