Charging the iPhone 5 when staying in Seychelles

Using a USB Lightning connector with a 3 pin Type G USB charger to recharge the iPhone 5 from a Seychellois power outlet.

Seychellois power outlet

Various combinations of voltages and standards can often cause confusion when planning to travel to another country if you've never been there before. These guidelines have been written to help assist visitors wanting to power the iPhone 5 when they are visiting abroad.If visiting Seychelles the following useful instructions show how to charge the iPhone 5 by using the 240 volt 50Hz Type G Seychellois power outlet, with the Seychellois using a 13 amp plug for wall outlets. When travelling to Seychelles from a different country ensure that your iPhone 5 can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v check the iPhone 5 is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from being damaged when charging it. If you are planning on visiting a Seychellois city such as Victoria refer to the wikipedia web page about Seychelles [1] for further details on travelling to the location. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5.

Charging the iPhone 5 in Seychelles

Can the iPhone 5 be used in Seychelles?

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

What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 5 in Seychelles?

If travelling with more than just your iPhone 5 and visiting more than one country then the best travel power adapter for Seychelles is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [6].

Because these chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by changing the included plugs over. If your iPhone 5 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster charging times with one of these types of power adapters plus additional compatibility with certain power hungry devices like tablets. This will allow you to power multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy seperate travel chargers or occupying additional power sockets. By only needing to bring a single travel charger will also keep the size down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage and convenient for charging your iPhone 5 at the airport or on the plane. 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 under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and phones without needing an additional power outlet.

We recommend searching for an adaptable power adapter like this at your preferred electronics retailer; the multipurpose power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Seychelles

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover 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 portable power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Seychelles using type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from North America using type B plugs and is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a flexible 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 a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Seychelles.
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 5 in Seychelles?

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

Instructions showing how to charge your iPhone 5 from a Seychellois power outlet with the USB Lightning Apple connector with a three pin Type G USB charger.

  1. To charge your iPhone 5 using the Seychellois power outlet you'll need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], this USB cable is usually supplied with the device by Apple.
  2. Plug in the Type G USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can recognise the wall supply by the 3 vertical slots forming a triangle configuration.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB Lightning cable into the bottom of the power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5. You can find the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5 situated at the bottom of the iPhone 5.
  4. Turn on the Seychellois power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPhone 5 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 5 is charging, typically taking between 60-240 minutes to fully recharge.
Charging the iPhone 5 from a Seychellois power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

See also

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