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

A step by step guide showing you how to charge the iPhone 5C from a Monacan power outlet with the Lightning Apple cable with a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter, powering the iPhone 5C using a two pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter and powering the iPhone 5C using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Monacan power outlet

Complicated frequencies and region codes can all cause confusion when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never visited before. When you're going to Monaco these useful instructions show powering your iPhone 5C using their D, C, E or F type 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets, you'll discover most Monegasques will typically use the Type D sockets in their power outlets. When you are travelling to Monaco from a different region please ensure the iPhone 5C can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If the iPhone 5C came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v check that your device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to avoid the device from over-heating whilst powering it. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5C.

Charging the iPhone 5C in Monaco

Can you use the iPhone 5C in Monaco?

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

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

When you are travelling to multiple countries the best travel charger for Monaco is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Monacans use four different types of plug sockets (D, C, E and F) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by switching the included heads over. If your model of iPhone 5C can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these power chargers, along with additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Having a four port charger will allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel adapters. Only needing to pack a single international USB travel charger will also keep the overall weight and size down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage as well as being on hand for charging your iPhone 5C at an airport or on the plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when you return home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple phones and tablets and using only a single plug socket.

We suggest buying this type of versatile travel adapter at an electronics retailer. The power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Monaco

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, 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 visiting Monaco.
  • 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 from North America using type B plugs. This offers almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for 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 ideal for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Monaco. [12] [AD]
What is the best power charger for the iPhone 5C in Monaco?

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

Using an Apple USB Lightning cable with a 2 pinned Europlug Type C power charger to power your iPhone 5C from a Monacan power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your iPhone 5C from the Monacan power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], normally included with your device.
  2. Plug in the Type C USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This power outlet (sometimes known as the Type C power outlet [3]) can be identified by two circular adjacent holes.
  3. Connect one end of the USB Apple Lightning power cord into the power charger 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. Turn on the Monacan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPhone will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 5C is recharging and takes between 1 - 4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 5C from a Monacan power outlet

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

Using a USB Lightning cable with a Type D power charger to power your iPhone 5C from a Monacan power outlet.

  1. To supply power to the iPhone 5C using the Monacan power outlet you'll need to use a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (this cable is usually already supplied with your device).
  2. Start by inserting the Type D USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can recognise this power supply by 3 holes in a triangle shape for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple USB Lightning power cord into the mains USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5C. The iPhone 5C Lightning connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 5C under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Monacan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPhone 5C will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is charging, typically taking around one to four hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPhone 5C from a Monacan power outlet

How to use a Type E power charger for charging your iPhone 5C from a Monacan power outlet

A step by step guide showing you how to charge the iPhone 5C from a Monacan power outlet with the Lightning Apple cable with a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to the iPhone 5C using a Monacan power outlet you will need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (this cable is usually already supplied with the iPhone 5C by Apple).
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type E USB power adapter in the power supply. This round wall supply can be identified by two large circular adjacent holes along with a single long metal grounding pin protruding from the top forming a triangle configuration.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB power charger 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 Monacan 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 mobile is charging taking between 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type E power charger for charging your iPhone 5C from a Monacan power outlet

Charging the iPhone 5C from a Monacan power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

Instructions showing how to charge the iPhone 5C with a Monacan power outlet by using the Lightning Apple connector and a double pin Schuko Type F USB adapter.

  1. If you want to power the iPhone 5C using a Monacan power outlet you will need a Type F USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should typically include the USB cable with your iPhone 5C).
  2. Start the process by taking the Type F USB power adapter and plugging it into the Monacan power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by two 4.8mm circular adjacent holes next to each other and thin metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple USB power cord into the bottom of the mains USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5C. The iPhone 5C Lightning connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 5C under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Monacan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPhone 5C will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is powering up, typically taking around one to four hours to completely recharge.
Charging the iPhone 5C from a Monacan power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia.org page about Monaco
  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, 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, C$10-C$15.
  6. iec.ch - Type D power outlet
  7. Type D USB power adapter - The three pinned earthed Type D USB chargers have large rounded pins placed in a triangular shape, priced around C$15.
  8. iec.ch - Type E power outlet
  9. Type E USB power adapter - There are two 4.8mm pins on Type E USB chargers which are placed 19mm apart and may include a hole for an earthing pin, priced under C$20.
  10. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  11. 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, estimated cost under C$20.
  12. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, under C$20.