How to charge the iPhone 5S when planning a trip to Miquelon

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

Miquelonnais power outlet

Various frequencies and region codes can often lead to confusion when planning on staying in a foreign country especially if you've never been there before. This isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards used throughout the world this article shows exactly what to pick up in advance to power the iPhone 5S in Miquelon. This page was specifically written to prevent you having to worry if you'll be able to charge your iPhone 5S abroad.When visiting Miquelon these instructions show how to power the iPhone 5S using the standard 230 volt 50Hz E Type plug outlet, with the Miquelonnais using a CEE 7/5 French socket for wall outlets. When travelling to Miquelon from another country double check the iPhone 5S can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check that your iPhone 5S is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to prevent the device from being damaged whilst powering it up. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5S.

Charging the iPhone 5S in Miquelon

Can the iPhone 5S be used in Miquelon?

You can use the iPhone 5S in Miquelon by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 5S in Miquelon?

When you are travelling to more than one country and bringing more than just your iPhone 5S the best international travel power adapter for Miquelon is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [6]. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the supplied heads. If your type of iPhone 5S can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these types of power adapters, and support for more power hungry devices. Having a 4 port adapter will also allow you to charge multiple devices at once without needing to bring multiple power chargers or using up additional power outlets. Because you are only needing to bring a single lightweight travel charger will keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage as well as being suitable for recharging your iPhone 5S at an airport or on a plane. Due to their versatility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones, tablets and speakers using just a single plug socket.

We suggest searching for a flexible travel adapter similar to this online. The travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been successfully tested for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Miquelon

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 visitors 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 can be necessary for travellers to regions with unreliable power supplies. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Miquelon and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 portable option for travellers originating from North America visiting Miquelon using type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also 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 and offers almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half the 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Miquelon.
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 5S in Miquelon?

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

The Wiki Connections guide on how to charge the iPhone 5S from a Miquelonnais power outlet with a Lightning cable and a two pinned Type E power charger.

  1. In order to power the iPhone 5S using the Miquelonnais power outlet you'll need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple typically supply this USB cable when you purchase the iPhone 5S).
  2. Start by taking the Type E USB power adapter and inserting it into the wall outlet. The recessed round wall outlet, sometimes known as a CEE 7/7 plug or Type E power outlet [3], can be recognised by two large round holes 19mm apart from each other and one long metal earth pin protruding in the top to form a triangle configuration.
  3. Connect one end of the Lightning charging cable into the mains USB 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 Miquelonnais power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the mobile screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 5S is charging, typically taking around 1-4 hours to completely recharge.
Charging the iPhone 5S from a Miquelonnais power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Pierre_and_Miquelon - wikipedia web page about Miquelon
  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/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  4. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet
  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