How to charge your iPhone 5C from a power outlet in Poland

A page on how to recharge the iPhone 5C with a Polish power outlet with an Apple USB Lightning connector and a two pinned Type C Europlug power charger and how to charge the iPhone 5C using a double pin Type E USB charger.

Polish power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of standards and sockets can all be confusing when planning to travel to another country, especially if you've never visited before. This isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of sockets used in the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need to purchase in advance to power the iPhone 5C in Poland. When going to Poland this page has instructions showing how to charge your iPhone 5C using their standard types E or C Polish 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets, you will find most Poles will normally use Type E sockets in their plug outlets. You will discover power sockets are different regionally so we recommend reading the power supplies list for a complete list of countries. If visiting Poland from a different region double check the iPhone 5C can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure the iPhone 5C is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to avoid the device from being damaged during charging. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5C.

Charging the iPhone 5C in Poland

Can you use the iPhone 5C in Poland?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 5C in Poland by using a power convertor.

What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 5C in Poland?

When you are travelling to multiple countries then the best international travel power adapter for Poland is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different standards of plug sockets that Poles use (types E and C) 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 in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by changing the included plugs. If your type of iPhone 5C can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times with one of these power adapters, along with support for certain power hungry devices like tablets.

This means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to buy seperate power chargers or using up additional wall sockets. By only bringing a single USB travel charger will also keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to 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 without using up an additional power outlet.

We suggest searching for this type of versatile travel charger at your preferred electronics retailer. The travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Poland

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, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Poland 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 most popular portable power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Poland.
  • 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 more cost effective 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 ideal for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Poland. [8] [AD]
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 5C in Poland?

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

A guide on how to power your iPhone 5C with a Polish power outlet by using an Apple Lightning cable and a double pin Type C Europlug USB adapter.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 5C using a Polish power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple should typically include the USB cable when you first purchase your iPhone 5C.
  2. First you'll need to plug in the Type C USB power adapter into the Polish power outlet. The power supply (sometimes called a Type C power outlet [3] or Europlug) is recognised by the two adjacent holes for live and neutral.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB Lightning charging cord into the 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 your iPhone 5C.
  4. Turn on the Polish power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPhone 5C will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is powering up which typically takes between 1-4 hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 5C from a Polish power outlet

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

Using the Apple Lightning cable with a Type E USB adapter to charge the iPhone 5C from a Polish power outlet.

  1. To power your iPhone 5C from the Polish power outlet you will need a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - the USB cable is usually already supplied with your device.
  2. Begin by taking the Type E USB power adapter and inserting it into the power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by two 4.8mm circular holes 19mm adjacent to each other for live and neutral pins plus a metal earth pin protruding from the top in a triangle configuration.
  3. Connect one end of the USB Apple Lightning power cord into the USB power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5C. The iPhone 5C Lightning connector is situated at bottom of the iPhone 5C under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Polish 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 5C is recharging taking roughly 60 to 240 minutes to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPhone 5C from a Polish power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia entry about Poland
  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, £5-£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 £10-£15.
  6. iec.ch - Type E power outlet
  7. 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, £5-£10.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, around £10.