Charging your iPhone 5C from a power outlet in Solomon Islands

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

Solomon Islands power outlet

Different voltages and region codes can all lead to confusion when planning to travel to a new country especially for the first time traveller. These instructions have been specifically written to stop people worrying if they'll be able to charge their iPhone 5C when staying in Solomon Islands.The following useful guide tells you exactly what you'll need to charge the iPhone 5C when you are travelling to Solomon Islands using the types G or I 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. When travelling to Solomon Islands from a different country please double check the iPhone 5C can accept a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure your device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from overloading whilst powering it up. If you plan to stay in a Solomon Islands city like Honiara or Gizo please refer to the wikipedia entry about Solomon Islands [1] for more indepth information. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5C.

Charging the iPhone 5C in Solomon Islands

Can the iPhone 5C be used in Solomon Islands?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 5C to a Solomon Islands power outlet.

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

If you are travelling to multiple countries and bringing along more than your iPhone 5C then the best travel adapter for Solomon Islands is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Solomon Islanders use two different types of power outlets (types G and I) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type G.

Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world just by switching the supplied plugs. If your iPhone 5C can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these USB travel chargers, plus additional support for more power demanding devices.

Unlike other adapters having a four port adapter will allow you to power more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack multiple power adapters. By only needing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall size down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage while travelling. Because of their flexibility these types of power adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers without using up an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling to Solomon Islands we suggest searching for an adaptable travel charger of this nature online; the travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Solomon Islands

The 4 port USB travel charger 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 for visitors of counties with unstable power supplies. These power adapters are 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 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 Solomon Islands.
  • 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 originating from America using type B plugs and offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 suitable for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Solomon Islands. [6] [AD]
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 5C in Solomon Islands?

Charging the iPhone 5C from a Solomon Islands power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Using a Lightning connector and a 3 pin Type G power adapter to recharge your iPhone 5C with a Solomon Islands power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 5C from a Solomon Islands power outlet you'll need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], typically already included with the device by Apple.
  2. Start by taking the Type G USB power adapter and plugging it into the Solomon Islands power outlet. You can recognise this plug supply by the three holes forming a triangle shape for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5C. The iPhone 5C Lightning connector is situated at bottom of the iPhone 5C under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Solomon Islands power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPhone 5C screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is recharging which should take roughly 1 - 4 hours to recharge.
Charging the iPhone 5C from a Solomon Islands power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia entry about Solomon Islands
  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 at 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, costs around £15.
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, £10-£15.