Charging your iPhone 5 from a power outlet in The Grenadines

Instructions on how to recharge the iPhone 5 from a Grenadines power outlet with the Apple Lightning connector with a two pin Type E power adapter, how to power the iPhone 5 using a 3 pin Type G USB plug and charging the iPhone 5 using a double pinned Type C USB plug

Grenadines power outlet

Varying different region codes and voltages can all be confusing when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never been there before. This page was written to prevent visitors worrying if they'll be able to charge the iPhone 5 when they're staying in The Grenadines.The following guide tells you exactly how to supply power to the iPhone 5 when you're travelling to The Grenadines using their standard G, C, E, I or K type Grenadines 230 volt 50Hz power outlets, you'll discover a majority of Vincentians typically use Type G power outlets. Power sockets vary depending on which region you are travelling to so we suggest reading the travel power supplies page for a complete list of regions and countries. When you are travelling to The Grenadines from another country ensure that your iPhone 5 can be charged using a 240v supply. If your iPhone 5 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts double check the iPhone 5 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 over-heating whilst powering it. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5.

Charging the iPhone 5 in The Grenadines

Can the iPhone 5 be used in The Grenadines?

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

What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 5 in The Grenadines?

When travelling to more than one country then the best travel charger for The Grenadines to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Vincentians use five different types of power outlets (types G, C, E, I and K) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for both types C and G.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world just by switching the included heads. If your iPhone 5 can support Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from faster charging times with one of these types of travel chargers, and compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

This means you can recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring seperate travel chargers on your Grenadines trip or using up additional power sockets. Only bringing a single international travel charger will keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage while travelling. Because of their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers using only a single power outlet.

For those travelling to The Grenadines we suggest buying this type of versatile power adapter online - the multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for The Grenadines

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 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. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 compact option for travellers originating from America going to The Grenadines.
  • 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 1 less AC outlet for 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 suitable for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting The Grenadines. [12] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 5 in The Grenadines?

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

A guide showing how to power the iPhone 5 from a Grenadines power outlet using a Lightning Apple cable and a 3 pin Type G USB charger.

  1. To charge the iPhone 5 from the Grenadines power outlet you will need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (typically already included with the device by Apple).
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type G USB power adapter and inserting it in the wall supply. You can identify this plug supply by the three vertical holes forming a triangular configuration for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5. You can find the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5 found at the bottom of the iPhone 5.
  4. Turn on the Grenadines power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the phone will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is charging, typically taking between one-four hours to recharge.
Powering the iPhone 5 with a Grenadines power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

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

Using the USB Lightning Apple cable and a Type C Europlug power adapter to recharge your iPhone 5 with a Grenadines power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPhone 5 from a Grenadines power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], typically already included with the device by Apple.
  2. Start by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the Grenadines power outlet. This unearthed plug supply (known as a Europlug) can be recognised by 2 circular adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the mains USB 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. Switch on the Grenadines power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPhone 5 screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is charging taking around one to four hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 5 from a Grenadines power outlet

Powering the iPhone 5 with a Grenadines power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

Using a USB Lightning Apple cable and a 2 pin Type E USB charger to charge your iPhone 5 with a Grenadines power outlet.

  1. If you want to power the iPhone 5 using the Grenadines power outlet you will need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple usually include this cable with the iPhone 5.
  2. Start by taking the Type E USB power adapter and plugging it in the Grenadines power outlet. This recessed round power outlet can be recognised by two 4.8mm round holes 19mm adjacent to each other where the live and neutral pins go plus one long metal grounding pin protruding in the top in a triangular shape.
  3. Connect one end of the USB charging cord into the bottom of the USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5. The iPhone 5 Lightning connector is situated at bottom of the iPhone 5 under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Grenadines 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 fully recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone 5 with a Grenadines power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

How to use a Type K power charger for recharging your iPhone 5 from a Grenadines power outlet

Instructions on how to recharge the iPhone 5 from a Grenadines power outlet with the Apple Lightning connector with a two pin Type K power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPhone 5 from a Grenadines power outlet you'll need a Type K USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], the cable is normally already included with the device by Apple.
  2. Start by plugging the Type K USB power adapter into the power outlet. The wall outlet, sometimes known as a Type K power outlet [10], can be identified by the three holes forming an inverted triangular shape with the bottom hole being semicircular in shape.
  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. Turn on the Grenadines power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your cellphone will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 5 is powering up and takes roughly 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type K power charger for recharging your iPhone 5 from a Grenadines power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia entry about The Grenadines
  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 price between $10 to $15 USD (under £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, estimated cost between $15 to $20 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under C$15).
  6. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  7. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, around $10 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).
  8. iec.ch - Type E power outlet
  9. Type E USB power adapter - There are two 4.8mm pins on Type E USB chargers which are placed 19mm apart and may include a hole for an earthing pin, between $10 to $15 USD (£5-£10 GBP / under C$20).
  10. iec.ch - Type K power outlet
  11. Type K USB power adapter - There are three pins on a Type K USB charger comprising of two large rounded pins and a bottom semi-circular grounding pin, between $10 to $15 USD (£5-£10 GBP / under C$10).
  12. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, between $15 to $20 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under C$20).