How to charge the iPhone 5 in Saint Helena

How to connect a St Helenian power outlet to the iPhone 5

St Helenian power outlet

Various frequencies and standards can all be confusing when planning on visiting a new country especially if you've never visited before. This guide was written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge the iPhone 5 abroad.When you are going to travel to Saint Helena these useful instructions show how to power your iPhone 5 by using a 240 volt 50Hz Type G St Helenian power outlet, the St Helenians will use a 13 amp plug for power outlets. If visiting Saint Helena from a different country please ensure that your iPhone 5 can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts double check your iPhone 5 is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to stop 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 Saint Helena

Can the iPhone 5 be used in Saint Helena?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 5 in Saint Helena.

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

When travelling to multiple countries or bringing more than your iPhone 5 the best international travel charger for Saint Helena is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [6].

Because these chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the included heads. If your type of iPhone 5 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these types of power adapters, plus compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Having a 4 port adapter means you can power more than one device at the same time without needing to pack individual travel chargers. Only packing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage while travelling and on hand for charging your iPhone 5 at the airport or on the plane. Due to their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used back at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers without using up an additional wall outlet.

We suggest searching for this type of versatile power adapter online. The travel adapter illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Saint Helena

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 5, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting regions with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, North 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 most popular portable option for travellers originating from America visiting Saint Helena using 3 pinned type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs. This is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Saint Helena.
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 5 in Saint Helena?

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

Using a Lightning connector and a Type G USB adapter to power your iPhone 5 with a St Helenian power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPhone 5 from the St Helenian power outlet you will need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (usually already included with the iPhone 5).
  2. Firstly plug in the Type G USB power adapter in the power supply. The plug supply (known as the Type G power outlet [3]) can be identified by the three rectangular holes with shutters forming a triangle shape.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB Apple power cable into the USB mains 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. Turn on the St Helenian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your iPhone 5 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is recharging, typically taking roughly one to four hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
Charging the iPhone 5 from a St Helenian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Helena,_Ascension_and_Tristan_da_Cunha - Saint Helena page on Wikipedia.org
  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