Charging the iPhone 5C from a power outlet in Miquelon

How to connect a Miquelonnais power outlet to the iPhone 5C

Miquelonnais power outlet

Varying different standards and voltages can often be daunting when planning to visit another country if you've never been there before. This page was written to prevent you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPhone 5C abroad.If travelling to Miquelon the following useful instructions show how to charge the iPhone 5C using the 230 volt 50Hz E Type Miquelonnais plug outlet, the Miquelonnais will use a CEE 7/5 French socket for power outlets. If visiting Miquelon from a different country please ensure your iPhone 5C can accept a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v check the iPhone 5C is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from being damaged when powering up. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5C.

Charging the iPhone 5C in Miquelon

Can you use the iPhone 5C in Miquelon?

You can connect the iPhone 5C to a Miquelonnais power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

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

When travelling to multiple countries or bringing more than just your iPhone 5C then the best international travel charger for Miquelon to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by changing the plugs over. If your iPhone 5C can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these types of power adapters plus additional compatibility with certain power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other adapters this will allow you to recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring individual power adapters on your trip. Only bringing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand baggage while travelling. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of chargers can be used 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 needing an additional power outlet.

We suggest searching for a versatile power charger of this nature online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Miquelon

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 5C, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting counties with unstable power supplies. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Miquelon using type B American plug sockets.
  • 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 from America using type B plugs and gives almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at almost half 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Miquelon. [6] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 5C in Miquelon?

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

Using a USB Lightning connector and a Type E USB adapter to power the iPhone 5C with a Miquelonnais power outlet.

  1. To power the iPhone 5C using a Miquelonnais power outlet you'll need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - normally already supplied with your iPhone 5C by Apple.
  2. Plug in the Type E USB power adapter into the Miquelonnais power outlet. This recessed circular wall outlet can be identified by the two large adjacent holes for live and neutral pins plus a metal grounding pin protruding the top in a triangular pattern.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB charger 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 Miquelonnais power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of the phone will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is charging and takes roughly 1 to 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone 5C with a Miquelonnais power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Miquelonnais Wikipedia web page
  2. Apple - official iPhone user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type E power outlet
  4. 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$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, between $15 to $20 USD (£15-£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).