How to charge the iPhone 5 when staying in Lithuania

Using a USB Lightning cable and a Europlug Type C power charger to power your iPhone 5 from a Lithuanian power outlet and charging the iPhone 5 using a 2 pinned Schuko Type F USB charger.

Lithuanian power outlet

Complicated frequencies and region codes can all be daunting when planning on visiting another country, especially for the first time traveller. However this isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used throughout the world this article tells you exactly what to purchase in advance to charge your iPhone 5 in Lithuania. This page is a simple guide which shows what you'll need to charge your iPhone 5 when you are in Lithuania by using the standard types F or C Lithuanian 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. When you are visiting Lithuania from a different country double check your iPhone 5 can be used with a 240v supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v make sure that your device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from over-heating whilst powering it. If you are planning to stay at a Lithuanian destination like Vilnius please read the Lithuanian Wikipedia page [1] for more information on visiting the area. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5.

Charging the iPhone 5 in Lithuania

Can the iPhone 5 be used in Lithuania?

You can connect the iPhone 5 to a Lithuanian power outlet.

What is the best power charger for the iPhone 5 in Lithuania?

If travelling to more than one country the best travel charger for Lithuania is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Lithuanians use two different types of plug sockets (F and C) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by changing the supplied heads over. If your model of iPhone 5 can support Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters, along with additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Having a four port charger means you can power multiple devices at once without needing to pack seperate power chargers. Because you are only bringing a single travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage as well as being convenient for charging your iPhone 5 at an airport or on the plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets without using up an additional power outlet.

If you travel frequently we recommend searching for a flexible travel adapter like this at an electronics retailer. The power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Lithuania

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unstable power grids. These travel converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 option for travellers originating from North America going to Lithuania using 3 pinned type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs. This offers almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with just 1 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 a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Lithuania. [8] [AD]
What is the best power charger for the iPhone 5 in Lithuania?

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

Using a USB Lightning cable and a Europlug Type C power charger to power your iPhone 5 from a Lithuanian power outlet.

  1. To supply power to the iPhone 5 using a Lithuanian power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple normally include the USB cable with your iPhone 5).
  2. Start the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it into the Lithuanian power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 2 adjacent holes.
  3. Connect the USB end of the power cable into the bottom of the mains 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. Turn on the Lithuanian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your phone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is powering up, typically taking around 1 to 4 hours to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 5 from a Lithuanian power outlet

Powering the iPhone 5 with a Lithuanian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

A page on how to recharge your iPhone 5 from a Lithuanian power outlet with an Apple USB Lightning cable with a two pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge the iPhone 5 from the Lithuanian power outlet you'll need to use a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple normally include the USB cable with your iPhone 5.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type F USB power adapter in the Lithuanian power outlet. The sunken circular plug outlet, sometimes known as the Schuko plug, can be recognised by the two large circular adjacent holes where the twin pins slide into and grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the cord into the USB power 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 Lithuanian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your cell screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the mobile is charging which takes around 1 to 4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone 5 with a Lithuanian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Lithuanian Wikipedia 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 C$15-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, under 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, priced at C$15-C$20.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costing under C$20.