How to charge your iPhone 5S from a power outlet in Nevis

A step-by-step guide showing how to recharge your iPhone 5S from a Nevis power outlet with the Lightning Apple connector with a 3 pinned Type B power charger, charging the iPhone 5S using a Type G power plug and how to charge the iPhone 5S using a double pin Type A USB adapter

Nevis power outlet

Different combinations of standards and sockets can all be daunting when planning to travel to a different country especially for the first time traveller. These instructions have been written to prevent you having to worry if you'll be able to charge your iPhone 5S when Nevis.When going to Nevis this page has instructions showing how to power the iPhone 5S using their Type G, A, B or D Nevis 230 volt 60Hz wall outlets. When visiting Nevis from another country please make sure your iPhone 5S can be used with a 240v supply. If your iPhone 5S originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts check that your device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overheating when charging it. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5S.

Charging the iPhone 5S in Nevis

Can the iPhone 5S be used in Nevis?

You can connect the iPhone 5S to a Nevis power outlet.

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

If you are travelling with more than just your iPhone 5S the best travel adapter for Nevis to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [12]. Nevisian use four different standards of wall outlets (G, A, B and D) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for both types A and G.

Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by switching the plugs. If your model of iPhone 5S can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times with one of these travel adapters, along with support for certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel chargers having a four port charger means you can power more than one device at the same time without needing to bring individual power chargers for your trip. Only needing to pack a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand baggage. Because of their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple phones, tablets and e-readers without needing an additional power outlet.

We recommend searching for this type of versatile travel charger at your preferred electronics retailer. The travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [12] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Nevis

The 4 port USB travel charger [12] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 5S, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which can be necessary for visitors of regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact option for travellers originating from North America visiting Nevis using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs. This is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Nevis.
What is the best power charger for the iPhone 5S in Nevis?

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

Using an Apple USB Lightning connector and a three pin Type G USB adapter to recharge your iPhone 5S from a Nevis power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 5S using the Nevis power outlet you'll need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple will normally include the cable when you first purchase your iPhone 5S.
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type G USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This plug outlet, technically called a Type G power outlet [3], looks like 3 slots with plastic shutters in a triangle configuration for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the power cable into the bottom of the USB power charger 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 Nevis power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of your phone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is recharging and takes roughly one to four hours to recharge.
Powering the iPhone 5S with a Nevis power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

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

Learn how to power your iPhone 5S from a Nevis power outlet by using the Apple Lightning cable with a Type A power adapter.

  1. In order to charge your iPhone 5S using a Nevis power outlet you will need to use a Type A USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - the cable is usually included with your device by Apple.
  2. Begin by taking the Type A USB power adapter and inserting it into the power supply. This power outlet, technically known as a Type A power outlet [6], is recognised by the two adjacent slots where the twin plug outlet pins go.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the 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 Nevis power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your iPhone will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is powering up, typically taking around one-four hours to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone 5S with a Nevis power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

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

A step-by-step guide showing how to charge your iPhone 5S from a Nevis power outlet with a Lightning Apple connector with a 3 pinned Type B power charger.

  1. In order to charge your iPhone 5S using a Nevis power outlet you will need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should typically include the USB cable when you first purchase the iPhone 5S).
  2. Begin by taking the Type B USB power adapter and inserting it into the Nevis power outlet. This wall supply (technically called a Type B power outlet [8]) can be recognised by the two thin slots next to each other for live and neutral blades with a single hole below for the long earthed pin.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the mains power charger 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 Nevis power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your phone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 5S is recharging which typically takes around 60-240 minutes to recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPhone 5S from a Nevis power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

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

Simple instructions showing how to recharge your iPhone 5S from a Nevis power outlet using the Lightning Apple connector with a Type D power charger.

  1. If you want to power the iPhone 5S using a Nevis power outlet you'll need to use a Type D USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple should typically include the USB cable when you first purchase the iPhone 5S.
  2. Begin by taking the Type D USB power adapter and plugging it in the power outlet. This power outlet, technically known as a Type D power outlet [10], looks like three holes in a triangle shape for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the mains power charger 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 Nevis power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your phone will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 5S is charging which takes around 60-240 minutes to recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone 5S with a Nevis power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Kitts_and_Nevis - Nevis 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. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeA.htm - Type A power outlet
  7. Type A USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type A mains power outlet
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeB.htm - Type B power outlet
  9. Type B USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type B mains power outlet
  10. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  11. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D 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