Charging your iPhone 5 from a power outlet in Iceland

Instructions showing how to recharge your iPhone 5 with an Iceland power outlet with a USB Lightning Apple cable with a double pinned Type C USB adapter and powering the iPhone 5 using a double pinned Type F USB adapter.

Iceland power outlet

Complicated combinations of voltages and standards can often cause confusion when planning to travel to another country if you've never been there before. These guidelines have been written to help assist visitors wanting to power the iPhone 5 when they are visiting abroad.If visiting Iceland the following instructions show how to power the iPhone 5 by using the Type F or C Iceland 230 volt 50Hz power outlets, most Icelanders will use Type F plugs in their power outlets. When travelling to Iceland from another region make sure the iPhone 5 can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts double check your iPhone 5 is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from being damaged whilst powering it up. If you're planning on travelling to an Iceland destination such as Reykjav√≠k we recommend referring to the wikipedia web page about Iceland [1] for more details. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5.

Charging the iPhone 5 in Iceland

Can you use the iPhone 5 in Iceland?

You can connect the iPhone 5 to an Iceland power outlet by using the correct power convertor.

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

If you are travelling with more than just your iPhone 5 and visiting multiple countries the best travel charger for Iceland is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different types of power outlets in Iceland (F and C) and using a power adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by changing the included plugs over. If your iPhone 5 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster charging times with one of these types of power adapters plus additional compatibility with certain power hungry devices like tablets. This will allow you to power multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy seperate travel chargers or occupying additional power sockets. By only needing to bring a single travel charger will also keep the size down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage and convenient for charging your iPhone 5 at the airport or on the plane. Due to their space saving versatility these types of chargers can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and phones without needing an additional power outlet.

We recommend searching for an adaptable power adapter like this at your preferred electronics retailer; the multipurpose power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Iceland

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK 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 Iceland 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 North America using type B plugs and is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a 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 ideal for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Iceland. [8] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 5 in Iceland?

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

Instructions showing how to recharge your iPhone 5 with an Iceland power outlet with a USB Lightning Apple cable with a double pinned Type C USB adapter.

  1. In order to power the iPhone 5 from the Iceland power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple typically supply the USB cable with the iPhone 5.
  2. Firstly you'll need to plug the Type C USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can recognise this power outlet by two round adjacent holes for live and neutral pins.
  3. Connect one end of the USB charging cord into the bottom of the mains power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5. You can find the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5 situated at the bottom of the iPhone 5.
  4. Switch on the Iceland power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPhone will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is recharging, typically taking roughly 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 5 from an Iceland power outlet

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

Using a Lightning Apple cable and a Type F USB charger to power the iPhone 5 with an Iceland power outlet.

  1. To power the iPhone 5 using an Iceland power outlet you'll need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple usually supply the cable when you buy the iPhone 5).
  2. Begin the process by inserting the Type F USB power adapter into the Iceland power outlet. This sunken circular wall outlet can be recognised by the two round holes 19 mm adjacent to each other where the twin plug outlet pins sit along with two thin grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple Lightning charging cord into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5. The iPhone 5 Lightning connector is situated at bottom of the iPhone 5 under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Iceland power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of your phone will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is recharging taking around one-four hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone 5 with an Iceland power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia web page about Iceland
  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, costing 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, C$10-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, 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.