How to charge the iPhone 5 in Belarus

A step-by-step guide showing you how to recharge the iPhone 5 from a Belarus power outlet with the Lightning Apple connector with a two pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter and recharging the iPhone 5 using a Type F power plug.

Belarus power outlet

Varying different combinations of voltages and standards can often be confusing when planning to travel to a different country to the first time traveller. This page has instructions which shows exactly how to charge your iPhone 5 when you're visiting Belarus by using the Type F or C 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. If visiting Belarus from another country please ensure that the iPhone 5 can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If the iPhone 5 was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v double check your device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to avoid the device from over-heating whilst powering it. If you are planning to stay at a Belarus place such as Minsk or Homel we suggest referring to the Belarus country entry on wikipedia.org [1] for further details on visiting the area. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5.

Charging the iPhone 5 in Belarus

Can the iPhone 5 be used in Belarus?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 5 in Belarus.

Belarus

What is the best power charger for the iPhone 5 in Belarus?

If travelling with more than your iPhone 5 and visiting multiple countries then the best international travel charger for Belarus is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two types of wall outlets in Belarus (types F and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the supplied heads over. If your model of iPhone 5 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these USB travel adapters, along with additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets. Having a four port charger will also allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel adapters. Because you are only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage. Due to their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers without needing an additional power outlet.

If you travel frequently we recommend searching for an adaptable power charger similar to this at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Belarus

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable power grids. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 compact option for travellers originating from North America visiting Belarus.
  • 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 from America using type B plugs. This offers almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Belarus. [8]
What is the best power charger for the iPhone 5 in Belarus?

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

Using a USB Lightning cable with a 2 pinned Europlug Type C power charger to power your iPhone 5 from a Belarus power outlet.

  1. To supply power to the iPhone 5 using a Belarus power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple should typically include the USB cable with your iPhone 5.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the wall outlet. The plug outlet can be identified by two circular adjacent holes.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB Lightning charging cable into the USB power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5. The iPhone 5 Lightning connector can be found at bottom of your iPhone 5 under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Belarus power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your phone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the mobile is charging taking between 60-240 minutes to recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 5 from a Belarus power outlet

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

Instructions showing you how to charge the iPhone 5 with a Belarus power outlet by using the Lightning Apple connector and a Schuko Type F USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge the iPhone 5 from the Belarus power outlet you'll need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (normally included with your device).
  2. Begin by inserting the Type F USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by two 4.8mm round adjacent holes next to each other and grounding clips above and below.
  3. Connect one end of the USB Apple power cord into the power charger 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. Turn on the Belarus power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPhone will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 5 is recharging and takes between one-four hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone 5 with a Belarus power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Belarus country entry on wikipedia.org
  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, estimated cost under $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, priced at between $15 to $20.
  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, between $15 to $20.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, between $15 to $20.