How to charge the iPhone 5C when staying in Guernsey

How to connect a Guernsey power outlet to the iPhone 5C

Guernsey power outlet

If you are packing for a vacation it can be useful to know in advance if you can power your important devices when you get there. However without knowing which power socket is used in Guernsey you are likely to bring the wrong power adaptor, thereby leaving you needing to purchase a potentially overpriced power adaptor on arrival. Varying different combinations of voltages and standards can often be confusing when planning to travel to a different country if you've never visited before. These instructions were written to help prepare people wanting to charge the iPhone 5C when going to Guernsey.If you are staying in Guernsey the following instructions show charging your iPhone 5C using a 230 volt 50Hz Type G Guernsey wall outlet, with the Channel Islander using a 13 amp plug for charging. Most power supplies will change depending on which region you're taking a trip to therefore please read the WikiConnections global power connections list where you'll find a complete list of powering devices in different destinations. If travelling to Guernsey from another country please make sure that your iPhone 5C can accept a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) double check your device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to prevent the device from being damaged during charging. If you are planning on travelling to a city such as Saint Peter Port or Vale we suggest referring to the Wikipedia entry about Guernsey [1] for further information on visiting the area. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5C.

Charging the iPhone 5C in Guernsey

Can the iPhone 5C be used in Guernsey?

You can connect the iPhone 5C to a Guernsey power outlet by using a power convertor.

What is the best power charger for the iPhone 5C in Guernsey?

If travelling with more than your iPhone 5C then the best international travel power adapter for Guernsey to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by changing the supplied heads over. If your iPhone 5C supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these types of USB travel adapters, along with additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets. Having a four port charger means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel adapters on your trip to Guernsey. Because you are only bringing a single travel charger will keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and smartphones with only a single plug socket.

We suggest buying this type of versatile travel adapter online. The power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Guernsey

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 5C, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unstable power grids. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Guernsey.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs. This offers almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Guernsey. [6] [AD]
What is the best power charger for the iPhone 5C in Guernsey?

How to use a Type G power charger for charging your iPhone 5C from a Guernsey power outlet

Using a USB Lightning cable with a Type G power charger to power your iPhone 5C from a Guernsey power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 5C using a Guernsey power outlet you will need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple should usually supply this cable when you first purchase the iPhone 5C.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type G USB power adapter in the power supply. This wall supply (called a Type G power outlet [3]) can be recognised by the three vertical rectangular slots in a triangle configuration.
  3. Connect one end of the Apple USB Lightning charging cable into the USB power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5C. The iPhone 5C Lightning connector can be found at bottom of your iPhone 5C under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Guernsey 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 phone is powering up which takes roughly 60-240 minutes to recharge.
How to use a Type G power charger for charging your iPhone 5C from a Guernsey power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia entry about Guernsey
  2. Apple - official iPhone user guide
  3. - 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, C$10-C$15.
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated cost under C$20.