How to charge the iPhone 5C when visiting Jersey

Using a Lightning connector and a three pinned Type G power charger to charge the iPhone 5C from a Jersey power outlet.

Jersey power outlet

When planning to travel it can be useful to know if you'll be able to charge your common devices like mobiles and tablets when you're there. By not knowing which power supply is being used in Jersey you could end up either weighing yourself down with unnecessary spare adaptors or bring the wrong power adaptor, leaving you having to buy or borrow a potentially expensive adaptor when you're there. Complicated frequencies and region codes can often lead to confusion when planning on visiting a different country, especially if you've never visited before. If visiting Jersey these instructions show how to power the iPhone 5C using the standard 230 volt 50Hz G Type wall outlet, with the Channel Islanders using 13 amp plugs for wall outlets. If visiting Jersey from a different country ensure that the iPhone 5C can be used with a 240v supply. If the iPhone 5C was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure the device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to stop the device from over-heating during charging. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5C.

Charging the iPhone 5C in Jersey

Can the iPhone 5C be used in Jersey?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 5C in Jersey by using a power convertor.

What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 5C in Jersey?

If travelling with more than just your iPhone 5C then the best travel adapter for Jersey to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the supplied plugs. If your model of iPhone 5C supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these USB travel chargers and additional support for certain power hungry devices like tablets.

This will allow you to recharge multiple devices at once without needing to buy multiple power chargers. Because you are only bringing a single USB travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage while travelling and on hand for charging your iPhone 5C at the airport or on a flight. Because of their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when you return home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers and using only a single wall outlet.

If you travel to Jersey we recommend searching for this type of flexible power adapter at an electronics retailer, the power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Jersey

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 visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Jersey using 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 and offers almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half the 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Jersey. [6] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 5C in Jersey?

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

Using a USB Lightning cable and a three pinned Type G power charger to recharge the iPhone 5C from a Jersey power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge your iPhone 5C using a Jersey 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 this cable when you buy the iPhone 5C.
  2. Start the process by taking the Type G USB power adapter and inserting it into the Jersey power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by the 3 vertical rectangular slots with shutters in a triangle shape.
  3. Connect one end of the Lightning charging cord into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5C. The iPhone 5C Lightning connector is situated at bottom of the iPhone 5C under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Jersey power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your iPhone will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is charging and takes roughly one to four hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPhone 5C from a Jersey power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Jersey Wikipedia web page
  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, under $15 USD (£30-£35 GBP / C$10-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, between $15 to $20 USD (£10-£15 GBP / around 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 between $15 to $20 USD (£10-£15 GBP / around C$15).