Charging the iPhone 5C from a power outlet in Antigua

Instructions showing how to charge your iPhone 5C with an Antiguan power outlet using the Apple USB Lightning connector with a Type A power adapter and how to power the iPhone 5C using a 3 pin Type B USB plug.

Antiguan power outlet

Differing combinations of region codes and plugs can often be daunting when planning to visit a new country, especially to the first time traveller. This guide has been written to help assist people wanting to charge the iPhone 5C when they are abroad.When you are staying in Antigua these instructions show powering the iPhone 5C by using their types B or A 230 volt 60Hz wall outlets, Type B plug outlets will be used by a majority of Antiguans. If you are visiting Antigua from another country ensure your iPhone 5C can accept a 240 volt supply. If your iPhone 5C was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v ensure your iPhone 5C is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to prevent the device from overheating whilst powering it. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5C.

Charging the iPhone 5C in Antigua

Can you use the iPhone 5C in Antigua?

You can use the iPhone 5C in Antigua.

Antigua

What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 5C in Antigua?

When you are travelling to more than one country and bringing along more than your iPhone 5C the best international travel adapter for Antigua is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two standards of wall outlets that Antiguans use (B and A) and using a power adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type A. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the supplied plugs over. If your iPhone 5C can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these types of travel chargers, and compatibility with certain power hungry devices. This means you can charge more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel adapters for your Antiguan trip. By only needing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage and on hand for recharging your iPhone 5C at an airport or on your flight. Due to their space saving versatility these types of chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and phones without using up an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling to Antigua we suggest buying this type of versatile power adapter online. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Antigua

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unreliable power supplies. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Antigua and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Antigua using 3 pin type B plug sockets.
  • 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 is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for 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 suitable for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Antigua. [8]
What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 5C in Antigua?

How to use a Type A power charger for charging your iPhone 5C from an Antiguan power outlet

Instructions showing how to charge your iPhone 5C with an Antiguan power outlet using the Apple USB Lightning connector with a Type A power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPhone 5C using the Antiguan power outlet you'll need a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will usually include this USB cable with the iPhone 5C).
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type A USB power adapter and inserting it in the Antiguan power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the two thin adjacent slots for live and neutral pins.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB charging cord into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5C. The iPhone 5C Lightning connector is situated at bottom of the iPhone 5C under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Antiguan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPhone 5C screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 5C is powering up and takes around 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type A power charger for charging your iPhone 5C from an Antiguan power outlet

Charging the iPhone 5C from an Antiguan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Using the Apple USB Lightning connector with a Type B power adapter to power the iPhone 5C from an Antiguan power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 5C using the Antiguan power outlet you will need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will typically include this USB cable with the iPhone 5C).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type B USB power adapter in the wall supply. This plug supply (technically called the Type B power outlet [6]) is recognised by 2 thin slots parallel to each other for live and neutral blades with a semicircle hole below for the longer grounded pin.
  3. Plug in one end of the Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5C. You can find the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5C situated at the bottom of the iPhone 5C.
  4. Turn on the Antiguan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the phone will display a charge icon to indicate that the mobile is recharging, typically taking between 1 to 4 hours to recharge.
Charging the iPhone 5C from an Antiguan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Antiguan country entry on Wikipedia
  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 cost between $10 to $15 USD (under £3 GBP / under C$5).
  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 (around £15 GBP / under 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, under $15 USD (£20-£25 GBP / C$4-C$5).
  8. 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).