Charging the iPhone 5 when planning a trip to Armenia

A page showing how to charge your iPhone 5 with an Armenian power outlet using the USB Lightning Apple cable and a 2 pin Europlug Type C power adapter and how to power the iPhone 5 using a 2 pin Schuko Type F power adapter.

Armenian power outlet

Various combinations of region codes and plugs can often be confusing when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never been there before. These instructions have been written to stop you having to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPhone 5 when you are going abroad.This page has step by step instructions showing how to charge the iPhone 5 in Armenia using the Type F or C Armenian 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. If you are visiting Armenia from another country ensure your iPhone 5 can accept a 240 volt supply. If your iPhone 5 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check the device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to stop the device from being damaged when charging it. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5.

Charging the iPhone 5 in Armenia

Can you use the iPhone 5 in Armenia?

You can use the iPhone 5 in Armenia by using a power adaptor.

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

If you are travelling to more than one country and bringing along more than your iPhone 5 then the best travel charger for Armenia to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Armenians use two different standards of wall outlets (types F and C) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C. As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by changing the heads. If your iPhone 5 supports Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these types of travel chargers, plus additional support for more power hungry devices.

Unlike other adapters having a four port adapter will allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to bring individual power adapters for your Armenian trip or using up additional power sockets. Only bringing a single international travel charger will also keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage and on hand for recharging your iPhone 5 at an airport or on your flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used when you return home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers without using up an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling to Armenia we suggest searching for a multipurpose travel charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer. The travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Armenia

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 5, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Armenia and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power converter for travellers originating from North America visiting Armenia.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs and offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a more flexible 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 majority of travellers from around the world visiting Armenia. [8]
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 5 in Armenia?

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

A page showing how to charge your iPhone 5 with an Armenian power outlet using the USB Lightning Apple cable and a 2 pin Europlug Type C power adapter.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 5 from an Armenian power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - usually supplied with your iPhone 5.
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the Armenian power outlet. The wall outlet, also known as a Europlug or Type C power outlet [3], can be recognised by 2 circular adjacent holes next to each other where the live and neutral pins slide into.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter 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. Switch on the Armenian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPhone 5 screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is charging which should take roughly 1-4 hours to recharge.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPhone 5 from an Armenian power outlet

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

Using the Apple USB Lightning connector with a Type F Schuko power adapter to recharge your iPhone 5 with an Armenian power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your iPhone 5 using the Armenian power outlet you will need to use a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple usually include this cable with the iPhone 5).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type F USB power adapter into the power outlet. The circular wall outlet can be recognised by two 4.8mm circular holes 19 mm apart from each other where the two plug outlet pins sit and a pair of metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the mains USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5. The iPhone 5 Lightning connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 5 under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Armenian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the phone will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is charging which takes between 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge.
Powering the iPhone 5 with an Armenian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Armenia Wiki page
  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, costing around $15.
  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 price 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, priced at between $15 to $20.