Charging your iPhone 5 from a power outlet in Miquelon

Using the USB Lightning Apple cable with a Type E power adapter to power the iPhone 5 from a Miquelonnais power outlet.

Miquelonnais power outlet

Differing combinations of frequencies and region codes can all lead to confusion when planning to visit another country if you've never visited before. This guide has been written to prevent visitors worrying if they'll be able to charge their iPhone 5 abroad.If going to travel to Miquelon the following useful instructions show how to charge the iPhone 5 by using their standard 230 volt 50Hz Type E wall outlet, the Miquelonnais will use CEE 7/5 French sockets for charging. When travelling to Miquelon from a different country please ensure your iPhone 5 can be charged using a 240v supply. If your iPhone 5 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts make sure that your iPhone 5 is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from overheating whilst powering it up. If you plan on taking a trip to a Miquelonnais place such as Miquelon we also suggest reading the Wikipedia entry about Miquelon [1] for more indepth information. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5.

Charging the iPhone 5 in Miquelon

Can you use the iPhone 5 in Miquelon?

You can use the iPhone 5 in Miquelon.

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

If you are travelling to more than one country then the best travel power adapter for Miquelon is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the included heads. If your model of iPhone 5 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these USB power chargers, plus additional compatibility with certain power hungry devices. Unlike other travel chargers having a 4 port charger will allow you to power multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple power chargers on your trip or using up additional power sockets. By only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage. Because of their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple phones and tablets without needing an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling to Miquelon we recommend buying a versatile power adapter like this at your preferred electronics retailer, the travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Miquelon

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, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover 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 North America visiting Miquelon using type B American plug sockets.
  • 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 from the US using type B plugs. This offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for almost half 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Miquelon. [6] [AD]
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 5 in Miquelon?

Charging the iPhone 5 from a Miquelonnais power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

A page showing how to charge the iPhone 5 from a Miquelonnais power outlet with a Lightning Apple cable and a Type E USB charger.

  1. To charge the iPhone 5 from the Miquelonnais power outlet you will need to use a Type E USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - this USB cable is typically supplied with your device by Apple.
  2. Firstly plug in the Type E USB power adapter in the Miquelonnais power outlet. You can identify the wall outlet by two large adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral along with one long metal grounding pin protruding in the top forming a triangle pattern.
  3. Plug in 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. The iPhone 5 Lightning connector can be found at bottom of your iPhone 5 under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Miquelonnais power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of the phone will display a charge icon to indicate that the mobile is recharging, typically taking between 1 - 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPhone 5 from a Miquelonnais power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia entry about Miquelon
  2. Apple - official iPhone user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type E power outlet
  4. Type E USB power adapter - There are two 4.8mm pins on Type E USB chargers which are placed 19mm apart and may include a hole for an earthing pin, under £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, priced £15-£20.
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced at £10-£15.