How to charge the iPhone 5C when planning a trip to Sweden

Using the Apple Lightning connector and a two pinned Type C power adapter to charge the iPhone 5C from a Swedish power outlet and powering the iPhone 5C using a double pin Type F Schuko power plug.

Swedish power outlet

If you are planning a holiday to Sweden it is useful to know in advance if you'll be able to use your electronics such as cell phones and laptop computers when you get there. By not knowing which wall socket is used in Sweden you are likely to bring the wrong charger, therefore having to borrow a potentially overpriced charger on arrival. Varying complicated voltages and standards can all be confusing when planning to travel to another country especially to the first time traveller. These guidelines have been written to prevent travellers needing to worry if they can power their iPhone 5C abroad.If you are planning a vacation to Sweden this page has instructions showing how to supply power to your iPhone 5C by using the F or C type 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets, Type F plug outlets will be typically used by most Swedes. Most power sockets change depending on which area you taking a trip to so we recommend reading the WikiConnections travel power sockets list for a complete list of countries. When you are visiting Sweden from a different region please ensure that your iPhone 5C can be used with a 240v supply. If the iPhone 5C was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check that the iPhone 5C is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from overloading when charging it. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5C.

Charging the iPhone 5C in Sweden

Can you use the iPhone 5C in Sweden?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 5C to a Swedish power outlet.

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

If you are travelling with more than just your iPhone 5C then the best travel charger for Sweden to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two different standards of wall outlets that Swedes use (F and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by switching the heads over. If your iPhone 5C is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times with one of these USB travel adapters plus additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices.

Having a 4 port charger will also allow you to charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring multiple power chargers or using up additional wall outlets. Because you are only needing to bring a single international travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage whilst travelling as well as being on hand for recharging your iPhone 5C at the airport or on a flight. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of chargers can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers with only a single power outlet.

We recommend searching for a versatile travel charger similar to this online. The travel adapter illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Sweden

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 5C, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unstable 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 which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power adapter for travellers originating from America visiting Sweden.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Sweden.
What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 5C in Sweden?

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

Using the Apple Lightning connector and a two pinned Type C power adapter to charge the iPhone 5C from a Swedish power outlet.

  1. To power the iPhone 5C from a Swedish power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will usually supply the USB cable when you purchase your iPhone 5C).
  2. Plug in the Type C USB power adapter in the power supply. You can identify the plug supply by two circular holes next to each other.
  3. Then connect one end of the Lightning charging cable into the mains 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 the iPhone 5C.
  4. Switch on the Swedish power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPhone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is recharging taking around one-four hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPhone 5C from a Swedish power outlet

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

Learn how to power your iPhone 5C with a Swedish power outlet with a Lightning Apple connector with a Schuko Type F USB adapter.

  1. In order to power the iPhone 5C using the Swedish power outlet you'll need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - the USB cable is usually included with your iPhone 5C by Apple.
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type F USB power adapter in the Swedish power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by two 4.8mm circular adjacent holes along with a pair of two grounding clips above and below.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Apple Lightning power cord into the bottom of the mains USB 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 your iPhone 5C.
  4. Turn on the Swedish power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the phone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 5C is charging, typically taking around 1 - 4 hours to fully recharge.
Powering the iPhone 5C with a Swedish power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sweden - Sweden 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