Charging your iPhone 5C from a power outlet in The Ascension Islands

Using a Lightning cable and a 3 pin Type G power adapter to recharge your iPhone 5C with an Ascensionian Island power outlet.

Ascensionian Island power outlet

Different combinations of frequencies and standards can often be confusing when planning on staying in a foreign country, especially if you've never been there before. This page has been written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPhone 5C when staying abroad.When you are planning a holiday to The Ascension Islands the following useful instructions show how to charge the iPhone 5C by using their standard 240 volt 50Hz G Type Ascensionian Island plug outlet, the Ascensionians will use a 13 amp plug for wall outlets. If visiting The Ascension Islands from a different country please check the iPhone 5C can accept a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure your device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from over-heating when powering up. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5C.

Charging the iPhone 5C in The Ascension Islands

Can the iPhone 5C be used in The Ascension Islands?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 5C to an Ascensionian Island power outlet.

What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 5C in The Ascension Islands?

When travelling to more than one country or bringing more than just your iPhone 5C then the best travel charger for The Ascension Islands is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [6].

Because these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by changing the heads. If your iPhone 5C supports Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times with one of these types of travel adapters along with compatibility with certain power hungry devices like tablets. This means you can charge more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel adapters for your Ascensionian Island trip. By only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage while travelling. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers with just a single power outlet.

We recommend buying this type of versatile power adapter at an electronics retailer. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for The Ascension Islands

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 5C, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 option for travellers originating from America visiting The Ascension Islands.
  • 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 originating from America using type B plugs and offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with 1 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 most travellers from around the world visiting The Ascension Islands.
What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 5C in The Ascension Islands?

How to use a Type G power charger for charging your iPhone 5C from an Ascensionian Island power outlet

Instructions showing how to power the iPhone 5C from an Ascensionian Island power outlet with a Lightning connector and a 3 pin Type G power adapter.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 5C from an Ascensionian Island power outlet you'll need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple usually include this cable with the iPhone 5C).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type G USB power adapter in the wall supply. You can identify the power supply by the three rectangular holes forming a triangle shape for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple power cable into the bottom of 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 the iPhone 5C under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Ascensionian Island power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPhone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 5C is powering up and takes around 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type G power charger for charging your iPhone 5C from an Ascensionian Island power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Helena,_Ascension_and_Tristan_da_Cunha - The Ascension Islands 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/typeG.htm - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - Provides power from a type G mains power supply, between $5 to $10.
  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, estimated cost 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, costing between $10 to $15.