How to charge the iPhone when staying in Monaco

Instructions on how to recharge your iPhone from a Monacan power outlet with an Apple USB 30-pin cable with a Type E power charger, charging the iPhone using a 2 pinned Type C USB charger and recharging the iPhone using a three pinned Type D USB adapter

Monacan power outlet

Differing frequencies and region codes can all cause confusion when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never visited before. These instructions were written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPhone abroad.When staying in Monaco these useful instructions show how to supply power to your iPhone using their Type D, C, E or F Monacan 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets, you'll discover most Monegasques will normally use Type D sockets in their power outlets. When you are visiting Monaco from a different country check that the iPhone can accept a 240 volt supply. If the iPhone originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) make sure that 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 in a Monacan destination like Monte Carlo we suggest referring to the Monaco country entry on wikipedia.org [1] for more indepth details prior to travelling to the area.

This page details the iPhone first generation, the original iPhone is missing some features which have since been introduced to more recent iPhones. Visit the Apple category page for a full range of Apple iPhones. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 3 or greater on the iPhone.

Charging the iPhone in Monaco

Can the iPhone be used in Monaco?

You can connect the iPhone to a Monacan power outlet by using a power convertor.

What is the best power charger for the iPhone in Monaco?

If you are travelling to multiple countries the best travel charger for Monaco to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Monacans use four different types of plug sockets (D, C, E and F) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by changing the supplied heads. If your iPhone is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB power chargers plus support for certain power hungry devices like tablets.

Having a four port charger means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel adapters. Only needing to pack a single international USB travel charger will also keep the overall size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage and convenient for recharging your iPhone at the airport or on the plane. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers without needing an additional power outlet.

If you travel frequently we suggest buying this type of flexible power charger online, the multipurpose power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Monaco

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters 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 Continental 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 power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Monaco using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs and is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more generous 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 Monaco. [12] [AD]
What is the best power charger for the iPhone in Monaco?

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

Instructions on how to recharge your iPhone from a Monacan power outlet with an Apple 30-pin cable with a Type C power charger.

  1. In order to charge the iPhone from the Monacan power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple should usually supply this cable with your iPhone).
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This wall supply (sometimes known as the Europlug or Type C power outlet [3]) can be identified by two circular holes adjacent to each other.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the USB power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone. The iPhone dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone.
  4. Turn on the Monacan 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 iPhone is recharging and takes between one-four hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
Charging the iPhone from a Monacan power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Charging the iPhone from a Monacan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Using an Apple 30 pin cable with a 3 pinned Type D USB charger to power your iPhone from a Monacan power outlet.

  1. If you want to power the iPhone using a Monacan power outlet you will need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple will typically supply this cable when you first purchase the iPhone.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type D USB power adapter in the Monacan power outlet. The plug outlet (called a Type D power outlet [6]) looks like three circular holes in a triangle configuration.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone. The iPhone dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone.
  4. Switch on the Monacan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of your mobile screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is powering up which takes roughly 60-240 minutes to recharge.
Charging the iPhone from a Monacan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPhone from a Monacan power outlet

Instructions on how to recharge your iPhone from a Monacan power outlet with an Apple USB 30-pin cable with a Type E power charger.

  1. If you want to power your iPhone from the Monacan power outlet you'll need to use a Type E USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple will typically supply this cable when you first purchase your iPhone).
  2. Start the process by taking the Type E USB power adapter and plugging it into the power supply. This round wall supply can be identified by the two 4.8mm round holes 19mm apart from each other where the two pins sit along with one metal earth pin protruding in the top to form a triangular pattern.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple cable into the USB power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone. The iPhone dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone.
  4. Turn on the Monacan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your mobile screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is recharging and takes between one-four hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPhone from a Monacan power outlet

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

Instructions on how to power your iPhone from a Monacan power outlet with a USB 30-pin cable and a Type F power charger.

  1. In order to charge your iPhone using a Monacan power outlet you will need a Type F USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (typically already supplied with the iPhone by Apple).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type F USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can recognise this wall supply by two round adjacent holes next to each other and two thin metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect one end of the 30 pin cord into the power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone. The iPhone dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone.
  4. Turn on the Monacan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your cell will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is recharging and takes between 1 - 4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone with a Monacan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Monaco country entry on wikipedia.org
  2. Apple - the original iPhone product manual
  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, around $10.
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music, estimated cost between $5 to $10.
  6. iec.ch - Type D power outlet
  7. Type D USB power adapter - The three pinned earthed Type D USB chargers have large rounded pins placed in a triangular shape, between $10 to $15.
  8. iec.ch - Type E power outlet
  9. Type E USB power adapter - There are two 4.8mm pins on Type E USB chargers which are placed 19mm apart and may include a hole for an earthing pin, under $15.
  10. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  11. 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 $10 to $15.
  12. 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.