How to charge the iPhone 5S in Solomon Islands

The WikiConnections page on how to power your iPhone 5S from a Solomon Islands power outlet with an Apple USB Lightning cable with a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter.

Solomon Islands power outlet

Complicated frequencies and region codes can often be daunting when planning on staying in another country, especially for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of common standards used in the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need in advance to power your iPhone 5S in Solomon Islands. This page has useful instructions which shows exactly how to charge your iPhone 5S when you are travelling to Solomon Islands by using the standard types G or I Solomon Islands 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. When you are visiting Solomon Islands from a different country check your iPhone 5S can be used with a 240v supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) ensure the iPhone 5S is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to prevent the device from over-heating whilst powering it up. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5S.

Charging the iPhone 5S in Solomon Islands

Can the iPhone 5S be used in Solomon Islands?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 5S in Solomon Islands.

What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 5S in Solomon Islands?

If travelling with more than your iPhone 5S then the best international travel power adapter for Solomon Islands to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [6]. Solomon Islanders use two different types of plug sockets (G and I) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for type G. As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the plugs. If your iPhone 5S is compatible with Fast Charge (note not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters and support for certain power demanding devices. Unlike other chargers this will also allow you to recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to buy individual power chargers. Only needing to pack a single international USB travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand baggage. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers without needing an additional wall outlet.

If you travel frequently we recommend searching for a flexible power charger similar to this at an electronics retailer. The power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Solomon Islands

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Solomon Islands 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 best selling portable power converter for travellers originating from America going to Solomon Islands using 3 pinned type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs and is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 suitable for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Solomon Islands.
What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 5S in Solomon Islands?

Charging the iPhone 5S from a Solomon Islands power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

The WikiConnections page on how to recharge your iPhone 5S with a Solomon Islands power outlet by using a USB Lightning cable with a Type G power charger.

  1. In order to charge the iPhone 5S from the Solomon Islands power outlet you'll need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (this cable is typically included with your device).
  2. Begin by inserting the Type G USB power adapter in the Solomon Islands power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 3 rectangular holes with plastic shutters forming a triangular pattern for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Connect the USB end of the cord into the bottom of the mains USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5S. The iPhone 5S Lightning connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 5S under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Solomon Islands power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPhone 5S will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 5S is recharging taking roughly 1 - 4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
Charging the iPhone 5S from a Solomon Islands power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solomon_Islands - Wikipedia entry about Solomon Islands
  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/typeG.htm - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - Provides power from a type G mains power supply
  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. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters