Charging your iPhone 5C from a power outlet in Armenia

Instructions on how to power the iPhone 5C from an Armenian power outlet using the USB Lightning Apple connector with a double pinned Type C USB adapter and charging the iPhone 5C using a two pin Type F USB adapter.

Armenian power outlet

Different combinations of voltages and region codes can all be daunting when planning on visiting another country especially if you've never been there before. When you are visiting Armenia the following instructions show how to power your iPhone 5C by using their standard Type F or C 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. When travelling to Armenia from a different region ensure that your iPhone 5C can accept a 240 volt supply. If your iPhone 5C was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure that your device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to stop the device from being damaged when powering up. If you're planning on staying at a city like Yerevan or Gyumri we recommend reading the Armenian Wikipedia page [1] for more details prior to visiting the location. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5C.

Charging the iPhone 5C in Armenia

Can you use the iPhone 5C in Armenia?

You can use the iPhone 5C in Armenia.

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

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

Unlike other travel chargers having a 4 port charger will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack individual travel chargers on your Armenian trip. Only needing a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the size down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand luggage while travelling as well as being on hand for recharging your iPhone 5C at an airport or on your flight. Because of their versatility these types of adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple phones and tablets using only a single power outlet.

We recommend buying this type of flexible travel charger online. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Armenia

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 5C, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These power converters come 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 most popular portable power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Armenia.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs. This is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Armenia. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 5C in Armenia?

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

Using the Apple USB Lightning connector and a 2 pin Type C Europlug power adapter to recharge your iPhone 5C with an Armenian power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 5C using an Armenian power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should normally supply this USB cable with the iPhone 5C).
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it in the wall supply. You can identify the power supply by the 2 circular holes next to each other where the twin pins go.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB Apple charging cord into the bottom of the power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5C. The iPhone 5C Lightning connector can be found at bottom of your iPhone 5C under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Armenian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPhone 5C screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 5C is powering up taking roughly one-four hours to recharge.
Powering the iPhone 5C with an Armenian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

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

Using the USB Lightning Apple connector with a double pin Type F USB adapter to power the iPhone 5C from an Armenian power outlet.

  1. In order to power the iPhone 5C from an Armenian power outlet you will need to use a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the cable is normally already included with your iPhone 5C).
  2. First insert the Type F USB power adapter in the Armenian power outlet. The circular power supply (known as a Type F power outlet [6]) can be identified by the two circular adjacent holes where the twin pins go, plus thin grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5C. The iPhone 5C Lightning connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 5C under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Armenian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the phone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is recharging which typically takes around 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 5C from an Armenian power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Armenian Wikipedia 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, priced 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, 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, priced 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, estimated price around $15.