How to charge the iPhone 5 in Tristan da Cunha

How to connect a Tristanian power outlet to the iPhone 5

Tristanian power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of region codes and plug types can all be daunting when planning on staying in a foreign country especially if you've never visited before. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used in the world this guide tells you exactly what to buy in advance to power the iPhone 5 in Tristan da Cunha. These guidelines have been written to stop travellers having to worry if they'll be able to power their iPhone 5 when they are going abroad.The following step by step guide will show you exactly how to supply power to your iPhone 5 when travelling to Tristan da Cunha by using their 240 volt 50Hz Type G Tristanian power outlet, the Tristanians will use a 13 amp plug for power outlets. If travelling to Tristan da Cunha from a different country ensure that the 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 your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional converter to prevent the device from over-heating when charging it. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5.

Charging the iPhone 5 in Tristan da Cunha

Can the iPhone 5 be used in Tristan da Cunha?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 5 in Tristan da Cunha.

What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 5 in Tristan da Cunha?

If travelling with more than just your iPhone 5 the best international travel charger for Tristan da Cunha is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the supplied plugs. If your model of iPhone 5 is compatible with Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these types of power adapters, plus compatibility with more power demanding devices.

This will allow you to recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring individual power chargers on your Tristanian trip or occupying additional wall sockets. By only needing a single lightweight travel charger will keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage while travelling and on hand for charging your iPhone 5 at the airport or on a flight. Because of their flexibility these types of power chargers 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 phones and tablets with just a single plug socket.

We recommend searching for this type of flexible power adapter online. The travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Tristan da Cunha

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 5, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which can be necessary for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable option for travellers originating from North America visiting Tristan da Cunha.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from North America using type B plugs and gives almost 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 a 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 a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Tristan da Cunha. [6] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 5 in Tristan da Cunha?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPhone 5 from a Tristanian power outlet

Using a USB Lightning Apple connector with a three pin Type G USB charger to power the iPhone 5 with a Tristanian power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge your iPhone 5 using the Tristanian power outlet you'll need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should typically include this cable when you buy the iPhone 5).
  2. Start by taking the Type G USB power adapter and inserting it in the power outlet. The power supply (known as the Type G power outlet [3]) can be identified by the three holes forming a triangular configuration for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Lightning charging cord into the bottom of the USB mains 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 Tristanian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your iPhone 5 will display a charge icon to indicate that the mobile is recharging which typically takes around 1 - 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPhone 5 from a Tristanian power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Tristan da Cunha Wikipedia web 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, estimated price C$10-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, costing 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 at C$15-C$20.