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

How to connect a Cypriot power outlet to the iPhone 5

Cypriot power outlet

Various combinations of standards and plugs can all be confusing when planning to stay in another country especially to the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of standards being used throughout the world this article shows exactly what to pick up in advance to power the iPhone 5 . If you're going to Cyprus this page has instructions showing how to charge your iPhone 5 using the standard 240 volt 50Hz G Type power outlet, with the Cypriots using a 13 amp plug for charging. When travelling to Cyprus from another country check your iPhone 5 can accept a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v ensure the iPhone 5 is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from overloading when charging it. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5.

Charging the iPhone 5 in Cyprus

Can the iPhone 5 be used in Cyprus?

You can use the iPhone 5 in Cyprus by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best power charger for the iPhone 5 in Cyprus?

When you are travelling with more than just your iPhone 5 then the best international travel charger for Cyprus is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [6]. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the plugs over. If your model of iPhone 5 supports Fast Charge (note not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker charging times by using one of these types of power chargers, along with additional support for certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Having a 4 port charger will also allow you to charge multiple devices at once without needing to buy multiple travel chargers for your trip. By only bringing a single USB travel charger will also keep the overall size down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage as well as being convenient for recharging your iPhone 5 at the airport or on a flight. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of adapters can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and phones without needing an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling on a regular basis we recommend buying this type of flexible power adapter online. The travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Cyprus

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] 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 these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be necessary for travellers to regions with unreliable power supplies. These travel adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 best selling portable option for travellers originating from America visiting Cyprus using 3 pin 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 more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Cyprus.
What is the best power charger for the iPhone 5 in Cyprus?

Powering the iPhone 5 with a Cypriot power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

The Wiki Connections page on how to recharge the iPhone 5 with a Cypriot power outlet with a Lightning Apple cable with a Type G power adapter.

  1. In order to power the iPhone 5 using the Cypriot power outlet you'll need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], normally supplied with the iPhone 5.
  2. Begin by taking the Type G USB power adapter and plugging it in the power supply. You can recognise the plug supply by three vertical rectangular slots with shutters forming a triangle configuration for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Lightning charging cable into the USB mains 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 your iPhone 5.
  4. Switch on the Cypriot power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPhone 5 will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is charging and takes between 60 to 240 minutes to recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone 5 with a Cypriot power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyprus - Cyprus 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/typeG.htm - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - Provides power from a type G mains power supply
  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. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters