How to charge your iPhone 5S from a power outlet in Armenia

A step-by-step guide showing how to recharge your iPhone 5S from an Armenian power outlet using the Lightning Apple cable with a Europlug Type C USB adapter and how to recharge the iPhone 5S using a two pinned Type F Schuko power plug.

Armenian power outlet

Complicated combinations of standards and plugs can all be confusing when planning to travel to another country, especially if you've never visited before. This isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of sockets used in the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to power your iPhone 5S in Armenia. This guide was specifically written to stop visitors worrying if they can power their iPhone 5S when going to Armenia.This page contains useful instructions showing exactly what you'll need to supply power to your iPhone 5S in Armenia using their Type F or C Armenian 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. When you are visiting Armenia from another region please ensure that the iPhone 5S can be used with a 240v supply. If your iPhone 5S originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts check that your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to stop the device from overheating whilst powering it up. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5S.

Charging the iPhone 5S in Armenia

Can the iPhone 5S be used in Armenia?

You can use the iPhone 5S in Armenia.

What is the best power charger for the iPhone 5S in Armenia?

When you are travelling to more than one country the best international travel power adapter for Armenia 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 Armenians use (types F and C) and using a travel charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the plugs. If your model of iPhone 5S supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times with one of these USB travel adapters plus compatibility with more power hungry devices. Unlike other chargers this will also allow you to charge multiple devices at once without needing to buy multiple travel adapters for your Armenian trip. Because you are only needing to pack a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage while travelling and suitable for recharging your iPhone 5S at an airport or on a plane. Because of their flexibility these types of chargers can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets with only a single power outlet.

We suggest searching for this type of versatile travel charger at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Armenia

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices. 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 option for travellers originating from America visiting Armenia using type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from North America using type B plugs. This gives the same functionality as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half 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 a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Armenia.
What is the best power charger for the iPhone 5S in Armenia?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 5S from an Armenian power outlet

A step-by-step guide showing how to recharge your iPhone 5S from an Armenian power outlet using the Lightning Apple cable with a Europlug Type C USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to your iPhone 5S from the Armenian power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple should typically include the USB cable when you first purchase your iPhone 5S.
  2. Insert the Type C USB power adapter in the Armenian power outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by 2 round holes adjacent to each other where the twin pins sit.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple power cable into the bottom of the mains USB 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. Switch on the Armenian 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 iPhone is powering up, typically taking roughly one-four hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 5S from an Armenian power outlet

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

The Wiki Connections guide on how to power the iPhone 5S with an Armenian power outlet by using an Apple Lightning connector and a double pinned Type F Schuko power charger.

  1. In order to charge your iPhone 5S using an Armenian power outlet you will need to use a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (normally supplied with the iPhone 5S by Apple).
  2. Start by taking the Type F USB power adapter and inserting it into the power outlet. This sunken circular plug outlet can be identified by the two large circular holes 19 mm next to each other for live and neutral along with metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB Lightning charging cord into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5S. The iPhone 5S Lightning connector can be found at bottom of your iPhone 5S under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Armenian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the cellphone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is charging and takes between one to four hours to recharge.
Charging the iPhone 5S from an Armenian power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

See also

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