How to charge the iPhone 5C from a power outlet in Hungary

Instructions showing how to recharge your iPhone 5C from a Hungarian power outlet using a Lightning cable with a Type C Europlug USB adapter and charging the iPhone 5C using a Schuko Type F USB adapter.

Hungarian power outlet

Complicated combinations of standards and plugs can all be confusing when planning to travel to another country, especially if you've never visited before. When staying in Hungary these useful instructions show powering your iPhone 5C by using the standard Type F or C 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. Power supplies will vary regionally so we suggest that you read the WikiConnections global power sockets guide for a full list showing powering devices in different regions. When you are visiting Hungary from a different country please ensure that the iPhone 5C can accept a 240v supply. If your iPhone 5C originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts make sure that your device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to stop the device from overheating when powering up. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5C.

Charging the iPhone 5C in Hungary

Can you use the iPhone 5C in Hungary?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 5C in Hungary by using a power convertor.

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

When you are travelling with more than your iPhone 5C and visiting more than one country then the best international travel charger for Hungary is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Hungarians use two different standards of wall outlets (F and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the supplied heads over. If your iPhone 5C supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times by using one of these power adapters, along with support for certain power hungry devices like tablets.

Having a 4 port adapter will allow you to recharge more than one device at once without needing to pack seperate travel adapters. Because you are only needing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand baggage and suitable for recharging your iPhone 5C at an airport or on a plane. Because of their flexibility these types of chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets without using up an additional power outlet.

We recommend searching for this type of versatile power charger at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Hungary

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices via USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be necessary for visitors of regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These travel converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover 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 most popular compact power converter for travellers originating from America going to 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 originating from the US using type B plugs and is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Hungary. [8] [AD]
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 5C in Hungary?

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

Using the Lightning Apple cable with a Type C USB adapter to charge the iPhone 5C from a Hungarian power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 5C using the Hungarian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple should usually include the USB cable when you first purchase your iPhone 5C.
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter in the Hungarian power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by two circular holes adjacent to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5C. The iPhone 5C Lightning connector can be found at bottom of your iPhone 5C under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Hungarian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the cellphone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the mobile is recharging and takes roughly 60 to 240 minutes to recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone 5C 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 5C from a Hungarian power outlet

Instructions on how to power your iPhone 5C with a Hungarian power outlet by using the Apple Lightning cable and a double pin Type F Schuko USB charger.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 5C using a Hungarian power outlet you will need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (this cable is normally included with the iPhone 5C by Apple).
  2. Begin by taking the Type F USB power adapter and inserting it into the wall outlet. The recessed circular wall supply, also known as the Type F power outlet [6] or Schuko outlet, can be recognised by the two adjacent holes along with a pair of two grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple power cable into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5C. You can find the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5C situated at the bottom of your iPhone 5C.
  4. Switch on the Hungarian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your iPhone 5C will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is powering up which should take between 1-4 hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 5C from a Hungarian power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Hungary Wikipedia web 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, estimated price 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 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.