Charging the iPhone 5 in Ireland

How to connect an Irish power outlet to the iPhone 5

Irish 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. However this isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets used in the world this article tells you exactly what to buy in advance to charge the iPhone 5 . This page was written to prepare people wanting to charge their iPhone 5 when they are travelling to Ireland.This page has instructions showing you what you'll need to power the iPhone 5 when you're in Ireland by using their 230 volt 50Hz Type G Irish power outlet, the Irish will use a 13 amp plug for charging. When travelling to Ireland from another country double check the iPhone 5 can be charged using a 240v supply. If your iPhone 5 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v check the iPhone 5 is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overheating when powering up. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5.

Charging the iPhone 5 in Ireland

Can you use the iPhone 5 in Ireland?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 5 to an Irish power outlet.

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

If travelling with more than just your iPhone 5 the best travel power adapter for Ireland to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world just by changing the included plugs over. If your iPhone 5 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these types of USB power chargers, along with support for more power hungry devices. Having a 4 port adapter will also allow you to power multiple devices at the same time without needing to bring seperate power adapters on your Irish trip or occupying additional wall sockets. By only packing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage. Due to their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when you return home as well as abroad 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.

We suggest buying a multipurpose travel adapter similar to this online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Ireland

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which is necessary when visiting regions with unstable power supplies. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Ireland and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 option for travellers originating from America visiting Ireland.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from North America using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Ireland. [6] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 5 in Ireland?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPhone 5 from an Irish power outlet

Using a Lightning connector and a 3 pinned Type G power charger to charge the iPhone 5 from an Irish power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge your iPhone 5 using an Irish power outlet you'll need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the USB cable is usually included with the iPhone 5).
  2. First plug in the Type G USB power adapter into the Irish power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by three vertical slots in a triangular pattern for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5. The iPhone 5 Lightning connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 5 under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Irish power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of your cell will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is charging and takes between 60-240 minutes to fully recharge.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPhone 5 from an Irish power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Ireland Wikipedia web page
  2. Apple - official iPhone user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - A Type G USB charger has three thick rectangular blades in a triangular shape with the longer top blade acting as the earthing pin, estimated cost between $10 to $15 USD (around £15 GBP / under C$15).
  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, between $10 to $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under C$15).
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costs around $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).