How to charge the iPhone 5C when staying in Moldova

Using a USB Lightning cable with a 2 pinned Europlug Type C USB charger to recharge your iPhone 5C from a Moldovan power outlet and charging the iPhone 5C using a 2 pinned Schuko Type F USB charger.

Moldovan power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of standards and plugs can all cause confusion when planning on visiting another country especially if you've never been there before. If you are going to travel to Moldova these useful instructions show how to charge the iPhone 5C using their F or C type 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. When you are visiting Moldova from a different country check your iPhone 5C can be used with a 240v supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v make sure that the iPhone 5C is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to prevent the device from being damaged during charging. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5C.

Charging the iPhone 5C in Moldova

Can the iPhone 5C be used in Moldova?

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

What is the best power charger for the iPhone 5C in Moldova?

If travelling to more than one country the best travel charger for Moldova is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different standards of power outlets in Moldova (types F and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by switching the plugs. If your iPhone 5C is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters, along with additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

This means you can power multiple devices at once without needing to pack seperate power chargers. Only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling and suitable for recharging your iPhone 5C at the airport or on the plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when you return home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers with only a single wall outlet.

If you travel regularly we recommend searching for this type of versatile travel adapter online, the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Moldova

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of counties with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact option for travellers originating from North America visiting Moldova.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 suitable for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Moldova. [8] [AD]
What is the best power charger for the iPhone 5C in Moldova?

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

Using a Lightning Apple connector and a Type C power charger to power your iPhone 5C from a Moldovan power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the iPhone 5C from the Moldovan power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple normally include the USB cable with your iPhone 5C).
  2. Begin by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This wall supply, also called a Europlug or Type C power outlet [3], is recognised by the two circular adjacent holes.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the cord into the USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5C. The iPhone 5C Lightning connector is situated at bottom of the iPhone 5C under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Moldovan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your phone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is powering up which takes roughly one to four hours to completely recharge.
Powering the iPhone 5C with a Moldovan 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 Moldovan power outlet

Using a USB Lightning cable with a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter to recharge the iPhone 5C with a Moldovan power outlet.

  1. To supply power to the iPhone 5C using a Moldovan power outlet you will need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple will typically include the USB cable with your iPhone 5C.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type F USB power adapter in the Moldovan power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by two holes 19 mm next to each other where the twin plug outlet pins slide into, plus a pair of two thin metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect one end of the cord into the USB power 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. Switch on the Moldovan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the cell screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is powering up, typically taking around 1 to 4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 5C from a Moldovan power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Moldovan page on wikipedia.org
  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, estimated cost between $10 to $15 USD (£5-£10 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 $10 to $15 USD (around £10 GBP / under C$15).
  6. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  7. Type F USB power adapter - Type F USB chargers are earthed using two clips at the top and bottom with two rounded 4.8mm pins set 19mm apart, estimated price under $15 USD (£15-£20 GBP / C$15-C$20).
  8. 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 (£10-£15 GBP / under C$20).