Charging your iPhone 5S from a power outlet in Ireland

Using the USB Lightning Apple cable with a three pinned Type G power adapter to recharge your iPhone 5S with an Irish power outlet.

Irish power outlet

If organizing a trip it's helpful to know in advance if you'll be able to power your common electronics that you are bringing with you. Without knowing which power socket to expect you are likely to bring the wrong adaptor, meaning having to purchase a suitable power adaptor when you get there which might not be compatible. 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 standards being used in the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to charge the iPhone 5S . This guide has been written to prepare travellers wanting to charge the iPhone 5S when they're staying in Ireland.This step-by-step guide will show exactly what you'll need to supply power to the iPhone 5S when you're in Ireland by using their standard 230 volt 50Hz Type G wall outlet, the Irish will use 13 amp plugs for charging. You will find power will change from region to region so we suggest reading the power supplies and Europe page for a full list of countries. When visiting Ireland from another country ensure the iPhone 5S can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure that the device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overheating during charging. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5S.

Charging the iPhone 5S in Ireland

Can the iPhone 5S be used in Ireland?

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

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

When travelling with more than your iPhone 5S or visiting more than one country the best travel charger for Ireland to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [6]. As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world simply by changing the heads over. If your type of iPhone 5S supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times with one of these types of USB power adapters plus additional support for certain power hungry devices.

Unlike other travel chargers having a 4 port charger will allow you to recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy seperate travel chargers for your Irish trip or occupying additional wall outlets. Because you are only bringing a single international travel charger will keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage. Because of their flexibility these types of power adapters can be used when you return home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers without using up an additional plug socket.

If you travel to different countries we suggest searching for a flexible power adapter like this at your preferred electronics retailer - the travel adapter illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Ireland

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, but for those also wanting 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 when visiting counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These travel adapters 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 compact power adapter for travellers originating from North America going to Ireland.
  • 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 Ireland.
What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 5S in Ireland?

How to use a Type G power charger for charging your iPhone 5S from an Irish power outlet

Instructions showing how to power the iPhone 5S from an Irish power outlet using an Apple USB Lightning connector with a 3 pin Type G power charger.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPhone 5S from an Irish power outlet you'll need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple should normally supply this USB cable with the iPhone 5S.
  2. Firstly insert the Type G USB power adapter into the power outlet. You can identify the wall outlet by the three holes with shutters in a triangular pattern for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5S. You can find the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5S situated at the bottom of the iPhone 5S.
  4. Turn on the Irish power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the cellphone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is charging and takes around 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
How to use a Type G power charger for charging your iPhone 5S from an Irish power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ireland - Irish 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/typeG.htm - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - Provides power from a type G mains power supply
  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. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters