Charging your iPhone 5C from a power outlet in Nevis

A guide showing how to charge your iPhone 5C with a Nevis power outlet with the Apple Lightning connector and a 2 pin Type A USB charger, charging the iPhone 5C using a three pin Type G power adapter and how to power the iPhone 5C using a Type B USB charger

Nevis power outlet

Complicated combinations of voltages and region codes can all lead to confusion when planning to stay in another country if you've never been there before. This guide has been written to prevent travellers worrying if they'll be able to power their iPhone 5C abroad.If planning a trip to Nevis the following useful instructions show how to charge the iPhone 5C by using their types G, A, B or D 230 volt 60Hz wall outlets. Most power will vary depending on which country you are visiting so please read the power supplies and North America page for a full list of countries. When visiting Nevis from another region ensure that your iPhone 5C can accept a 240 volt supply. If your iPhone 5C was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure that your iPhone 5C is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to avoid the device from being damaged when charging it. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5C.

Charging the iPhone 5C in Nevis

Can you use the iPhone 5C in Nevis?

You can use the iPhone 5C in Nevis.

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

If travelling to more than one country or bringing more than just your iPhone 5C then the best travel power adapter for Nevis is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are four standards of wall outlets that Nevisian use (types G, A, B and D) and using a travel adapter like this ensures that you are covered for both types A and G.

Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by changing the included plugs over. If your type of iPhone 5C supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster charging times with one of these types of travel adapters along with compatibility with more power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other adapters this means you can recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring seperate travel adapters for your Nevis trip. Only needing a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage while travelling as well as being suitable for charging your iPhone 5C at an airport or on the plane. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers with just a single power outlet.

We recommend searching for a multipurpose travel charger of this nature online; the multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Nevis

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Nevis and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Nevis.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at almost half the 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 a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Nevis. [12] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 5C in Nevis?

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

Using an Apple USB Lightning connector with a three pin Type G power adapter to recharge your iPhone 5C with a Nevis power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 5C from a Nevis power outlet you will need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], this USB cable is typically supplied with your iPhone 5C.
  2. Start by plugging the Type G USB power adapter into the Nevis power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the 3 vertical holes with shutters in a triangular shape.
  3. Connect one end of the Apple Lightning cable into the mains power 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. Switch on the Nevis power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPhone 5C screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is powering up and takes around 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPhone 5C from a Nevis power outlet

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

Using an Apple USB Lightning connector with a double pin Type A power adapter to recharge your iPhone 5C with a Nevis power outlet.

  1. If you want to power the iPhone 5C from a Nevis power outlet you will need to use a Type A USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], this USB cable is normally already supplied with your iPhone 5C.
  2. Start by plugging the Type A USB power adapter into the Nevis power outlet. The power supply (technically called the Type A power outlet [6]) can be recognised by two adjacent slots for live and neutral pins.
  3. Connect one end of the Apple Lightning cable into the mains power 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. Switch on the Nevis power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPhone 5C screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is powering up and takes around 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPhone 5C from a Nevis power outlet

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

A page showing how to recharge the iPhone 5C from a Nevis power outlet with a USB Lightning Apple cable and a Type B USB charger.

  1. In order to power your iPhone 5C from a Nevis power outlet you'll need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple will typically include this USB cable with the iPhone 5C.
  2. Start by plugging the Type B USB power adapter into the Nevis power outlet. You can identify the wall supply by the two slots for live and neutral blades with a semicircle hole below for the slightly long grounded pin.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Apple charging cord into the bottom of the USB power adapter 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. Turn on the Nevis power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the phone will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is recharging, typically taking roughly one to four hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPhone 5C from a Nevis power outlet

How to use a Type D power charger for charging your iPhone 5C from a Nevis power outlet

Using the Apple USB Lightning connector with a three pin Type D power adapter to recharge your iPhone 5C with a Nevis power outlet.

  1. To charge the iPhone 5C from the Nevis power outlet you will need to use a Type D USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - this USB cable is typically supplied with your iPhone 5C by Apple.
  2. Firstly insert the Type D USB power adapter in the Nevis power outlet. This wall outlet (known as a Type D power outlet [10]) can be recognised by 3 round holes in a triangular pattern.
  3. Connect one end of the USB Lightning cable into the mains power 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. Switch on the Nevis power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPhone 5C screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 5C is powering up and takes roughly 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
How to use a Type D power charger for charging your iPhone 5C from a Nevis power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia page about Nevis
  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, estimated cost 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, under C$15.
  6. iec.ch - Type A power outlet
  7. 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.
  8. iec.ch - Type B power outlet
  9. 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, priced at C$15-C$20.
  10. iec.ch - Type D power outlet
  11. Type D USB power adapter - The three pinned earthed Type D USB chargers have large rounded pins placed in a triangular shape, under C$20.
  12. 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.