How to charge your iPhone 5C from a power outlet in Dominica

A step-by-step guide showing how to recharge your iPhone 5C from a Dominicand power outlet using a Lightning cable and a three pin Type G USB adapter and recharging the iPhone 5C using a 3 pinned Type D power plug.

Dominicand power outlet

Various voltages and region codes can all be daunting when planning to travel to another country, especially if you've never visited before. This guide was specifically written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPhone 5C when you're in Dominica.If you are staying in Dominica these instructions show how to power the iPhone 5C using their standard types G or D Dominicand 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets, Type G plug outlets will be typically used by a majority of Dominicansd. When you are visiting Dominica from another region please ensure your iPhone 5C can be used with a 240v supply. If the iPhone 5C originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v check your iPhone 5C is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from over-heating during charging. If you intend on staying in a city such as Roseau please read the Dominica country entry on Wikipedia.org [1] for more information prior to the location. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5C.

Charging the iPhone 5C in Dominica

Can the iPhone 5C be used in Dominica?

You can use the iPhone 5C in Dominica by using the correct power adaptor.

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

If travelling with more than your iPhone 5C or visiting multiple countries the best travel adapter for Dominica to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different standards of wall outlets that Dominicansd use (types G and D) and using a travel charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type G.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the heads over. If your iPhone 5C is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these types of power chargers, along with additional support for certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Having a 4 port adapter will allow you to recharge more than one device at once without needing to pack individual travel adapters. Because you are only needing to bring a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage while travelling. Due to their versatility these types of power chargers can be used when you return home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers and using just a single plug socket.

For those travelling frequently we suggest buying this type of flexible travel adapter online. The travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Dominica

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is necessary when visiting counties with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Dominica 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 compact power converter for travellers originating from America going to Dominica.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise 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 offers almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 1 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Dominica. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 5C in Dominica?

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

Using a Lightning Apple connector with a Type G power charger to charge the iPhone 5C with a Dominicand power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 5C using a Dominicand power outlet you will need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple should usually supply the USB cable when you purchase the iPhone 5C.
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type G USB power adapter in the power supply. You can identify the plug outlet by 3 vertical rectangular holes forming a triangular pattern.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the mains power charger 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 your iPhone 5C.
  4. Switch on the Dominicand power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPhone 5C will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is charging and takes between one to four hours to recharge.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPhone 5C from a Dominicand power outlet

Powering the iPhone 5C with a Dominicand power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

A step by step guide showing you how to charge your iPhone 5C from a Dominicand power outlet using a Lightning cable with a Type D USB adapter.

  1. In order to power the iPhone 5C using the Dominicand power outlet you'll need to use a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will usually supply the USB cable when you purchase the iPhone 5C).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type D USB power adapter into the power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by three round holes forming a triangle configuration for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB Lightning charging cord into 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. Turn on the Dominicand power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of your phone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 5C is recharging which takes around 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone 5C with a Dominicand power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Dominica country entry on Wikipedia.org
  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, priced at under C$15.
  6. iec.ch - Type D power outlet
  7. Type D USB power adapter - The three pinned earthed Type D USB chargers have large rounded pins placed in a triangular shape, costs around C$15.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated price C$15-C$20.