How to charge the iPhone 5 from a power outlet in Moldova

Using the Lightning Apple connector with a two pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter to recharge the iPhone 5 from a Moldovan power outlet and powering the iPhone 5 using a two pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter.

Moldovan power outlet

Varying different combinations of standards and plugs can often be confusing when planning to travel to a different country especially for the first time traveller. However this isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of sockets used in the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need in advance to power your iPhone 5 in Moldova. This page has been specifically written to assist travellers wanting to charge their iPhone 5 when they are staying abroad.These instructions shows exactly how to power the iPhone 5 when travelling to Moldova by using the standard types F or C Moldovan 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. Power supplies differ regionally so we recommend that you read our Wikiconnections world power supplies page for a full list of powering devices in different destinations. If travelling to Moldova from another country please make sure that your iPhone 5 can be used with a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check that the iPhone 5 is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from being damaged whilst powering it. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5.

Charging the iPhone 5 in Moldova

Can you use the iPhone 5 in Moldova?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 5 in Moldova.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 5 in Moldova?

When you are travelling to more than one country the best travel adapter for Moldova to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Moldovans use two different types of plug sockets (F and C) and using a travel charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by switching the included heads over. If your model of iPhone 5 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these power 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 chargers. Only needing to pack a single international USB travel charger will also keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage as well as being convenient for charging your iPhone 5 at the airport or on the plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets with only a single plug socket.

We suggest searching for this type of versatile travel adapter at an electronics retailer. The power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Moldova

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. 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 America visiting Moldova.
  • 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 North America using type B plugs. This is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with one 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 ideal for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Moldova. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 5 in Moldova?

Charging the iPhone 5 from a Moldovan power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Using the Lightning Apple connector with a two pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter to recharge the iPhone 5 from a Moldovan power outlet.

  1. If you want to power the iPhone 5 using a Moldovan power outlet you will need 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. Start the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it into the Moldovan power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by 2 holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5. You can find the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5 found at the bottom of your iPhone 5.
  4. Switch on the Moldovan 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 which typically takes between 60-240 minutes to recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPhone 5 from a Moldovan power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

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

Using an Apple USB Lightning cable with a Schuko Type F power charger to power your iPhone 5 from a Moldovan power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 5 from the Moldovan power outlet you'll need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple should usually supply this cable with your iPhone 5.
  2. Start by inserting the Type F USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by the two holes 19 mm apart from each other where the two pins slide into along with grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  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 is situated at bottom of the iPhone 5 under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Moldovan 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 roughly 1 - 4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
Charging the iPhone 5 from a Moldovan power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia.org page about Moldova
  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 between $10 to $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 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, estimated cost between $10 to $15.
  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.