Charging the iPhone 5S from a power outlet in Israel

A page showing how to charge your iPhone 5S with an Israeli power outlet with the USB Lightning Apple cable with a Type C Europlug power adapter, recharging the iPhone 5S using a 3 pin Type H power adapter and how to charge the iPhone 5S using a 3 pin Type M power adapter

Israeli power outlet

If packing for a holiday to Israel it can be helpful to know in advance if you'll be able to charge all your indispensable electrical devices at your hotel. By not knowing which power supply is used in Israel you may end up either weighing yourself down with too many adaptors or pack the wrong power charger, leaving you having to borrow a suitable power adaptor on arrival that could be incompatible and cause damage to the iPhone 5S. Various combinations of region codes and sockets can often be daunting when planning on travelling to a foreign country, especially if you've never been there before. However this isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards being used in the world this article shows exactly what to purchase in advance to power your iPhone 5S . This guide has been written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPhone 5S when staying abroad.If travelling to Israel this page contains useful instructions showing charging the iPhone 5S using the types M, C or H 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets, most Israelis will use the Type H power outlets. If you are visiting Israel from another country ensure your iPhone 5S can accept a 220 volt supply. If your iPhone 5S was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts double check the device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from being damaged when powering up. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5S.

Charging the iPhone 5S in Israel

Can the iPhone 5S be used in Israel?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 5S to an Israeli power outlet.

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What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 5S in Israel?

If you are travelling to multiple countries and bringing along more than your iPhone 5S then the best international travel adapter for Israel is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Israelis use three different types of power outlets (types M, C and H) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the supplied plugs over. If your type of iPhone 5S supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these USB power adapters along with compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets. This means you can recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy seperate travel chargers or occupying additional power sockets. Because you are only needing a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage and on hand for recharging your iPhone 5S at an airport or on the plane. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers without using up an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling to Israel we suggest searching for a multipurpose travel charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer - the travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Israel

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, however 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 is useful when visiting regions with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Israel and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Israel using 3 pin type B 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 gives almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Israel. [10]
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 5S in Israel?

Powering the iPhone 5S with an Israeli power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Instructions showing you how to power the iPhone 5S with an Israeli power outlet using a Lightning cable and a 2 pin Type C USB charger.

  1. If you want to power your iPhone 5S using the Israeli power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], this USB cable is normally already included with the device by Apple.
  2. Start by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. The power outlet, also known as a Europlug, can be recognised by 2 circular adjacent holes next to each other where the live and neutral pins slide into. Type C plug outlets in Israel might not be as commonplace, however the ungrounded Type C plug can also fit in Type H power outlets which are more popular in Israel.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Apple USB charging cord into the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5S. You can find the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5S situated at the bottom of the iPhone 5S.
  4. Turn on the Israeli power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your cell will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 5S is powering up and takes around 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone 5S with an Israeli power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

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

A page showing how to charge your iPhone 5S with an Israeli power outlet with the USB Lightning Apple connector with a Type H USB charger.

  1. In order to power your iPhone 5S from an Israeli power outlet you'll need a Type H USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (this USB cable is typically supplied with your iPhone 5S).
  2. Insert the Type H USB power adapter into the Israeli power outlet. You can identify the wall outlet by three slots pointing inward forming a triangle pattern for live, neutral and ground. More recently installed type H power outlets have rounded holes in the middle of each slot to allow for the round pinned Type C plugs, these can be found in over 100 other countries. The most common outlets found in Israel are Type H electrical outlets.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the mains power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5S. You can find the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5S situated at the bottom of the iPhone 5S.
  4. Turn on the Israeli power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the phone will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 5S is powering up which typically takes roughly 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type H power charger for recharging your iPhone 5S from an Israeli power outlet

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

A page showing how to charge your iPhone 5S from an Israeli power outlet with the USB Lightning Apple connector with a Type M USB charger.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPhone 5S using the Israeli power outlet you'll need a Type M USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - this USB cable is typically supplied with your iPhone 5S.
  2. Insert the Type M USB power adapter in the Israeli power outlet. You can recognise this plug supply by the three circular holes forming a triangle pattern. These outlets might not be as commonplace in Israel. 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. Connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the mains power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5S. You can find the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5S situated at the bottom of the iPhone 5S.
  4. Turn on the Israeli power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the phone will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 5S is charging which typically takes roughly 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type M power charger for recharging your iPhone 5S from an Israeli power outlet

See also

  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, 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, costs C$10-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, under C$20.
  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, under C$20.
  10. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, under C$20.