Charging the iPhone 5 when staying in Slovenia

Using a USB Lightning Apple cable with a double pinned Type C USB adapter to power your iPhone 5 with a Slovenian power outlet and how to charge the iPhone 5 using a Type F Schuko USB plug.

Slovenian power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of region codes and voltages can often be daunting when planning to visit a new country if you've never been there before. However this isn't as complicated as it appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets used throughout the world this article shows exactly what you'll need in advance to charge the iPhone 5 . These guidelines were specifically written to help assist people wanting to power their iPhone 5 when they're staying in Slovenia.If staying in Slovenia these useful instructions show how to power your iPhone 5 by using their types F or C 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. If you are travelling to Slovenia from a different country please make sure that your iPhone 5 can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If your iPhone 5 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure the device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to prevent the device from overheating when powering up. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5.

Charging the iPhone 5 in Slovenia

Can the iPhone 5 be used in Slovenia?

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

Slovenia

What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 5 in Slovenia?

When travelling to multiple countries or bringing more than just your iPhone 5 then the best international travel adapter for Slovenia to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Slovenes use two different types of power outlets (F and C) and using a power adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by changing the included plugs over. If your iPhone 5 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times by using one of these types of power adapters and additional support for certain power hungry devices. This will also allow you to power more than one device at the same time without needing to pack individual travel chargers or occupying additional wall sockets. Only packing a single USB travel charger will also keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand luggage. Due to their space saving versatility these types of chargers can be used back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers without needing an additional wall outlet.

We recommend searching for this type of flexible travel adapter at your preferred electronics retailer - the power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Slovenia

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be crucial for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids. These power adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Slovenia.
  • 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 from North America using type B plugs and is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a flexible 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 majority of travellers from around the world visiting Slovenia. [8]
What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 5 in Slovenia?

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

Using a USB Lightning Apple cable with a double pinned Type C USB adapter to power your iPhone 5 with a Slovenian power outlet.

  1. To power the iPhone 5 using a Slovenian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple typically supply the cable with the iPhone 5).
  2. Begin by inserting the Type C USB power adapter into the Slovenian power outlet. The plug supply (sometimes called a Europlug) can be recognised by the 2 round holes adjacent to each other where the twin plug outlet pins sit.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB power 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. Switch on the Slovenian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the mobile screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is powering up and takes roughly 1 to 4 hours to recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone 5 with a Slovenian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

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

Instructions showing you how to power your iPhone 5 with a Slovenian power outlet with a Lightning Apple cable and a double pinned Type F USB adapter.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 5 from the Slovenian 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 normally supplied with your device by Apple.
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type F USB power adapter in the power supply. You can recognise the wall outlet by the two 4.8mm circular adjacent holes for live and neutral and a pair of metal grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB Lightning cable into the bottom of the power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5. You can find the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5 situated at the bottom of the iPhone 5.
  4. Turn on the Slovenian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPhone 5 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 5 is charging, typically taking between 60-240 minutes to fully recharge.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 5 from a Slovenian power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Slovenian 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, estimated price £10-£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, £15-£20.
  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, £15-£20.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, £10-£15.