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

Instructions on how to power your iPhone 5S from a St Helenian power outlet using a Lightning Apple connector and a 3 pinned Type G USB charger.

St Helenian power outlet

Complicated voltages and standards can often be confusing when planning to stay in another country, especially if you've never visited before. When you are travelling to Saint Helena this page contains instructions showing how to power the iPhone 5S using their 240 volt 50Hz Type G St Helenian wall outlet, with the St Helenians using a 13 amp plug for power outlets. When travelling to Saint Helena from another country please make sure your iPhone 5S can be used with a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure that the device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to prevent the device from being damaged during charging. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5S.

Charging the iPhone 5S in Saint Helena

Can you use the iPhone 5S in Saint Helena?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 5S in Saint Helena by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 5S in Saint Helena?

If travelling to multiple countries then the best international travel power adapter for Saint Helena to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [6].

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the plugs over. If your model of iPhone 5S supports Fast Charge 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 seperate power chargers for your trip to Saint Helena. Because you are only needing to bring a single international USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage whilst travelling as well as being on hand for charging your iPhone 5S at an airport or on a plane. Because of their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when you return home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets and phones without needing an additional power outlet.

We suggest buying a versatile travel adapter similar to this at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Saint Helena

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 5S, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unreliable power grids. These travel adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Saint Helena 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 compact power adapter for travellers originating from America visiting Saint Helena using 3 pin type B US 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 from the US using type B plugs. This is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Saint Helena.
What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 5S in Saint Helena?

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

Simple instructions showing how to charge the iPhone 5S from a St Helenian power outlet with a USB Lightning connector and a three pin Type G USB adapter.

  1. If you want to power the iPhone 5S using a St Helenian power outlet you'll need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple will normally include the USB cable when you first purchase the iPhone 5S.
  2. Insert the Type G USB power adapter in the St Helenian power outlet. The plug outlet, sometimes called a Type G power outlet [3], looks like three vertical slots containing shutters forming a triangular pattern.
  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 St Helenian 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 charging taking between 1-4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone 5S with 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 - wikipedia.org entry about Saint Helena
  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