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

Using the Apple Lightning connector and a three pinned Type G power charger to recharge the iPhone 5C with a St Vincentian power outlet, charging the iPhone 5C using a Type C Europlug USB charger and charging the iPhone 5C using a Type E power adapter

St Vincentian power outlet

If you are organizing a vacation it can be helpful to know if you'll be able to charge any essential devices that you'll be bringing along. Without knowing which plug socket is being used in Saint Vincent you are likely to bring the wrong charger, therefore having to purchase a suitable charger on arrival which might be incompatible. 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 common standards being used throughout the world this article shows exactly what to pick up in advance to power the iPhone 5C in Saint Vincent. This page has simple instructions telling you exactly what you'll need to supply power to your iPhone 5C when travelling to Saint Vincent by using the G, C, E, I or K type St Vincentian 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets, Type G plug outlets will be typically used by most St Vincentians. If travelling to Saint Vincent from another region double check the iPhone 5C can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts make sure your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from over-heating during charging. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5C.

Charging the iPhone 5C in Saint Vincent

Can the iPhone 5C be used in Saint Vincent?

You can use the iPhone 5C in Saint Vincent by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 5C in Saint Vincent?

If you are travelling to multiple countries then the best international travel charger for Saint Vincent is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are five standards of power outlets that St Vincentians use (types G, C, E, I and K) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for both types C and G.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world just by changing the supplied plugs. If your type of iPhone 5C can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker charging times by using one of these types of power chargers, along with additional support for certain power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other chargers this means you can power more than one device at the same time without needing to bring seperate power chargers. 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 whilst travelling as well as being on hand for recharging your iPhone 5C at the airport or on a flight. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of chargers can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers and using only a single plug socket.

We suggest searching for an adaptable travel adapter like this online, the power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Saint Vincent

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices via USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to regions with unreliable power supplies. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 most popular compact power converter for travellers originating from America going to Saint Vincent.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs. This gives 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 Vincent. [12] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 5C in Saint Vincent?

Charging the iPhone 5C from a St Vincentian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Using the Apple Lightning connector and a three pinned Type G power charger to recharge the iPhone 5C with a St Vincentian power outlet.

  1. To supply power to your iPhone 5C from the St Vincentian power outlet you will need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - the cable is typically included with the iPhone 5C.
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type G USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can identify this power outlet by the 3 vertical rectangular holes containing shutters forming a triangular configuration for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Lightning charging cord into the mains USB 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 St Vincentian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPhone 5C screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the mobile is recharging and takes roughly 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Charging the iPhone 5C from a St Vincentian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

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

Using a USB Lightning Apple connector and a Type C power adapter to charge your iPhone 5C from a St Vincentian power outlet.

  1. In order to charge your iPhone 5C using a St Vincentian power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (usually already supplied with your device by Apple).
  2. Plug in the Type C USB power adapter in the St Vincentian power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by the 2 circular adjacent holes next to each other where the plug outlet pins go.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB mains adapter 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 Vincentian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your phone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 5C is charging, typically taking roughly 1-4 hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPhone 5C from a St Vincentian power outlet

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

Using a USB Lightning Apple connector and a Type E power charger to charge the iPhone 5C from a St Vincentian power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 5C from the St Vincentian power outlet you'll need a Type E USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the USB cable is usually included with your iPhone 5C by Apple).
  2. Begin by taking the Type E USB power adapter and inserting it in the power supply. This sunken circular power supply can be identified by two large round holes 19mm apart from each other along with one metal grounding pin protruding in the top forming a triangular pattern.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB Lightning cord into the bottom of the mains power 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. Turn on the St Vincentian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the mobile screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 5C is recharging which should take around one-four hours to fully recharge.
Powering the iPhone 5C with a St Vincentian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

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

Instructions showing how to power your iPhone 5C with a St Vincentian power outlet with a USB Lightning Apple connector with a Type K power adapter.

  1. In order to charge your iPhone 5C using a St Vincentian power outlet you'll need to use a Type K USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (typically already supplied with your device by Apple).
  2. Firstly plug the Type K USB power adapter in the St Vincentian power outlet. This wall supply, technically known as a Type K power outlet [10], looks like three large holes in an inverted triangular pattern with the bottom hole appearing semicircular in shape.
  3. Then connect one end of the charging cable into the USB power 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 Vincentian 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 to 240 minutes to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type K power charger for charging your iPhone 5C from a St Vincentian power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - St Vincentian page on wikipedia
  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, costs 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, priced C$10-C$15.
  6. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  7. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, under C$20.
  8. iec.ch - Type E power outlet
  9. 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, C$15-C$20.
  10. iec.ch - Type K power outlet
  11. Type K USB power adapter - There are three pins on a Type K USB charger comprising of two large rounded pins and a bottom semi-circular grounding pin, estimated cost under C$15.
  12. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costs under C$20.