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

Simple instructions showing how to charge the iPhone 5C from an Albanian power outlet with an Apple Lightning cable with a Type C power charger and charging the iPhone 5C using a 2 pinned Schuko Type F power plug.

Albanian power outlet

Varying different combinations of frequencies and region codes can all cause confusion when planning on staying in a foreign country if you've never visited before. This isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used throughout the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need in advance to charge your iPhone 5C in Albania. These instructions have been written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge the iPhone 5C abroad.This page contains a useful guide telling you what you'll need to supply power to your iPhone 5C when you are visiting Albania by using the standard Type F or C 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. When you are visiting Albania from a different region please ensure 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) check your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from over-heating whilst powering it up. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5C.

Charging the iPhone 5C in Albania

Can you use the iPhone 5C in Albania?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 5C in Albania.

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

If travelling to multiple countries the best travel power adapter for Albania to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two types of plug sockets that Albanians use (types F and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world simply by switching the included heads over. If your model of iPhone 5C can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters plus support for certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Having a four port charger will allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring individual power chargers 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 sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers without needing an additional power outlet.

We suggest buying this type of flexible power adapter at an electronics retailer. The power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Albania

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 5C, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international 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 - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and offers almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with only 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 power charger for the iPhone 5C in Albania?

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

Simple instructions showing how to charge the iPhone 5C from an Albanian power outlet with an Apple Lightning cable with a Type C power charger.

  1. To supply power to the iPhone 5C using the Albanian power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - the cable is usually already supplied with the device.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type C USB power adapter into the Albanian power outlet. This unearthed wall supply (sometimes known as the Europlug) can be identified by two circular holes adjacent to each other.
  3. Connect the USB end of the power cable 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 Albanian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPhone 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 C power charger for recharging your iPhone 5C from an Albanian power outlet

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

Learn how to recharge the iPhone 5C with an Albanian power outlet by using the Lightning Apple connector with a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB charger.

  1. In order to charge your iPhone 5C using an Albanian power outlet you will need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the USB cable is usually already supplied with the iPhone 5C).
  2. Plug in the Type F USB power adapter in the wall outlet. The recessed circular plug outlet can be identified by two large round adjacent holes next to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins go and grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5C. The iPhone 5C Lightning connector can be found at bottom of your iPhone 5C under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Albanian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your iPhone will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 5C is recharging which typically takes roughly 1 to 4 hours to completely recharge.
Powering the iPhone 5C with an Albanian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albania - Albanian entry on Wikipedia
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/1000/MA1565/en_US/iphone_user_guide.pdf - Official iPhone user guide
  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, estimated cost around £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 price around £4.
  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, around £15.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, £10-£15.