Charging the iPhone 5C when planning a trip to The Grenadines

Instructions showing how to recharge the iPhone 5C from a Grenadines power outlet with the USB Lightning Apple cable and a two pin Europlug Type C USB charger, recharging the iPhone 5C using a Type G USB charger and how to power the iPhone 5C using a 2 pin Type E power adapter

Grenadines power outlet

When packing for a trip to The Grenadines it can be helpful to know in advance if you'll be able to charge all your devices like cell phones or tablets that you'll be bringing along with you. By not knowing which power socket to expect you could pack the wrong power charger, leaving you having to purchase a potentially expensive charger when you need to recharge which might not be compatible and cause problems with your iPhone 5C. Various combinations of region codes and voltages can all lead to confusion when planning to travel to a new country, especially if you've never been there before. This page was written to stop you having to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPhone 5C when you're visiting abroad.These step-by-step instructions will show you how to charge the iPhone 5C when you are travelling to The Grenadines using the types G, C, E, I or K 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets, you will discover a majority of Vincentians typically use Type G plugs in their wall outlets. If you are visiting The Grenadines from another country ensure that your iPhone 5C can be charged using 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 voltage converter to stop the device from being damaged when powering up. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5C.

Charging the iPhone 5C in The Grenadines

Can you use the iPhone 5C in The Grenadines?

You can use the iPhone 5C in The Grenadines by using a power adaptor.

What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 5C in The Grenadines?

If you are travelling with more than your iPhone 5C or visiting more than one country the best international travel adapter for The Grenadines is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are five different types of power outlets that Vincentians use (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 plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by switching the supplied plugs over. If your type of iPhone 5C is compatible with Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from faster 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 Grenadines trip or using up additional power sockets. Only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the overall size down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage. Because of their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used back at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones, tablets and e-readers without using up an additional wall outlet.

We recommend buying an adaptable travel charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries.

Alternative travel adapter for The Grenadines

The 4 port USB travel charger 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 adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting 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 the US using type B plugs. This gives almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting The Grenadines. [12] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 5C in The Grenadines?

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

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

  1. To charge the iPhone 5C from a Grenadines power outlet you'll need 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. Insert the Type G USB power adapter into the Grenadines power outlet. You can recognise this power supply by the three rectangular slots with plastic shutters in a triangular configuration for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB charger 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 Grenadines power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPhone 5C 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.
Powering the iPhone 5C with a Grenadines power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

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

Instructions showing how to recharge the iPhone 5C from a Grenadines power outlet with the USB Lightning Apple cable and a two pin Europlug Type C USB charger.

  1. To charge the iPhone 5C from a Grenadines power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - this USB cable is typically already included with the device by Apple.
  2. Insert the Type C USB power adapter into the Grenadines power outlet. The power outlet (known as a Type C power outlet [6]) is identified by the 2 circular adjacent holes for live and neutral pins.
  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 is situated at bottom of the iPhone 5C under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Grenadines 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 iPhone 5C is powering up and takes around 1-4 hours to recharge.
Powering the iPhone 5C with a Grenadines power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

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

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

  1. In order to supply power to the iPhone 5C using the Grenadines power outlet you will need to use a Type E USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should normally supply the cable with the iPhone 5C).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type E USB power adapter into the Grenadines power outlet. This recessed round plug supply, sometimes called the CEE 7/7 outlet, can be identified by the two circular adjacent holes where the twin plug outlet pins slide into along with a metal earth pin protruding in the top forming a triangular shape.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Apple Lightning power cable into the bottom of 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. Turn on the Grenadines power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your cellphone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is charging which takes roughly one-four hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPhone 5C from a Grenadines power outlet

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

Using a Lightning connector with a Type K USB charger to recharge your iPhone 5C with a Grenadines power outlet.

  1. To charge the iPhone 5C from a Grenadines power outlet you'll need a Type K USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - this USB cable is normally already included with the device by Apple.
  2. Insert the Type K USB power adapter into the Grenadines power outlet. You can recognise this power supply by the three holes forming an upside-down triangular shape and the bottom hole appearing in a semicircle shape.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB charger 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 Grenadines power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPhone 5C 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.
Powering the iPhone 5C with a Grenadines power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type K USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - The Grenadines Wikipedia 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, between $10 to $15 USD (£10-£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, priced between $15 to $20 USD (around £10 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, estimated cost 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, under $15 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$15-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, under $15 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$5-C$10).
  12. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costs between $15 to $20 USD (under £15 GBP / under C$20).