How to charge the iPhone 5S in Azerbaijan

A step-by-step guide showing you how to recharge your iPhone 5S from an Azerbaijani power outlet with the Lightning Apple cable with a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter and recharging the iPhone 5S using a Type F power plug.

Azerbaijani power outlet

Varying different combinations of voltages and standards can often be confusing when planning to travel to a different country especially to the first time traveller. These step-by-step instructions will show exactly what you'll need to charge your iPhone 5S when you're visiting Azerbaijan by using their F or C type 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. If travelling to Azerbaijan from another country please ensure that the iPhone 5S can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check your device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to avoid the device from over-heating whilst powering it. If you are planning to stay at a place such as Baku or Ganja we suggest referring to the Azerbaijan country entry on wikipedia.org [1] for further information on visiting the area. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5S.

Charging the iPhone 5S in Azerbaijan

Can the iPhone 5S be used in Azerbaijan?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 5S in Azerbaijan.

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

If travelling with more than your iPhone 5S then the best international travel power adapter for Azerbaijan to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two types of plug sockets that Azeris use (types F and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world just by changing the supplied heads over. If your model of iPhone 5S can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these power adapters, along with additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Having a four port charger means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel adapters. Because you are only bringing a single lightweight travel charger will keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers without needing an additional wall outlet.

If you travel frequently we recommend searching for a multipurpose power charger similar to this at an electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Azerbaijan

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, but 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 can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Azerbaijan and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact option for travellers originating from North America going to Azerbaijan.
  • 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 from the US using type B plugs and offers practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with just 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 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 Azerbaijan.
What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 5S in Azerbaijan?

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

A step-by-step guide showing you how to recharge your iPhone 5S from an Azerbaijani power outlet with the Lightning Apple cable with a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 5S from the Azerbaijani power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (typically included with your device).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the Azerbaijani power outlet. This unearthed power supply (called a Type C power outlet [3]) is recognised by the 2 holes next to each other.
  3. Then connect one end of the cord into the USB adapter 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 Azerbaijani power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the iPhone 5S will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 5S is recharging taking roughly 1 - 4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
Charging the iPhone 5S from an Azerbaijani power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

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

The Wiki Connections page on how to power your iPhone 5S from an Azerbaijani power outlet with an Apple USB Lightning cable with a 2 pinned Schuko Type F power charger.

  1. To supply power to the iPhone 5S using an Azerbaijani power outlet you will need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple should typically include the USB cable with your iPhone 5S.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type F USB power adapter in the wall outlet. The recessed circular plug outlet (called a Schuko outlet or Type F power outlet [6]) can be recognised by the two 4.8mm round holes 19 mm next to each other, plus a pair of two thin metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the mains USB 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. Switch on the Azerbaijani power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPhone 5S will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is charging, typically taking around 1 to 4 hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 5S from an Azerbaijani power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Azerbaijan - Azerbaijan country entry 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/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