Charging the iPhone 5 from a power outlet in The Ascension Islands

Using a Lightning Apple cable and a Type G USB adapter to power the iPhone 5 with an Ascensionian Island power outlet.

Ascensionian Island power outlet

Varying different frequencies and standards can all be daunting when planning on visiting another country especially to the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets used in the world this article shows exactly what you'll need in advance to charge the iPhone 5 . This guide has been specifically written to stop travellers having to worry if they'll be able to charge the iPhone 5 abroad.When you are visiting The Ascension Islands the following useful instructions show how to supply power to the iPhone 5 by using the 240 volt 50Hz Type G Ascensionian Island power outlet, with the Ascensionians using a 13 amp plug for wall outlets. If you are visiting The Ascension Islands from a different region please check the iPhone 5 can be charged using a 240v supply. If the iPhone 5 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts make sure your iPhone 5 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 whilst powering it up. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5.

Charging the iPhone 5 in The Ascension Islands

Can the iPhone 5 be used in The Ascension Islands?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 5 to an Ascensionian Island power outlet by using a power adaptor.

What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 5 in The Ascension Islands?

If you are travelling to more than one country or bringing more than your iPhone 5 then the best international travel adapter for The Ascension Islands to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger.

As these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by changing the plugs over. If your iPhone 5 can support Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times by using one of these USB travel chargers, and compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets. This will allow you to power more than one device at the same time without needing to pack individual travel chargers on your Ascensionian Island trip or occupying additional wall outlets. Because you are only bringing a single international travel charger will help keep the overall size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage as well as being suitable 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 back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers with just a single wall outlet.

If you travel regularly we suggest searching for a versatile power adapter like this online; the power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for The Ascension Islands

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel 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 The Ascension Islands.
  • 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 the US using type B plugs. This offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at almost half 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting The Ascension Islands. [6] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 5 in The Ascension Islands?

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

Using the Apple USB Lightning connector and a Type G USB charger to power the iPhone 5 from an Ascensionian Island power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 5 using an Ascensionian Island power outlet you'll need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (typically already included with your iPhone 5).
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type G USB power adapter into the power outlet. The power supply, technically called a Type G power outlet [3], can be identified by 3 vertical rectangular slots forming a triangular configuration.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning 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. Switch on the Ascensionian Island power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of your cellphone will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is recharging, typically taking roughly one to four hours to fully recharge.
Powering the iPhone 5 with an Ascensionian Island power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia.org web page about The Ascension Islands
  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 at under $15 USD (£15-£20 GBP / C$15-C$20).
  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, between $15 to $20 USD (£15-£20 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, priced at around $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).