How to charge the iPhone when staying in Austria

A step-by-step guide showing you how to charge the iPhone with an Austrian power outlet by using a USB 30-pin cable with a 2 pinned Type C USB adapter and charging the iPhone using a 2 pinned Type F USB adapter.

Austrian power outlet

Different combinations of frequencies and region codes can often be daunting when planning to stay in a foreign country especially if you've never visited before. When visiting Austria these instructions show powering your iPhone using their Type F or C 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets, most Austrians normally use Type F plug outlets. Most power supplies vary regionally so please read the WikiConnections world power supplies page for a full list showing regions and countries. If travelling to Austria from another country please ensure that the iPhone can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If the iPhone originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure that the iPhone is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from being damaged during charging.

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Charging the iPhone in Austria

Can the iPhone be used in Austria?

You can connect the iPhone to an Austrian power outlet by using a power convertor.

What is the best power charger for the iPhone in Austria?

If travelling to more than one country the best travel charger for Austria is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Austrians use two different types of plug sockets (F and C) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by switching the plugs. If your iPhone is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these power chargers plus support for certain power demanding devices. Having a four port charger means you can charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy individual power chargers on your trip to Austria or occupying additional power outlets. Only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the overall weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling and suitable for recharging your iPhone at the airport or on the plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets without using up an additional power outlet.

If you travel frequently we recommend searching for this type of versatile travel adapter online, the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Austria

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPhone, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be 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 best selling portable power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Austria.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise 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 one less AC outlet for 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Austria.
What is the best power charger for the iPhone in Austria?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone from an Austrian power outlet

Using the 30 pin Apple connector and a Type C power charger to power your iPhone from an Austrian power outlet.

  1. To supply power to the iPhone using an Austrian power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple normally include the USB cable with your iPhone.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can identify this power supply by 2 round holes adjacent to each other where the twin plug outlet pins slide into.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the mains 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. Turn on the Austrian 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, typically taking around 1 to 4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone from an Austrian power outlet

Powering the iPhone with an Austrian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

A step-by-step guide showing you how to charge the iPhone with an Austrian power outlet by using a USB 30-pin cable with a 2 pinned Type F USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge the iPhone from the Austrian power outlet you'll need to use a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple will typically include the USB cable with your iPhone.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type F USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can identify this wall supply by two adjacent holes and grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in one end of the power cord into the USB power charger 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 Austrian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the cellphone will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is charging which typically takes roughly one-four hours to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone with an Austrian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Austria - Austria country Wikipedia page
  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