Charging your iPhone 5C from a power outlet in Romania

Instructions on how to power the iPhone 5C with a Romanian power outlet using an Apple USB Lightning connector with a 2 pin Type C Europlug power adapter and charging the iPhone 5C using a double pin Type F USB adapter.

Romanian power outlet

Various combinations of region codes and voltages can all be confusing when planning on visiting a foreign country, especially for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of standards being used in the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need to buy in advance to charge your iPhone 5C . These instructions have been specifically written to stop you having to worry if you'll be able to charge your iPhone 5C abroad.This page has step by step instructions which shows exactly what you'll need to power the iPhone 5C when you're visiting Romania by using their standard Type F or C 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. If visiting Romania from a different country please make sure that your iPhone 5C can be charged using a 240v supply. If your iPhone 5C was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v ensure that your iPhone 5C is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to stop the device from being damaged whilst powering it up. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5C.

Charging the iPhone 5C in Romania

Can you use the iPhone 5C in Romania?

You can connect the iPhone 5C to a Romanian power outlet.

What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 5C in Romania?

When you are travelling to multiple countries then the best travel power adapter for Romania is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Romanians use two different types of power outlets (F and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by switching the supplied plugs over. If your iPhone 5C can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these travel chargers, along with compatibility with more power demanding devices like tablets.

This will allow you to power more than one device at the same time without needing to pack multiple travel chargers on your Romanian trip. Only packing a single international travel charger will keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of power chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets without needing an additional wall outlet.

We recommend buying this type of flexible travel charger online. The multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Romania

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 best selling portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America going to Romania.
  • 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 originating from the US using type B plugs. This gives practically 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 Romania. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 5C in Romania?

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

Instructions on how to charge your iPhone 5C with a Romanian power outlet with a Lightning Apple cable and a Europlug Type C USB charger.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 5C from the Romanian power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple typically supply the USB cable when you buy the iPhone 5C).
  2. First insert the Type C USB power adapter into the power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the 2 circular adjacent holes where the twin pins go.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB power cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5C. The iPhone 5C Lightning connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 5C under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Romanian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the mobile screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is charging and takes around one-four hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 5C from a Romanian power outlet

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

A step by step guide showing how to recharge your iPhone 5C with a Romanian power outlet with the Apple USB Lightning cable and a Type F Schuko power charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 5C using a Romanian power outlet you'll need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - usually already included with the iPhone 5C.
  2. Start the process by taking the Type F USB power adapter and inserting it in the Romanian power outlet. This recessed circular wall outlet (sometimes known as a Schuko plug) can be identified by the two round adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral and a pair of metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Apple USB charging cable into the mains power charger 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 Romanian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of the phone will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is recharging which typically takes around 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
Powering the iPhone 5C with a Romanian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia entry about Romania
  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, around $10 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-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, estimated price between $15 to $20 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 cost between $10 to $15 USD (£15-£20 GBP / under C$20).
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, between $15 to $20 USD (under £15 GBP / under C$20).