Charging your iPhone 5C from a power outlet in Netherlands

Using a USB Lightning Apple cable and a Type C Europlug power adapter to power the iPhone 5C with a Dutch power outlet and how to power the iPhone 5C using a Type F Schuko power adapter.

Dutch power outlet

Varying different region codes and voltages can all be confusing when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never been there before. This page has been written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPhone 5C when staying abroad.When you are staying in Netherlands these instructions show how to supply power to the iPhone 5C by using their standard Type F or C 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets, Type F wall outlets are normally used by a majority of Dutch. If visiting Netherlands from a different region please check the iPhone 5C can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure your device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from over-heating when powering up. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5C.

Charging the iPhone 5C in Netherlands

Can the iPhone 5C be used in Netherlands?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 5C to a Dutch power outlet.

What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 5C in Netherlands?

If you are travelling to multiple countries and bringing along more than your iPhone 5C then the best international travel adapter for Netherlands is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two standards of plug sockets in Netherlands (F and C) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type C. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the included plugs over. If your type of iPhone 5C is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times by using one of these USB power adapters and additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other adapters having a four port adapter will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple power adapters or occupying additional wall outlets. Because you are only needing a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage and convenient for charging your iPhone 5C at the airport or on your flight. Due to their versatility these types of chargers can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets without needing an additional plug socket.

If you travel to Netherlands we suggest searching for this type of flexible power adapter online; the travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Netherlands

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 5C, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 portable option for travellers originating from America going to Netherlands.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs and offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Netherlands. [8] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 5C in Netherlands?

Charging the iPhone 5C from a Dutch power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Using a USB Lightning Apple cable and a Type C Europlug power adapter to power the iPhone 5C with a Dutch power outlet.

  1. To charge the iPhone 5C from a Dutch power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (usually included with the device by Apple).
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it in the Dutch power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the two round holes next to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Apple Lightning power cord into the mains power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5C. You can find the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5C situated at the bottom of the iPhone 5C.
  4. Turn on the Dutch power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the phone will display a charge icon to indicate that the mobile is recharging, typically taking between one-four hours to recharge.
Charging the iPhone 5C from a Dutch power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 5C from a Dutch power outlet

Using the USB Lightning Apple cable and a Type F Schuko power adapter to recharge your iPhone 5C with a Dutch power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPhone 5C using a Dutch power outlet you'll need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], typically already included with the device by Apple.
  2. Start by plugging the Type F USB power adapter into the power supply. You can identify this plug supply by the two large round adjacent holes next to each other where the live and neutral pins go, plus two metal grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the mains power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5C. You can find the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5C situated at the bottom of the iPhone 5C.
  4. Turn on the Dutch power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the mobile will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is recharging, typically taking between 1 - 4 hours to recharge.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 5C from a Dutch power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Dutch country Wiki 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, priced around £10.
  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, estimated price £10-£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, estimated cost £15-£20.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated price under £15.