Charging your iPhone 5C from a power outlet in Saint Helena

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

St Helenian power outlet

Varying complicated standards and sockets can often be daunting when planning to travel to a new country for the first time traveller. However this isn't as complex as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards being used in the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need to buy in advance to charge your iPhone 5C . This guide has been specifically written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge the iPhone 5C when you're in staying in Saint Helena.This step-by-step guide will show exactly what you'll need to supply power to the iPhone 5C when you're visiting Saint Helena by using their standard 240 volt 50Hz G Type wall outlet, the St Helenians will use a 13 amp plug for charging. When travelling to Saint Helena from a different country ensure your iPhone 5C can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If your iPhone 5C was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure that your iPhone 5C is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to stop the device from being damaged when powering up. If you're planning on staying at a St Helenian city like Jamestown or Half Tree Hollow we recommend reading the wikipedia.org web page about Saint Helena [1] for more information. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5C.

Charging the iPhone 5C in Saint Helena

Can the iPhone 5C be used in Saint Helena?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 5C to a St Helenian power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

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

If you are travelling to more than one country or bringing more than just your iPhone 5C then the best international travel adapter for Saint Helena is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger.

Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the supplied plugs. If your iPhone 5C supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these USB travel chargers, and compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets. Having a four port adapter means you can charge more than one device at once without needing to bring individual power adapters or occupying additional power sockets. Only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones, tablets and e-readers without needing an additional plug socket.

If you travel to Saint Helena we suggest buying a versatile power adapter like this at your preferred electronics retailer; the power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Saint Helena

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 5C, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover 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 power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Saint Helena.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs and is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers 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 Saint Helena. [6] [AD]
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 5C in Saint Helena?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPhone 5C from a St Helenian power outlet

Using a Lightning Apple cable and a Type G USB adapter to power the iPhone 5C from a St Helenian power outlet.

  1. In order to power the iPhone 5C from a St Helenian power outlet you will need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple should normally supply this USB cable with the iPhone 5C.
  2. Firstly insert the Type G USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can recognise the wall outlet by three holes containing plastic shutters in a triangular shape.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5C. The iPhone 5C Lightning connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 5C under the home button.
  4. Turn on the St Helenian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the phone will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is recharging which should take around 60-240 minutes to fully recharge.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPhone 5C from a St Helenian power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia.org web page about Saint Helena
  2. Apple - official iPhone user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - A Type G USB charger has three thick rectangular blades in a triangular shape with the longer top blade acting as the earthing pin, priced between $10 to $15 USD (around £15 GBP / under C$15).
  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, estimated cost between $10 to $15 USD (around £10 GBP / under C$15).
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, around $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).