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

A guide on how to power the iPhone 5C with an Irish power outlet with an Apple Lightning connector and a three pinned Type G USB charger.

Irish power outlet

Varying different combinations of frequencies and region codes can often be daunting when planning on visiting another country especially to the first time traveller. This page contains a useful guide telling you exactly how to charge your iPhone 5C when you're travelling to Ireland by using a 230 volt 50Hz G Type wall outlet, with the Irish using a 13 amp plug for wall outlets. Power sources vary from region to region so we recommend that you read our WikiConnections world power connections guide where you'll find a full list showing charging devices in different destinations. If visiting Ireland from a different country check that the iPhone 5C can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts ensure that the device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from overloading when charging it. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5C.

Charging the iPhone 5C in Ireland

Can you use the iPhone 5C in Ireland?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 5C in Ireland by using a power convertor.

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

When you are travelling with more than your iPhone 5C and visiting more than one country then the best international travel charger for Ireland is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the supplied heads. If your iPhone 5C supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times with one of these travel adapters, and support for certain power hungry devices like tablets.

Having a 4 port charger will also allow you to recharge multiple devices at once without needing to pack individual travel adapters. Because you are only needing to bring a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage while travelling and suitable for charging your iPhone 5C at an airport or on a plane. Because of their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets without needing an additional power outlet.

We recommend searching for a multipurpose travel adapter like this at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Ireland

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices via USB, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be necessary for visitors of regions with unstable power supplies. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Ireland and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 portable power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Ireland.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 Ireland. [6] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 5C in Ireland?

Charging the iPhone 5C from an Irish power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

A guide on how to power the iPhone 5C with an Irish power outlet with an Apple USB Lightning connector and a three pinned Type G USB charger.

  1. To supply power to your iPhone 5C from the Irish power outlet you'll need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should usually include the USB cable when you purchase the iPhone 5C).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type G USB power adapter in the power supply. You can identify this plug outlet by the 3 rectangular holes in a triangular pattern.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Apple Lightning power cord into the USB 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. Switch on the Irish power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your phone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 5C is charging, typically taking around one-four hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
Charging the iPhone 5C from an Irish power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Ireland country entry on Wikipedia.org
  2. Apple - official iPhone user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - A Type G USB charger has three thick rectangular blades in a triangular shape with the longer top blade acting as the earthing pin, priced at C$10-C$15.
  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, estimated cost under C$15.
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, under C$20.