Charging your iPhone 5S from a power outlet in Saint Kitts

Simple instructions showing you how to power the iPhone 5S with a St Kitts power outlet using the USB Lightning Apple connector with a Type B power adapter, recharging the iPhone 5S using a 3 pin Type G power plug and charging the iPhone 5S using a Type A power adapter

St Kitts power outlet

Various combinations of voltages and region codes can all lead to confusion when planning to visit another country if you've never visited before. If planning a trip to Saint Kitts the following useful instructions show how to charge the iPhone 5S by using their standard Type G, A, B or D 230 volt 60Hz wall outlets, a majority of Kittitian will use the Type G plugs in their wall outlets. If you are visiting Saint Kitts from another country make sure that the iPhone 5S can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure that your device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to avoid the device from being damaged when charging it. If you intend on taking a trip to a destination such as Basseterre please refer to the Saint Kitts entry on Wikipedia [1] for more indepth information. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5S.

Charging the iPhone 5S in Saint Kitts

Can you use the iPhone 5S in Saint Kitts?

You can use the iPhone 5S in Saint Kitts.

What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 5S in Saint Kitts?

If you are travelling with more than just your iPhone 5S then the best travel charger for Saint Kitts to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [12]. There are four standards of plug sockets in Saint Kitts (G, A, B and D) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for both types A and G. As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the supplied heads. If your iPhone 5S supports Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of USB power adapters and additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets.

Having a four port adapter means you can recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring seperate travel chargers for your St Kitts trip. By only needing a single USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage. Because of their versatility these types of power adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple phones and tablets without needing an additional plug socket.

If you travel to different countries we suggest searching for this type of flexible power adapter online. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [12] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Saint Kitts

The 4 port USB travel charger [12] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power converters come 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 travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power converter for travellers originating from North America visiting Saint Kitts using 3 pinned type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Saint Kitts.
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 5S in Saint Kitts?

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

Simple instructions showing you how to power the iPhone 5S with a St Kitts power outlet using the USB Lightning Apple cable with a Type G USB adapter.

  1. In order to power your iPhone 5S from a St Kitts power outlet you'll need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (usually included with the device by Apple).
  2. Firstly plug the Type G USB power adapter in the St Kitts power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the three vertical holes containing plastic shutters in a triangular configuration.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Apple USB charging cord into the bottom of the USB power 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. Turn on the St Kitts power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of the phone will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is recharging, typically taking between 1 to 4 hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPhone 5S from a St Kitts power outlet

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

Using the Apple USB Lightning connector with a two pin Type A power adapter to recharge your iPhone 5S with a St Kitts power outlet.

  1. To power your iPhone 5S using the St Kitts power outlet you will need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple will usually include this USB cable with the iPhone 5S.
  2. Start by plugging the Type A USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can identify this plug supply by the 2 thin slots next to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple Lightning cable into the mains 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 St Kitts power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPhone 5S screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is powering up and takes around 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge.
Powering the iPhone 5S with a St Kitts power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

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

Simple instructions showing you how to power the iPhone 5S with a St Kitts power outlet using the USB Lightning Apple connector with a Type B power adapter.

  1. To charge your iPhone 5S using the St Kitts power outlet you will need to use a Type B USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should typically include this USB cable with the iPhone 5S).
  2. Start by plugging the Type B USB power adapter into the wall supply. The power supply (sometimes called the Type B power outlet [8]) is recognised by 2 thin slots next to each other where the live and neutral blades slide into with a hole below for the earth pin.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB charging cord into the bottom of the USB power adapter 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 St Kitts power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the phone will display a charge icon to indicate that the mobile is recharging, typically taking between 1 - 4 hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone 5S with a St Kitts power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

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

The Wiki Connections page showing how to recharge the iPhone 5S from a St Kitts power outlet with a Lightning Apple cable and a Type D USB charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 5S using the St Kitts power outlet you'll need a Type D USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - usually supplied with your device by Apple.
  2. Start by plugging the Type D USB power adapter into the St Kitts power outlet. You can recognise the wall outlet by three holes forming a triangle shape for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the mains 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. Switch on the St Kitts power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPhone 5S screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 5S is powering up and takes roughly 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
Powering the iPhone 5S with a St Kitts power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Kitts_and_Nevis - Saint Kitts entry on Wikipedia
  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. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters