Charging the iPhone 5 when planning a trip to Nevis

The Wiki Connections page showing how to charge your iPhone 5 with a Nevis power outlet using a Lightning cable and a 3 pin Type G power adapter, how to power the iPhone 5 using a 2 pin Type A power adapter and how to power the iPhone 5 using a 3 pin Type B power charger

Nevis power outlet

Various combinations of region codes and sockets can often be confusing when planning on staying in another country for the first time traveller. The following guide tells you exactly what you'll need to power your iPhone 5 in Nevis by using their standard G, A, B or D type Nevis 230 volt 60Hz power outlets. If you are visiting Nevis from another region make sure that the iPhone 5 can accept a 240 volt supply. If your iPhone 5 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check the device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to avoid the device from over-heating when powering up. If you plan to stay in a destination such as Basseterre we also suggest reading the Nevis country wikipedia page [1] for more details. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5.

Charging the iPhone 5 in Nevis

Can you use the iPhone 5 in Nevis?

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

What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 5 in Nevis?

If you are travelling with more than your iPhone 5 or visiting more than one country the best travel charger for Nevis to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [12]. There are four standards of plug sockets in Nevis (G, A, B and D) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for both types A and G.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the heads. If your iPhone 5 supports Fast Charge (note not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these USB power adapters and support for more power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other travel chargers this means you can charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple power adapters for your Nevis trip. By only bringing a single international travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage. Because of their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used back at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and smartphones with just a single power outlet.

For those travelling to Nevis we suggest searching for a multipurpose travel charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [12] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Nevis

The 4 port USB travel charger [12] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices using USB, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Nevis 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 power converter for travellers originating from North America visiting Nevis.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Nevis.
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 5 in Nevis?

Powering the iPhone 5 with a Nevis power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Using the USB Lightning Apple cable and a 3 pin Type G power adapter to recharge your iPhone 5 with a Nevis power outlet.

  1. To charge the iPhone 5 from a Nevis power outlet you'll need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (usually supplied with your iPhone 5).
  2. Insert the Type G USB power adapter into the Nevis power outlet. This plug supply (known as a Type G power outlet [3]) can be recognised by 3 vertical holes containing shutters in a triangular configuration for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5. You can find the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5 found at the bottom of the iPhone 5.
  4. Turn on the Nevis power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPhone 5 screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is charging which typically takes roughly 1-4 hours to recharge.
Powering the iPhone 5 with a Nevis power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

How to use a Type A power charger for charging your iPhone 5 from a Nevis power outlet

Using the Apple USB Lightning connector with a Type A USB charger to charge your iPhone 5 with a Nevis power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your iPhone 5 from a Nevis power outlet you'll need a Type A USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will typically supply the cable with the iPhone 5).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type A USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can identify the wall outlet by two adjacent slots where the twin plug outlet blades slide into.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5. The iPhone 5 Lightning connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 5 under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Nevis power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the phone will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 5 is powering up and takes around one to four hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type A power charger for charging your iPhone 5 from a Nevis power outlet

How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPhone 5 from a Nevis power outlet

Using the Apple Lightning connector with a Type B USB charger to charge your iPhone 5 with a Nevis power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPhone 5 using the Nevis power outlet you'll need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], usually supplied with your device by Apple.
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type B USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can recognise this plug supply by the two slots next to each other for live and neutral blades with a single semicircular shaped hole below for the earth pin.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Apple Lightning power cable into the bottom of the USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5. The iPhone 5 Lightning connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 5 under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Nevis power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the phone will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 5 is powering up taking roughly 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPhone 5 from a Nevis power outlet

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

Using the USB Lightning Apple cable and a Type D USB charger to charge your iPhone 5 with a Nevis power outlet.

  1. To charge the iPhone 5 from a Nevis power outlet you'll need a Type D USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (this USB cable is typically supplied with your iPhone 5).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type D USB power adapter into the wall supply. This power supply, technically called the Type D power outlet [10], looks like 3 round holes in a triangular configuration for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the mains power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5. You can find the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5 found at the bottom of the iPhone 5.
  4. Turn on the Nevis power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your cellphone will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 5 is powering up and takes around 1-4 hours to recharge.
Powering the iPhone 5 with a Nevis power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Kitts_and_Nevis - Nevis country 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
  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/typeA.htm - Type A power outlet
  7. Type A USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type A mains power outlet
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeB.htm - Type B power outlet
  9. Type B USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type B mains power outlet
  10. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  11. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D mains power outlet
  12. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters