How to charge your iPhone 5C from a power outlet in Israel

Using the Lightning Apple connector and a three pinned Type H USB adapter to charge the iPhone 5C from an Israeli power outlet, how to recharge the iPhone 5C using a double pin Type C Europlug USB adapter and how to recharge the iPhone 5C using a three pin Type M USB adapter

Israeli power outlet

When packing for a holiday it can be useful to know in advance if you'll be able to use all your common devices such as mobile phones or laptop computers that you are bringing along. But without knowing which power socket is being used in Israel you may end up either bringing too many spare adaptors or pack the wrong charger, meaning needing to buy a suitable charger when you're there. Varying different combinations of region codes and plugs can often be daunting when planning on staying in another country, especially if you've never visited before. This page has been specifically written to assist travellers wanting to charge their iPhone 5C when going to Israel.When staying in Israel these useful instructions show powering your iPhone 5C using their standard Type M, C or H Israeli 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets, please note that Type H wall outlets will be normally used by most Israelis. When you are visiting Israel from a different country double check your iPhone 5C can accept a 220 volt supply. If the iPhone 5C originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) check that your device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to prevent the device from being damaged during charging. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5C.

Charging the iPhone 5C in Israel

Can you use the iPhone 5C in Israel?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 5C in Israel.

What is the best power charger for the iPhone 5C in Israel?

If travelling to multiple countries the best travel adapter for Israel to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are three types of plug sockets that Israelis use (types M, C and H) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the plugs. If your model of iPhone 5C can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these types of USB travel adapters, and support for certain power demanding devices. Having a 4 port charger means you can power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring multiple travel adapters or using up additional wall sockets. By only needing to pack a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets and smartphones with only a single wall outlet.

If you travel frequently we recommend searching for this type of versatile power charger online, the multipurpose power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Israel

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be useful for visitors of regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Israel and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact option for travellers originating from North America going to Israel.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs. This is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Israel. [10] [AD]
What is the best power charger for the iPhone 5C in Israel?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 5C from an Israeli power outlet

Using a Lightning Apple connector and a double pin Type C Europlug USB adapter to charge the iPhone 5C from an Israeli power outlet.

  1. To supply power to the iPhone 5C using the Israeli power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will usually supply this cable with your iPhone 5C).
  2. Start by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the Israeli power outlet. The power supply, also called a Type C power outlet [3] or Europlug, is recognised by two circular holes adjacent to each other. Be aware that Type C power sockets might not be as common in Israel, however the ungrounded Type C plug can also fit into Type H power outlets which are more popular in Israel.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB power 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. Turn on the Israeli power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPhone will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 5C is charging which should take around one to four hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 5C from an Israeli power outlet

Charging the iPhone 5C from an Israeli power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type H USB adapter

Using the Lightning Apple connector and a three pinned Type H USB adapter to charge the iPhone 5C from an Israeli power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the iPhone 5C from the Israeli power outlet you will need a Type H USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple will usually supply this cable with your iPhone 5C.
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type H USB power adapter and plugging it into the power outlet. This wall supply (technically known as the Type H power outlet [6]) can be identified by three thin slots pointing inward in a triangle configuration for live, neutral and ground pins. More recently manufactured type H wall supplies have round holes in the middle of each thin slot to allow for the round pinned Type C plugs which are used in over 100 other countries. The most common outlets found in Israel are Type H plug sockets.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB Apple Lightning power cord into the power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5C. The iPhone 5C Lightning connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 5C under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Israeli power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the cell screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is powering up which takes roughly 60-240 minutes to recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPhone 5C from an Israeli power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type H USB adapter

How to use a Type M power charger for charging your iPhone 5C from an Israeli power outlet

Using the Lightning Apple connector and a three pinned Type M USB adapter to charge the iPhone 5C from an Israeli power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 5C from the Israeli power outlet you'll need to buy a Type M USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple will typically supply this cable with your iPhone 5C.
  2. Begin by taking the Type M USB power adapter and plugging it into the power supply. This wall supply, sometimes called the Type M power outlet [8], looks like three large round holes forming a triangular shape. Type M power outlets in Israel are less common. These outlets are being phased out in Israel in favour of Type H power outlets and are only typically used with high wattage equipment.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB Apple cord into the power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5C. The iPhone 5C Lightning connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 5C under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Israeli power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the cell screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is powering up which should take roughly 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type M power charger for charging your iPhone 5C from an Israeli power outlet

See also

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  1. Israel - Go Israel
  2. Apple - official iPhone user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, estimated cost under C$20.
  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, costing under C$15.
  6. iec.ch - Type H power outlet
  7. Type H USB power adapter - There are three flat blades in an inverted V format on an earthed Type H USB charger, priced at under C$15.
  8. iec.ch - Type M power outlet
  9. Type M USB power adapter - South African Type M USB chargers have three large circular pins in a triangular shape with the top earthed pin longer and larger in diameter, priced C$15-C$20.
  10. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costs C$15-C$20.