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

Using a USB Lightning Apple connector with a Type A power adapter to charge the iPhone 5S from an Anguillan power outlet.

Anguillan power outlet

Complicated combinations of standards and sockets can often be daunting when planning on staying in a new country to the first time traveller. If you're going to Anguilla this page has instructions showing powering your iPhone 5S by using the 110 volt 60Hz A Type wall outlet, with the Anguillans using a NEMA 1-15 ungrounded plug for wall outlets. If the iPhone 5S doesn't power up or recharges slowly when travelling to Anguilla from another country please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Devices which come from a country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts either take longer to charge or won't turn on, check that the iPhone 5S is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to ensure proper use. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5S.

Charging the iPhone 5S in Anguilla

Can the iPhone 5S be used in Anguilla?

You can use the iPhone 5S in Anguilla by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 5S in Anguilla?

If travelling to more than one country the best international travel charger for Anguilla is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [6]. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by switching the plugs over. If your model of iPhone 5S is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these power adapters, and support for more power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other adapters having a 4 port adapter means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to buy seperate power adapters. Because you are only needing to bring a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage whilst travelling. Because of their space saving versatility these types of adapters can be used back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones, tablets and speakers without needing an additional plug socket.

For those travelling frequently we suggest buying this type of flexible travel adapter at an electronics retailer; the multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Anguilla

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 wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Anguilla and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable option for travellers originating from North America visiting Anguilla using type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise 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 more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a generous 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 Anguilla.
What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 5S in Anguilla?

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

The Wiki Connections guide on how to recharge the iPhone 5S with an Anguillan power outlet with the Lightning Apple cable with a Type A USB adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to your iPhone 5S from the Anguillan power outlet you will need a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the cable is typically included with the iPhone 5S by Apple).
  2. Insert the Type A USB power adapter in the Anguillan power outlet. This power outlet (sometimes known as the Type A power outlet [3]) can be identified by the two slots next to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet blades sit.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Apple USB Lightning cord into the bottom of the mains 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. Turn on the Anguillan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the cellphone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is recharging taking around 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone 5S with an Anguillan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anguilla - Anguilla Wikipedia web 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/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. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters