Charging your iPhone 5C from a power outlet in Azerbaijan

Using the Apple USB Lightning connector with a Europlug Type C USB charger to charge your iPhone 5C with an Azerbaijani power outlet and charging the iPhone 5C using a Schuko Type F power charger.

Azerbaijani power outlet

Various combinations of region codes and plugs can often be daunting when planning on travelling to a foreign country, especially if you've never been there before. These guidelines were specifically written to prevent travellers worrying if they'll be able to charge the iPhone 5C when staying in Azerbaijan.The following guide tells you exactly what you'll need to charge the iPhone 5C when you're visiting Azerbaijan using the Type F or C Azerbaijani 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. If you are visiting Azerbaijan from another country ensure your iPhone 5C can accept a 240 volt supply. If your iPhone 5C was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) make sure that your iPhone 5C is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from overloading during charging. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5C.

Charging the iPhone 5C in Azerbaijan

Can the iPhone 5C be used in Azerbaijan?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 5C to an Azerbaijani power outlet.

What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 5C in Azerbaijan?

If you are travelling with more than your iPhone 5C the best international travel adapter for Azerbaijan is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two standards of plug sockets in Azerbaijan (F and C) and using a power adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C. As these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the heads over. If your type of iPhone 5C is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of USB power adapters along with compatibility with more power demanding devices like tablets. This will also allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel adapters for your Azerbaijani trip. By only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand luggage while travelling. Because of their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers without using up an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling to Azerbaijan we suggest searching for this type of versatile power adapter online; the travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Azerbaijan

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, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Azerbaijan and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Azerbaijan using 3 pin type B plug sockets.
  • 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 the US using type B plugs. This is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Azerbaijan. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 5C in Azerbaijan?

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

A guide showing how to power the iPhone 5C from an Azerbaijani power outlet with a Lightning connector and a 2 pin Type C USB charger.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPhone 5C using the Azerbaijani power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (this USB cable is normally already supplied with your iPhone 5C).
  2. Start by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it in the Azerbaijani power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the two holes adjacent to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple power cable into the bottom of the USB power 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 Azerbaijani power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPhone 5C screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is powering up and takes around one to four hours to fully recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 5C from an Azerbaijani power outlet

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

A guide showing how to power the iPhone 5C from an Azerbaijani power outlet with a Lightning cable and a 2 pin Type F USB adapter.

  1. To charge the iPhone 5C from the Azerbaijani power outlet you will need to use a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (typically already included with the device by Apple).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type F USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can identify the power supply by the two large holes 19 mm adjacent to each other for live and neutral and a pair of metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple power cable into the bottom of the USB power 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 Azerbaijani power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPhone 5C screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is powering up and takes around one to four hours to fully recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone 5C with an Azerbaijani power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia.org web page about Azerbaijan
  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, priced 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, 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 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.