How to charge the iPhone when planning a trip to Saint Kitts

Instructions on how to charge the iPhone from a St Kitts power outlet using a USB 30 pin Apple connector with a Type G power adapter, powering the iPhone using a Type A power charger and charging the iPhone using a Type B power adapter

St Kitts power outlet

Differing combinations of standards and voltages can often cause confusion when planning on visiting a different country especially if you've never been there before. This isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards used throughout the world this article shows exactly what to pick up in advance to power the iPhone . These instructions were written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge the iPhone when you are going to Saint Kitts.When you're visiting Saint Kitts this page has useful instructions showing how to power your iPhone using the standard Type G, A, B or D 230 volt 60Hz plug outlets, Type G power outlets will be typically used by a majority of Kittitian. Most power sockets are different depending on which area you visiting therefore we recommend reading the WikiConnections travel power sockets list for a complete list of regions. When you are visiting Saint Kitts from a different region please ensure your iPhone can be used with a 240 volt supply. If the iPhone was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure the iPhone is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overheating when powering up.

This page details the iPhone first generation, the original iPhone is missing some features which have since been introduced to more recent iPhones. Visit the Apple category page for a full range of Apple iPhones. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 3 or greater on the iPhone.

Charging the iPhone in Saint Kitts

Can the iPhone be used in Saint Kitts?

You can use the iPhone in Saint Kitts by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone in Saint Kitts?

When you are travelling to multiple countries and bringing more than just your iPhone the best travel power adapter for Saint Kitts is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Kittitian use four different standards of plug sockets (types G, A, B and D) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for both types A and G.

As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the supplied plugs. If your type of iPhone can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker charging times by using one of these types of power adapters, and support for more power hungry devices like tablets. This means you can recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack individual travel adapters for your St Kitts trip or occupying additional wall sockets. By only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand baggage while travelling. Due to their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when you return home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers and using just a single plug socket.

We suggest searching for a multipurpose travel adapter like this online. The power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Saint Kitts

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, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact option for travellers originating from America visiting Saint Kitts.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Saint Kitts. [12] [AD]
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone in Saint Kitts?

Powering the iPhone with a St Kitts power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Instructions on how to charge the iPhone from a St Kitts power outlet using a USB 30 pin Apple connector with a Type G power adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to your iPhone from the St Kitts power outlet you will need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple typically supply this USB cable when you purchase your iPhone).
  2. Plug in the Type G USB power adapter in the power supply. This power outlet (sometimes known as the Type G power outlet [3]) can be identified by the 3 rectangular holes forming a triangular shape for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Then connect one end of the charging cord into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone. The iPhone dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone.
  4. Switch on the St Kitts power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your iPhone will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is charging and takes between 60 to 240 minutes to recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone with a St Kitts power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPhone from a St Kitts power outlet

Using a USB 30 pin connector and a two pinned Type A power charger to recharge the iPhone with a St Kitts power outlet.

  1. In order to charge your iPhone using a St Kitts power outlet you'll need to use a Type A USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], the USB cable is usually already included with your iPhone by Apple.
  2. Begin by plugging the Type A USB power adapter in the St Kitts power outlet. The wall supply, technically known as a Type A power outlet [6], can be identified by two adjacent slots next to each other where the pins go.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple cable into the USB power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone. The iPhone dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone.
  4. Turn on the St Kitts power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the phone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is charging, typically taking roughly 1-4 hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPhone from a St Kitts power outlet

How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPhone from a St Kitts power outlet

Using a USB 30 pin connector and a Type B power charger to charge the iPhone from a St Kitts power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone using a St Kitts power outlet you'll need to use a Type B USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (typically already supplied with your device by Apple).
  2. Begin by taking the Type B USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by two thin slots with a single hole below for the longer ground pin.
  3. Connect one end of the cable into the mains USB adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone. The iPhone dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone.
  4. Turn on the St Kitts power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your phone will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is powering up, typically taking roughly 1-4 hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPhone from a St Kitts power outlet

How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPhone from a St Kitts power outlet

A step by step guide showing you how to recharge your iPhone from a St Kitts power outlet by using a 30 pin Apple cable with a Type D USB adapter.

  1. To power the iPhone from a St Kitts power outlet you will need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple should usually supply the USB cable with your iPhone).
  2. Start by taking the Type D USB power adapter and inserting it into the power outlet. You can identify this power outlet by the 3 round holes forming a triangle configuration for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone. The iPhone dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone.
  4. Switch on the St Kitts power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPhone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the mobile is recharging and takes roughly 60-240 minutes to fully recharge.
How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPhone from a St Kitts power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - St Kitts wikipedia page
  2. Apple - the original iPhone product manual
  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 (under £15 GBP / under C$15).
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music, between $5 to $10 USD (around £5 GBP / under C$15).
  6. iec.ch - Type A power outlet
  7. Type A USB power adapter - An unearthed Type A USB charger has 2 parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes near the tip of each blade, estimated price around $5 USD (£1-£2 GBP / C$15-C$20).
  8. iec.ch - Type B power outlet
  9. Type B USB power adapter - 3 pinned Type B USB chargers have a single unearthed round pin along with 2 shorter parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes in the end of each blade, costs under $10 USD (£15-£20 GBP / C$15-C$20).
  10. iec.ch - Type D power outlet
  11. 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).
  12. 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).