Charging your iPhone from a power outlet in Andorra

A guide showing how to power the iPhone with an Andorran power outlet using an Apple USB 30 pin cable and a Type C USB charger and recharging the iPhone using a 2 pin Type F USB plug.

Andorran power outlet

Varying complicated standards and sockets can often cause confusion when planning to travel to another country if you've never visited before. If planning a trip to Andorra these instructions show charging the iPhone using the Type F or C Andorran 230 volt 50Hz power outlets, you'll discover a majority of Andorrans will use the Type F sockets in their wall outlets. If you are visiting Andorra from another country please check the iPhone can accept a 240v supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check the iPhone is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from overloading when powering up. If you plan on taking a trip to a tourist destination like Andorra la Vella or Escaldes-Engordany we recommend referring to the Andorran country page on Wikipedia.org [1] for more details prior to visiting the location.

This page details the iPhone 1st generation, the original iPhone is missing some features which have since been introduced to more recent iPhones. Visit the Apple category page for a full range of Apple iPhones. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 3 or greater on the iPhone.

Charging the iPhone in Andorra

Can the iPhone be used in Andorra?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone to an Andorran power outlet by using a power adaptor.

What is the best power adapter for the iPhone in Andorra?

When you are travelling with more than your iPhone then the best travel power adapter for Andorra is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Andorrans use two different standards of power outlets (types F and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C. As these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by changing the heads over. If your type of iPhone supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times with one of these types of USB power adapters, plus additional support for certain power hungry devices.

Unlike other travel chargers having a 4 port adapter means you can recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring seperate travel adapters or occupying additional wall sockets. Because you are only bringing a single international travel charger will help keep the overall size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets and phones without needing an additional plug socket.

For those travelling to Andorra we recommend buying a versatile power charger of this nature online; the multipurpose power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Andorra

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPhone, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be necessary for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Andorra 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 portable option for travellers originating from America going to Andorra using type B US plug sockets.
  • 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 offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Andorra.
What is the best power adapter for the iPhone in Andorra?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPhone from an Andorran power outlet

A guide showing how to power the iPhone with an Andorran power outlet using an Apple USB 30 pin cable and a Type C USB charger.

  1. To charge the iPhone using the Andorran power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple typically supply the cable when you buy your iPhone).
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it in the Andorran power outlet. The plug supply (called the Type C power outlet [3] or Europlug) is identified by the 2 round adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone. The iPhone dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone.
  4. Switch on the Andorran power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPhone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is powering up which should take between 1 to 4 hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPhone from an Andorran power outlet

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone from an Andorran power outlet

A guide showing you how to power your iPhone with an Andorran power outlet using the USB 30 pin Apple cable and a Type F USB adapter.

  1. In order to power the iPhone from an Andorran power outlet you will need to use a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], normally already included with your iPhone.
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type F USB power adapter and inserting it in the wall supply. You can identify the power supply by the two 4.8mm circular adjacent holes, plus two thin grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in one end of the cord into the bottom of the USB adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone. The iPhone dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone.
  4. Switch on the Andorran power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPhone will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is charging which takes between 1 to 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone from an Andorran power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andorra - Andorran country page on Wikipedia.org
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/0/MA616/en_US/iPhone_iOS3.1_User_Guide.pdf - The original iPhone product manual
  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 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music
  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. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters