Charging the iPhone 5C when planning a trip to Estonia

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

Estonian power outlet

Different region codes and voltages can all lead to confusion when planning to travel to a new country especially to the first time traveller. These instructions have been specifically written to prevent travellers worrying if they'll be able to charge the iPhone 5C abroad.If staying in Estonia this page contains useful instructions showing charging the iPhone 5C by using their standard Type F or C Estonian 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. When visiting Estonia from a different country please double check the iPhone 5C can be used with a 240 volt supply. If your iPhone 5C was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts double check the device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to stop the device from being damaged when charging it. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5C.

Charging the iPhone 5C in Estonia

Can you use the iPhone 5C in Estonia?

You can use the iPhone 5C in Estonia by using a power adaptor.

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

When travelling with more than just your iPhone 5C and visiting multiple countries the best international travel adapter for Estonia is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Estonians use two different types of power outlets (types F and C) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C. As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by switching the supplied plugs over. If your iPhone 5C supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of travel chargers and compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

Unlike other adapters having a four port adapter will allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel chargers or occupying additional wall sockets. Because you are only needing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage while travelling as well as being suitable for charging your iPhone 5C at the airport or on your flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets without needing an additional wall outlet.

We recommend buying this type of versatile power adapter online; the travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Estonia

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 5C, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for visitors of counties with unreliable power supplies. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Estonia and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international 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 Estonia.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs and 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 2 AC outlets but offers a 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Estonia. [8] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 5C in Estonia?

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

Using a Lightning Apple cable and a 2 pin Type C USB charger to charge your iPhone 5C with an Estonian power outlet.

  1. To charge the iPhone 5C from an Estonian power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should normally supply the cable with the iPhone 5C).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the wall supply. This ungrounded plug supply is identified by the two round holes adjacent to each other.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the mains power adapter 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 Estonian 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 mobile is charging which typically takes roughly 1-4 hours to recharge.
Powering the iPhone 5C with an Estonian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPhone 5C from an Estonian power outlet

Instructions showing how to charge your iPhone 5C with an Estonian power outlet using a Lightning connector with a two pin Type F USB charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 5C using the Estonian power outlet you will need to use a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple should normally supply the cable with the iPhone 5C.
  2. Insert the Type F USB power adapter into the Estonian power outlet. This recessed round plug supply can be recognised by two circular holes 19 mm apart from each other for live and neutral pins and a pair of thin grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB 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. Switch on the Estonian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the phone will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 5C is powering up and takes around one to four hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPhone 5C from an Estonian power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia.org web page about Estonia
  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, 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, 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, costing 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.