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

Using an Apple USB Lightning connector and a three pinned Type D USB adapter to recharge your iPhone 5 from a Monacan power outlet, powering the iPhone 5 using a 2 pinned Europlug Type C power plug and recharging the iPhone 5 using a two pinned Type E USB plug

Monacan power outlet

Varying different combinations of voltages and plug types can all be confusing when planning to travel to another country, especially if you've never visited before. These guidelines were written to prepare people wanting to charge their iPhone 5 abroad.When you're staying in Monaco this page contains instructions showing how to charge your iPhone 5 using their standard types D, C, E or F Monacan 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets, most Monegasques will normally use Type D sockets in their plug outlets. When you are travelling to Monaco from another region please ensure the iPhone 5 can be used with a 240v supply. If your iPhone 5 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts make sure your device is dual-voltage (marked with 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 that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5.

Charging the iPhone 5 in Monaco

Can you use the iPhone 5 in Monaco?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 5 in Monaco by using the correct power convertor.

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

When you are travelling to multiple countries the best international travel power adapter for Monaco is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are four different standards of wall outlets that Monacans use (types D, C, E and F) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world just by changing the supplied heads. If your iPhone 5 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these types of power chargers and additional compatibility with more power demanding devices. Unlike other travel adapters having a 4 port adapter will also allow you to charge multiple devices at once without needing to buy individual travel adapters or occupying additional power outlets. Only packing a single international USB travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to their flexibility these types of power chargers can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets with only a single wall outlet.

We suggest buying a versatile travel charger similar to this online, the power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Monaco

The 4 port USB travel charger 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 the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power 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 converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable option for travellers originating from North America going to Monaco.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at 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 a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Monaco. [12] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 5 in Monaco?

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

Using an Apple Lightning cable and a double pin Type C Europlug USB adapter to power your iPhone 5 from a Monacan power outlet.

  1. In order to charge your iPhone 5 using a Monacan power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - the cable is usually already included with your device by Apple.
  2. Begin by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it into the power supply. You can identify the plug outlet by the 2 adjacent holes where the twin plug outlet pins go.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the power charger 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 Monacan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPhone 5 will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is powering up which typically takes between 1-4 hours to fully recharge.
Powering the iPhone 5 with a Monacan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type D power charger for charging your iPhone 5 from a Monacan power outlet

Using an Apple Lightning cable and a Type D USB adapter to charge your iPhone 5 from a Monacan power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the iPhone 5 using a Monacan power outlet you will need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should typically include the USB cable when you purchase the iPhone 5).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type D USB power adapter in the Monacan power outlet. This wall supply (technically known as a Type D power outlet [6]) can be identified by the three round holes forming a triangle configuration for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB Apple Lightning cord into the bottom of the USB power 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. Switch on the Monacan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your phone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 5 is recharging which should take around 60-240 minutes to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type D power charger for charging your iPhone 5 from a Monacan power outlet

How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPhone 5 from a Monacan power outlet

A guide on how to power your iPhone 5 with a Monacan power outlet by using an Apple Lightning cable with a Type E USB adapter.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 5 from a Monacan power outlet you will need a Type E USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the cable is usually already included with your device by Apple).
  2. Insert the Type E USB power adapter in the Monacan power outlet. The sunken round wall supply (sometimes known as the Type E power outlet [8] or CEE 7/7 outlet) can be recognised by the two large circular holes 19mm adjacent to each other for live and neutral plus a metal earth pin protruding from the top forming a triangle configuration.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple USB Lightning cord into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5. The iPhone 5 Lightning connector is situated at bottom of your iPhone 5 under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Monacan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the cell screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the mobile is charging and takes between 1 - 4 hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPhone 5 from a Monacan power outlet

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

Instructions showing how to recharge your iPhone 5 from a Monacan power outlet with the Lightning Apple connector with a 2 pinned Type F power charger.

  1. To power the iPhone 5 from the Monacan power outlet you will need a Type F USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the USB cable is usually already supplied with your device).
  2. Insert the Type F USB power adapter in the Monacan power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by two large circular adjacent holes next to each other, plus a pair of two grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB Apple Lightning power cord into the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5. The iPhone 5 Lightning connector is situated at bottom of your iPhone 5 under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Monacan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of your phone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 5 is recharging and takes roughly one to four hours to recharge.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 5 from a Monacan power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Monaco 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, priced under £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, priced at under £15.
  6. iec.ch - Type D power outlet
  7. Type D USB power adapter - The three pinned earthed Type D USB chargers have large rounded pins placed in a triangular shape, costs £5-£10.
  8. iec.ch - Type E power outlet
  9. Type E USB power adapter - There are two 4.8mm pins on Type E USB chargers which are placed 19mm apart and may include a hole for an earthing pin, priced at £5-£10.
  10. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  11. 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, £10-£15.
  12. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costs £10-£15.