Charging the iPhone 5S when visiting Cyprus

How to connect a Cypriot power outlet to the iPhone 5S

Cypriot power outlet

Various frequencies and region codes can often lead to confusion when planning on staying in a foreign country especially if you've never been there before. With only a handful of different types of common standards used throughout the world this article shows exactly what you'll need to purchase in advance to power the iPhone 5S in Cyprus. When you are travelling to Cyprus this page has useful instructions showing how to supply power to your iPhone 5S by using the 240 volt 50Hz G Type Cypriot wall outlet, with the Cypriots using 13 amp plugs for power outlets. You will discover that power changes depending on which region you are travelling to so please read the Europe page for a complete list of countries. If you are visiting Cyprus from a different country please ensure that your iPhone 5S can be used with a 240v supply. If the iPhone 5S was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure the iPhone 5S is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to stop the device from overheating whilst powering it up. If you intend on taking a trip to a place like Nicosia we also recommend referring to the Cyprus country Wiki page [1] for further information on the location. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5S.

Charging the iPhone 5S in Cyprus

Can you use the iPhone 5S in Cyprus?

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

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

When you are travelling with more than just your iPhone 5S and visiting more than one country the best travel power adapter for Cyprus is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [6]. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the supplied heads. If your type of iPhone 5S can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these types of power adapters, and support for more power hungry devices. Having a 4 port adapter will also allow you to charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring multiple power chargers. Because you are only packing a single travel charger will keep the overall size down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage. Due to their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers and using only a single wall outlet.

We recommend searching for this type of flexible power adapter at your preferred electronics retailer; the multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Cyprus

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices via 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 can be crucial for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Cyprus 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 compact power adapter for travellers originating from America visiting Cyprus.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs. This is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at 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 perfect for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Cyprus.
What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 5S in Cyprus?

Charging the iPhone 5S from a Cypriot power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Using a Lightning cable and a three pinned Type G USB charger to recharge the iPhone 5S with a Cypriot power outlet.

  1. To supply power to the iPhone 5S from a Cypriot power outlet you will need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple will normally supply this cable when you buy the iPhone 5S.
  2. Plug in the Type G USB power adapter in the power supply. You can identify this power outlet by 3 vertical rectangular slots with shutters forming a triangle shape.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple USB cable into the USB power charger 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. Switch on the Cypriot power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPhone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 5S is recharging which should take around 1 - 4 hours to fully recharge.
Charging the iPhone 5S from a Cypriot power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyprus - Cyprus country 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/typeG.htm - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - Provides power from a type G mains power supply
  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. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters