How to charge the iPhone 5 when visiting Saint Lucia

A guide on how to charge the iPhone 5 from a St Lucian power outlet using a USB Lightning Apple connector with a Type G power adapter.

St Lucian power outlet

Varying different combinations of region codes and sockets can all be confusing when planning on visiting a new country if you've never been there before. If you're travelling to Saint Lucia these useful instructions show how to power the iPhone 5 using the standard 240 volt 50Hz G Type wall outlet, with the St Lucians using 13 amp plugs for wall outlets. Most power supplies will vary depending on which area you are travelling to therefore we recommend reading the North America page for a full list of countries. If you are visiting Saint Lucia from a different country please ensure that your iPhone 5 can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) ensure that the device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from being damaged whilst powering it. If you plan to visit a St Lucian place such as Castries we recommend reading the Saint Lucia country Wiki page [1] for more indepth details. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5.

Charging the iPhone 5 in Saint Lucia

Can the iPhone 5 be used in Saint Lucia?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 5 in Saint Lucia by using a power convertor.

What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 5 in Saint Lucia?

If travelling with more than just your iPhone 5 then the best travel adapter for Saint Lucia to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the included plugs. If your model of iPhone 5 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these types of USB power chargers along with additional support for certain power hungry devices like tablets. Having a 4 port adapter will also allow you to charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring individual power chargers. By only bringing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage as well as being convenient for recharging your iPhone 5 at the airport or on a plane. Due to their versatility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones, tablets and e-readers without using up an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling frequently we suggest buying an adaptable travel adapter like this online. The multipurpose travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Saint Lucia

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unstable power grids. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Saint Lucia 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 option for travellers originating from America visiting Saint Lucia.
  • 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 from America using type B plugs. This is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half 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 ideal for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Saint Lucia. [6] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 5 in Saint Lucia?

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

A guide on how to charge the iPhone 5 from a St Lucian power outlet using a USB Lightning Apple connector with a Type G power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPhone 5 from the St Lucian power outlet you will need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (normally already supplied with your device).
  2. Plug in the Type G USB power adapter in the power supply. This plug outlet, sometimes called the Type G power outlet [3], looks like 3 holes containing shutters forming a triangular configuration for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Apple USB cable into the USB adapter 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 St Lucian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPhone 5 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is recharging which should take around 1 - 4 hours to completely recharge.
Powering the iPhone 5 with a St Lucian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Saint Lucia country Wiki 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, priced at between $10 to $15 USD (£15-£20 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, priced between $10 to $15 USD (under £15 GBP / under C$20).