Charging your iPhone from a power outlet in Estonia

A guide showing how to charge the iPhone from an Estonian power outlet with a 30 pin connector and a Type C USB charger and charging the iPhone using a 2 pin Type F power plug.

Estonian power outlet

Different combinations of standards and voltages can all be confusing when planning on staying in a foreign country, especially to the first time traveller. These guidelines have been specifically written to prevent visitors worrying if they'll be able to power their iPhone when going abroad.This page is a guide telling you how to supply power to your iPhone when staying in Estonia using the standard F or C type Estonian 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. If travelling to Estonia from a different country please ensure your iPhone can accept a 240 volt supply. If your iPhone came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure the device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overheating during charging.

This page details the iPhone 1st generation, the original iPhone is missing some features which have since been introduced to more recent iPhones. Visit the Apple category page for a full range of Apple iPhones. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 3 or greater on the iPhone.

Charging the iPhone in Estonia

Can you use the iPhone in Estonia?

You can connect the iPhone to an Estonian power outlet.

What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone in Estonia?

If travelling with more than just your iPhone and visiting multiple countries the best international travel charger for Estonia to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Estonians use two different standards of wall outlets (types F and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C. As these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by changing the included plugs over. If your iPhone can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these travel chargers, along with compatibility with more power demanding devices like tablets.

This will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy seperate travel chargers or occupying additional wall outlets. Because you are only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage as well as being suitable for charging your iPhone at an airport or on the flight. Due to their versatility these types of adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers with just a single plug socket.

If you travel to Estonia we suggest buying a versatile power charger of this nature online; the multipurpose power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Estonia

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices via USB, 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 useful when visiting regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Estonia.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise 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 and offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at almost half the 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 Estonia. [8] [AD]
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone in Estonia?

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

A guide showing how to charge the iPhone from an Estonian power outlet with a 30 pin connector and a Type C USB charger.

  1. In order to power the iPhone from the Estonian power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple will normally supply the USB cable with the iPhone.
  2. Start by plugging the Type C USB power adapter in the Estonian power outlet. The power supply (called the Type C power outlet [3] or Europlug) is identified by two holes adjacent to each other.
  3. Connect one end of the power cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone. The iPhone dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone.
  4. Turn on the Estonian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the cell screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is powering up and takes around one-four hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone from an Estonian power outlet

How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPhone from an Estonian power outlet

Instructions on how to charge your iPhone with an Estonian power outlet with a 30-pin Apple connector with a two pin Type F power charger.

  1. To charge your iPhone using the Estonian power outlet you will need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - usually included with the device.
  2. Start the process by taking the Type F USB power adapter and inserting it in the Estonian power outlet. You can recognise the wall outlet by two large round holes 19 mm apart from each other, plus two thin grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple cable into the bottom of the mains power adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone. The iPhone dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone.
  4. Switch on the Estonian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of the phone will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is recharging which typically takes around 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPhone from an Estonian power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Estonian Wikipedia page
  2. Apple - the original iPhone product manual
  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 at under C$20.
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music, priced 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, estimated price 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.