How to charge your iPhone 5 from a power outlet in Montserrat

A step-by-step guide showing how to recharge your iPhone 5 from a Montserratian power outlet by using the Apple Lightning cable and a double pin Type A USB adapter and recharging the iPhone 5 using a three pin Type B USB charger.

Montserratian power outlet

Various combinations of standards and plugs can all be confusing when planning to visit another country, especially if you've never visited before. These guidelines were written to prevent people needing to worry if they'll be able to power the iPhone 5 when they're going to Montserrat.When staying in Montserrat these useful instructions show charging your iPhone 5 by using the standard B or A type 230 volt 60Hz plug outlets. If travelling to Montserrat from a different region double check the iPhone 5 can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts ensure that the device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overheating when charging it. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5.

Charging the iPhone 5 in Montserrat

Can the iPhone 5 be used in Montserrat?

You can use the iPhone 5 in Montserrat by using the correct power adaptor.

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What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 5 in Montserrat?

If you are travelling to more than one country the best international travel power adapter for Montserrat is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different types of plug sockets that Montserratians use (B and A) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type A. Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the supplied heads. If your iPhone 5 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times with one of these travel adapters, plus compatibility with more power hungry devices. Unlike other adapters having a 4 port adapter means you can power multiple devices at the same time without needing to bring individual power chargers for your trip to Montserrat or using up additional wall sockets. By only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand luggage as well as being convenient for recharging your iPhone 5 at the airport or on a flight. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of adapters can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets without using up an additional power outlet.

For those travelling to Montserrat we recommend searching for a flexible travel adapter like this online, the power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Montserrat

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 5, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 most popular compact power adapter for travellers originating from America visiting Montserrat.
  • 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 originating from the US using type B plugs and is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Montserrat. [8]
What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 5 in Montserrat?

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

A step-by-step guide showing how to recharge your iPhone 5 from a Montserratian power outlet by using the Apple Lightning cable and a double pin Type A USB adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 5 from the Montserratian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should usually include the USB cable when you first purchase your iPhone 5).
  2. First plug the Type A USB power adapter into the Montserratian power outlet. You can identify this power outlet by the 2 slots adjacent to each other for live and neutral pins. Please be aware power cables used with type A plugs which are rated at only 125 volts should not be used so please check prior to proceeding.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5. The iPhone 5 Lightning connector is situated at bottom of the iPhone 5 under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Montserratian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the phone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 5 is recharging which should take around 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone 5 with a Montserratian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Powering the iPhone 5 with a Montserratian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

A step-by-step guide showing how to charge your iPhone 5 from a Montserratian power outlet using a Lightning cable with a Type B USB adapter.

  1. In order to power the iPhone 5 using the Montserratian power outlet you'll need to use a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should usually supply the USB cable when you purchase the iPhone 5).
  2. Firstly insert the Type B USB power adapter into the Montserratian power outlet. The plug supply (technically known as a Type B power outlet [6]) can be recognised by the two slots with a single hole below for the long earthed pin. Be aware power cables used with type B plugs which are rated at only 125 volts shouldn't be used so we suggest checking prior to proceeding.
  3. Connect one end of the Apple USB cord into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5. The iPhone 5 Lightning connector can be found at bottom of your iPhone 5 under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Montserratian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the mobile screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 5 is recharging taking around 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone 5 with a Montserratian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Montserrat 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 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, estimated cost around $15.
  6. iec.ch - Type B power outlet
  7. Type B USB power adapter - 3 pinned Type B USB chargers have a single unearthed round pin along with 2 shorter parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes in the end of each blade, priced at between $10 to $15.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, around $15.