Charging the iPhone 5S when planning a trip to Martinique

The Wiki Connections page showing how to charge your iPhone 5S with a Martinican power outlet using a Lightning connector with a Type C Europlug power adapter, how to power the iPhone 5S using a 3 pin Type D power adapter and how to power the iPhone 5S using a 2 pin Type E power adapter

Martinican power outlet

When packing for a trip to Martinique it can be helpful to know in advance if you'll be able to charge all your vital devices like cell phones or tablets when you reach your hotel. By not knowing which power socket is used you could pack the wrong power charger, meaning having to purchase a potentially expensive charger when you need to recharge which might not be compatible and cause problems with your iPhone 5S. Complicated combinations of region codes and voltages can all lead to confusion when planning to visit a new country, especially if you've never been there before. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets used throughout the world this guide tells you exactly what to pick up in advance to power your iPhone 5S . These instructions have been specifically written to prepare travellers wanting to power their iPhone 5S when staying in Martinique.When you are planning a holiday to Martinique this page contains useful instructions showing powering the iPhone 5S by using their standard D, C or E type Martinican 220 volt 50Hz power outlets, please note Type D power outlets will be used by a majority of Martiniquais. You will find power will differ from country to country therefore we recommend reading the World power supplies page for a complete list of regions and countries. When travelling to Martinique from a different country please double check the iPhone 5S can be used with a 240 volt supply. If your iPhone 5S was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts double check the device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to prevent the device from overheating whilst powering it. If you're planning on taking a trip to a Martinican city like Fort-de-France or Le Lamentin we also suggest reading the Martinique Wikipedia page [1] for more details. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5S.

Charging the iPhone 5S in Martinique

Can you use the iPhone 5S in Martinique?

You can use the iPhone 5S in Martinique by using a power adaptor.

What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 5S in Martinique?

If you are travelling with more than your iPhone 5S or visiting more than one country the best international travel adapter for Martinique is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. There are three different types of wall outlets that Martiniquais use (D, C and E) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by switching the included plugs over. If your type of iPhone 5S supports Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these USB power adapters and compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

This means you can charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy individual power adapters for your Martinican trip or using up additional power sockets. Only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the overall size down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage. Because of their versatility these types of travel chargers can be used when you return home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets and phones with just a single wall outlet.

For those travelling to different places we suggest searching for this type of flexible travel charger online - the travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Martinique

The 4 port USB travel charger [10] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices using USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of counties with unreliable power supplies. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Martinique 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 best selling compact option for travellers originating from America going to Martinique using 3 pin type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs and is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 ideal for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Martinique.
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 5S in Martinique?

Powering the iPhone 5S with a Martinican power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

The Wiki Connections page showing how to charge your iPhone 5S with a Martinican power outlet using a Lightning connector with a Type C Europlug power adapter.

  1. To charge the iPhone 5S from a Martinican power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - this USB cable is normally already included with the device by Apple.
  2. Start by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. You can recognise this plug supply by the two holes adjacent to each other.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5S. You can find the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5S situated at the bottom of the iPhone 5S.
  4. Turn on the Martinican power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPhone 5S screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is recharging, typically taking between 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone 5S with a Martinican power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

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

Using a Lightning connector with a Type D USB charger to charge your iPhone 5S with a Martinican power outlet.

  1. To charge the iPhone 5S from a Martinican power outlet you'll need a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - this USB cable is normally already included with the device by Apple.
  2. Start by taking the Type D USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. The wall outlet (technically called the Type D power outlet [6]) can be recognised by 3 round holes in a triangular configuration for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5S. You can find the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5S situated at the bottom of the iPhone 5S.
  4. Turn on the Martinican power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPhone 5S screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is recharging, typically taking between 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone 5S with a Martinican power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Powering the iPhone 5S with a Martinican power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

Using a Lightning connector with a Type E USB charger to charge your iPhone 5S with a Martinican power outlet.

  1. To charge the iPhone 5S from a Martinican power outlet you'll need a Type E USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - this USB cable is normally already included with the device by Apple.
  2. Start by taking the Type E USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. You can recognise this plug supply by the two large holes 19mm adjacent to each other plus one long metal grounding pin protruding the top to form a triangle pattern.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5S. You can find the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5S situated at the bottom of the iPhone 5S.
  4. Turn on the Martinican power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPhone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is recharging which takes between 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone 5S with a Martinican power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martinique - Martinique Wikipedia page
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/1000/MA1565/en_US/iphone_user_guide.pdf - Official iPhone user guide
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  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
  6. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  7. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D mains power outlet
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  9. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet
  10. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters