Charging the iPhone 5C when staying in Macedonia

Instructions on how to charge your iPhone 5C from a Macedonian power outlet with a Lightning connector with a Type C Europlug power charger and powering the iPhone 5C using a double pinned Type F power adapter.

Macedonian power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of voltages and region codes can often be daunting when planning to travel to another country if you've never been there before. This page has been specifically written to prevent you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPhone 5C abroad.If visiting Macedonia the following useful instructions show how to supply power to the iPhone 5C using the F or C type Macedonian 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. If visiting Macedonia from a different country please ensure your iPhone 5C can accept a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) check the iPhone 5C is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from being damaged when powering up. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5C.

Charging the iPhone 5C in Macedonia

Can the iPhone 5C be used in Macedonia?

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

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

If travelling with more than just your iPhone 5C and visiting more than one country then the best travel adapter for Macedonia is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Macedonians use two different standards of plug sockets (types F and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by changing the heads over. If your iPhone 5C can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these types of power adapters plus additional compatibility with certain power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other adapters this will allow you to recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring individual power adapters on your trip. Only bringing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand baggage while travelling. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of chargers can be used when you return home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and phones without needing an additional power outlet.

We suggest searching for a versatile power adapter of this nature online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Macedonia

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 5C, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial when visiting counties with unstable power supplies. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Macedonia using type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also 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 and gives almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Macedonia. [8] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 5C in Macedonia?

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

Using a Lightning Apple cable and a Type C USB adapter to power the iPhone 5C with a Macedonian power outlet.

  1. To supply power to the iPhone 5C using a Macedonian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - the cable is normally already supplied with your iPhone 5C by Apple.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type C USB power adapter into the Macedonian power outlet. The plug supply, also known as a Type C power outlet [3] or Europlug, can be recognised by the two adjacent holes where the twin pins go.
  3. Connect one end of the USB charging cable into the bottom of the USB mains 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 the iPhone 5C.
  4. Turn on the Macedonian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPhone 5C will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is recharging, typically taking roughly 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
Powering the iPhone 5C with a Macedonian 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 Macedonian power outlet

A guide showing how to recharge the iPhone 5C from a Macedonian power outlet using an Apple USB Lightning cable and a Schuko Type F USB charger.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 5C using the Macedonian power outlet you will need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple usually include the cable when you buy the iPhone 5C).
  2. Firstly plug the Type F USB power adapter in the power outlet. The sunken round power outlet (known as the Type F power outlet [6] or Schuko plug) can be recognised by two round holes 19 mm adjacent to each other, plus thin grounding clips above and below.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB adapter 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. Switch on the Macedonian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the cell screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is powering up taking between 1 to 4 hours to fully recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 5C from a Macedonian power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Macedonian 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 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, 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.