Charging your iPhone 5 from a power outlet in Solomon Islands

How to connect a Solomon Islands power outlet to the iPhone 5

Solomon Islands power outlet

Various combinations of voltages and standards can often be confusing when planning to stay in a new country especially for the first time traveller. However this isn't as complex as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards being used in the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need to buy in advance to charge your iPhone 5 . These instructions have been specifically written to stop you having to worry if you'll be able to charge your iPhone 5 abroad.This page has step by step instructions which shows what you'll need to power your iPhone 5 when you are travelling to Solomon Islands using their standard G or I type Solomon Islands 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. If you are visiting Solomon Islands from another country please check the iPhone 5 can accept a 240v supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts double check 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 over-heating when charging it. If you intend to visit a place like Honiara or Gizo we recommend reading the Solomon Islands country wikipedia page [1] for more details. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5.

Charging the iPhone 5 in Solomon Islands

Can the iPhone 5 be used in Solomon Islands?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 5 to a Solomon Islands power outlet by using a power adaptor.

What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 5 in Solomon Islands?

If travelling with more than just your iPhone 5 and visiting more than one country the best international travel charger for Solomon Islands to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two standards of plug sockets in Solomon Islands (types G and I) and using a travel adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type G.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the heads. If your type of iPhone 5 is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from faster charging times with one of these types of power adapters and additional support for more power hungry devices.

Unlike other travel chargers having a 4 port charger will allow you to recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy seperate travel adapters or occupying additional wall sockets. Because you are only bringing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the overall size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage as well as being suitable for charging your iPhone 5 at the airport or on the plane. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of chargers can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets using only a single power outlet.

We recommend searching for this type of flexible travel charger at an electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Solomon Islands

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial when visiting regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel adapters 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 travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America going to Solomon 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 the US using type B plugs. This gives practically the same set of features 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 a flexible 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 a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Solomon Islands. [6] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 5 in Solomon Islands?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPhone 5 from a Solomon Islands power outlet

Using the Apple USB Lightning cable and a Type G USB charger to power the iPhone 5 from a Solomon Islands power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 5 from the Solomon Islands power outlet you will need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple typically supply the cable when you buy your iPhone 5).
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type G USB power adapter and plugging it into the Solomon Islands power outlet. You can recognise the wall outlet by the three holes with shutters in a triangular pattern for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple Lightning power cord into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5. The iPhone 5 Lightning connector is situated at bottom of your iPhone 5 under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Solomon Islands power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of your mobile will display a charge icon to indicate that the mobile is recharging, typically taking roughly one to four hours to fully recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPhone 5 from a Solomon Islands power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Solomon Islands country wikipedia page
  2. Apple - official iPhone user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - A Type G USB charger has three thick rectangular blades in a triangular shape with the longer top blade acting as the earthing pin, priced around £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, £15-£20.
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, £10-£15.