How to charge the iPhone 5 when staying in Saint Kitts

A step-by-step guide showing you how to charge the iPhone 5 with a St Kitts power outlet by using a USB Lightning cable with a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter, powering the iPhone 5 using a two pinned Type A USB charger and charging the iPhone 5 using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

St Kitts power outlet

Various region codes and plugs can often be confusing when planning to travel to a different country if you've never visited before. When visiting Saint Kitts the following instructions show powering your iPhone 5 using their G, A, B or D type 230 volt 60Hz power outlets, Type G power outlets are used by most Kittitian. When you are travelling to Saint Kitts from a different region make sure that your iPhone 5 can accept a 240v supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) make sure that the iPhone 5 is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to avoid the device from over-heating whilst powering it up. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5.

Charging the iPhone 5 in Saint Kitts

Can the iPhone 5 be used in Saint Kitts?

You can connect the iPhone 5 to a St Kitts power outlet by using a power convertor.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 5 in Saint Kitts?

When you are travelling with more than just your iPhone 5 or visiting multiple countries then the best international travel power adapter for Saint Kitts to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are four different standards of wall outlets in Saint Kitts (types G, A, B and D) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for both types A and G.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the included heads over. If your iPhone 5 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these power chargers and support for certain power demanding devices. Having a four port charger means you can charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy individual power chargers. Only packing a single lightweight travel charger will keep the size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers with only a single plug socket.

We suggest buying an adaptable power charger similar to this at an electronics retailer. The power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Saint Kitts

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unstable power grids. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Saint Kitts and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Saint Kitts.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with 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 Saint Kitts. [12] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 5 in Saint Kitts?

Powering the iPhone 5 with a St Kitts power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

A step-by-step guide showing you how to charge the iPhone 5 with a St Kitts power outlet by using a USB Lightning cable with a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge the iPhone 5 from the St Kitts power outlet you'll need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (this cable is usually already supplied with the iPhone 5 by Apple).
  2. Start the process by taking the Type G USB power adapter and plugging it into the St Kitts power outlet. The plug outlet, technically known as the Type G power outlet [3], can be recognised by the three vertical rectangular holes with plastic shutters forming a triangular pattern for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the mains USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5. The iPhone 5 Lightning connector is situated at bottom of the iPhone 5 under the home button.
  4. Turn on the St Kitts 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, typically taking around 1 to 4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone 5 with a St Kitts power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Charging the iPhone 5 from a St Kitts power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

A step-by-step guide showing you how to charge the iPhone 5 with a St Kitts power outlet by using a USB Lightning cable with a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter.

  1. If you want to power your iPhone 5 from the St Kitts power outlet you'll need to use a Type A USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (this cable is usually already supplied with the iPhone 5 by Apple).
  2. Start the process by taking the Type A USB power adapter and plugging it into the St Kitts power outlet. The plug outlet, technically known as the Type A power outlet [6], is recognised by the two thin slots adjacent to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the mains USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5. The iPhone 5 Lightning connector is situated at bottom of the iPhone 5 under the home button.
  4. Turn on the St Kitts 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, typically taking around 1 to 4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
Charging the iPhone 5 from a St Kitts power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

How to use a Type B power charger for charging your iPhone 5 from a St Kitts power outlet

A step-by-step guide showing you how to charge the iPhone 5 with a St Kitts power outlet by using a USB Lightning cable with a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter.

  1. If you want to power your iPhone 5 using a St Kitts power outlet you will need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will typically include the USB cable with your iPhone 5).
  2. Start the process by taking the Type B USB power adapter and plugging it into the St Kitts power outlet. The power outlet, technically known as the Type B power outlet [8], is recognised by the two thin slots adjacent to each other for live and neutral blades with a single semicircle shaped hole below for the slightly longer earthed pin.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the mains USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5. The iPhone 5 Lightning connector is situated at bottom of the iPhone 5 under the home button.
  4. Turn on the St Kitts 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, typically taking around 1 to 4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type B power charger for charging your iPhone 5 from a St Kitts power outlet

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

Using the Lightning Apple connector and a Type D power charger to recharge your iPhone 5 from a St Kitts power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the iPhone 5 from the St Kitts power outlet you'll need to use a Type D USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (this cable is usually already supplied with the iPhone 5 by Apple).
  2. Start the process by taking the Type D USB power adapter and plugging it into the St Kitts power outlet. The plug outlet, technically known as the Type D power outlet [10], can be recognised by the three round holes forming a triangular pattern for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the mains USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5. The iPhone 5 Lightning connector is situated at bottom of the iPhone 5 under the home button.
  4. Turn on the St Kitts power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your mobile screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the mobile is charging which takes roughly one to four hours to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone 5 with a St Kitts power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - St Kitts Wikipedia page
  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, costs C$10-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, costs 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, 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, costing 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 price under C$20.