Charging the iPhone 5C from a power outlet in Saint Martin

Instructions showing how to recharge your iPhone 5C with a St Martins power outlet using a USB Lightning Apple cable and a 2 pin Type C USB adapter and recharging the iPhone 5C using a Type F Schuko power adapter.

St Martins power outlet

Differing combinations of frequencies and standards can often be confusing when planning on staying in another country if you've never visited before. These instructions have been specifically written to stop people worrying if they'll be able to charge the iPhone 5C when staying in Saint Martin.This page has step by step instructions showing how to charge your iPhone 5C when visiting Saint Martin using their standard F or C type St Martins 230 volt 60Hz power outlets, Type F plug outlets will be used by a majority of Saint Martins. If you are travelling to Saint Martin from a different region please double check the iPhone 5C can be used with a 240 volt supply. If your iPhone 5C was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v ensure your iPhone 5C 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 that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5C.

Charging the iPhone 5C in Saint Martin

Can the iPhone 5C be used in Saint Martin?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 5C to a St Martins power outlet.

What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 5C in Saint Martin?

If travelling with more than just your iPhone 5C the best international travel adapter for Saint Martin is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Saint Martins use two different types of wall outlets (F and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the supplied plugs over. If your type of iPhone 5C supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these USB power adapters along with compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets. This means you can recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy individual travel chargers or occupying additional wall sockets. Because you are only needing a single USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage while travelling. Because of their flexibility these types of power adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets and phones without needing an additional plug socket.

We suggest searching for a versatile power adapter like this 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 Saint Martin

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 5C, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Saint Martin and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 compact option for travellers originating from America visiting Saint Martin.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs and offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for almost half the 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 ideal for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Saint Martin. [8]
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 5C in Saint Martin?

Powering the iPhone 5C with a St Martins power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Instructions showing how to recharge your iPhone 5C with a St Martins power outlet using a USB Lightning Apple cable and a 2 pin Type C USB adapter.

  1. To power your iPhone 5C using the St Martins power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple usually include this USB cable with the iPhone 5C).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can recognise this plug supply by the two round holes next to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB power cable into the USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5C. The iPhone 5C Lightning connector can be found at bottom of your iPhone 5C under the home button.
  4. Switch on the St Martins power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the phone will display a charge icon to indicate that the mobile is charging which takes between 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
Powering the iPhone 5C with a St Martins power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 5C from a St Martins power outlet

Using the Apple USB Lightning connector with a Schuko Type F USB charger to charge your iPhone 5C with a St Martins power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your iPhone 5C from a St Martins power outlet you'll need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (this USB cable is typically supplied with your iPhone 5C).
  2. Insert the Type F USB power adapter into the St Martins power outlet. You can recognise this plug supply by the two large holes 19 mm next to each other for live and neutral pins and a pair of thin grounding clips above and below.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the mains power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5C. You can find the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5C situated at the bottom of the iPhone 5C.
  4. Turn on the St Martins power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the phone will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 5C is powering up taking roughly 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 5C from a St Martins power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia.org web page about Saint Martin
  2. Apple - official iPhone user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, between $10 to $15 USD (around £10 GBP / under 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. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  7. Type F USB power adapter - Type F USB chargers are earthed using two clips at the top and bottom with two rounded 4.8mm pins set 19mm apart, costs between $10 to $15 USD (around £15 GBP / under C$20).
  8. 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 (around £10 GBP / under C$20).