Charging the iPhone 5 from a power outlet in Anguilla

How to connect an Anguillan power outlet to the iPhone 5

Anguillan power outlet

Various combinations of region codes and sockets can often lead to confusion when planning to travel to a new country especially for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets used throughout the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need to pick up in advance to charge your iPhone 5 . This page was written to stop you having to worry if you'll be able to charge your iPhone 5 when staying abroad.When you are visiting Anguilla this page has instructions showing you charging the iPhone 5 using the 110 volt 60Hz Type A plug outlet, with the Anguillans using NEMA 1-15 ungrounded plugs for charging. If your iPhone 5 does not power up or charges slowly when you are visiting Anguilla from another country check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically devices which originate from a different country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts sometimes take longer to charge or won't power up, check that the device is a dual voltage device (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional converter to ensure proper use. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5.

Charging the iPhone 5 in Anguilla

Can you use the iPhone 5 in Anguilla?

You can use the iPhone 5 in Anguilla.

Anguilla

What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 5 in Anguilla?

When travelling to more than one country or bringing along more than your iPhone 5 then the best travel adapter for Anguilla is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins 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 included plugs over. If your type of iPhone 5 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times by using one of these USB travel chargers, plus additional support for certain power hungry devices.

This means you can recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring seperate travel chargers on your Anguillan trip. By only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage while travelling as well as being convenient for recharging your iPhone 5 at an airport or on the plane. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets without needing an additional plug socket.

If you travel often we suggest searching for an adaptable travel charger of this nature online; the power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Anguilla

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 wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 Anguilla 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 travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs. This is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 ideal for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Anguilla. [6]
What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 5 in Anguilla?

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

Using the Apple USB Lightning connector with a two pin Type A power adapter to recharge your iPhone 5 with an Anguillan power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 5 from an Anguillan power outlet you'll need to use a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple usually include this cable with the iPhone 5.
  2. Insert the Type A USB power adapter into the power outlet. This ungrounded plug supply (technically called the Type A power outlet [3]) can be recognised by 2 thin slots adjacent to each other where the live and neutral pins slide into.
  3. Plug in one end of the Lightning cable into the bottom of 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. Switch on the Anguillan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the mobile screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is recharging, typically taking roughly 1 - 4 hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type A power charger for charging your iPhone 5 from an Anguillan power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Anguillan country entry on Wikipedia
  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, costs £2-£3.
  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.