How to charge the iPhone 5 from a power outlet in Israel

A guide showing how to power your iPhone 5 with an Israeli power outlet by using an Apple Lightning connector and a three pinned Type H USB charger, recharging the iPhone 5 using a double pin Type C Europlug USB charger and how to recharge the iPhone 5 using a three pinned Type M USB plug

Israeli power outlet

If you are organizing a vacation to Israel it can be useful to know in advance if you'll be able to use all your vital electronics like mobile phones and tablets that you are bringing along with you. Without knowing which power supply is used in Israel you are likely to bring the wrong power adaptor, leaving you needing to buy a suitable adaptor on arrival which might not be compatible. Varying different combinations of frequencies and standards can often be daunting when planning on staying in a new country to the first time traveller. This guide was specifically written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPhone 5 when you're in Israel.These instructions will show you exactly how to charge your iPhone 5 when you're in Israel by using their Type M, C or H Israeli 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets, a majority of Israelis will typically use the Type H sockets in their power outlets. When visiting Israel from another country please make sure that your iPhone 5 can be used with a 220v supply. If the iPhone 5 came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check your iPhone 5 is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from over-heating during charging. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5.

Charging the iPhone 5 in Israel

Can you use the iPhone 5 in Israel?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 5 in Israel by using a power convertor.

What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 5 in Israel?

When you are travelling to multiple countries then the best international travel charger for Israel is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Israelis use three different standards of power outlets (M, C and H) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the included heads over. If your iPhone 5 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these types of power chargers, along with additional support for certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Having a 4 port adapter means you can recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack seperate power adapters or using up additional power outlets. Only packing a single international USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage as well as being suitable for recharging your iPhone 5 at the airport or on a flight. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of adapters can be used back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets with only a single power outlet.

We suggest searching for this type of versatile travel charger at an electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Israel

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Israel and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter 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 Israel.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Israel. [10] [AD]
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 5 in Israel?

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

Using a Lightning Apple connector with a Type C power adapter to charge the iPhone 5 from an Israeli power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 5 from an Israeli power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (this cable is normally included with the iPhone 5 by Apple).
  2. Begin by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it into the wall outlet. The plug supply (sometimes called a Type C power outlet [3] or Europlug) is recognised by the 2 adjacent holes. Type C plug outlets in Israel aren't as commonplace, however the ungrounded Type C plug will also fit in Type H power outlets which are more popular in Israel.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple cable into the bottom of the mains power charger 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. Turn on the Israeli power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPhone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is charging and takes between one to four hours to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 5 from an Israeli power outlet

Powering the iPhone 5 with an Israeli power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type H USB adapter

A guide on how to power the iPhone 5 with an Israeli power outlet by using an Apple Lightning connector and a three pinned Type H USB charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 5 using the Israeli power outlet you'll need to use a Type H USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple should usually include the USB cable when you first purchase your iPhone 5.
  2. Insert the Type H USB power adapter in the Israeli power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by the 3 slots facing the direction of the middle forming a triangle configuration for live, neutral and ground pins. You'll notice more modern type H power supplies have round holes in the middle of each thin slot to allow for the round pinned Type C plugs that can be found in 139 other countries. These are the most common sockets found in Israel.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5. The iPhone 5 Lightning connector is situated at bottom of your iPhone 5 under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Israeli power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of your phone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 5 is charging which takes around 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone 5 with an Israeli power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type H USB adapter

Powering the iPhone 5 with an Israeli power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

Using a Lightning Apple connector with a Type M power charger to recharge the iPhone 5 with an Israeli power outlet.

  1. In order to power the iPhone 5 using an Israeli power outlet you'll need to use a Type M USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple should usually supply the USB cable when you purchase the iPhone 5.
  2. Insert the Type M USB power adapter in the Israeli power outlet. The power supply (technically called a Type M power outlet [8]) can be recognised by the three holes in a triangular pattern. Type M electrical outlets in Israel aren't as commonplace. These outlets are being phased out in Israel in favour of Type H power outlets and are only typically used with high wattage equipment.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Lightning charging cable into the USB mains charger 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 Israeli power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your cell will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is powering up, typically taking roughly 1-4 hours to fully recharge.
Powering the iPhone 5 with an Israeli power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

See also

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  1. Israel - Go Israel
  2. Apple - official iPhone user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, between $10 to $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under C$20).
  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, between $15 to $20 USD (around £15 GBP / under C$15).
  6. iec.ch - Type H power outlet
  7. Type H USB power adapter - There are three flat blades in an inverted V format on an earthed Type H USB charger, between $10 to $15 USD (under £10 GBP / under C$20).
  8. iec.ch - Type M power outlet
  9. Type M USB power adapter - South African Type M USB chargers have three large circular pins in a triangular shape with the top earthed pin longer and larger in diameter, between $10 to $15 USD (around £5 GBP / under C$20).
  10. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced at between $15 to $20 USD (around £10 GBP / under C$20).