How to charge the iPhone 5S from a power outlet in Saint Lucia

How to connect a St Lucian power outlet to the iPhone 5S

St Lucian power outlet

If packing for a trip it can be useful to know if you'll be able to power any electrical devices such as cell phones and laptops when you arrive. Without knowing which power socket is being used in Saint Lucia you are likely to bring the wrong power adaptor, leaving you needing to buy or borrow a suitable power adaptor when you're there. Varying different combinations of standards and voltages can often be daunting when planning on staying in a new country to the first time traveller. The following useful guide shows exactly how to power your iPhone 5S when you're travelling to Saint Lucia by using the 240 volt 50Hz G Type plug outlet, with the St Lucians using a 13 amp plug for power outlets. If travelling to Saint Lucia from another country check your iPhone 5S can accept a 240 volt supply. If the iPhone 5S was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check that the iPhone 5S is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to avoid the device from being damaged during charging. If you plan on staying in a city such as Castries please read the Wikipedia.org page about Saint Lucia [1] for more information. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5S.

Charging the iPhone 5S in Saint Lucia

Can you use the iPhone 5S in Saint Lucia?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 5S in Saint Lucia by using a power convertor.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 5S in Saint Lucia?

If travelling with more than your iPhone 5S or visiting multiple countries then the best travel charger for Saint Lucia to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [6]. As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by changing the supplied plugs. If your type of iPhone 5S can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times with one of these travel adapters, and support for more power hungry devices like tablets.

Having a 4 port charger will also allow you to recharge multiple devices at once without needing to pack individual travel adapters. Because you are only needing to bring a single international travel charger will help keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand baggage and suitable for recharging your iPhone 5S at an airport or on a plane. Because of their flexibility these types of chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets without using up an additional power outlet.

We suggest searching for this type of versatile travel charger at an electronics retailer; the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Saint Lucia

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is necessary when visiting counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices 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 most popular compact power adapter for travellers originating from America visiting Saint Lucia.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs and is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at 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 a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Saint Lucia.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 5S in Saint Lucia?

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

Using a Lightning cable with a Type G power adapter to charge the iPhone 5S from a St Lucian power outlet.

  1. In order to power the iPhone 5S using a St Lucian power outlet you'll need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], usually already supplied with your device.
  2. First plug in the Type G USB power adapter into the St Lucian power outlet. The plug supply (technically known as a Type G power outlet [3]) can be identified by three vertical slots with shutters forming a triangle configuration for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of 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 St Lucian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPhone 5S will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is powering up which typically takes between 1-4 hours to completely recharge.
Powering the iPhone 5S with a St Lucian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Lucia - Wikipedia.org page about Saint Lucia
  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. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters