Charging your iPhone 5 from a power outlet in The Isle of Man

Using a Lightning connector with a 3 pin Type G power adapter to power the iPhone 5 from a Manx power outlet.

Manx power outlet

Differing voltages and region codes can all lead to confusion when planning to travel to a new country especially for the first time traveller. These guidelines have been specifically written to prevent travellers worrying if they'll be able to charge the iPhone 5 when staying in The Isle of Man.If visiting The Isle of Man this page has useful instructions showing charging the iPhone 5 using the 240 volt 50Hz Type G wall outlet, the Manx will use 13 amp plugs for power outlets. If you are visiting The Isle of Man from another country make sure that the iPhone 5 can be used with a 240 volt supply. If your iPhone 5 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) make sure your iPhone 5 is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from overloading whilst powering it. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5.

Charging the iPhone 5 in The Isle of Man

Can the iPhone 5 be used in The Isle of Man?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 5 to a Manx power outlet.

What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 5 in The Isle of Man?

If travelling with more than just your iPhone 5 the best international travel adapter for The Isle of Man to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the included heads over. If your type of iPhone 5 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of power adapters along with compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets. This means you can charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to bring seperate travel chargers on your Manx trip or using up additional power sockets. Only bringing a single international travel charger will also keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage and convenient for charging your iPhone 5 at the airport or on your flight. Due to their versatility these types of chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets with just a single wall outlet.

We recommend buying this type of flexible travel charger at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for The Isle of Man

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 5, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both The Isle of Man and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America going to The Isle of Man using 3 pin type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting The Isle of Man. [6] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 5 in The Isle of Man?

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

Using a USB Lightning Apple cable and a 3 pin Type G USB charger to charge your iPhone 5 with a Manx power outlet.

  1. To charge the iPhone 5 from a Manx power outlet you'll need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], the USB cable is normally already included with the device by Apple.
  2. Start by inserting the Type G USB power adapter into the Manx power outlet. You can recognise this plug supply by the three vertical holes forming a triangular shape for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple power cable into the bottom of 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 your iPhone 5 under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Manx power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPhone 5 screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is powering up and takes around one to four hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone 5 with a Manx power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - The Isle of Man Wiki page
  2. Apple - official iPhone user guide
  3. - 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, between $10 to $15 USD (£30-£35 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, under $20 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).
  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).