Charging the iPhone 5S when planning a trip to Guam

Learn how to charge your iPhone 5S with a Guamanian power outlet using the USB Lightning Apple cable and a Type A USB charger and how to power the iPhone 5S using a 3 pin Type B USB plug.

Guamanian power outlet

Varying different region codes and voltages can all lead to confusion when planning to visit another country for the first time traveller. This guide has been written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPhone 5S when staying in Guam.The following guide tells you exactly what you'll need to charge the iPhone 5S when you're visiting Guam using the Type B or A 110 volt 60Hz plug outlets. Power sockets will vary depending on which area you are travelling to so please read the Oceania and power supplies page for a full list of regions and countries. If the iPhone 5S charges slowly or does not power up when you are visiting Guam from another region please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Electrical devices which originated from another country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts sometimes take longer to charge or won't power up, check the device is a dual voltage device (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to ensure proper use. If you plan to stay in a Guamanian city like Tamuning or Mangilao please refer to the Wikipedia entry about Guam [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 Guam

Can you use the iPhone 5S in Guam?

You can use the iPhone 5S in Guam by using a power adaptor.

What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 5S in Guam?

If you are travelling to more than one country or bringing along more than your iPhone 5S then the best travel power adapter for Guam is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Guamanians use two different types of power outlets (types B and A) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type A.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the supplied plugs over. If your iPhone 5S can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times by using one of these USB power adapters, plus additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other adapters having a four port adapter will allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to buy individual power adapters for your Guamanian trip. By only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage while travelling. Because of their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets and phones without using up an additional plug socket.

If you travel to different places we suggest searching for a multipurpose travel charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer - the travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Guam

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unreliable power supplies. These power converters come supplied 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 international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact option for travellers originating from America going to Guam.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from North America using type B plugs and offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for 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 suitable for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Guam.
What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 5S in Guam?

How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPhone 5S from a Guamanian power outlet

Learn how to charge your iPhone 5S with a Guamanian power outlet using the USB Lightning Apple cable and a Type A USB charger.

  1. In order to power your iPhone 5S from a Guamanian power outlet you'll need a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will typically include this USB cable when you buy your iPhone 5S).
  2. Begin by taking the Type A USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. This unearthed power outlet, sometimes known as a Type A power outlet [3], can be recognised by 2 thin adjacent slots for live and neutral pins.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the mains power 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 Guamanian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the phone will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is charging which takes between 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPhone 5S from a Guamanian power outlet

How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPhone 5S from a Guamanian power outlet

Using a Lightning cable and a 3 pin Type B power adapter to recharge your iPhone 5S with a Guamanian power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPhone 5S using a Guamanian power outlet you'll need a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (this USB cable is normally already supplied with your iPhone 5S).
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type B USB power adapter and inserting it in the wall supply. You can identify the wall outlet by two slots adjacent to each other where the live and neutral blades slide into with a semicircle hole below for the grounded pin.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB power cable into the bottom of the USB 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 Guamanian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the cellphone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is recharging, typically taking between 1 - 4 hours to recharge.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPhone 5S from a Guamanian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guam - Wikipedia entry about Guam
  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/typeA.htm - Type A power outlet
  4. Type A USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type A 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. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeB.htm - Type B power outlet
  7. Type B USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type B mains power outlet
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters