Charging the iPhone 5S when visiting Montserrat

Learn how to power your iPhone 5S with a Montserratian power outlet with the Lightning Apple cable with a double pin Type A USB charger and charging the iPhone 5S using a three pin Type B USB charger.

Montserratian power outlet

Different region codes and plugs can often be daunting when planning on staying in a new country if you've never been there before. This isn't as complex 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 Montserrat. These instructions have been written to prevent you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPhone 5S when you are going to Montserrat.This page is a guide demonstrating exactly how to supply power to your iPhone 5S when visiting Montserrat using their standard types B or A 230 volt 60Hz power outlets. When you are travelling to Montserrat from another country please double check your iPhone 5S can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts make sure your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from being damaged whilst powering it up. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5S.

Charging the iPhone 5S in Montserrat

Can you use the iPhone 5S in Montserrat?

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

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

When you are travelling to more than one country the best international travel charger for Montserrat is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two standards of wall outlets that Montserratians use (B and A) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type A. 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 plugs. If your model of iPhone 5S supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these travel adapters plus additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel chargers this means you can charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack seperate travel adapters for your trip or occupying additional wall sockets. By only packing a single international travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage as well as being convenient for recharging your iPhone 5S at the airport or on a plane. Due to their versatility these types of power chargers 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 tablets, smartphones and e-readers and using only a single wall outlet.

We recommend searching for this type of flexible power adapter at your preferred electronics retailer; the multipurpose power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Montserrat

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices via USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unstable power grids. These travel adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Montserrat using type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise 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 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 Montserrat.
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 5S in Montserrat?

Powering the iPhone 5S with a Montserratian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Learn how to power your iPhone 5S with a Montserratian power outlet with the Lightning Apple cable with a double pin Type A USB charger.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPhone 5S from the Montserratian power outlet you will need a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple will normally supply this cable when you buy the iPhone 5S.
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type A USB power adapter into the power outlet. The power supply, sometimes known as the Type A power outlet [3], can be identified by 2 slots adjacent to each other for live and neutral pins. Note power cables used with type A plugs which are rated at 125 V should not be used so please check first.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5S. You can find the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5S situated at the bottom of the iPhone 5S.
  4. Switch on the Montserratian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the cellphone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 5S is recharging which takes around 1 - 4 hours to completely recharge.
Powering the iPhone 5S with a Montserratian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

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

Using the Apple Lightning connector and a Type B power adapter to charge the iPhone 5S from a Montserratian power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to your iPhone 5S from the Montserratian power outlet you will need a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple normally supply this USB cable when you purchase the iPhone 5S.
  2. Start the process by taking the Type B USB power adapter and inserting it into the power outlet. The plug supply, sometimes known as the Type B power outlet [6], is identified by two slots parallel to each other for live and neutral blades with a hole below for the long earth pin. Please be aware that power cords with type B outlets which are rated at less that 240 V shouldn't be used in Montserrat so we suggest checking prior to proceeding.
  3. Connect one end of the Lightning charging cord into the bottom of the mains USB 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. Turn on the Montserratian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of your mobile will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is powering up which typically takes between 60 to 240 minutes to recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone 5S with a Montserratian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

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