Charging the iPhone 5S when visiting Denmark

How to connect a Danish power outlet to the iPhone 5S

Danish power outlet

Complicated combinations of standards and voltages can often cause confusion when planning to stay in a different country, especially if you've never visited before. The following step by step guide shows you how to power your iPhone 5S when you're visiting Denmark by using their Type K Danish 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets, you will find most Danes use Type K power outlets. When travelling to Denmark from another country check your iPhone 5S can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts make sure that 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. If you plan on staying somewhere like Copenhagen or Aarhus we also recommend referring to the Denmark wikipedia page [1] for further information on the location. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5S.

Charging the iPhone 5S in Denmark

Can you use the iPhone 5S in Denmark?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 5S to a Danish power outlet.

What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 5S in Denmark?

The best power adapter for Denmark is a Type K USB charger [4] which allows you to use your iPhone 5S.

What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 5S in Denmark?

How to use a Type K power charger for recharging your iPhone 5S from a Danish power outlet

Learn how to power the iPhone 5S with a Danish power outlet with the Lightning Apple cable with a double pin Type K USB charger.

  1. To charge the iPhone 5S using a Danish power outlet you will need to use a Type K USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple typically supply this USB cable when you purchase your iPhone 5S.
  2. Start the process by taking the Type K USB power adapter and inserting it into the power outlet. You can identify the plug supply by three large holes in an inverted triangular pattern for the live, neutral and ground.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5S. The iPhone 5S Lightning connector is situated at bottom of the iPhone 5S under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Danish 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 between 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type K power charger for recharging your iPhone 5S from a Danish power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Denmark - Denmark wikipedia 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/typeK.htm - Type K power outlet
  4. Type K USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type K mains power outlet, under £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, priced at £4-£5.