Charging the iPhone 5S in Andorra

Using a Lightning Apple cable with a double pin Type C Europlug power charger to recharge the iPhone 5S from an Andorran power outlet and recharging the iPhone 5S using a Schuko Type F USB charger.

Andorran power outlet

If you are packing for a holiday it's helpful to know in advance if you can use your electrical devices when you arrive at your destination. But, without knowing which power supply to expect you are likely to bring the wrong charger, thereby leaving you needing to borrow a suitable power adaptor when you need it that could be incompatible. Varying different region codes and plugs can often be daunting when planning on staying in a foreign country especially if you've never been there before. This page has been specifically written to prevent people needing to worry if they can power their iPhone 5S when they're abroad.This page contains useful instructions showing exactly what you'll need to charge the iPhone 5S in Andorra by using their Type F or C Andorran 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets, Type F plug outlets will be normally used by most Andorrans. You will discover most power sources will vary depending on which region you in therefore we recommend reading the WikiConnections global power supplies list where you'll find a full list showing powering devices in different regions and countries. When you are visiting Andorra from another country please check that your iPhone 5S can accept a 240 volt supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts make sure that your iPhone 5S is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to prevent the device from over-heating when charging it. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5S.

Charging the iPhone 5S in Andorra

Can you use the iPhone 5S in Andorra?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 5S to an Andorran power outlet.

What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 5S in Andorra?

If you are travelling to multiple countries and bringing more than just your iPhone 5S the best travel power adapter for Andorra is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two standards of wall outlets that Andorrans use (F and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by changing the plugs over. If your iPhone 5S supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these types of power adapters, plus compatibility with more power demanding devices.

Unlike other travel chargers this means you can charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack individual travel adapters for your trip or using up additional wall outlets. Because you are only needing to bring a single travel charger will keep the overall size down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage while travelling. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used back at home so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple phones, tablets and speakers and using only a single wall outlet.

If you travel to Andorra we recommend searching for this type of flexible power adapter at an electronics retailer, the power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Andorra

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which can be crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North 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 most popular portable option for travellers originating from North America visiting Andorra.
  • 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 originating from the US using type B plugs. This is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 perfect for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Andorra.
What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 5S in Andorra?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPhone 5S from an Andorran power outlet

Using a Lightning Apple cable with a double pin Type C Europlug power charger to recharge the iPhone 5S from an Andorran power outlet.

  1. To power the iPhone 5S from an Andorran power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple will normally supply this cable when you buy the iPhone 5S.
  2. Insert the Type C USB power adapter into the Andorran power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by the 2 circular holes adjacent to each other where the two plug outlet pins go.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Apple USB Lightning cord into the USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5S. You can find the Lightning connector on your iPhone 5S situated at the bottom of the iPhone 5S.
  4. Turn on the Andorran power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your phone will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is powering up which typically takes between 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPhone 5S from an Andorran power outlet

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

Using a USB Lightning Apple connector with a Schuko Type F USB charger to power the iPhone 5S with an Andorran power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPhone 5S from the Andorran power outlet you will need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - the cable is normally supplied with the device.
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type F USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can recognise this power outlet by the two circular holes 19 mm adjacent to each other along with two thin grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB mains 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. Switch on the Andorran power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the mobile screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 5S is charging, typically taking roughly one to four hours to recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone 5S with an Andorran power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andorra - Andorran country Wiki 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. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters