Charging the iPhone 5S when staying in Saint Vincent

The WikiConnections guide showing how to recharge the iPhone 5S from a St Vincentian power outlet using a Lightning Apple cable with a double pin Europlug Type C power adapter, how to charge the iPhone 5S using a Type G power adapter and recharging the iPhone 5S using a Type E USB adapter

St Vincentian power outlet

Various combinations of frequencies and standards can all be confusing when planning on staying in a foreign country especially if you've never visited before. This guide has been specifically written to assist people wanting to charge the iPhone 5S abroad.When you're planning a vacation to Saint Vincent the following instructions show how to power the iPhone 5S by using the G, C, E, I or K type St Vincentian 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets, please be aware Type G wall outlets are normally used by a majority of St Vincentians. If travelling to Saint Vincent from a different country ensure that the iPhone 5S can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts make sure your iPhone 5S is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overheating whilst powering it up. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5S.

Charging the iPhone 5S in Saint Vincent

Can you use the iPhone 5S in Saint Vincent?

You can connect the iPhone 5S to a St Vincentian power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 5S in Saint Vincent?

If travelling to multiple countries and bringing more than just your iPhone 5S the best international travel charger for Saint Vincent to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [12]. There are five types of wall outlets in Saint Vincent (types G, C, E, I and K) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for both types C and G. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by changing the supplied plugs. If your iPhone 5S is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these travel adapters and additional support for certain power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other travel adapters this means you can recharge more than one device at once without needing to buy multiple power chargers or occupying additional wall sockets. By only needing a single lightweight travel charger will keep the overall weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage whilst travelling. Due to their space saving versatility these types of chargers can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple phones, tablets and e-readers without using up an additional plug socket.

We recommend searching for a flexible power adapter of this nature online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [12] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Saint Vincent

The 4 port USB travel charger [12] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover 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 option for travellers originating from America visiting Saint Vincent.
  • 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 and is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at almost half 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Saint Vincent.
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 5S in Saint Vincent?

Charging the iPhone 5S from a St Vincentian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Using a USB Lightning Apple connector with a 3 pin Type G USB charger to power the iPhone 5S with a St Vincentian power outlet.

  1. To power the iPhone 5S using a St Vincentian 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 iPhone 5S.
  2. Start the process by taking the Type G USB power adapter and inserting it into the power outlet. The power supply (sometimes known as a Type G power outlet [3]) looks like 3 rectangular holes with shutters in a triangle pattern for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB charging cable into the USB mains adapter 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. Switch on the St Vincentian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the phone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is powering up taking between one to four hours to fully recharge.
Charging the iPhone 5S from a St Vincentian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Powering the iPhone 5S with a St Vincentian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Learn how to charge the iPhone 5S from a St Vincentian power outlet by using an Apple USB Lightning cable and a double pinned Type C USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to the iPhone 5S from a St Vincentian power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - usually already included with your iPhone 5S.
  2. Plug the Type C USB power adapter in the power outlet. The wall supply (sometimes called a Europlug) can be recognised by the two holes next to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Apple USB power cable into the bottom of 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. Turn on the St Vincentian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your cell will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is recharging and takes around 1 - 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone 5S with a St Vincentian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Charging the iPhone 5S from a St Vincentian power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

Using a USB Lightning Apple connector with a two pin Type E USB charger to recharge the iPhone 5S with a St Vincentian power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPhone 5S from the St Vincentian power outlet you will need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (usually already included with the iPhone 5S).
  2. Firstly plug the Type E USB power adapter into the wall supply. This recessed circular wall supply, sometimes called a CEE 7/7 plug or Type E power outlet [8], can be recognised by two round adjacent holes for live and neutral pins plus a metal grounding pin protruding in the top forming a triangle shape.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB charging cable into the bottom of the USB mains 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. Switch on the St Vincentian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the phone will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is powering up and takes roughly 1 to 4 hours to fully recharge.
Charging the iPhone 5S from a St Vincentian power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

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

Simple instructions showing how to recharge your iPhone 5S with a St Vincentian power outlet with a Lightning connector and a Type K USB adapter.

  1. To power the iPhone 5S from a St Vincentian power outlet you'll need to use a Type K USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - usually already included with your iPhone 5S.
  2. Plug the Type K USB power adapter in the power outlet. The plug supply (known as the Type K power outlet [10]) looks like three holes forming a triangle configuration for the live, neutral and earth.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the 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 Vincentian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your iPhone 5S will display a charge icon to indicate that the mobile is recharging which should take around one-four hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone 5S with a St Vincentian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type K USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Vincent_and_the_Grenadines - Saint Vincent country page 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/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  7. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  9. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet
  10. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeK.htm - Type K power outlet
  11. Type K USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type K 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