How to charge the iPhone 5 when staying in Guam

Instructions showing how to charge the iPhone 5 with a Guamanian power outlet by using a USB Lightning connector and a Type A power charger and how to recharge the iPhone 5 using a Type B power plug.

Guamanian power outlet

Differing region codes and plugs can often be daunting when planning to stay in another country, especially for the first time traveller. These instructions were specifically written to help prepare people wanting to charge their iPhone 5 when they're going to Guam.This useful guide will show you what you'll need to supply power to your iPhone 5 when you're travelling to Guam by using the standard Type B or A 110 volt 60Hz plug outlets. Power sources change regionally so please read the WikiConnections travel power sockets guide where you'll find a complete list of powering devices in different regions. If your iPhone 5 charges slowly or does not power up when travelling to Guam from another country please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Normally devices which originate from a different country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) sometimes take longer to charge or won't turn on, check your device is dual-voltage (you'll find these are usually indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to ensure proper use. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5.

Charging the iPhone 5 in Guam

Can the iPhone 5 be used in Guam?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 5 in Guam.

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

When you are travelling to more than one country the best travel charger for Guam is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different standards of power outlets in Guam (types B and A) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type A. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the supplied heads over. If your model of iPhone 5 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these power chargers plus support for certain power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel adapters this will also allow you to charge multiple devices at once without needing to pack seperate power chargers or using up additional wall sockets. Only needing to pack a single international USB travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage. Due to their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used back at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones, tablets and e-readers with only a single plug socket.

We suggest buying this type of flexible travel adapter online, the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Guam

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable power supplies. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Guam 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 going to Guam using 3 pinned type B US 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 originating from the US using type B plugs and is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 suitable for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Guam. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 5 in Guam?

Powering the iPhone 5 with a Guamanian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

A page on how to power your iPhone 5 from a Guamanian power outlet by using a USB Lightning cable with a 2 pinned Type A USB charger.

  1. If you want to power your iPhone 5 using a Guamanian power outlet you will need a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (normally included with your device).
  2. Begin by inserting the Type A USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can recognise the power supply by 2 slots next to each other where the two blades sit.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB cord into the USB power charger 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 Guamanian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your phone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the mobile is charging which typically takes roughly 60-240 minutes to recharge.
Powering the iPhone 5 with a Guamanian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

How to use a Type B power charger for charging your iPhone 5 from a Guamanian power outlet

A guide showing you how to charge the iPhone 5 with a Guamanian power outlet by using the Lightning Apple connector and a Type B power charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 5 using a Guamanian power outlet you will need a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (normally included with the iPhone 5 by Apple).
  2. Begin by inserting the Type B USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can recognise this power supply by 2 slots parallel to each other where the two blades slide into with a single semicircle shaped hole below for the slightly longer ground pin.
  3. Connect the USB end of the cord into the bottom of the mains USB adapter 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. Turn on the Guamanian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPhone 5 will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 5 is recharging and takes between one-four hours to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type B power charger for charging your iPhone 5 from a Guamanian power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia entry about Guam
  2. Apple - official iPhone user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type A power outlet
  4. 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 between $10 to $15 USD (around £15 GBP / under C$45).
  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, priced between $15 to $20 USD (£10-£15 GBP / around C$15).
  6. iec.ch - Type B power outlet
  7. 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, between $5 to $10 USD (£10-£15 GBP / around C$25).
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced at between $15 to $20 USD (£10-£15 GBP / around C$15).