Charging the iPhone 5S when planning a trip to Belarus

The Wiki Connections page showing how to recharge the iPhone 5S from a Belarus power outlet with the USB Lightning Apple connector with a Type C Europlug power adapter and powering the iPhone 5S using a Type F Schuko power adapter.

Belarus power outlet

Complicated combinations of frequencies and standards can often be confusing when planning on staying in another country if you've never visited before. These instructions have been specifically written to prevent you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPhone 5S abroad.This page contains simple instructions which shows how to supply power to the iPhone 5S when you're visiting Belarus using the types F or C 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. If you are travelling to Belarus from another country ensure that your iPhone 5S can be charged using a 240v supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts double check the device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to avoid the device from over-heating when powering up. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5S.

Charging the iPhone 5S in Belarus

Can you use the iPhone 5S in Belarus?

You can use the iPhone 5S in Belarus by using a power adaptor.

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

When travelling with more than just your iPhone 5S the best international travel adapter for Belarus is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two standards of plug sockets in Belarus (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 recharging times with one of these types of USB power adapters along with compatibility with certain power hungry devices. Having a four port adapter means you can recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple power adapters. Only needing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage while travelling. Because of their versatility these types of chargers can be used when you return home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets with just a single wall outlet.

We recommend buying this type of versatile power adapter online; the power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Belarus

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices using USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unreliable power grids. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, 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 portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America going to Belarus using 3 pin type B plug sockets.
  • 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 originating from the US using type B plugs. This gives almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Belarus.
What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 5S in Belarus?

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

The Wiki Connections page showing how to charge your iPhone 5S with a Belarus power outlet with the USB Lightning Apple cable and a Type C Europlug power adapter.

  1. To charge the iPhone 5S from a Belarus power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (usually supplied with your iPhone 5S).
  2. Insert the Type C USB power adapter into the Belarus power outlet. The wall outlet (sometimes called the Type C power outlet [3] or Europlug) can be identified by the 2 round adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5S. The iPhone 5S Lightning connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 5S under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Belarus power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPhone 5S screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is charging which typically takes roughly 1-4 hours to recharge.
Powering the iPhone 5S with a Belarus power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

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

Using the Apple Lightning connector with a Schuko Type F USB charger to charge your iPhone 5S with a Belarus power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPhone 5S using the Belarus power outlet you will need to use a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple will typically supply the cable with the iPhone 5S.
  2. Start by taking the Type F USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. The circular wall outlet can be recognised by two circular holes 19 mm apart from each other where the twin plug outlet pins slide into along with two metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in one end of the Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5S. The iPhone 5S Lightning connector can be found at bottom of your iPhone 5S under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Belarus power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the phone will display a charge icon to indicate that the mobile is charging which takes between 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPhone 5S from a Belarus power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belarus - Wikipedia.org web page about Belarus
  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
  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
  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
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters