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

A guide showing you how to recharge your iPhone 5C from a Sammarinese power outlet with an Apple USB Lightning cable with a Type L power charger, charging the iPhone 5C using a 2 pinned Europlug Type C power plug and how to recharge the iPhone 5C using a double pin Type F Schuko USB adapter

Sammarinese power outlet

Complicated voltages and standards can often be confusing when planning to travel to another country, especially for the first time traveller. The following simple guide will show you what you'll need to supply power to your iPhone 5C in San Marino by using the standard Type F, C or L 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. You'll discover most power sockets will vary depending on which region you're taking a trip to therefore please read the WikiConnections global power connections page for a full list showing charging devices in different destinations. If you are travelling to San Marino from a different country check your iPhone 5C can be used with a 240v supply. If the iPhone 5C originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure the device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from overloading whilst powering it. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5C.

Charging the iPhone 5C in San Marino

Can you use the iPhone 5C in San Marino?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 5C in San Marino.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 5C in San Marino?

When travelling with more than your iPhone 5C then the best international travel charger for San Marino is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Sammarinese use three different standards of wall outlets (F, C and L) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the supplied heads over. If your iPhone 5C is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of power chargers plus support for more power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel adapters having a four port charger will also allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to buy individual power chargers for your Sammarinese trip or occupying additional power outlets. By only bringing a single travel charger will help keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage as well as being on hand for charging your iPhone 5C at an airport or on a plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers without needing an additional wall outlet.

If you travel frequently we recommend buying this type of flexible power charger online, the power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for San Marino

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both San Marino and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact option for travellers originating from North America going to San Marino.
  • 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. This is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting San Marino. [10] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 5C in San Marino?

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

Instructions showing how to charge the iPhone 5C with a Sammarinese power outlet with the Lightning Apple cable with a 2 pinned Europlug Type C power charger.

  1. To power your iPhone 5C from the Sammarinese power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should usually supply this cable with your iPhone 5C).
  2. Start by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the Sammarinese power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 2 round holes adjacent to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins slide into.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger 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. Switch on the Sammarinese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your phone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is recharging and takes between 1-4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 5C from a Sammarinese power outlet

Powering the iPhone 5C with a Sammarinese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

Using the Lightning Apple connector and a double pin Type F Schuko USB adapter to charge the iPhone 5C from a Sammarinese power outlet.

  1. If you want to power the iPhone 5C using a Sammarinese power outlet you will need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the cable is usually already supplied with the device).
  2. First insert the Type F USB power adapter into the wall outlet. You can identify this wall supply by two 4.8mm circular holes 19 mm adjacent to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins slide into, plus a pair of two thin grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB Apple Lightning power cord into the power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5C. The iPhone 5C Lightning connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 5C under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Sammarinese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPhone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is powering up, typically taking around 60-240 minutes to recharge.
Powering the iPhone 5C with a Sammarinese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

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

A guide showing you how to recharge your iPhone 5C from a Sammarinese power outlet with an Apple USB Lightning cable with a Type L power charger.

  1. To supply power to the iPhone 5C using the Sammarinese power outlet you'll need to use a Type L USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will typically supply this cable with your iPhone 5C).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type L USB power adapter in the Sammarinese power outlet. You can recognise the squashed hexagon shaped wall supply by 3 large round adjecent holes forming a line for live, neutral and earth pins. You'll find there are two variations of Type L wall supply, one rated for 10 amps and one at 16 amps. The 10 amp power outlet has 4mm pins spaced 5.5mm apart whilst the 16 amp version has slightly larger 5mm thick round pins spaced 8mm apart.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB Apple Lightning power cord into the 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 Sammarinese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPhone 5C will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is powering up, typically taking around 60-240 minutes to recharge.
How to use a Type L power charger for recharging your iPhone 5C from a Sammarinese power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Sammarinese Wikipedia 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, £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, £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, around £10.
  8. iec.ch - Type L power outlet
  9. Type L USB power adapter - Earthed Type L USB chargers comprise of three 4mm pins placed in parallel 5.5mm apart, costs £10-£15.
  10. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, £10-£15.