How to charge your iPhone 5 from a power outlet in Saint Vincent

A step-by-step guide showing how to charge the iPhone 5 with a St Vincentian power outlet with an Apple USB Lightning connector and a Type E USB adapter, charging the iPhone 5 using a Type G power plug and charging the iPhone 5 using a Type C power charger

St Vincentian power outlet

Various standards and plugs can often be daunting when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never visited before. This guide has been written to stop visitors needing to worry if they can power the iPhone 5 when they're travelling abroad.The following simple guide will show you what you'll need to charge the iPhone 5 when staying in Saint Vincent by using the standard Type G, C, E, I or K 230 volt 50Hz power outlets, please be aware that Type G wall outlets will be normally used by most St Vincentians. Most power sources will change from country to country therefore we suggest that you read the WikiConnections world power supplies page where you'll find a complete list of regions and countries. If visiting Saint Vincent from a different region check your iPhone 5 can accept a 240 volt supply. If the iPhone 5 came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from overheating when charging it. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5.

Charging the iPhone 5 in Saint Vincent

Can the iPhone 5 be used in Saint Vincent?

You can connect the iPhone 5 to a St Vincentian power outlet.

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

If travelling to multiple countries the best international travel power adapter for Saint Vincent to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [12]. St Vincentians use five different standards of wall outlets (G, C, E, I and K) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for both types C and G.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world simply by changing the supplied heads over. If your iPhone 5 is compatible with Fast Charge (note not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times with one of these USB travel adapters, and support for certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel adapters having a four port charger will also allow you to charge multiple devices at once without needing to pack individual travel adapters or using up additional wall outlets. By only bringing a single travel charger will keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage. Due to their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used when you return home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and smartphones and using just a single plug socket.

For those travelling on a regular basis we recommend searching for this type of flexible power charger at your preferred electronics retailer. The travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [12] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Saint Vincent

The 4 port USB travel charger [12] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices via USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Saint Vincent 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 most popular compact option for travellers originating from North America visiting Saint Vincent using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly 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 and is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with 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 more generous 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Saint Vincent.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 5 in Saint Vincent?

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

Using a Lightning Apple connector and a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter to power your iPhone 5 from a St Vincentian power outlet.

  1. In order to power your iPhone 5 using a St Vincentian power outlet you will need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple will normally include the USB cable when you first purchase the iPhone 5.
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type G USB power adapter in the St Vincentian power outlet. The power supply, sometimes called a Type G power outlet [3], looks like 3 slots with shutters forming a triangular shape.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable 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 St Vincentian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your cell will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 5 is charging which takes around 60-240 minutes to recharge.
Powering the iPhone 5 with a St Vincentian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

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

Instructions showing how to charge the iPhone 5 with a St Vincentian power outlet with an Apple Lightning cable and a Europlug Type C USB adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 5 using a St Vincentian power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple normally include this cable when you first purchase your iPhone 5.
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it in the St Vincentian power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by two circular adjacent holes where the live and neutral plug outlet pins slide into.
  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 can be found at bottom of the iPhone 5 under the home button.
  4. Switch on the St Vincentian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of your phone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is recharging and takes roughly 1 - 4 hours to completely recharge.
Powering the iPhone 5 with a St Vincentian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPhone 5 from a St Vincentian power outlet

Instructions showing how to charge the iPhone 5 with a St Vincentian power outlet with an Apple Lightning cable and a Type E power adapter.

  1. To power your iPhone 5 from the St Vincentian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple normally include the cable when you first purchase your iPhone 5).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type E USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by two 4.8mm circular adjacent holes where the live and neutral plug outlet pins go and a long metal grounding pin protruding in the top in a triangle shape.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple USB 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. Turn on the St Vincentian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your iPhone will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is charging, typically taking around 60-240 minutes to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPhone 5 from a St Vincentian power outlet

Powering the iPhone 5 with a St Vincentian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type K USB adapter

Simple instructions showing how to charge your iPhone 5 from a St Vincentian power outlet with a USB Lightning Apple connector and a two pinned Type K USB adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 5 using a St Vincentian power outlet you'll need to use a Type K USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple normally include this cable when you first purchase your iPhone 5.
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type K USB power adapter and plugging it in the St Vincentian power outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by the 3 holes in an upside-down triangular pattern for the live, neutral and earth.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB Apple Lightning power cord into the USB mains adapter 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 St Vincentian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the iPhone 5 will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is powering up which should take roughly one-four hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone 5 with a St Vincentian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type K USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Vincent_and_the_Grenadines - Saint Vincent Wikipedia web page
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/1000/MA1565/en_US/iphone_user_guide.pdf - Official iPhone user guide
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeG.htm - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - Provides power from a type G mains power supply
  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
  6. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  7. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  9. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet
  10. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeK.htm - Type K power outlet
  11. Type K USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type K mains power outlet
  12. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters