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

Using a USB Lightning Apple connector and a 2 pinned Type C power charger to charge the iPhone 5S with a Macedonian power outlet and how to recharge the iPhone 5S using a two pinned Schuko Type F power plug.

Macedonian power outlet

Complicated combinations of standards and sockets can all be confusing when planning to stay in another country especially to the first time traveller. These instructions have been written to prevent you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge your iPhone 5S abroad.The following step by step guide shows you what you'll need to power the iPhone 5S when you are in Macedonia by using the F or C type 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. Power supplies change from region to region so please read the power supplies page for a complete list of countries. If visiting Macedonia from a different country make sure that the iPhone 5S can be charged using a 240v supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure your device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from overheating when powering up. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5S.

Charging the iPhone 5S in Macedonia

Can you use the iPhone 5S in Macedonia?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 5S in Macedonia by using a power convertor.

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

If travelling to more than one country and bringing along more than just your iPhone 5S the best travel power adapter for Macedonia to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two different standards of plug sockets that Macedonians use (F and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the supplied heads over. If your iPhone 5S supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these travel adapters, and support for more power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other chargers this will also allow you to power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring multiple travel chargers for your trip or occupying additional wall sockets. By only bringing a single USB travel charger will also keep the overall size down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage. Because of their space saving versatility these types of adapters can be used when you return home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets without using up an additional power outlet.

We recommend searching for a multipurpose travel adapter like this at an electronics retailer, the multipurpose power charger illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Macedonia

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 5S, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK 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 Macedonia.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Macedonia.
What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 5S in Macedonia?

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

Using a Lightning Apple connector with a Type C USB adapter to charge your iPhone 5S from a Macedonian power outlet.

  1. To supply power to your iPhone 5S from the Macedonian power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should typically include the cable with your iPhone 5S).
  2. First plug in the Type C USB power adapter in the Macedonian power outlet. This unearthed wall supply (called the Europlug) can be identified by two circular adjacent holes for live and neutral.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Apple Lightning power cord into the mains 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. Switch on the Macedonian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your cellphone will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is powering up which takes roughly 1-4 hours to completely recharge.
Charging the iPhone 5S from a Macedonian power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

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

Using a USB Lightning Apple connector and a 2 pinned Type F power charger to charge the iPhone 5S from a Macedonian power outlet.

  1. In order to charge your iPhone 5S using a Macedonian power outlet you'll need to use a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (normally already supplied with the device).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type F USB power adapter into the power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by the two round holes 19 mm adjacent to each other where the twin pins sit, plus metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Lightning charging cable into the USB mains 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 Macedonian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your phone will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 5S is charging, typically taking around one-four hours to fully recharge.
Charging the iPhone 5S from a Macedonian power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

See also

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