Charging the iPhone when staying in Saint Vincent

A guide showing how to recharge the iPhone from a St Vincentian power outlet by using the USB 30 pin Apple cable and a three pinned Type G power adapter, charging the iPhone using a two pin Type C power plug and how to charge the iPhone using a Type E USB charger

St Vincentian power outlet

Differing combinations of voltages and region codes can often be daunting when planning to travel to another country if you've never been there before. However this isn't as complicated as it appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets used in the world this article shows exactly what you'll need in advance to charge the iPhone . These guidelines have been specifically written to help assist visitors wanting to power the iPhone when they are going abroad.If staying in Saint Vincent these useful instructions show how to power your iPhone by using their types G, C, E, I or K St Vincentian 230 volt 50Hz power outlets, Type G wall outlets are normally used by a majority of St Vincentians. When travelling to Saint Vincent from a different region ensure that your iPhone can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) check the iPhone 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. If you're planning on travelling to a St Vincentian place such as Kingstown please refer to the Saint Vincent Wikipedia page [1] for more details.

This page details the iPhone 1st generation, the original iPhone is missing some features which have since been introduced to more recent iPhones. Visit the Apple category page for the full range of Apple iPhones. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 3 or greater on the iPhone.

Charging the iPhone in Saint Vincent

Can the iPhone be used in Saint Vincent?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone to a St Vincentian power outlet.

What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone in Saint Vincent?

When travelling to multiple countries then the best international travel adapter for Saint Vincent to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. St Vincentians use five different standards of plug sockets (types G, C, E, I and K) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for both types C and G. As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the included heads. If your type of iPhone is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these USB travel chargers, along with compatibility with more power demanding devices.

Unlike other chargers having a 4 port charger means you can recharge more than one device at once without needing to bring individual power adapters on your trip. Only bringing a single international travel charger will help keep the overall size down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage whilst travelling. Because of their flexibility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets and smartphones using just a single wall outlet.

If you travel to different continents we suggest buying this type of versatile power charger 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 Saint Vincent

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, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Saint Vincent 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 most popular compact option for travellers originating from North America visiting Saint Vincent.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs. This gives the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at almost half the 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Saint Vincent. [12] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone in Saint Vincent?

Charging the iPhone from a St Vincentian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

A guide showing how to recharge the iPhone from a St Vincentian power outlet by using the USB 30 pin Apple cable and a three pinned Type G power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPhone from a St Vincentian power outlet you will need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (the USB cable is typically supplied with your device by Apple).
  2. Start by plugging the Type G USB power adapter in the St Vincentian power outlet. The wall outlet, technically called the Type G power outlet [3], can be identified by three rectangular holes with shutters in a triangular pattern for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple 30 pin USB cable into the USB mains 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 Vincentian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPhone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is charging, typically taking between one to four hours to fully recharge.
Charging the iPhone from a St Vincentian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone from a St Vincentian power outlet

Using a 30 pin cable and a Type C USB adapter to power your iPhone with a St Vincentian power outlet.

  1. In order to power the iPhone from the St Vincentian power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple typically supply the USB cable with the iPhone.
  2. Firstly you'll need to plug the Type C USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can recognise this power outlet by two adjacent holes where the twin pins go.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the power 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 Vincentian 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 around 1 - 4 hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone from a St Vincentian power outlet

How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPhone from a St Vincentian power outlet

A guide showing how to recharge the iPhone from a St Vincentian power outlet by using the USB 30 pin Apple cable and a two pinned Type E power adapter.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone using the St Vincentian power outlet you will need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], the USB cable is normally supplied with your device by Apple.
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type E USB power adapter into the power supply. You can recognise the wall outlet by the two 4.8mm circular holes 19mm apart from each other for live and neutral plus a metal grounding pin protruding the top in a triangular pattern.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple 30 pin USB cable into the USB mains 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 Vincentian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPhone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is charging, typically taking between one to four hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPhone from a St Vincentian power outlet

How to use a Type K power charger for recharging your iPhone from a St Vincentian power outlet

Using a USB 30 pin cable and a Type K power adapter to power your iPhone with a St Vincentian power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone from the St Vincentian power outlet you will need to buy a Type K USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], the cable is normally supplied with your device by Apple.
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type K USB power adapter in the power supply. You can recognise this wall outlet by three holes in a triangular configuration for the live, neutral and earth.
  3. Connect one end of the cord into the bottom of the power 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 Vincentian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the mobile screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is powering up and takes roughly 1 to 4 hours to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type K power charger for recharging your iPhone from a St Vincentian power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Saint Vincent 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, costing 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, priced at between $5 to $10 USD (around £5 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, between $10 to $15 USD (around £10 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, priced at between $10 to $15 USD (around £5 GBP / under 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, between $10 to $15 USD (under £10 GBP / under C$10).
  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).