Charging the iPhone 5S when planning a trip to Monaco

The Wiki Connections page showing how to charge your iPhone 5S with a Monacan power outlet using the USB Lightning Apple cable and a 3 pin Type D power adapter, powering the iPhone 5S using a Type C Europlug power adapter and charging the iPhone 5S using a Type E USB charger

Monacan power outlet

Varying different voltages and region codes can all lead to confusion when planning to travel to a new country, especially if you've never been there before. These instructions have been specifically written to prevent visitors having to worry if they'll be able to charge the iPhone 5S abroad.If you're planning a trip to Monaco this page contains useful instructions showing powering the iPhone 5S by using the types D, C, E or F 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets, Type D wall outlets are typically used by most Monegasques. If visiting Monaco from a different region please double check the iPhone 5S can be used with a 240 volt supply. If your iPhone 5S 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. If you plan to stay somewhere such as Monte Carlo we recommend reading the Monacan country wikipedia page [1] for more details. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5S.

Charging the iPhone 5S in Monaco

Can you use the iPhone 5S in Monaco?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 5S to a Monacan power outlet.

What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 5S in Monaco?

If you are travelling to multiple countries and bringing along more than your iPhone 5S then the best travel charger for Monaco to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [11]. There are four different types of power outlets in Monaco (D, C, E and F) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world just by switching the supplied plugs over. If your type of iPhone 5S is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of travel chargers, plus additional support for more power hungry devices.

This means you can charge more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel chargers or occupying additional wall outlets. 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 whilst travelling as well as being suitable for charging your iPhone 5S at the airport or on your flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of travel adapters can be used when you return home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets and phones without needing an additional plug socket.

We recommend buying this type of versatile power adapter online; the travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [11] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Monaco

The 4 port USB travel charger [11] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 5S, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unstable power supplies. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 going to Monaco 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 originating from America using type B plugs and offers practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for almost half the 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 Monaco.
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 5S in Monaco?

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

Using a Lightning connector and a two pin Type C USB charger to charge your iPhone 5S with a Monacan power outlet.

  1. To charge the iPhone 5S from a Monacan power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (usually supplied with your iPhone 5S).
  2. Insert the Type C USB power adapter into the Monacan power outlet. You can recognise this plug supply by the two round adjacent holes where the plug outlet pins sit.
  3. Connect one end of the USB Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5S. The iPhone 5S Lightning connector is situated at bottom of the iPhone 5S under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Monacan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the cell will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is recharging, typically taking between 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone 5S with a Monacan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Powering the iPhone 5S with a Monacan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Using the USB Lightning Apple cable and a 3 pin Type D USB charger to charge your iPhone 5S with a Monacan power outlet.

  1. To charge the iPhone 5S from a Monacan power outlet you'll need a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (typically supplied with your iPhone 5S).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type D USB power adapter into the Monacan power outlet. This plug supply, technically called the Type D power outlet [6], looks like 3 round holes in a triangular configuration for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Apple Lightning cable into the mains USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5S. You can find the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5S situated at the bottom of the iPhone 5S.
  4. Turn on the Monacan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your cellphone will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is powering up and takes around 1-4 hours to recharge.
Powering the iPhone 5S with a Monacan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Charging the iPhone 5S from a Monacan power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

Using the USB Lightning Apple cable and a 2 pin Type E power adapter to recharge the iPhone 5S from a Monacan power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 5S from a Monacan power outlet you'll need a Type E USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should normally supply the cable with the iPhone 5S).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type E USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can recognise this plug supply by the two large round adjacent holes for live and neutral pins along with a long metal grounding pin protruding the top to form a triangle pattern.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5S. You can find the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5S situated at the bottom of the iPhone 5S.
  4. Turn on the Monacan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPhone 5S screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is charging which should take roughly 1 - 4 hours to recharge.
Charging the iPhone 5S from a Monacan power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 5S from a Monacan power outlet

The Wiki Connections page showing how to charge your iPhone 5S with a Monacan power outlet using a Lightning cable and a 2 pin Type F USB charger.

  1. In order to power your iPhone 5S from a Monacan power outlet you'll need a Type F USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will typically supply the cable with the iPhone 5S).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type F USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can recognise this plug supply by the two large adjacent holes for live and neutral pins, plus two metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Apple Lightning cable into the USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5S. You can find the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5S situated at the bottom of the iPhone 5S.
  4. Turn on the Monacan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your cellphone will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 5S is powering up and takes around 1-4 hours to recharge.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 5S from a Monacan power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monaco - Monacan country wikipedia page
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/1000/MA1565/en_US/iphone_user_guide.pdf - Official iPhone user guide
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  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
  6. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  7. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D mains power outlet
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  9. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet
  10. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  11. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters