How to charge the iPhone 5C when visiting Guadeloupe

Using a Lightning Apple cable with a double pin Type C Europlug power charger to recharge the iPhone 5C from a Guadeloupe power outlet, recharging the iPhone 5C using a three pinned Type D power plug and charging the iPhone 5C using a two pin Type E USB charger

Guadeloupe power outlet

Various combinations of standards and plugs can often be daunting when planning to travel to another country, especially to the first time traveller. However this isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets used in the world this article tells you exactly what to buy in advance to charge the iPhone 5C . This page was written to prevent travellers needing to worry if they can charge their iPhone 5C when they are staying in Guadeloupe.This page contains instructions which shows exactly what you'll need to charge the iPhone 5C when going to Guadeloupe by using the Type D, C or E Guadeloupe 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. When visiting Guadeloupe from another country check the iPhone 5C can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) check your iPhone 5C is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to prevent the device from overloading when charging it. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5C.

Charging the iPhone 5C in Guadeloupe

Can the iPhone 5C be used in Guadeloupe?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 5C in Guadeloupe by using a power convertor.

What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 5C in Guadeloupe?

When you are travelling to multiple countries and bringing more than just your iPhone 5C the best international travel charger for Guadeloupe is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are three different standards of wall outlets that Guadeloupians use (D, C and E) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world just by changing the plugs over. If your iPhone 5C is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times with one of these types of USB power chargers, and support for more power hungry devices. Having a 4 port charger will also allow you to power multiple devices at the same time without needing to bring seperate power adapters on your Guadeloupe trip or occupying additional wall sockets. By only packing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage as well as being convenient for recharging your iPhone 5C at an airport or on a plane. Due to their versatility these types of travel adapters 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 smartphones, tablets and e-readers without using up an additional power outlet.

For those travelling frequently we suggest buying an adaptable travel adapter like this 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 with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Guadeloupe

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 those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial when visiting counties with unreliable power grids. 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 Guadeloupe using 3 pin type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs. This is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at 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 perfect for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Guadeloupe. [10] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 5C in Guadeloupe?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPhone 5C from a Guadeloupe power outlet

A guide showing how to power the iPhone 5C with a Guadeloupe power outlet with a USB Lightning cable and a double pinned Type C power adapter.

  1. In order to power the iPhone 5C using the Guadeloupe power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the cable is normally supplied with the device).
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type C USB power adapter into the Guadeloupe power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by the 2 round holes adjacent to each other where the two plug outlet pins go.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB mains 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 the iPhone 5C.
  4. Switch on the Guadeloupe power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the cell screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 5C is charging, typically taking roughly 1-4 hours to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPhone 5C from a Guadeloupe power outlet

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

Using a Lightning connector and a Type D power charger to charge the iPhone 5C from a Guadeloupe power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPhone 5C from the Guadeloupe power outlet you will need a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (this cable is normally supplied with the device).
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type D USB power adapter in the power supply. This power outlet (technically known as a Type D power outlet [6]) looks like three circular holes in a triangle pattern.
  3. Then connect one 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 5C. The iPhone 5C Lightning connector is situated at bottom of the iPhone 5C under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Guadeloupe power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPhone 5C screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is recharging which typically takes around 1 - 4 hours to fully recharge.
Powering the iPhone 5C with a Guadeloupe power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Powering the iPhone 5C with a Guadeloupe power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

Using a USB Lightning cable and a double pinned Type E power charger to recharge the iPhone 5C with a Guadeloupe power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to your iPhone 5C from the Guadeloupe power outlet you will need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (normally already supplied with your device by Apple).
  2. Plug in the Type E USB power adapter in the power supply. This recessed circular wall supply, sometimes known as a Type E power outlet [8], can be identified by two 4.8mm adjacent holes next to each other plus a metal grounding pin protruding in the top to form a triangular configuration.
  3. Connect one end of the Lightning charging cord into the bottom of the mains USB 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 Guadeloupe power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your iPhone will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is charging and takes roughly one to four hours to fully recharge.
Powering the iPhone 5C with a Guadeloupe power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Guadeloupe Wikipedia web page
  2. Apple - official iPhone user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, priced C$15-C$20.
  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, 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, C$15-C$20.
  8. iec.ch - Type E power outlet
  9. Type E USB power adapter - There are two 4.8mm pins on Type E USB chargers which are placed 19mm apart and may include a hole for an earthing pin, priced at under C$20.
  10. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, under C$20.