Charging your iPhone 5C from a power outlet in Anguilla

How to connect an Anguillan power outlet to the iPhone 5C

Anguillan power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of standards and voltages can all be confusing when planning on visiting a new country especially for the first time traveller. This page has been written to help prepare travellers wanting to charge the iPhone 5C abroad.This step-by-step guide will show exactly how to supply power to the iPhone 5C when travelling to Anguilla using a standard 110 volt 60Hz A Type Anguillan wall outlet, the Anguillans will use a NEMA 1-15 ungrounded plug for charging. If your iPhone 5C slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when visiting Anguilla from another country check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Normally devices which originated from another country which use a higher voltage such as 240 volts may take longer to charge or won't turn on, so check that your iPhone 5C is a dual voltage device (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to ensure proper use. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5C.

Charging the iPhone 5C in Anguilla

Can you use the iPhone 5C in Anguilla?

You can connect the iPhone 5C to an Anguillan power outlet by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 5C in Anguilla?

If you are travelling to more than one country or bringing more than your iPhone 5C the best international travel charger for Anguilla to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by switching the supplied plugs. If your iPhone 5C is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster charging times with one of these types of power adapters plus additional support for certain power hungry devices. Having a four port adapter means you can power more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack multiple power chargers on your Anguillan trip. Because you are only bringing a single international travel charger will help keep the overall size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage as well as being suitable for charging your iPhone 5C at an airport or on the flight. Due to their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones, tablets and speakers without needing an additional wall outlet.

We recommend buying this type of flexible travel charger at an electronics retailer. The travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Anguilla

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 5C, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 option for travellers originating from America going to Anguilla using type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from North America using type B plugs and is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a 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 perfect for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Anguilla. [6] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 5C in Anguilla?

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

Using a Lightning Apple cable and a Type A power adapter to power your iPhone 5C with an Anguillan power outlet.

  1. To power the iPhone 5C using an Anguillan power outlet you'll need a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple typically supply the USB cable with the iPhone 5C.
  2. Start by plugging the Type A USB power adapter in the Anguillan power outlet. You can recognise this power outlet by two adjacent slots next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Connect one end of the Lightning cord into the bottom of the power 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. Switch on the Anguillan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of the phone will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is recharging which typically takes around 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
Powering the iPhone 5C with an Anguillan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Anguillan Wikipedia web page
  2. Apple - official iPhone user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type A power outlet
  4. 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, estimated price 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, under C$15.
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, C$15-C$20.