Charging the iPhone 5C when planning a trip to The Isle of Man

Using a Lightning connector with a Type G USB charger to charge your iPhone 5C with a Manx power outlet.

Manx power outlet

Varying different standards and plug types can often be daunting when planning on travelling to another country especially if you've never been there before. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets used throughout the world this guide tells you exactly what to pick up in advance to power your iPhone 5C . When you're planning a trip to The Isle of Man this page contains useful instructions showing charging the iPhone 5C by using their standard 240 volt 50Hz G Type Manx power outlet, with the Manx using 13 amp plugs for charging. When visiting The Isle of Man from another region make sure your iPhone 5C can accept a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure your iPhone 5C is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from being damaged when charging it. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5C.

Charging the iPhone 5C in The Isle of Man

Can you use the iPhone 5C in The Isle of Man?

You can use the iPhone 5C in The Isle of Man by using a power adaptor.

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

If you are travelling with more than your iPhone 5C or visiting more than one country then the best travel charger for The Isle of Man to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [6]. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the heads. If your iPhone 5C can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these USB power adapters along with compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

This means you can recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple power adapters for your Manx trip. Only bringing a single international travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage while travelling as well as being suitable for charging your iPhone 5C at the airport or on your flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used back at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets with just a single power outlet.

For those travelling to The Isle of Man we suggest searching for this type of flexible travel charger online; the travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for The Isle of Man

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] 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 the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact option for travellers originating from 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 travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs and 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 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 a majority of travellers from around the world visiting The Isle of Man.
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 5C in The Isle of Man?

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

A step by step guide showing how to power the iPhone 5C from a Manx power outlet with the USB Lightning Apple cable and a 3 pin Type G power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPhone 5C using the Manx power outlet you will need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - this USB cable is normally already included with the device by Apple.
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type G USB power adapter into the Manx power outlet. This plug supply, technically called the Type G power outlet [3], looks like 3 vertical holes forming a triangle pattern.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB power adapter 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 Manx power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPhone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is recharging, typically taking between 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPhone 5C from a Manx power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isle_of_Man - The Isle of Man Wikipedia page
  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