Charging your iPhone 5C from a power outlet in Ukraine

The WikiConnections page showing how to recharge the iPhone 5C from a Ukrainian power outlet using an Apple USB Lightning connector with a 2 pin Type C Europlug power adapter and how to charge the iPhone 5C using a Type F Schuko USB plug.

Ukrainian power outlet

Varying complicated standards and sockets can all lead to confusion when planning on travelling to another country especially if you've never been there before. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets used in the world this article shows exactly what you'll need in advance to charge the iPhone 5C . These guidelines were specifically written to prevent visitors worrying if they'll be able to charge their iPhone 5C when visiting abroad.This page contains a guide telling you how to charge your iPhone 5C when staying in Ukraine using their standard F or C type 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. You will discover that power changes from region to region so we suggest reading the power supplies and Europe page for a full list of countries. When you are visiting Ukraine from another country double check the iPhone 5C can accept a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check that your iPhone 5C is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to avoid the device from being damaged when powering up. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5C.

Charging the iPhone 5C in Ukraine

Can you use the iPhone 5C in Ukraine?

You can connect the iPhone 5C to a Ukrainian power outlet by using the correct power convertor.

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

When travelling with more than just your iPhone 5C or visiting more than one country then the best travel power adapter for Ukraine is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two different types of power outlets in Ukraine (F and C) and using a power adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C. Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the included heads. If your type of iPhone 5C is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times with one of these USB power adapters, plus additional compatibility with certain power hungry devices like tablets. This will also allow you to power more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack multiple travel chargers on your Ukrainian trip or occupying additional wall outlets. Because you are only bringing a single international travel charger will help keep the overall size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage as well as being suitable for charging your iPhone 5C at an airport or on a flight. Due to their versatility these types of adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers without using up an additional plug socket.

If you travel to Ukraine we recommend buying this type of versatile travel charger online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Ukraine

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be crucial for visitors of counties with unstable power grids. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Ukraine 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 most popular compact option for travellers originating from North America visiting Ukraine using 3 pinned type B plug sockets.
  • 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 originating from America using type B plugs. This gives almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more flexible 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 a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Ukraine.
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 5C in Ukraine?

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

The WikiConnections page showing how to recharge the iPhone 5C from a Ukrainian power outlet using an Apple USB Lightning connector with a 2 pin Type C Europlug power adapter.

  1. To power the iPhone 5C using a Ukrainian power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (typically already included with the iPhone 5C).
  2. Plug the Type C USB power adapter into the wall supply. The wall supply (called the Type C power outlet [3] or Europlug) is identified by the two holes adjacent to each other.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Apple USB charging cable into 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 your iPhone 5C.
  4. Turn on the Ukrainian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the iPhone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is powering up taking roughly 1 to 4 hours to recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone 5C 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 5C from a Ukrainian power outlet

Learn how to power the iPhone 5C from a Ukrainian power outlet using an Apple USB Lightning connector and a Type F Schuko power adapter.

  1. In order to power the iPhone 5C 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] - this USB cable is usually supplied with the device by Apple.
  2. Start the process by taking the Type F USB power adapter and inserting it in the Ukrainian power outlet. You can identify the wall supply by the two 4.8mm circular adjacent holes for live and neutral pins along with a pair of thin metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Apple USB charging cable into 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 your iPhone 5C.
  4. Turn on the Ukrainian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the iPhone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 5C is powering up taking roughly 1 to 4 hours to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 5C from a Ukrainian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ukraine - Ukraine country 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