Charging the iPhone 5 in Hungary

Using a USB Lightning cable and a double pinned Europlug Type C power charger to charge the iPhone 5 from a Hungarian power outlet and charging the iPhone 5 using a Type F Schuko USB charger.

Hungarian power outlet

Various frequencies and region codes can often cause confusion when planning to stay in a different country, especially if you've never visited before. This page was specifically written to prevent travellers needing to worry if they can charge their iPhone 5 when abroad.This page contains instructions which shows what you'll need to charge the iPhone 5 when you are in Hungary by using their Type F or C Hungarian 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. If travelling to Hungary from a different region make sure that the iPhone 5 can accept a 240v supply. If your iPhone 5 came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check that the iPhone 5 is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to stop the device from overheating whilst powering it. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5.

Charging the iPhone 5 in Hungary

Can you use the iPhone 5 in Hungary?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 5 to a Hungarian power outlet.

What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 5 in Hungary?

If travelling with more than just your iPhone 5 then the best travel adapter for Hungary to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two types of power outlets in Hungary (types F and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the supplied plugs. If your model of iPhone 5 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these USB travel chargers along with additional support for certain power hungry devices like tablets. Having a 4 port adapter will also allow you to charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring individual power chargers. By only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling as well as being convenient for recharging your iPhone 5 at the airport or on a plane. Due to their versatility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones, tablets and e-readers without using up an additional power outlet.

For those travelling on a regular basis we suggest buying an adaptable travel adapter like this online. The travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Hungary

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unstable power grids. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Hungary and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable option for travellers originating from North America visiting Hungary.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs. This is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for 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 a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Hungary. [8] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 5 in Hungary?

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

Using a Lightning Apple cable with a Type C Europlug USB charger to recharge the iPhone 5 with a Hungarian power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPhone 5 from the Hungarian power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (normally already supplied with the device).
  2. Plug in the Type C USB power adapter in the power supply. You can identify the plug outlet by two round adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB charging cable into the mains USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5. The iPhone 5 Lightning connector can be found at bottom of your iPhone 5 under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Hungarian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the cell screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 5 is charging, typically taking roughly one-four hours to recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone 5 with a Hungarian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 5 from a Hungarian power outlet

Instructions showing how to power your iPhone 5 with a Hungarian power outlet with a USB Lightning cable and a double pinned Schuko Type F power adapter.

  1. If you want to charge your iPhone 5 using a Hungarian power outlet you'll need to use a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple will normally supply this USB cable when you purchase your iPhone 5.
  2. Insert the Type F USB power adapter into the Hungarian power outlet. You can identify the plug supply by two large round adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral pins and a pair of two grounding clips above and below.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5. The iPhone 5 Lightning connector is situated at bottom of the iPhone 5 under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Hungarian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your iPhone 5 will display a charge icon to indicate that the mobile is recharging taking around 1 to 4 hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 5 from a Hungarian power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Hungary country Wiki page
  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, C$10-C$15.
  6. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  7. Type F USB power adapter - Type F USB chargers are earthed using two clips at the top and bottom with two rounded 4.8mm pins set 19mm apart, under C$20.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, under C$20.