Charging your iPhone 5S from a power outlet in Hungary

The WikiConnections guide on how to charge your iPhone 5S from a Hungarian power outlet with a Lightning Apple cable and a Europlug Type C USB charger and charging the iPhone 5S using a two pin Type F power adapter.

Hungarian power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of frequencies and region codes can all be daunting when planning on visiting another country especially if you've never been there before. These instructions have been written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPhone 5S abroad.This page has step by step instructions which shows what you'll need to power your iPhone 5S when you are in Hungary using the F or C type Hungarian 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. When travelling to Hungary from a different country please make sure your iPhone 5S can be charged using a 240v supply. If your iPhone 5S was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v ensure that your iPhone 5S is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to stop the device from being damaged when powering up. If you're planning on staying at a Hungarian city like Budapest or Debrecen we recommend reading the Hungarian Wikipedia page [1] for more information. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5S.

Charging the iPhone 5S in Hungary

Can the iPhone 5S be used in Hungary?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 5S to a Hungarian power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

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

When travelling with more than just your iPhone 5S or visiting more than one country the best international travel charger for Hungary to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two standards of plug sockets that Hungarians use (types F and C) and using a travel adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the included heads. If your model of iPhone 5S is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times by using one of these types of travel chargers along with support for more power demanding devices like tablets.

This will also allow you to power more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack multiple power chargers on your trip. By only needing a single USB travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage while travelling as well as being convenient for recharging your iPhone 5S at an airport or on the flight. Due to their versatility these types of adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets and smartphones using only a single power outlet.

We recommend searching for this type of flexible travel adapter online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Hungary

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for visitors 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 necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Hungary 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 compact option for travellers originating from North America visiting Hungary using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from North America using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Hungary.
What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 5S in Hungary?

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

Using a USB Lightning connector with a two pin Type C USB adapter to power the iPhone 5S with a Hungarian power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 5S using a Hungarian power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (typically already included with the iPhone 5S).
  2. First insert the Type C USB power adapter in the Hungarian power outlet. This ungrounded plug outlet is recognised by two holes adjacent to each other.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB 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 Hungarian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the iPhone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is powering up and takes around one-four hours to recharge.
Charging the iPhone 5S from a Hungarian power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

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

Using the USB Lightning Apple connector with a double pinned Type F USB charger to power the iPhone 5S from a Hungarian power outlet.

  1. To charge your iPhone 5S using the Hungarian power outlet you will need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], the USB cable is normally already supplied with your iPhone 5S.
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type F USB power adapter and inserting it in the Hungarian power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the two 4.8mm circular holes 19 mm apart from each other where the live and neutral pins go, plus two thin grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB mains adapter 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. Turn on the Hungarian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the mobile screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is charging and takes around 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
Charging the iPhone 5S from a Hungarian power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hungary - Hungarian Wikipedia 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
  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