Charging your iPhone 5 from a power outlet in Wales

How to connect a Welsh power outlet to the iPhone 5

Welsh power outlet

Varying different region codes and voltages can all be daunting when planning on visiting another country if you've never visited before. With only a handful of different types of sockets being used in the world this article shows exactly what to purchase in advance to power your iPhone 5 . This guide was written to prevent visitors having to worry if they'll be able to charge the iPhone 5 when they're travelling to Wales.The following guide tells you exactly what you'll need to charge the iPhone 5 when you're visiting Wales using a standard 230 volt 50Hz G Type Welsh power outlet, with the Welsh using BS 1363 13 amp plugs for power outlets. If you are visiting Wales from another country make sure that the iPhone 5 can be used with a 240 volt supply. If your iPhone 5 was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v ensure your iPhone 5 is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to prevent the device from overheating during charging. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5.

Charging the iPhone 5 in Wales

Can the iPhone 5 be used in Wales?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 5 to a Welsh power outlet.

What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 5 in Wales?

When travelling to more than one country or bringing more than your iPhone 5 then the best travel power adapter for Wales is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [6].

As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world simply by changing the heads. If your model of iPhone 5 supports Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of power adapters along with compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets. This will also allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to bring individual travel adapters for your Welsh 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. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers with just a single power outlet.

We recommend buying this type of versatile power charger at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Wales

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via 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 are 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 travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact option for travellers originating from North America visiting Wales.
  • 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 America using type B plugs and gives almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Wales.
What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 5 in Wales?

Powering the iPhone 5 with a Welsh power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Using a Lightning connector and a 3 pin Type G power adapter to recharge your iPhone 5 with a Welsh power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your iPhone 5 using the Welsh power outlet you will need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the USB cable is normally already included with the device).
  2. Start by taking the Type G USB power adapter and plugging it in the Welsh power outlet. This plug supply (technically called the Type G power outlet [3]) looks like 3 vertical holes with shutters in a triangular configuration.
  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 5. The iPhone 5 Lightning connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 5 under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Welsh power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the cell screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is recharging, typically taking roughly 1 - 4 hours to recharge.
Powering the iPhone 5 with a Welsh power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

See also

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