How to charge your iPhone 5 from a power outlet in Andorra

A step-by-step guide showing how to recharge your iPhone 5 from an Andorran power outlet using a Lightning cable with a Europlug Type C USB adapter and how to recharge the iPhone 5 using a two pinned Schuko Type F power plug.

Andorran power outlet

Varying different combinations of frequencies and region codes can often be daunting when planning on visiting another country especially to the first time traveller. These instructions were written to stop you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPhone 5 abroad.If going to Andorra this page has instructions showing how to power the iPhone 5 using their standard types F or C Andorran 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets, you will find most Andorrans will normally use Type F sockets in their wall outlets. When you are travelling to Andorra from another country please ensure your iPhone 5 can be used with a 240v supply. If the iPhone 5 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) double check your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from overheating whilst powering it. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5.

Charging the iPhone 5 in Andorra

Can the iPhone 5 be used in Andorra?

You can use the iPhone 5 in Andorra.

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

When you are travelling to multiple countries then the best international travel charger for Andorra is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two types of plug sockets that Andorrans use (F and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the heads over. If your model of iPhone 5 is compatible with Fast Charge (note not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker charging times by using one of these types of USB travel chargers and additional compatibility with more power demanding devices. Unlike other travel adapters having a 4 port adapter means you can power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring multiple power chargers for your trip. Only packing a single travel charger will keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling and convenient for charging your iPhone 5 at an airport or on the plane. Due to their flexibility these types of power chargers can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets without needing an additional power outlet.

We recommend searching for an adaptable travel adapter of this nature at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Andorra

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] 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 Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power adapter for travellers originating from America visiting Andorra using 3 pinned 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 originating from North America using type B plugs and is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 perfect for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Andorra.
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 5 in Andorra?

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

A step-by-step guide showing how to recharge your iPhone 5 from an Andorran power outlet using a Lightning cable with a Europlug Type C USB adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 5 using the Andorran power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - the USB cable is usually already supplied with your device.
  2. First plug in the Type C USB power adapter into the Andorran power outlet. The power supply (sometimes called a Type C power outlet [3] or Europlug) is recognised by 2 adjacent holes.
  3. Connect one end of the USB Apple Lightning power cord into the USB power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5. You can find the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5 situated at the bottom of the iPhone 5.
  4. Switch on the Andorran power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your iPhone will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is powering up, typically taking roughly 1-4 hours to fully recharge.
Powering the iPhone 5 with an Andorran power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 5 from an Andorran power outlet

Using a Lightning Apple connector and a 2 pinned Type F power charger to recharge the iPhone 5 with an Andorran power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 5 from an Andorran power outlet you will need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should typically include the cable when you first purchase your iPhone 5).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type F USB power adapter in the Andorran power outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by two 4.8mm circular holes 19 mm adjacent to each other where the twin pins sit, plus a pair of grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5. The iPhone 5 Lightning connector is situated at bottom of the iPhone 5 under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Andorran power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the cell screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the mobile is recharging and takes roughly one to four hours to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 5 from an Andorran power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andorra - Andorra Wikipedia web 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. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters