How to charge the iPhone 5C when planning a trip to Andorra

Using a Lightning Apple cable with a Type C Europlug USB charger to power the iPhone 5C with an Andorran power outlet and recharging the iPhone 5C using a double pinned Schuko Type F power charger.

Andorran power outlet

Various combinations of standards and voltages can often cause confusion when planning to travel to another country, especially to the first time traveller. This guide was written to prevent you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPhone 5C when you are visiting Andorra.If travelling to Andorra these instructions show how to power the iPhone 5C using the standard F or C type 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets, most Andorrans will normally use Type F plug outlets. Power supplies vary depending on which area you taking a trip to so we recommend that you read the Wiki Connections world power supplies list for a full list of powering devices in different regions and countries. When you are visiting Andorra from another region please make sure that your iPhone 5C can accept a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid 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 Andorra

Can the iPhone 5C be used in Andorra?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 5C in Andorra by using the correct power convertor.

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

If travelling with more than just your iPhone 5C then the best travel adapter for Andorra to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Andorrans use two different standards of plug sockets (types F and C) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the included heads. If your type of iPhone 5C can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these travel adapters plus compatibility with more power demanding devices.

Unlike other travel chargers this means you can charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack seperate travel adapters for your trip or using up additional wall outlets. Only needing a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage. Due to their space saving versatility these types of adapters can be used back at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets without using up an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling frequently we suggest buying an adaptable travel adapter like this online. The travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Andorra

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North 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 most popular portable power converter for travellers originating from North 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 Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs. This offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with one 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 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 ideal for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Andorra.
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 5C in Andorra?

Charging the iPhone 5C from an Andorran power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Using a Lightning Apple cable with a Type C Europlug USB charger to power the iPhone 5C with an Andorran power outlet.

  1. To supply power to the iPhone 5C from an Andorran power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will normally include this cable when you buy the iPhone 5C).
  2. Plug in the Type C USB power adapter in the power supply. You can identify this power outlet by two circular holes adjacent to each other.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable 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 the iPhone 5C.
  4. Switch on the Andorran power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the mobile screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 5C is charging, typically taking roughly one-four hours to recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPhone 5C from an Andorran power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

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

Simple instructions showing you how to power your iPhone 5C with an Andorran power outlet with the Lightning Apple cable with a double pin Type F Schuko power charger.

  1. In order to charge your iPhone 5C using the Andorran power outlet you'll need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple will normally supply this cable when you buy the iPhone 5C.
  2. Start the process by taking the Type F USB power adapter and inserting it into the Andorran power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by the two round holes 19 mm adjacent to each other where the two plug outlet pins go, plus thin metal grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Connect one end of the Lightning charging cord into the bottom of 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 Andorran power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your iPhone will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is charging and takes roughly one to four hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 5C from an Andorran power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andorra - Andorra country Wiki 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