How to charge the iPhone 5C when visiting Cyprus

How to connect a Cypriot power outlet to the iPhone 5C

Cypriot power outlet

If packing for a vacation to Cyprus it is useful to know if you'll be able to power any essential devices like mobiles and tablets when you get there. By not knowing which power socket is used in Cyprus you are more likely to bring the wrong charger, therefore needing to purchase a suitable power adaptor when you need to recharge that could be incompatible. Varying complicated voltages and region codes can often cause confusion when planning to stay in another country, especially to the first time traveller. These guidelines were specifically written to stop people having to worry if they'll be able to power their iPhone 5C when they are abroad.If you're travelling to Cyprus these instructions show how to power your iPhone 5C by using the 240 volt 50Hz G Type Cypriot wall outlet, the Cypriots will use 13 amp plugs for charging. Power supplies differ from country to country so please read our Wikiconnections travel power sockets page where you'll find a complete list showing charging devices in different regions. When you are visiting Cyprus from another country please double check your iPhone 5C can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts check your iPhone 5C is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overheating whilst powering it up. If you intend on travelling to a Cypriot destination such as Nicosia or Limassol please read the Cypriot country Wiki page [1] for more indepth details. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5C.

Charging the iPhone 5C in Cyprus

Can the iPhone 5C be used in Cyprus?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 5C in Cyprus.

What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 5C in Cyprus?

When travelling with more than your iPhone 5C then the best travel adapter for Cyprus to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. 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 switching the included heads over. If your iPhone 5C can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these USB travel chargers along with additional support for certain power hungry devices like tablets. Having a 4 port adapter will also allow you to power multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy seperate travel adapters for your trip or using up additional wall outlets. Because you are only needing to bring a single travel charger will also keep the overall weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage while travelling and on hand for recharging your iPhone 5C at the airport or on a plane. Due to their versatility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets with just a single plug socket.

We recommend searching for this type of flexible power adapter at an electronics retailer, the power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Cyprus

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which is necessary when visiting regions with unstable power supplies. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Cyprus using type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico 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 for 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Cyprus. [6] [AD]
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 5C in Cyprus?

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

Using a Lightning Apple cable with a three pin Type G USB charger to recharge the iPhone 5C with a Cypriot power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge your iPhone 5C using the Cypriot power outlet you'll need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple should typically include this cable when you buy the iPhone 5C.
  2. First plug in the Type G USB power adapter in the power supply. This plug outlet, sometimes called the Type G power outlet [3], looks like 3 vertical rectangular slots with shutters in a triangle shape.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5C. You can find the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5C situated at the bottom of your iPhone 5C.
  4. Turn on the Cypriot 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 phone is powering up and takes between one to four hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPhone 5C from a Cypriot power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Cypriot country Wiki page
  2. Apple - official iPhone user guide
  3. - 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, 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, estimated price between $15 to $20.
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costing between $15 to $20.