Charging the iPhone 5S from a power outlet in San Marino

The Wiki Connections page showing how to charge your iPhone 5S with a Sammarinese power outlet using the USB Lightning Apple cable and a Type L USB charger, how to power the iPhone 5S using a 2 pin Europlug Type C power adapter and how to charge the iPhone 5S using a 2 pin Type F USB charger

Sammarinese power outlet

Different combinations of region codes and voltages can all be daunting when planning on staying in another country for the first time traveller. These instructions have been specifically written to stop you having to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPhone 5S when you are abroad.This page has step by step instructions showing how to charge the iPhone 5S in San Marino using the standard F, C or L type Sammarinese 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. If you are travelling to San Marino from another region please double check the iPhone 5S can be used with a 240 volt supply. If your iPhone 5S was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) make sure your iPhone 5S is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from over-heating whilst powering it up. If you're planning on taking a trip to a Sammarinese place such as Dogana read the San Marino Wikipedia page [1] for further details. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5S.

Charging the iPhone 5S in San Marino

Can the iPhone 5S be used in San Marino?

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

What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 5S in San Marino?

When travelling with more than just your iPhone 5S or visiting more than one country then the best travel charger for San Marino to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. There are three different types of power outlets that Sammarinese use (F, C and L) and using a power adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by changing the included heads. If your iPhone 5S can support Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these USB travel chargers, plus additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets.

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 adapters for your Sammarinese trip or using up additional power sockets. Only bringing a single international travel charger will also keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage and on hand for recharging your iPhone 5S at the airport or on your flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when you return home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers using just a single power outlet.

For those travelling to San Marino we suggest searching for an adaptable travel charger of this nature online - the travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries.

Alternative travel adapter for San Marino

The 4 port USB travel charger [10] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be useful when visiting regions with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both San Marino 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 San Marino using 3 pinned 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. This gives almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 a majority of travellers from around the world visiting San Marino.
What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 5S in San Marino?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 5S from a Sammarinese power outlet

Using the Apple USB Lightning connector with a Type C Europlug power adapter to recharge your iPhone 5S with a Sammarinese power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your iPhone 5S from a Sammarinese power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (this USB cable is typically supplied with your iPhone 5S).
  2. Insert the Type C USB power adapter into the Sammarinese power outlet. The wall outlet (sometimes called the Type C power outlet [3] or Europlug) is identified by the two round adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Apple USB charging cord into the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5S. The iPhone 5S Lightning connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 5S under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Sammarinese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPhone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is powering up and takes around one to four hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 5S from a Sammarinese power outlet

Charging the iPhone 5S from a Sammarinese power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

Learn how to recharge the iPhone 5S from a Sammarinese power outlet with the Apple USB Lightning connector with a Type F Schuko power adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 5S using the Sammarinese power outlet you will need to use a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], this USB cable is normally already included with the device by Apple.
  2. Start by taking the Type F USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. The sunken circular power supply (sometimes called the Schuko outlet) can be recognised by the two 4.8mm round adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral, plus two metal grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Then connect the USB 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 Sammarinese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which 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 Sammarinese power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

How to use a Type L power charger for recharging your iPhone 5S from a Sammarinese power outlet

Instructions showing how to recharge the iPhone 5S from a Sammarinese power outlet with the Apple USB Lightning connector with a Type L USB adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPhone 5S using a Sammarinese power outlet you'll need a Type L USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - this USB cable is typically supplied with your iPhone 5S.
  2. Start by plugging the Type L USB power adapter into the Sammarinese power outlet. You can identify this flattened hexagon shaped plug supply by the three circular adjecent holes in a line for live, neutral and earth. You'll find there are two different variations of Type L power outlet rated for 10 and 16 amps. The 10 amp version has 4mm round pins which are spaced 5.5mm apart whilst the 16 amp version has larger 5mm round pins which are spaced 8mm apart.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB charger 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 Sammarinese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the cell screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is recharging, typically taking between one-four hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type L power charger for recharging your iPhone 5S from a Sammarinese power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Marino - San Marino 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/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  7. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F mains power outlet
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeL.htm - Type L power outlet
  9. Type L USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type L mains power outlet
  10. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters