How to charge the iPhone 5S when staying in The Grenadines

A step-by-step guide showing you how to charge the iPhone 5S with a Grenadines power outlet by using a USB Lightning connector and a Type E power charger, how to recharge the iPhone 5S using a Type G power charger and powering the iPhone 5S using a Europlug Type C power plug

Grenadines power outlet

If packing for a vacation it can be useful to know in advance if you can charge any vital electrical devices that you'll be bringing with you. By not knowing which wall socket is used you could bring the wrong charger, leaving you needing to purchase a potentially overpriced power adaptor when you're there. Varying different combinations of standards and plugs can all be daunting when planning on travelling to a foreign country especially if you've never visited before. These instructions were written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge the iPhone 5S when going abroad.If you're visiting The Grenadines the following instructions show charging your iPhone 5S using their Type G, C, E, I or K 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets, you'll discover most Vincentians will typically use the Type G wall outlets. When you are visiting The Grenadines from a different country check your iPhone 5S can be used with a 240v supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v check that your iPhone 5S is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to prevent the device from being damaged during charging. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5S.

Charging the iPhone 5S in The Grenadines

Can the iPhone 5S be used in The Grenadines?

You can connect the iPhone 5S to a Grenadines power outlet by using a power convertor.

What is the best power charger for the iPhone 5S in The Grenadines?

If travelling with more than your iPhone 5S then the best international travel power adapter for The Grenadines to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [12]. There are five different standards of power outlets in The Grenadines (types G, C, E, I and K) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for both types C and G. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by switching the included plugs over. If your model of iPhone 5S can support Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters, and support for certain power demanding devices. Having a four port charger means you can charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy individual travel adapters on your trip to The Grenadines or occupying additional power outlets. By only needing to pack a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the overall size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage. Due to their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used back at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets without using up an additional wall outlet.

We suggest buying an adaptable power charger similar to this at an electronics retailer. The travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [12] which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for The Grenadines

The 4 port USB travel charger [12] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 5S, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unstable power grids. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter 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 Grenadines using 3 pinned type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs and is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for almost half 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 Grenadines.
What is the best power charger for the iPhone 5S in The Grenadines?

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

A step by step guide showing you how to charge the iPhone 5S with a Grenadines power outlet by using a USB Lightning cable and a Type G power charger.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 5S from the Grenadines power outlet you'll need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will typically include the USB cable with your iPhone 5S).
  2. Begin by inserting the Type G USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This wall supply, sometimes called a Type G power outlet [3], can be recognised by the three vertical rectangular holes containing plastic shutters forming a triangle shape.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the cord into the USB 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. Turn on the Grenadines power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your phone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the mobile is charging which should take roughly 60-240 minutes to recharge.
Charging the iPhone 5S from a Grenadines power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Charging the iPhone 5S from a Grenadines power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Using a USB Lightning connector and a Type C power charger to power your iPhone 5S from a Grenadines power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your iPhone 5S using a Grenadines power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple will typically supply the USB cable with your iPhone 5S.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the Grenadines power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 2 holes next to each other where the twin pins slide into.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple USB Lightning charging cable into the USB power 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. Switch on the Grenadines power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPhone will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is charging which should take roughly 1 to 4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
Charging the iPhone 5S from a Grenadines power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPhone 5S from a Grenadines power outlet

Learn how to recharge your iPhone 5S from a Grenadines power outlet with the Lightning Apple connector and a Type E power charger.

  1. To supply power to the iPhone 5S using a Grenadines power outlet you will need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple normally include the USB cable with your iPhone 5S.
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type E USB power adapter and plugging it into the power outlet. This sunken round wall supply (called a Type E power outlet [8]) can be recognised by the two large circular adjacent holes next to each other and one metal earth pin protruding in the top in a triangle shape.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the mains USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5S. The iPhone 5S Lightning connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 5S under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Grenadines power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPhone 5S will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 5S is recharging and takes between 60-240 minutes to completely recharge.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPhone 5S from a Grenadines power outlet

Charging the iPhone 5S from a Grenadines power outlet by using a two pinned Type K USB adapter

Using a USB Lightning cable with a 2 pinned Type K USB adapter to recharge your iPhone 5S from a Grenadines power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your iPhone 5S using a Grenadines power outlet you will need a Type K USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple will typically supply this USB cable with your iPhone 5S.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type K USB power adapter in the Grenadines power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 3 holes in an inverted triangle configuration for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple USB Lightning charging cable into the bottom of the USB power 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. Switch on the Grenadines power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPhone 5S will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 5S is charging which typically takes roughly one to four hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
Charging the iPhone 5S from a Grenadines power outlet by using a two pinned Type K USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Vincent_and_the_Grenadines - Wikipedia entry about The Grenadines
  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/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  7. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  9. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet
  10. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeK.htm - Type K power outlet
  11. Type K USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type K mains power outlet
  12. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters