How to charge your iPhone 5C from a power outlet in Austria

Using an Apple Lightning cable with a Europlug Type C USB adapter to charge the iPhone 5C from an Austrian power outlet and charging the iPhone 5C using a Type F power charger.

Austrian power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of standards and sockets can all be daunting when planning to travel to a different country especially for the first time traveller. This guide was specifically written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge the iPhone 5C abroad.When you are visiting Austria this page contains instructions showing you how to supply power to your iPhone 5C using the standard types F or C Austrian 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets, please be aware that Type F wall outlets will be used by most Austrians. If travelling to Austria from another country please check that your iPhone 5C can be used with a 240v supply. If the iPhone 5C originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) double check your device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from overheating when charging it. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5C.

Charging the iPhone 5C in Austria

Can you use the iPhone 5C in Austria?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 5C in Austria by using the correct power convertor.

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

When you are travelling to more than one country or bringing along more than just your iPhone 5C the best travel adapter for Austria to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Austrians use two different standards of wall outlets (F and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by changing the included plugs. If your iPhone 5C supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these types of USB power chargers and additional compatibility with more power demanding devices. Having a four port charger will also allow you to recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack seperate power adapters or using up additional wall sockets. By only bringing a single travel charger will keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage while travelling and suitable for recharging your iPhone 5C at an airport or on a flight. Because of their space saving versatility these types of adapters can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones, tablets and e-readers without needing an additional power outlet.

We suggest searching for this type of versatile travel adapter online. The power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Austria

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices via USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Austria 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 portable power converter for travellers originating from America going to Austria.
  • 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 gives the same functionality as the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 Austria. [8]
What is the best power charger for the iPhone 5C in Austria?

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

Using an Apple Lightning cable with a Europlug Type C USB adapter to charge the iPhone 5C from an Austrian power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the iPhone 5C using an Austrian power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (this cable is usually included with your device by Apple).
  2. First you'll need to plug in the Type C USB power adapter into the wall outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by 2 round adjacent holes where the live and neutral plug outlet pins go.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the power charger 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 the iPhone 5C.
  4. Switch on the Austrian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your mobile will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 5C is recharging which should take around 60-240 minutes to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPhone 5C from an Austrian power outlet

How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPhone 5C from an Austrian power outlet

Using an Apple USB Lightning connector and a double pin Type F Schuko USB adapter to recharge your iPhone 5C from an Austrian power outlet.

  1. To supply power to your iPhone 5C from the Austrian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple should typically include the USB cable when you purchase the iPhone 5C.
  2. Begin by taking the Type F USB power adapter and plugging it into the Austrian power outlet. This round power outlet (sometimes known as the Type F power outlet [6] or Schuko outlet) can be recognised by the two large circular holes 19 mm next to each other for live and neutral, plus a pair of two grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Connect one end of the Apple Lightning charging cable into 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 Austrian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPhone 5C will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is powering up, typically taking roughly one-four hours to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPhone 5C from an Austrian power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Austrian entry on wikipedia.org
  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, 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 cost 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, 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, around $15.