How to charge the iPhone 5C from a power outlet in Saint Kitts

Instructions showing you how to recharge your iPhone 5C from a St Kitts power outlet with an Apple USB Lightning cable with a Type B power charger, recharging the iPhone 5C using a Type G power charger and powering the iPhone 5C using a 2 pinned Type A USB charger

St Kitts power outlet

When packing for a vacation it can often be helpful to know if you'll be able to use all your essential electrical devices like mobiles or laptop computers that you'll be bringing with you. However without knowing which power socket is being used you could bring the wrong charger, therefore leaving you having to buy or borrow a suitable adaptor on arrival. Varying different combinations of frequencies and region codes can all cause confusion when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never visited before. This isn't as complex as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used throughout the world this article shows exactly what you'll need in advance to power your iPhone 5C in Saint Kitts. These guidelines have been written to assist travellers wanting to power the iPhone 5C when abroad.When going to Saint Kitts the following instructions show charging your iPhone 5C by using the standard types G, A, B or D St Kitts 230 volt 60Hz wall outlets, please note that Type G plug outlets are used by most Kittitian. When you are visiting Saint Kitts from a different region make sure the iPhone 5C can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If the iPhone 5C was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check your device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from being damaged whilst powering it. If you plan to visit a St Kitts destination like Basseterre we suggest referring to the St Kitts entry on Wikipedia.org [1] for more indepth details on visiting the area. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5C.

Charging the iPhone 5C in Saint Kitts

Can the iPhone 5C be used in Saint Kitts?

You can connect the iPhone 5C to a St Kitts power outlet.

What is the best power charger for the iPhone 5C in Saint Kitts?

If travelling to multiple countries the best travel charger for Saint Kitts to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Kittitian use four different types of plug sockets (types G, A, B and D) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for both types A and G.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the plugs. If your type of iPhone 5C can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these USB travel adapters, along with additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices. This means you can power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy multiple travel adapters. Only needing to pack a single international USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage whilst travelling. Due to their versatility these types of power chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple phones and tablets with only a single plug socket.

For those travelling on a regular basis we recommend searching for an adaptable power charger similar to this online, the multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Saint Kitts

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be necessary for visitors of regions with unstable power grids. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover 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 option for travellers originating from North America going to 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 North America using type B plugs. This is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 Saint Kitts. [12] [AD]
What is the best power charger for the iPhone 5C in Saint Kitts?

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

A guide on how to power your iPhone 5C from a St Kitts power outlet using a USB Lightning Apple connector and a Type G power adapter.

  1. If you want to power your iPhone 5C using a St Kitts power outlet you will need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the cable is usually already supplied with the device).
  2. Plug in the Type G USB power adapter in the wall outlet. The plug outlet (sometimes called a Type G power outlet [3]) looks like 3 slots containing shutters forming a triangular pattern.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the power cable into the power 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 St Kitts power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPhone 5C will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is powering up, typically taking around 60-240 minutes to recharge.
Powering the iPhone 5C with a St Kitts power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Powering the iPhone 5C with a St Kitts power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Using an Apple Lightning cable with a 2 pinned Type A USB charger to power your iPhone 5C from a St Kitts power outlet.

  1. If you want to power the iPhone 5C using a St Kitts power outlet you will need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (this cable is usually already supplied with your device).
  2. Plug in the Type A USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by 2 adjacent slots next to each other.
  3. Connect one end of the Apple USB Lightning power cord 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 your iPhone 5C.
  4. Switch on the St Kitts power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your phone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is recharging and takes between 1-4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone 5C with a St Kitts power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

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

Instructions on how to recharge your iPhone 5C from a St Kitts power outlet with a USB Lightning cable with a Type B power charger.

  1. In order to power your iPhone 5C using a St Kitts power outlet you will need a Type B USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the USB cable is usually already supplied with the iPhone 5C).
  2. Plug the Type B USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This power outlet (sometimes called a Type B power outlet [8]) can be identified by two slots parallel to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet blades slide into with a hole below for the slightly longer earthed pin.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB power 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 St Kitts power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPhone 5C will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is charging which takes around one to four hours to completely recharge.
Powering the iPhone 5C with a St Kitts power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

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

Instructions on how to recharge your iPhone 5C from a St Kitts power outlet with an Apple USB Lightning cable with a Type D power charger.

  1. To supply power to the iPhone 5C using a St Kitts power outlet you'll need to use a Type D USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will typically supply this cable when you first purchase your iPhone 5C).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type D USB power adapter in the St Kitts power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by 3 holes in 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 USB power 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 St Kitts power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPhone 5C will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is charging which takes around one to four hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type D power charger for charging your iPhone 5C from a St Kitts power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - St Kitts 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, priced 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 at 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, C$15-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, under 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 around C$15.
  12. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced at under C$20.