Charging the iPhone 5C from a power outlet in Tristan da Cunha

Using a Lightning Apple cable and a Type G power adapter to power the iPhone 5C with a Tristanian power outlet.

Tristanian power outlet

Various combinations of region codes and voltages can often be confusing when planning to stay in a new country especially for the first time traveller. This page has been written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge the iPhone 5C when staying in Tristan da Cunha.This page contains useful instructions showing you how to charge your iPhone 5C when travelling to Tristan da Cunha using a standard 240 volt 50Hz G Type Tristanian wall outlet, the Tristanians will use a 13 amp plug for charging. When travelling to Tristan da Cunha from a different region ensure that your iPhone 5C can accept a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure that the device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to prevent the device from overheating whilst powering it. If you plan to visit a destination such as Edinburgh or Tristan da Cunha we recommend referring to the wikipedia entry about Tristan da Cunha [1] for more details. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5C.

Charging the iPhone 5C in Tristan da Cunha

Can the iPhone 5C be used in Tristan da Cunha?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 5C to a Tristanian power outlet by using a power adaptor.

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

If you are travelling to more than one country or bringing more than just your iPhone 5C then the best international travel adapter for Tristan da Cunha to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger.

As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by changing the plugs over. If your type of iPhone 5C can support Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times by using one of these USB travel chargers, and compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets. This will also allow you to power more than one device at the same time without needing to pack individual travel chargers on your Tristanian trip or occupying additional wall outlets. Because you are only bringing a single international travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage as well as being suitable for charging your iPhone 5C at the airport or on the plane. Due to their space saving versatility these types of chargers can be used back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple phones, tablets and speakers with just a single wall outlet.

If you travel regularly we suggest searching for a flexible power adapter like this online; the power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

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 5C, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, 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 best selling portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America going to 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 originating from the US using type B plugs. This offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at almost half 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Tristan da Cunha. [6] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 5C in Tristan da Cunha?

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

Using the Apple USB Lightning cable and a Type G USB charger to power the iPhone 5C from a Tristanian power outlet.

  1. In order to power the iPhone 5C from a Tristanian power outlet you will need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple will normally supply the USB cable with the iPhone 5C.
  2. Start by plugging the Type G USB power adapter into the wall supply. This plug supply (known as a Type G power outlet [3]) looks like three rectangular holes containing plastic shutters in a triangular shape for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the Lightning power cord into the bottom of the power adapter 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 Tristanian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of your cell will display a charge icon to indicate that the mobile is recharging, typically taking roughly 60-240 minutes to fully recharge.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPhone 5C from a Tristanian power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia entry about Tristan da Cunha
  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, under 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, around C$15.
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costing C$15-C$20.