Charging your iPhone 5C from a power outlet in Slovenia

Using a Lightning Apple cable and a Type C Europlug power adapter to recharge your iPhone 5C with a Slovenian power outlet and charging the iPhone 5C using a two pin Type F USB charger.

Slovenian power outlet

Various combinations of voltages and region codes can all lead to confusion when planning to visit another country if you've never visited before. These instructions have been written to stop you having to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPhone 5C when you're staying abroad.This page contains instructions telling you what you'll need to power your iPhone 5C when travelling to Slovenia using their standard F or C type Slovenian 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. You will find power supplies differ depending on which region you are travelling to so please read the power supplies and Europe page for a full list of countries. When travelling to Slovenia from another region ensure that your iPhone 5C can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If your iPhone 5C was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts make sure that your iPhone 5C is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to prevent the device from overheating whilst powering it. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5C.

Charging the iPhone 5C in Slovenia

Can the iPhone 5C be used in Slovenia?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 5C to a Slovenian power outlet by using the correct power convertor.

Slovenia

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

If travelling to more than one country then the best travel charger for Slovenia is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two standards of plug sockets that Slovenians use (F and C) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C. Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world just by switching the included heads. If your iPhone 5C supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these USB power adapters plus additional support for more power demanding devices.

Having a four port adapter means you can recharge multiple devices at once without needing to bring seperate travel adapters for your Slovenian trip. By only needing a single USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage. Because of their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets and smartphones without needing an additional plug socket.

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

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 visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel adapters come 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 adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact option for travellers originating from America going to Slovenia.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs. This is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Slovenia. [8]
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 5C in Slovenia?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPhone 5C from a Slovenian power outlet

Using a Lightning Apple cable and a Type C Europlug power adapter to recharge your iPhone 5C with a Slovenian power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 5C from a Slovenian power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should normally supply the USB cable when you buy your iPhone 5C).
  2. Firstly you'll need to plug the Type C USB power adapter into the Slovenian power outlet. You can identify the wall outlet by the two adjacent holes next to each other where the live and neutral pins slide into.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Apple USB charging cord into the bottom of the USB mains 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. Turn on the Slovenian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your mobile will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 5C is charging which takes between one-four hours to recharge.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPhone 5C from a Slovenian power outlet

How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPhone 5C from a Slovenian power outlet

A page showing how to recharge the iPhone 5C from a Slovenian power outlet with a Lightning Apple cable and a Type F Schuko power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPhone 5C using a Slovenian power outlet you'll need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - usually supplied with your device by Apple.
  2. Start by plugging the Type F USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can identify the power supply by the two large round adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral along with a pair of thin grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of 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 Slovenian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the cell screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is recharging which should take roughly one to four hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPhone 5C from a Slovenian power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Slovenia entry on wikipedia
  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, £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, estimated cost £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, costing £10-£15.