Charging the iPhone 5 from a power outlet in Ukraine

The WikiConnections page showing how to charge your iPhone 5 with a Ukrainian power outlet with the Apple USB Lightning connector with a double pinned Type C USB charger and powering the iPhone 5 using a two pin Type F USB charger.

Ukrainian power outlet

Varying different frequencies and standards can often be confusing when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never been there before. This page contains simple instructions which shows what you'll need to power your iPhone 5 when staying in Ukraine using the types F or C 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. If visiting Ukraine from a different country please check the iPhone 5 can accept a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure that the device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to avoid the device from being damaged when charging it. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5.

Charging the iPhone 5 in Ukraine

Can you use the iPhone 5 in Ukraine?

You can use the iPhone 5 in Ukraine.

What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 5 in Ukraine?

If you are travelling with more than your iPhone 5 the best international travel charger for Ukraine to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Ukrainians use two different standards of wall outlets (types F and C) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the supplied plugs. If your iPhone 5 can support Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from faster charging times with one of these types of travel chargers, and compatibility with certain power hungry devices. This means you can charge more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel chargers for your Ukrainian trip. By only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage while travelling as well as being convenient for recharging your iPhone 5 at an airport or on the plane. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used when you return home so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets without needing an additional plug socket.

We suggest searching for a flexible travel charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer - the travel charger illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Ukraine

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices using USB, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Ukraine and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable option for travellers originating from America going to Ukraine.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from North America using type B plugs and offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 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 Ukraine.
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 5 in Ukraine?

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

The WikiConnections page showing how to charge your iPhone 5 with a Ukrainian power outlet with the Apple USB Lightning connector with a double pinned Type C USB charger.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPhone 5 using a Ukrainian power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will usually include this USB cable with the iPhone 5).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter in the wall supply. You can identify the wall outlet by the two holes adjacent to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Apple Lightning cable into the mains power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5. The iPhone 5 Lightning connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 5 under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Ukrainian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the cell screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is recharging, typically taking roughly 1 - 4 hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 5 from a Ukrainian power outlet

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

The WikiConnections page showing how to charge your iPhone 5 with a Ukrainian power outlet with the Apple USB Lightning connector with a double pinned Type F USB charger.

  1. To charge the iPhone 5 from a Ukrainian power outlet you will need to use a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (typically already included with the device by Apple).
  2. First you'll need to plug the Type F USB power adapter in the Ukrainian power outlet. You can identify the wall outlet by two large holes 19 mm adjacent to each other for live and neutral and a pair of two metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Apple Lightning cable into the mains power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5. The iPhone 5 Lightning connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 5 under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Ukrainian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the cell screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is recharging, typically taking roughly 1 - 4 hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone 5 with a Ukrainian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ukraine - Ukrainian Wikipedia 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