How to charge the iPhone 5C when visiting Montserrat

A guide showing you how to power your iPhone 5C with a Montserratian power outlet with a USB Lightning cable and a double pinned Type A power charger and powering the iPhone 5C using a Type B USB adapter.

Montserratian power outlet

Complicated standards and voltages can often cause confusion when planning to visit 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 pick up in advance to power the iPhone 5C in Montserrat. This page contains step-by-step instructions showing exactly what you'll need to supply power to the iPhone 5C when visiting Montserrat by using their types B or A Montserratian 230 volt 60Hz power outlets. When you are travelling to Montserrat from another country please check your 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 power converter to avoid the device from overheating whilst powering it up. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5C.

Charging the iPhone 5C in Montserrat

Can the iPhone 5C be used in Montserrat?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 5C in Montserrat.

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

When you are travelling to more than one country then the best international travel charger for Montserrat to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Montserratians use two different standards of plug sockets (types B and A) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type A.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the included plugs. If your model of iPhone 5C is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these types of USB power chargers, and support for more power hungry devices. Unlike other travel adapters this means you can charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack individual travel adapters for your trip or using up additional wall outlets. Because you are only packing a single travel charger will also keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling as well as being on hand for recharging your iPhone 5C at the airport or on a plane. Due to their versatility these types of power 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 tablets and phones without using up an additional wall outlet.

We suggest searching for this type of versatile power charger at your preferred electronics retailer; the multipurpose power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Montserrat

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, but for visitors 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 can be useful for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. 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 Montserrat.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs. This is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 Montserrat. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 5C in Montserrat?

How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPhone 5C from a Montserratian power outlet

Using a Lightning Apple cable with a double pin Type A USB charger to recharge the iPhone 5C with a Montserratian power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge your iPhone 5C using the Montserratian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - the cable is typically supplied with the device.
  2. Begin the process by inserting the Type A USB power adapter into the Montserratian power outlet. This ungrounded wall outlet (sometimes known as a Type A power outlet [3]) is recognised by two slots next to each other for live and neutral blades. Please be aware power cords used with type A outlets which are rated at less that 240 V shouldn't be used in Montserrat so we suggest checking prior to proceeding.
  3. Then connect one 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 Montserratian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the mobile screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 5C is powering up, typically taking between 60 to 240 minutes to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPhone 5C from a Montserratian power outlet

How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPhone 5C from a Montserratian power outlet

A guide showing you how to recharge your iPhone 5C with a Montserratian power outlet with a USB Lightning cable and a three pinned Type B power charger.

  1. To charge the iPhone 5C using a Montserratian power outlet you'll need to use a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the USB cable is usually included with the iPhone 5C).
  2. Begin by plugging the Type B USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can recognise this power outlet by the 2 thin slots next to each other with a semicircular shaped hole below for the long earth pin. Be aware that power cords with type B sockets which are rated at less that 240 volts shouldn't be used so please check first.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB Lightning cord into the USB adapter 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. Turn on the Montserratian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your cellphone will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is charging and takes roughly one-four hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPhone 5C from a Montserratian power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Montserratian country Wiki page
  2. Apple - official iPhone user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type A power outlet
  4. Type A USB power adapter - An unearthed Type A USB charger has 2 parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes near the tip of each blade, under 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, priced under C$15.
  6. iec.ch - Type B power outlet
  7. Type B USB power adapter - 3 pinned Type B USB chargers have a single unearthed round pin along with 2 shorter parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes in the end of each blade, costs C$15-C$20.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, C$15-C$20.