Charging the iPhone 5C when staying in Turkey

The WikiConnections guide showing how to recharge the iPhone 5C from a Turkish power outlet using a Lightning Apple cable with a double pinned Type C power adapter and powering the iPhone 5C using a double pinned Type F power adapter.

Turkish power outlet

Different combinations of region codes and sockets can often lead to confusion when planning to visit another country especially to the first time traveller. This isn't as complex as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards being used throughout the world this guide shows exactly what to purchase in advance to charge the iPhone 5C in Turkey. This page was specifically written to prevent you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPhone 5C abroad.This page has simple instructions telling you what you'll need to power the iPhone 5C when you're travelling to Turkey by using their types F or C 230 volt 50Hz power outlets, most Turks will use Type F power outlets. If visiting Turkey from a different country please ensure your iPhone 5C can accept a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts check your iPhone 5C is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to stop the device from over-heating during charging. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5C.

Charging the iPhone 5C in Turkey

Can you use the iPhone 5C in Turkey?

You can connect the iPhone 5C to a Turkish power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 5C in Turkey?

If you are travelling with more than just your iPhone 5C and visiting more than one country then the best travel adapter for Turkey is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Turks use two different standards of wall outlets (types F and C) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by switching the supplied heads. If your model of iPhone 5C is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these travel adapters and additional support for certain power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other travel adapters this will allow you to recharge multiple devices at once without needing to bring individual power adapters on your Turkish trip or using up additional wall outlets. Because you are only packing a single USB travel charger will keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage and suitable for charging your iPhone 5C at an airport or on the flight. Because of their versatility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers without using up an additional wall outlet.

We suggest searching for a versatile power charger of this nature online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Turkey

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices using USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be necessary for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Turkey and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Turkey.
  • 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 from North America using type B plugs and gives almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with one 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Turkey.
What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 5C in Turkey?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 5C from a Turkish power outlet

The WikiConnections guide showing how to recharge the iPhone 5C from a Turkish power outlet using a Lightning Apple cable with a double pinned Type C power adapter.

  1. In order to charge the iPhone 5C using the Turkish power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - normally already supplied with your iPhone 5C by Apple.
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it into the Turkish power outlet. This ungrounded wall outlet is recognised by 2 round adjacent holes next to each other where the pins go.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB charging cable into the USB mains 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 the iPhone 5C.
  4. Switch on the Turkish power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of your phone will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is charging and takes around 1 to 4 hours to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 5C from a Turkish power outlet

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

Using a USB Lightning connector and a Type F Schuko USB charger to recharge the iPhone 5C from a Turkish power outlet.

  1. To power the iPhone 5C using a Turkish power outlet you'll need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the cable is normally supplied with the device by Apple).
  2. Firstly plug the Type F USB power adapter into the power supply. You can recognise this power outlet by two large circular holes 19 mm apart from each other for live and neutral along with two thin grounding clips above and below.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Apple USB power cable 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 the iPhone 5C under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Turkish power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your iPhone 5C screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 5C is charging, typically taking roughly 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
Powering the iPhone 5C with a Turkish power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turkey - Turkish Wikipedia web page
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/1000/MA1565/en_US/iphone_user_guide.pdf - Official iPhone user guide
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  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
  6. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  7. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F mains power outlet
  8. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters