How to charge the iPhone 5S from a power outlet in Netherlands

Simple instructions showing how to charge the iPhone 5S with a Dutch power outlet by using the Lightning Apple connector and a double pin Europlug Type C USB adapter and how to recharge the iPhone 5S using a Type F power charger.

Dutch power outlet

Complicated voltages and plugs can all be daunting when planning to travel to a different country if you've never visited before. This guide has been specifically written to prevent people worrying if they can power the iPhone 5S abroad.If you are staying in Netherlands the following instructions show charging your iPhone 5S by using the standard types F or C Dutch 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets, most Dutch use Type F sockets in their power outlets. If travelling to Netherlands from another country please ensure that the iPhone 5S can accept 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 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to prevent the device from being damaged during charging. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5S.

Charging the iPhone 5S in Netherlands

Can you use the iPhone 5S in Netherlands?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 5S in Netherlands.

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

When travelling with more than your iPhone 5S then the best international travel power adapter for Netherlands to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Dutch use two different types of wall outlets (types F and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the supplied heads over. If your model of iPhone 5S supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters, along with additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices. Unlike other chargers this will also allow you to recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to buy seperate power chargers or occupying additional power outlets. By only packing a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage whilst travelling. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers with only a single wall outlet.

If you travel on a regular basis we recommend searching for a multipurpose power charger similar to this at an electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel 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 Netherlands

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be useful for visitors of regions with unstable power grids. These travel converters come supplied 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 converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Netherlands using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs. This is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with 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 more 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 Netherlands.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 5S in Netherlands?

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

Simple instructions showing how to charge the iPhone 5S with a Dutch power outlet by using the Lightning Apple connector and a double pin Europlug Type C USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge the iPhone 5S from the Dutch power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple should usually supply this cable with your iPhone 5S.
  2. Start by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the wall outlet. The plug outlet can be identified by two circular holes adjacent to each other.
  3. Then connect one end of the 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 Dutch power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPhone 5S will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is charging which should take around 1 to 4 hours to fully recharge.
Charging the iPhone 5S from a Dutch power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 5S from a Dutch power outlet

Using the Lightning Apple connector and a two pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter to charge the iPhone 5S with a Dutch power outlet.

  1. To supply power to the iPhone 5S using a Dutch power outlet you will need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (this cable is usually already supplied with the iPhone 5S).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type F USB power adapter in the power outlet. This round wall supply can be identified by two large circular holes 19 mm adjacent to each other, plus a pair of two thin metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5S. You can find the Lightning connector on your iPhone 5S situated at the bottom of the iPhone 5S.
  4. Switch on the Dutch power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of your mobile screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is powering up, typically taking roughly 60-240 minutes to recharge.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 5S from a Dutch power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Netherlands - Netherlands country page on wikipedia.org
  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