Charging the iPhone 5S in Bulgaria

Learn how to charge the iPhone 5S from a Bulgarian power outlet using a USB Lightning Apple connector with a Type C Europlug USB charger and how to charge the iPhone 5S using a two pinned Type F power adapter.

Bulgarian power outlet

Various standards and plugs can all be daunting when planning to travel to another country especially to the first time traveller. These guidelines were specifically written to stop people having to worry if they'll be able to power their iPhone 5S when they're abroad.If you are going to Bulgaria the following instructions show how to charge the iPhone 5S using the standard F or C type 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. If you are travelling to Bulgaria from a different country please ensure that your iPhone 5S can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts ensure your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional converter to prevent the device from being damaged when powering up. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5S.

Charging the iPhone 5S in Bulgaria

Can you use the iPhone 5S in Bulgaria?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 5S to a Bulgarian power outlet.

What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 5S in Bulgaria?

If you are travelling to multiple countries and bringing more than just your iPhone 5S the best international travel charger for Bulgaria is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Bulgarians use two different standards of wall outlets (F and C) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the supplied plugs. If your model of iPhone 5S is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these types of USB power chargers, along with support for more power hungry devices. Unlike other travel adapters this means you can charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack individual travel adapters for your trip. Because you are only packing a single USB travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling as well as being on hand for recharging your iPhone 5S at the airport or on a plane. Due to their versatility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets without using up an additional plug socket.

We suggest searching for this type of versatile power charger at your preferred electronics retailer - the multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Bulgaria

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial for visitors of counties with unstable power grids. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Bulgaria and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable option for travellers originating from America visiting Bulgaria.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from North America using type B plugs and gives almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a flexible 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 ideal for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Bulgaria.
What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 5S in Bulgaria?

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

Learn how to charge the iPhone 5S from a Bulgarian power outlet using a USB Lightning Apple connector with a Type C Europlug USB charger.

  1. To power the iPhone 5S from a Bulgarian power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (usually already included with your iPhone 5S by Apple).
  2. Begin by plugging the Type C USB power adapter in the power outlet. The wall supply, sometimes known as a Europlug or Type C power outlet [3], is identified by 2 round holes adjacent to each other where the two plug outlet pins go.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB charging cable into the mains USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5S. The iPhone 5S Lightning connector is situated at bottom of the iPhone 5S under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Bulgarian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your iPhone 5S will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is recharging taking around 1 - 4 hours to completely recharge.
Charging the iPhone 5S from a Bulgarian power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Charging the iPhone 5S from a Bulgarian power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

The Wiki Connections guide on how to recharge the iPhone 5S from a Bulgarian power outlet using a USB Lightning Apple connector with a Type F Schuko USB charger.

  1. In order to power the iPhone 5S from the Bulgarian power outlet you will need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple should normally include this cable when you buy the iPhone 5S.
  2. First plug in the Type F USB power adapter into the Bulgarian power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by the two circular holes 19 mm adjacent to each other and two thin grounding clips above and below.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB Lightning cord into the USB 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. Turn on the Bulgarian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your cellphone will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is charging and takes roughly one-four hours to fully recharge.
Charging the iPhone 5S from a Bulgarian power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bulgaria - wikipedia.org entry about Bulgaria
  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