Charging your iPhone 5S from a power outlet in Austria

The WikiConnections guide showing how to charge your iPhone 5S with an Austrian power outlet with the Apple Lightning connector and a 2 pin Europlug Type C power adapter and how to power the iPhone 5S using a Type F Schuko power adapter.

Austrian power outlet

If packing for a trip to Austria it is useful to know if you can power your devices that you are bringing along. But by not knowing which power socket to expect you could end up either weighing your bags down with too many adaptors or pack the wrong power charger, therefore leaving you needing to buy or borrow a potentially overpriced charger when you need to recharge which might be incompatible. Various combinations of standards and voltages can all be daunting when planning on visiting another country if you've never been there before. This guide has been written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPhone 5S when you're going abroad.This page contains a simple guide showing you how to supply power to the iPhone 5S when you are visiting Austria using the Type F or C Austrian 230 volt 50Hz power outlets, Type F wall outlets are typically used by a majority of Austrians. Most power is different depending on which country you are in so we recommend reading the power supplies and Europe page for a full list of countries. When travelling to Austria from a different region ensure 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 120 volts make sure that your iPhone 5S is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to prevent the device from overheating whilst powering it. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5S.

Charging the iPhone 5S in Austria

Can the iPhone 5S be used in Austria?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 5S to an Austrian power outlet by using the correct power convertor.

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

When travelling to more than one country or bringing more than just your iPhone 5S then the best travel adapter for Austria is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two standards of wall outlets that Austrians use (F and C) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world simply by changing the heads. If your type of iPhone 5S is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times by using one of these USB travel chargers, plus additional compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

This will allow you to power more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack multiple power adapters or occupying additional power sockets. Because you are only bringing a single international travel charger will keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage while travelling as well as being convenient for recharging your iPhone 5S at an airport or on the flight. Due to their space saving versatility these types of chargers can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers with just a single power outlet.

We recommend buying a flexible travel charger of this nature online; the travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Austria

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 wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 best selling compact option for travellers originating from America visiting Austria using type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US 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 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 Austria.
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 5S in Austria?

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

The WikiConnections guide showing how to charge your iPhone 5S with an Austrian power outlet with the Apple Lightning connector and a 2 pin Europlug Type C power adapter.

  1. In order to power your iPhone 5S from an Austrian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (usually already included with the device by Apple).
  2. Insert the Type C USB power adapter into the power outlet. You can identify the plug supply by the 2 circular holes next to each other.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the mains power 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. Switch on the Austrian 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 phone is charging and takes around 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 5S from an Austrian power outlet

Powering the iPhone 5S with an Austrian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

Using the Apple USB Lightning connector and a 2 pin Schuko Type F power adapter to power the iPhone 5S from an Austrian power outlet.

  1. If you want to power the iPhone 5S using the Austrian power outlet you will need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - usually supplied with your device by Apple.
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type F USB power adapter into the Austrian power outlet. This recessed round power outlet, also known as a Type F power outlet [6], can be identified by the two circular holes 19 mm next to each other where the live and neutral pins go and a pair of two metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Connect the USB 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 is situated at bottom of the iPhone 5S under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Austrian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your cell will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 5S is charging which takes between 1 to 4 hours to recharge.
Powering the iPhone 5S with an Austrian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Austria - Austria entry on wikipedia
  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