Charging the iPhone 5 from a power outlet in Azerbaijan

Instructions showing how to power the iPhone 5 with an Azerbaijani power outlet using the Apple USB Lightning connector and a Type C Europlug power charger and how to charge the iPhone 5 using a Type F Schuko power charger.

Azerbaijani power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of standards and plugs can all be daunting when planning on staying in a different country, especially to the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used in the world this article shows exactly what you'll need in advance to charge the iPhone 5 . These instructions have been specifically written to stop you having to worry if you'll be able to charge your iPhone 5 abroad.This page has step by step instructions which shows exactly what you'll need to power the iPhone 5 when you're visiting Azerbaijan by using their standard Type F or C 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. When travelling to Azerbaijan from a different country ensure that your iPhone 5 can accept a 240 volt supply. If your iPhone 5 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure the device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overheating during charging. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5.

Charging the iPhone 5 in Azerbaijan

Can the iPhone 5 be used in Azerbaijan?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 5 to an Azerbaijani power outlet by using a power adaptor.

What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 5 in Azerbaijan?

When travelling with more than just your iPhone 5 and visiting more than one country the best travel charger for Azerbaijan to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Azeris use two different types of power outlets (F and C) and using a power charger like 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 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by switching the supplied plugs. If your iPhone 5 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times by using one of these types of travel chargers along with support for more power demanding devices.

Unlike other adapters this will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy seperate travel chargers or occupying additional wall outlets. Because you are only bringing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the overall size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage as well as being suitable for charging your iPhone 5 at an airport or on the plane. Due to their space saving versatility these types of chargers can be used back at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets and smartphones using just a single power outlet.

If you travel frequently we suggest searching for an adaptable power adapter similar to this at your preferred electronics retailer - the travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Azerbaijan

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 5, but for those 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 useful for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Azerbaijan 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 compact option for travellers originating from North America visiting Azerbaijan using type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs and is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Azerbaijan. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 5 in Azerbaijan?

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

Using the USB Lightning Apple connector with a double pin Type C power adapter to power the iPhone 5 with an Azerbaijani power outlet.

  1. To power the iPhone 5 using the Azerbaijani power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - usually already included with the iPhone 5.
  2. Start the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it in the Azerbaijani power outlet. The plug supply is identified by two holes adjacent to each other.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB Apple power cable into the bottom of the mains power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5. The iPhone 5 Lightning connector can be found at bottom of your iPhone 5 under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Azerbaijani power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the cell screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is charging and takes around one-four hours to recharge.
Powering the iPhone 5 with an Azerbaijani 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 Azerbaijani power outlet

Using the USB Lightning Apple connector with a two pin Type F power adapter to power your iPhone 5 with an Azerbaijani power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 5 from the Azerbaijani power outlet you will need to use a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple typically supply the cable when you buy the iPhone 5).
  2. Plug the Type F USB power adapter into the power supply. You can identify the power supply by the two circular adjacent holes for live and neutral pins, plus a pair of thin metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Apple power cable into the bottom of the mains power adapter 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 your iPhone 5.
  4. Turn on the Azerbaijani power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the cellphone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is powering up and takes around one-four hours to recharge.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 5 from an Azerbaijani power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Azerbaijani Wikipedia web page
  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, estimated price between $10 to $15 USD (£5-£10 GBP / under 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, priced at between $10 to $15 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, between $10 to $15 USD (around £15 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).