How to charge your iPhone 5S from a power outlet in Antigua

Simple instructions showing how to recharge your iPhone 5S from an Antiguan power outlet with a USB Lightning Apple connector and a double pinned Type A USB adapter and recharging the iPhone 5S using a 3 pinned Type B USB charger.

Antiguan power outlet

Various standards and plugs can often be daunting when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never visited before. This page has step-by-step instructions telling you exactly what you'll need to supply power to your iPhone 5S when you're visiting Antigua using their Type B or A Antiguan 230 volt 60Hz wall outlets, most Antiguans use Type B wall outlets. Power sources vary depending on which country you're taking a trip to therefore please read the Wiki Connections world power supplies list where you'll find a complete list of regions and countries. If you are travelling to Antigua from a different country check your iPhone 5S can accept a 240 volt supply. If the iPhone 5S came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from overheating when charging it. If you intend to stay at a city such as St. John's or All Saints we also recommend reading the Wikipedia web page about Antigua [1] for more indepth details prior to travelling to the area. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5S.

Charging the iPhone 5S in Antigua

Can the iPhone 5S be used in Antigua?

You can connect the iPhone 5S to an Antiguan power outlet.

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

If travelling to multiple countries the best travel power adapter for Antigua to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Antiguans use two different standards of power outlets (B and A) and using a travel charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type A.

As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the included heads over. If your model of iPhone 5S supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these power chargers, along with additional compatibility with more power demanding devices. Having a 4 port charger will allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to buy individual power chargers for your trip. Because you are only needing a single international USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage whilst travelling and convenient for charging your iPhone 5S at an airport or on a plane. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of adapters can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets with only a single wall outlet.

If you travel frequently we recommend buying this type of flexible power charger at an electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel adapter illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Antigua

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover 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 best selling portable option for travellers originating from North America going to Antigua.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs and gives the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for 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 suitable for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Antigua.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 5S in Antigua?

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

Using a USB Lightning Apple connector and a two pinned Type A USB adapter to recharge your iPhone 5S from an Antiguan power outlet.

  1. In order to charge your iPhone 5S using an Antiguan power outlet you will need a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will usually supply this cable with your iPhone 5S).
  2. Start by inserting the Type A USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by two thin adjacent slots.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB power 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. Turn on the Antiguan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the cellphone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is powering up which should take between one-four hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone 5S with an Antiguan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Charging the iPhone 5S from an Antiguan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Learn how to power your iPhone 5S from an Antiguan power outlet using the Lightning Apple connector and a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge the iPhone 5S from an Antiguan power outlet you will need a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple typically supply this cable with your iPhone 5S).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type B USB power adapter in the power supply. You can recognise the plug outlet by 2 slots next to each other where the short live and neutral plug outlet blades slide into with a single hole below for the long earthed pin.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB Apple Lightning power 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 your iPhone 5S situated at the bottom of the iPhone 5S.
  4. Switch on the Antiguan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your cell will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 5S is charging which should take around 60 to 240 minutes to recharge.
Charging the iPhone 5S from an Antiguan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

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