Charging the iPhone 5C when staying in Saint Lucia

Instructions showing how to recharge your iPhone 5C with a St Lucian power outlet with a USB Lightning Apple connector with a three pin Type G power charger.

St Lucian power outlet

Various combinations of voltages and plug types can often cause confusion when planning to travel to another country if you've never been there before. These instructions have been written to help assist travellers wanting to charge the iPhone 5C abroad.If you're visiting Saint Lucia the following useful instructions show how to charge the iPhone 5C by using the 240 volt 50Hz Type G St Lucian power outlet, the St Lucians will use a 13 amp plug for wall outlets. When travelling to Saint Lucia from a different country ensure that your iPhone 5C can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) check the iPhone 5C is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from being damaged when charging it. If you're planning on travelling to a St Lucian place such as Castries refer to the Wikipedia web page about Saint Lucia [1] for further details on visiting the location. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5C.

Charging the iPhone 5C in Saint Lucia

Can the iPhone 5C be used in Saint Lucia?

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

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

If you are travelling with more than just your iPhone 5C and visiting multiple countries the best international travel charger for Saint Lucia is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by changing the heads over. If your iPhone 5C can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these types of travel adapters along with additional support for more power hungry devices.

Having a four port adapter means you can power more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack multiple travel chargers on your St Lucian trip or occupying additional wall sockets. Because you are only bringing a single USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage while travelling. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers without using up an additional plug socket.

We recommend buying this type of flexible travel charger at your preferred electronics retailer, the travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Saint Lucia

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which can be crucial for visitors of counties with unstable power supplies. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Saint Lucia and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power adapter for travellers originating from North America going to Saint Lucia.
  • 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 from the US using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective 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 Saint Lucia. [6] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 5C in Saint Lucia?

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

Instructions showing how to recharge your iPhone 5C with a St Lucian power outlet with a USB Lightning Apple connector with a three pin Type G power charger.

  1. In order to power the iPhone 5C from the St Lucian power outlet you will need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple typically supply the USB cable with the iPhone 5C.
  2. Firstly you'll need to plug the Type G USB power adapter in the power outlet. The power supply, technically called a Type G power outlet [3], can be recognised by three holes with shutters in a triangle pattern for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5C. The iPhone 5C Lightning connector can be found at bottom of your iPhone 5C under the home button.
  4. Switch on the St Lucian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of your mobile will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is recharging which should take around 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPhone 5C from a St Lucian power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia web page about Saint Lucia
  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, between $10 to $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, between $15 to $20.
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated price between $15 to $20.