How to charge the iPhone 5 from a power outlet in Dominica

A page on how to recharge the iPhone 5 with a Dominicand power outlet by using the Lightning Apple connector with a 3 pinned Type G USB charger and how to recharge the iPhone 5 using a three pinned Type D USB adapter.

Dominicand power outlet

Varying different combinations of region codes and plugs can often cause confusion when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never visited before. This isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used throughout the world this article shows exactly what you'll need in advance to power your iPhone 5 in Dominica. If you are visiting Dominica this page contains instructions showing how to power the iPhone 5 using their G or D type 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets, please note that Type G wall outlets will be normally used by most Dominicansd. When visiting Dominica from another country please ensure that the iPhone 5 can accept a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure that the iPhone 5 is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to stop the device from overheating when charging it. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5.

Charging the iPhone 5 in Dominica

Can the iPhone 5 be used in Dominica?

You can connect the iPhone 5 to a Dominicand power outlet.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 5 in Dominica?

When you are travelling with more than just your iPhone 5 then the best international travel charger for Dominica is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Dominicansd use two different types of plug sockets (G and D) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type G.

As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by switching the plugs. If your type of iPhone 5 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these USB travel adapters, and support for certain power demanding devices. Having a four port charger means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel chargers or occupying additional power outlets. By only bringing a single travel charger will help keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage as well as being on hand for charging your iPhone 5 at an airport or on the plane. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of adapters can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and phones without using up an additional wall outlet.

We suggest searching for a flexible power charger similar to this at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Dominica

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be useful for visitors of regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Dominica 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 most popular compact option for travellers originating from North America visiting Dominica.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs and gives the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at almost half the 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 perfect for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Dominica. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 5 in Dominica?

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

Instructions showing how to recharge your iPhone 5 from a Dominicand power outlet with an Apple USB Lightning cable with a Type G power charger.

  1. If you want to power the iPhone 5 using a Dominicand power outlet you will need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple typically supply this cable when you first purchase your iPhone 5).
  2. Begin by inserting the Type G USB power adapter into the Dominicand power outlet. This wall supply, sometimes called a Type G power outlet [3], looks like three vertical rectangular holes in a triangle shape for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the cord into the power charger 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 Dominicand power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the cell screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is powering up which should take roughly one-four hours to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone 5 with a Dominicand power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Charging the iPhone 5 from a Dominicand power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Instructions showing how to charge the iPhone 5 with a Dominicand power outlet by using an Apple Lightning cable with a 3 pinned Type D power charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 5 using a Dominicand power outlet you'll need to use a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple normally include this cable when you first purchase the iPhone 5.
  2. Begin by taking the Type D USB power adapter and inserting it into the power outlet. This wall supply, sometimes known as the Type D power outlet [6], looks like three circular holes in a triangle configuration.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5. The iPhone 5 Lightning connector is situated at bottom of your iPhone 5 under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Dominicand power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPhone 5 will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is powering up, typically taking around 60-240 minutes to recharge.
Charging the iPhone 5 from a Dominicand power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Dominica 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, priced between $10 to $15 USD (around £15 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, costing under $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$10-C$15).
  6. iec.ch - Type D power outlet
  7. Type D USB power adapter - The three pinned earthed Type D USB chargers have large rounded pins placed in a triangular shape, costing between $10 to $15 USD (under £25 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, costs around $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).