How to charge the iPhone when staying in Albania

The WikiConnections page on how to power your iPhone from an Albanian power outlet with a USB 30-pin cable with a Type C power charger and charging the iPhone using a 2 pinned Type F USB adapter.

Albanian power outlet

Varying different combinations of voltages and standards can often be confusing when planning to travel to a different country if you've never visited before. These instructions were written to assist visitors wanting to charge their iPhone when they are travelling abroad.This useful guide shows what you'll need to supply power to your iPhone when you're in Albania using their F or C type 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. When you are visiting Albania from a different country double check your iPhone can accept a 240v supply. If the iPhone originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure that the iPhone is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from overloading when powering up.

This page details the iPhone 1st generation, the original iPhone is missing some features which have since been introduced to more recent iPhones. Visit the Apple category page for the full range of Apple iPhones. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 3 or greater on the iPhone.

Charging the iPhone in Albania

Can the iPhone be used in Albania?

You can connect the iPhone to an Albanian power outlet by using a power convertor.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone in Albania?

When you are travelling to multiple countries the best travel charger for Albania is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two different standards of power outlets in Albania (types F and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 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 model of iPhone can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these power chargers and additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Having a 4 port charger means you can power multiple devices at once without needing to pack seperate power chargers on your trip to Albania or occupying additional power outlets. By only packing a single lightweight travel charger will keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage as well as being convenient for recharging your iPhone at the airport or on the plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets and phones without using up an additional power outlet.

If you travel frequently we recommend searching for an adaptable power charger similar to this at an electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Albania

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be useful when visiting counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Albania 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 best selling portable power converter for travellers originating from America going to Albania using 3 pinned type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter 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 price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a 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 suitable for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Albania.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone in Albania?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone from an Albanian power outlet

Using an Apple 30 pin cable with a 2 pinned Type C USB adapter to recharge your iPhone from an Albanian power outlet.

  1. To power your iPhone from the Albanian power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple should usually supply this USB cable with your iPhone.
  2. Plug in the Type C USB power adapter into the wall outlet. You can recognise the power outlet by 2 holes next to each other.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone. The iPhone dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone.
  4. Switch on the Albanian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPhone will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is charging which takes around 1 to 4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone from an Albanian power outlet

Charging the iPhone from an Albanian power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

The WikiConnections page on how to power your iPhone from an Albanian power outlet with a USB 30-pin cable with a Type F power charger.

  1. In order to charge the iPhone from the Albanian power outlet you'll need to use a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple normally include the USB cable with your iPhone.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type F USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This sunken circular power outlet can be identified by two 4.8mm circular adjacent holes next to each other and grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the mains USB adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone. The iPhone dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone.
  4. Turn on the Albanian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the iPhone will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is recharging and takes between one-four hours to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Charging the iPhone from an Albanian power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albania - Albania country page on wikipedia.org
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/0/MA616/en_US/iPhone_iOS3.1_User_Guide.pdf - The original iPhone product manual
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet, priced at £15-£20.
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music, £5-£10.
  6. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  7. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F mains power outlet, priced at around £15.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated cost £10-£15.