Charging the iPhone 5C in Iceland

A guide showing you how to power your iPhone 5C with an Iceland power outlet with a USB Lightning cable and a double pin Europlug Type C power charger and powering the iPhone 5C using a double pin Type F Schuko power plug.

Iceland power outlet

Varying different region codes and sockets can all be daunting when planning on staying in a new country if you've never been there before. If travelling to Iceland these instructions show how to power your iPhone 5C using the standard F or C type 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets, please be aware that Type F plug outlets are normally used by a majority of Icelanders. If travelling to Iceland from a different region make sure that the iPhone 5C can accept a 240v supply. If your iPhone 5C came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) double check the iPhone 5C is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from overheating whilst powering it. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5C.

Charging the iPhone 5C in Iceland

Can you use the iPhone 5C in Iceland?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 5C to an Iceland power outlet.

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

When travelling with more than your iPhone 5C then the best travel adapter for Iceland to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Icelanders use two different standards of plug sockets (types F and C) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the supplied heads. If your type of iPhone 5C supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these USB travel chargers and additional support for certain power demanding devices like tablets.

This will allow you to recharge multiple devices at once without needing to buy multiple power chargers. Only bringing a single USB travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling as well as being on hand for recharging your iPhone 5C at the airport or on a flight. Because of their flexibility these types of power chargers can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers with only a single power outlet.

If you travel often we recommend buying an adaptable power adapter of this nature online. The travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Iceland

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 option for travellers originating from North America visiting Iceland.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs. This is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at 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 perfect for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Iceland. [8] [AD]
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 5C in Iceland?

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

Using a USB Lightning cable and a double pinned Europlug Type C power adapter to charge your iPhone 5C from an Iceland power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the iPhone 5C using the Iceland power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the cable is typically supplied with the device).
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type C USB power adapter in the Iceland power outlet. You can identify this power outlet by two circular holes adjacent to each other.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Apple USB cable into the USB 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 Iceland power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your phone will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is powering up which typically takes between 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPhone 5C from an Iceland power outlet

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

Using a Lightning Apple cable with a two pin Type F Schuko USB charger to recharge the iPhone 5C with an Iceland power outlet.

  1. To power the iPhone 5C from an Iceland power outlet you will need to use a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple should normally include this cable when you buy the iPhone 5C.
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type F USB power adapter into the Iceland power outlet. You can identify this power outlet by two 4.8mm circular holes 19 mm next to each other and two thin grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB mains 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 Iceland power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the cell screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 5C is charging, typically taking roughly one-four hours to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPhone 5C from an Iceland power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Iceland country 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, costing between $5 to $10.
  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 $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.