How to charge the iPhone 5C when planning a trip to Saint Pierre

Instructions on how to charge the iPhone 5C from a St Pierrais power outlet with a Lightning cable and a double pin Type E USB charger.

St Pierrais power outlet

Varying different voltages and standards can all be daunting when planning to travel to another country, especially if you've never visited before. With only a handful of different types of standards being used throughout the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need to purchase in advance to power the iPhone 5C in Saint Pierre. This guide was written to prevent people needing to worry if they'll be able to power their iPhone 5C when they are travelling abroad.When you are travelling to Saint Pierre this page has useful instructions showing how to charge your iPhone 5C by using the standard 230 volt 50Hz E Type plug outlet, with the Saint-Pierrais using a CEE 7/5 French socket for wall outlets. You'll discover that power will change depending on which area you are visiting so please read the North America page for a complete list of countries. If you are travelling to Saint Pierre from a different country ensure that the iPhone 5C can accept a 240v supply. If your iPhone 5C originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check your iPhone 5C is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to prevent the device from being damaged when powering up. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5C.

Charging the iPhone 5C in Saint Pierre

Can you use the iPhone 5C in Saint Pierre?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 5C to a St Pierrais power outlet.

What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 5C in Saint Pierre?

When travelling to more than one country and bringing along more than just your iPhone 5C the best international travel power adapter for Saint Pierre is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the included heads over. If your iPhone 5C supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these USB travel chargers and additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices.

Unlike other travel chargers this will also allow you to power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring individual power chargers or using up additional power outlets. Because you are only needing to bring a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage as well as being on hand for recharging your iPhone 5C at the airport or on a flight. Because of their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones, tablets and e-readers with only a single power outlet.

If you travel to Saint Pierre we recommend searching for this type of flexible power adapter online. The multipurpose travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Saint Pierre

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, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is necessary when visiting regions with unstable power grids. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 compact power adapter for travellers originating from America visiting Saint Pierre.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise 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 offers the same functionality as the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a flexible 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 Saint Pierre. [6] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 5C in Saint Pierre?

How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPhone 5C from a St Pierrais power outlet

A guide showing you how to charge the iPhone 5C from a St Pierrais power outlet using the Apple Lightning connector and a two pinned Type E power charger.

  1. To power the iPhone 5C from a St Pierrais power outlet you will need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should usually include the USB cable with your iPhone 5C).
  2. Start by taking the Type E USB power adapter and inserting it into the power supply. This sunken circular power supply can be identified by the two 4.8mm holes 19mm apart from each other where the live and neutral pins sit and a long metal earth pin protruding in the top to form a triangle configuration.
  3. Connect one end of the Apple power cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5C. The iPhone 5C Lightning connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 5C under the home button.
  4. Switch on the St Pierrais power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your iPhone 5C will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is charging and takes between 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPhone 5C from a St Pierrais power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Saint Pierre wikipedia page
  2. Apple - official iPhone user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type E power outlet
  4. 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 C$10-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, costing under C$25.
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, under C$15.