How to charge your iPhone 5 from a power outlet in Grenada

Using the Lightning Apple connector and a three pinned Type G USB adapter to charge the iPhone 5 from a Grenadian power outlet.

Grenadian power outlet

Varying different combinations of frequencies and region codes can all cause confusion when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never visited before. This isn't as complex as it first 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 Grenada. These guidelines have been written to assist travellers wanting to power the iPhone 5 when abroad.When going to Grenada the following instructions show charging your iPhone 5 by using the standard 230 volt 50Hz Type G Grenadian wall outlet, with the Grenadians using 13 amp plugs for wall outlets. When you are visiting Grenada from a different country double check your iPhone 5 can accept a 240 volt supply. If the iPhone 5 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) make sure that your device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to avoid the device from being damaged during charging. If you are planning on visiting a place like St. George's we also recommend referring to the Grenadian entry on Wikipedia [1] for more indepth details prior to travelling to the area. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5.

Charging the iPhone 5 in Grenada

Can you use the iPhone 5 in Grenada?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 5 in Grenada.

What is the best power charger for the iPhone 5 in Grenada?

If travelling to multiple countries the best travel power adapter for Grenada to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the plugs over. If your model of iPhone 5 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters, and support for certain power demanding devices. Having a 4 port charger means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel adapters or using up additional wall outlets. By only packing a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage whilst travelling. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets and smartphones with only a single wall outlet.

If you travel frequently we recommend searching for this type of flexible power charger online, the power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Grenada

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Grenada 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 going to Grenada.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs. This is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at almost half the 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Grenada. [6] [AD]
What is the best power charger for the iPhone 5 in Grenada?

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

Using the Lightning Apple connector and a three pinned Type G USB adapter to charge the iPhone 5 from a Grenadian power outlet.

  1. If you want to power the iPhone 5 using a Grenadian power outlet you will need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (this cable is usually already supplied with the device).
  2. Plug in the Type G USB power adapter in the wall outlet. The plug outlet (sometimes called a Type G power outlet [3]) looks like 3 slots containing shutters forming a triangular pattern.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB Apple Lightning power 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 Grenadian 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 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone 5 with a Grenadian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Grenadian entry on Wikipedia
  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, estimated cost between $10 to $15 USD (£15-£20 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 between $15 to $20 USD (under £20 GBP / under C$25).
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, between $10 to $15 USD (under £15 GBP / under C$20).