Charging the iPhone 5S when staying in Saint Pierre

Using a USB Lightning connector and a Type E USB charger to power the iPhone 5S from a St Pierrais power outlet.

St Pierrais power outlet

Various standards and plug types can often lead to confusion when planning on travelling to another country especially to the first time traveller. This guide was written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPhone 5S when you're in staying in Saint Pierre.If you are visiting Saint Pierre these instructions show powering the iPhone 5S using the 230 volt 50Hz E Type St Pierrais plug outlet, the Saint-Pierrais will use a CEE 7/5 French socket for power outlets. When travelling to Saint Pierre from another country make sure the iPhone 5S can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts double check your iPhone 5S is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to stop the device from being damaged whilst powering it up. If you're planning on taking a trip to a St Pierrais destination such as Saint-Pierre or Francoforum we recommend referring to the St Pierrais Wiki page [1] for more details. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5S.

Charging the iPhone 5S in Saint Pierre

Can the iPhone 5S be used in Saint Pierre?

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

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

When you are travelling to multiple countries or bringing more than just your iPhone 5S then the best international travel charger for Saint Pierre to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [6]. As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the included heads. If your type of iPhone 5S is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these USB travel chargers, along with compatibility with more power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other chargers having a 4 port charger means you can recharge more than one device at once without needing to bring individual power adapters on your trip. Only bringing a single international travel charger will help keep the overall size down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage whilst travelling. Because of their flexibility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets and smartphones using just a single wall outlet.

If you travel to different continents we suggest buying this type of versatile power charger online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Saint Pierre

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, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Saint Pierre and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact option for travellers originating from North America visiting Saint Pierre.
  • 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 originating from the US using type B plugs. This gives the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 Pierre.
What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 5S in Saint Pierre?

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

Learn how to charge your iPhone 5S from a St Pierrais power outlet with a Lightning connector with a two pin Type E USB charger.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 5S using the St Pierrais power outlet you will need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], the USB cable is normally supplied with your device by Apple.
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type E USB power adapter into the power supply. You can recognise the wall outlet by the two 4.8mm circular adjacent holes for live and neutral plus a metal grounding pin protruding the top in a triangular pattern.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Apple charging cord into the USB mains adapter 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. Turn on the St Pierrais power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPhone 5S will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 5S is recharging, typically taking roughly 60-240 minutes to fully recharge.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPhone 5S from a St Pierrais power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Pierre_and_Miquelon - St Pierrais 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/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