Charging your iPhone 5S from a power outlet in Slovakia

Using the Apple USB Lightning connector and a 2 pin Type C Europlug power adapter to recharge your iPhone 5S with a Slovak power outlet and charging the iPhone 5S using a double pinned Type E power adapter.

Slovak power outlet

Various combinations of voltages and standards can often be confusing when planning on travelling to a new country, especially for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of sockets being used in the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to charge the iPhone 5S in Slovakia. This guide has been written to prepare travellers wanting to power the iPhone 5S when they're travelling to Slovakia.These step by step instructions shows you exactly what you'll need to power the iPhone 5S when you're visiting Slovakia using the standard E or C type Slovak 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. If travelling to Slovakia 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 (for example 110 volts) ensure your iPhone 5S is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to avoid the device from being damaged when charging it. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5S.

Charging the iPhone 5S in Slovakia

Can the iPhone 5S be used in Slovakia?

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

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

When travelling with more than your iPhone 5S or visiting more than one country the best international travel charger for Slovakia 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 in Slovakia (types E and C) and using a travel adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C.

Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the supplied plugs. If your iPhone 5S supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these travel chargers, and compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets. Having a four port adapter means you can charge more than one device at once without needing to bring individual power adapters or occupying additional power sockets. Only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets and phones without needing an additional plug socket.

For those travelling to Slovakia we recommend buying a versatile power charger of this nature online; the power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Slovakia

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, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be crucial for visitors of counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America going to Slovakia.
  • 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 originating from America using type B plugs. This is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Slovakia.
What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 5S in Slovakia?

Powering the iPhone 5S with a Slovak power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Using the Apple USB Lightning connector and a 2 pin Type C Europlug power adapter to recharge your iPhone 5S with a Slovak power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 5S using a Slovak power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should normally supply this USB cable with the iPhone 5S).
  2. Begin by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it into the Slovak power outlet. The plug supply (called the Type C power outlet [3] or Europlug) is identified by the 2 round adjacent holes where the live and neutral pins slide into.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB power cable into the mains power 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. Switch on the Slovak power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your phone will display a charge icon to indicate that the mobile is recharging, typically taking roughly one to four hours to fully recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone 5S with a Slovak power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Powering the iPhone 5S with a Slovak power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

Using the USB Lightning Apple connector with a double pinned Type E power adapter to recharge your iPhone 5S with a Slovak power outlet.

  1. To charge your iPhone 5S using the Slovak power outlet you will need to buy a Type E 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 E USB power adapter and inserting it in the wall supply. You can identify the wall outlet by the two large round holes 19mm apart from each other with a single metal grounding pin protruding the top in a triangular configuration.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB mains charger 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 Slovak power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the phone will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is recharging which should take around 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge.
Powering the iPhone 5S with a Slovak power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slovakia - Slovak 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/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  7. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E 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