Charging the iPhone when visiting Ukraine

The Wiki Connections guide on how to recharge the iPhone with a Ukrainian power outlet with the USB 30-pin Apple connector and a Type C power adapter and powering the iPhone using a Type F power adapter.

Ukrainian power outlet

Varying complicated region codes and sockets can all be confusing when planning to stay in another country to the first time traveller. These instructions have been written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge the iPhone when you are going to Ukraine.The following step by step guide will show you how to power your iPhone when you're visiting Ukraine by using the F or C type Ukrainian 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. Power sources will vary from region to region therefore please read our Wiki Connections global power sockets list for a complete list of countries. When you are visiting Ukraine from a different region please ensure your iPhone can be used with a 240 volt supply. If the iPhone was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure the device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to stop the device from overheating whilst powering it. If you intend on taking a trip to a place like Kiev we also recommend reading the Ukraine wikipedia page [1] for more indepth information.

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Charging the iPhone in Ukraine

Can you use the iPhone in Ukraine?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone to a Ukrainian power outlet.

What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone in Ukraine?

If you are travelling with more than just your iPhone then the best travel adapter for Ukraine to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Ukrainians use two different standards of power outlets (F and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the supplied plugs. If your type of iPhone can support Fast Charge (note not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these power adapters, plus compatibility with more power hungry devices. Having a 4 port adapter will allow you to charge multiple devices at once without needing to buy multiple travel chargers or using up additional wall outlets. Because you are only needing to bring a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage as well as being convenient for recharging your iPhone at the airport or on a plane. Due to 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 overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets without needing an additional plug socket.

We suggest buying an adaptable travel adapter like this online, the power adapter illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Ukraine

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, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these 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. 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 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power converter for travellers originating from America going to Ukraine using type B plug sockets.
  • 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 from North America using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at 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 perfect for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Ukraine.
What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone in Ukraine?

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

The Wiki Connections guide on how to recharge the iPhone with a Ukrainian power outlet with the USB 30-pin Apple connector and a Type C power adapter.

  1. In order to power the iPhone using the Ukrainian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple typically supply this USB cable when you buy the iPhone).
  2. Start by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it into the power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by the 2 round adjacent holes next to each other where the plug outlet pins go.
  3. Connect one end of the Apple cable into the USB adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone. The iPhone dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone.
  4. Turn on the Ukrainian 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 iPhone is powering up which takes between one to four hours to recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone with a Ukrainian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone from a Ukrainian power outlet

Using a USB 30-pin cable and a two pinned Type F power charger to recharge the iPhone with a Ukrainian power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge your iPhone using a Ukrainian power outlet you'll need to use a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple typically supply this USB cable when you purchase the iPhone.
  2. Plug in the Type F USB power adapter in the power supply. You can recognise this wall outlet by the two round adjacent holes next to each other where the plug outlet pins go along with a pair of two grounding clips above and below.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone. The iPhone dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone.
  4. Switch on the Ukrainian 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 Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone from a Ukrainian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ukraine - Ukraine wikipedia page
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/0/MA616/en_US/iPhone_iOS3.1_User_Guide.pdf - The original iPhone product manual
  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 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music
  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