How to charge the iPhone 5S when staying in Estonia

Using the Lightning Apple connector with a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter to recharge the iPhone 5S from an Estonian power outlet and how to recharge the iPhone 5S using a Schuko Type F USB adapter.

Estonian power outlet

Complicated voltages and sockets can all be daunting when planning to visit a different country if you've never visited before. When you're going to travel to Estonia these useful instructions show powering your iPhone 5S using their F or C type 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. When you are visiting Estonia from a different country check your iPhone 5S can be used with a 240v supply. If the iPhone 5S originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure that the iPhone 5S is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from overheating when charging it. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5S.

Charging the iPhone 5S in Estonia

Can the iPhone 5S be used in Estonia?

You can connect the iPhone 5S to an Estonian power outlet by using a power convertor.

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

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

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply 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 travel adapters, along with additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other chargers having a four port charger will also allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel adapters. Only needing to pack a single international USB travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage as well as being on hand for charging your iPhone 5S at an airport or on the plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple phones and tablets without using up an additional wall outlet.

We suggest buying this type of flexible power adapter online. The power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Estonia

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 5S, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Estonia and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 North America going to Estonia using 3 pinned 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 the US using type B plugs and gives practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at 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 Estonia.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 5S in Estonia?

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

Using the Lightning Apple connector and a two pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter to charge the iPhone 5S with an Estonian power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the iPhone 5S from the Estonian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple will usually supply this cable when you first purchase your iPhone 5S.
  2. Plug in the Type C USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This power outlet (sometimes known as the Type C power outlet [3]) can be identified by two circular adjacent holes next to each other.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB Lightning charging cable into the USB power charger 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 Estonian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your mobile screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is recharging and takes between one-four hours to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Charging the iPhone 5S from an Estonian power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

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

Using the Lightning Apple cable with a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter to recharge your iPhone 5S from an Estonian power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 5S using an Estonian power outlet you will need 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. Start the process by taking the Type F USB power adapter and plugging it into the Estonian power outlet. You can recognise this wall supply by two adjacent holes next to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins slide into and grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Connect one end of the USB Apple Lightning power cord into the 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. Turn on the Estonian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your cellphone will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 5S is recharging and takes between one-four hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
Charging the iPhone 5S from an Estonian power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Estonia - Estonian Wikipedia 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