Charging the iPhone 5S from a power outlet in Albania

Learn how to charge your iPhone 5S with an Albanian power outlet using the USB Lightning Apple cable and a Europlug Type C power adapter and charging the iPhone 5S using a Schuko Type F USB plug.

Albanian power outlet

Complicated combinations of voltages and plug types can often be daunting when planning to travel to a new country, especially to the first time traveller. This page contains simple instructions which shows how to supply power to the iPhone 5S when you are visiting Albania using their standard F or C type Albanian 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. Power sockets will vary depending on which area you are travelling to so please read the Europe and power supplies page for a full list of regions and countries. When travelling to Albania from a different country please check that your iPhone 5S can accept a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure your device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from overloading whilst powering it up. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5S.

Charging the iPhone 5S in Albania

Can the iPhone 5S be used in Albania?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 5S to an Albanian power outlet.

What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 5S in Albania?

If you are travelling to multiple countries and bringing along more than your iPhone 5S then the best international travel adapter for Albania is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Albanians use two different types of power outlets (types F and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the supplied plugs over. If your type of iPhone 5S supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these USB power adapters and additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets. This will also allow you to charge more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel chargers for your Albanian trip or using up additional power sockets. Only bringing a single international travel charger will also keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage and convenient for charging your iPhone 5S at the airport or on your flight. Due to their space saving versatility these types of chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and smartphones with just a single power outlet.

We recommend buying this type of versatile power adapter online; the multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

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 5S, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is useful for travellers to counties with unstable power supplies. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact option for travellers originating from America visiting Albania.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs and offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 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 Albania.
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 5S in Albania?

Charging the iPhone 5S from an Albanian power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Using the USB Lightning Apple cable with a Type C Europlug power adapter to recharge the iPhone 5S with an Albanian power outlet.

  1. If you want to power the iPhone 5S using the Albanian power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - this USB cable is normally already included with your iPhone 5S.
  2. Start by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the Albanian power outlet. The wall outlet (sometimes called the Type C power outlet [3] or Europlug) is identified by the two adjacent holes for live and neutral pins.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the mains power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5S. You can find the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5S situated at the bottom of the iPhone 5S.
  4. Turn on the Albanian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the phone will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 5S is charging which typically takes roughly 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPhone 5S from an Albanian power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPhone 5S from an Albanian power outlet

The Wiki Connections page showing how to charge your iPhone 5S with an Albanian power outlet with the USB Lightning Apple cable with a Type F Schuko power adapter.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 5S from an Albanian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will usually include this USB cable when you buy the iPhone 5S).
  2. Begin by taking the Type F USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. The circular power supply (sometimes called the Schuko outlet) can be identified by the two 4.8mm round adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral pins along with thin grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the mains power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5S. You can find the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5S situated at the bottom of the iPhone 5S.
  4. Turn on the Albanian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of the mobile will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 5S is powering up and takes roughly 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPhone 5S from an Albanian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albania - Albania Wiki page
  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, costing £15-£20.
  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, 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, priced at £10-£15.