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

Instructions on how to recharge your iPhone 5 from a Martinican power outlet with a USB Lightning Apple connector and a three pinned Type D USB adapter, recharging the iPhone 5 using a two pinned Type C Europlug USB charger and recharging the iPhone 5 using a two pinned Type E USB charger

Martinican power outlet

Various standards and plugs can often be daunting when planning on visiting 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 charge your iPhone 5 in Martinique. These instructions were specifically written to help prepare people wanting to charge their iPhone 5 when they're going to Martinique.If you are visiting Martinique this page contains instructions showing you how to charge your iPhone 5 using their Type D, C or E Martinican 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets, a majority of Martiniquais use Type D wall outlets. If travelling to Martinique from another country please ensure your iPhone 5 can be used with a 240v supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts ensure that the iPhone 5 is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from over-heating during charging. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5.

Charging the iPhone 5 in Martinique

Can you use the iPhone 5 in Martinique?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 5 in Martinique by using the correct power adaptor.

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

When you are travelling with more than your iPhone 5 the best travel charger for Martinique is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are three different types of plug sockets that Martiniquais use (types D, C and E) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the supplied heads. If your iPhone 5 is compatible with Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times with one of these travel adapters, along with additional support for certain power demanding devices. Having a four port charger will also allow you to recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to buy seperate power chargers for your trip to Martinique. Because you are only packing a single international USB travel charger will also keep the overall size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage whilst travelling. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones, tablets and speakers without using up an additional wall outlet.

We recommend searching for a multipurpose power charger similar to this online, the multipurpose 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.

Alternative travel adapter for Martinique

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, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Martinique and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact option for travellers originating from North America going to Martinique.
  • 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 the US using type B plugs and gives the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a 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 suitable for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Martinique. [10] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 5 in Martinique?

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

Using a USB Lightning connector and a double pin Type C Europlug USB adapter to charge your iPhone 5 from a Martinican power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 5 using a Martinican power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (this cable is typically included with your device by Apple).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the Martinican power outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by 2 holes next to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins go.
  3. Then connect one end of the cord into the power charger 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 your iPhone 5.
  4. Switch on the Martinican power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your mobile screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 5 is recharging taking roughly 1 to 4 hours to completely recharge.
Powering the iPhone 5 with a Martinican power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Powering the iPhone 5 with a Martinican power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Instructions on how to recharge your iPhone 5 from a Martinican power outlet with a USB Lightning Apple connector and a three pinned Type D USB adapter.

  1. In order to power your iPhone 5 using a Martinican power outlet you will need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will usually supply this cable with your iPhone 5).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type D USB power adapter in the Martinican power outlet. The power supply, sometimes called a Type D power outlet [6], looks like three circular holes in a triangle configuration for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5. You can find the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5 situated at the bottom of your iPhone 5.
  4. Switch on the Martinican power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your phone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is recharging and takes between 1 - 4 hours to fully recharge.
Powering the iPhone 5 with a Martinican power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

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

Using a Lightning Apple connector and a two pinned Type E USB adapter to recharge your iPhone 5 from a Martinican power outlet.

  1. In order to charge your iPhone 5 using a Martinican power outlet you will need a Type E USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple typically supply this cable with your iPhone 5.
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type E USB power adapter in the Martinican power outlet. The recessed circular power supply, also called a CEE 7/7 plug, can be recognised by the two large circular adjacent holes where the live and neutral plug outlet pins go and one metal grounding pin protruding from the top forming a triangle configuration.
  3. Plug in the USB 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 Martinican power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPhone 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 Martinican power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia.org entry about Martinique
  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, around $10 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-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 (around £10 GBP / under 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, between $10 to $15 USD (under £25 GBP / under 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 (around £5 GBP / under C$20).
  10. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, around $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).