Charging the iPhone 6 Plus when visiting Bulgaria

Using the USB Lightning Apple connector with a Type C Europlug power adapter to recharge the iPhone 6 Plus with a Bulgarian power outlet and charging the iPhone 6 Plus using a double pinned Schuko Type F USB plug.

Bulgarian power outlet

Differing standards and plug types can often be daunting when planning to visit a new country, especially if you've never been there before. However this isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards being used in the world this article shows exactly what you'll need to pick up in advance to power your iPhone 6 Plus . These instructions have been written to stop you having to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPhone 6 Plus when you are abroad.This page has step-by-step instructions showing how to supply power to the iPhone 6 Plus when you're visiting Bulgaria using the types F or C 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. Power sockets will vary depending on which area you are travelling to so please read the list of World power supplies for a full list of regions and countries. When travelling to Bulgaria from a different country please double check the iPhone 6 Plus can accept a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure that your iPhone 6 Plus is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to avoid the device from overheating during charging. If you're planning on travelling to a destination such as Sofia read the Wikipedia entry about Bulgaria [1] for further details. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6 Plus.

Charging the iPhone 6 Plus in Bulgaria

Can you use the iPhone 6 Plus in Bulgaria?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 6 Plus to a Bulgarian power outlet.

Bulgaria

What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 6 Plus in Bulgaria?

When travelling with more than just your iPhone 6 Plus the best international travel adapter for Bulgaria is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Bulgarians use two different types of power outlets (types F and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the included heads over. If your type of iPhone 6 Plus is compatible with Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these types of travel chargers, plus additional support for certain power hungry devices.

Unlike other adapters having a four port adapter will allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to bring individual travel adapters for your Bulgarian trip or using up additional power sockets. Only bringing a single international travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage and on hand for recharging your iPhone 6 Plus at an airport or on the plane. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets and phones without needing an additional plug socket.

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

Alternative travel adapter for Bulgaria

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices using USB, however for visitors also wanting 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 crucial when visiting regions with unreliable power supplies. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, North 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 most popular portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Bulgaria using 3 pin type B 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 America using type B plugs and gives almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with 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 suitable for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Bulgaria. [8]
What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 6 Plus in Bulgaria?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 Plus from a Bulgarian power outlet

Using the Apple USB Lightning connector with a Type C Europlug power adapter to recharge your iPhone 6 Plus with a Bulgarian power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPhone 6 Plus using the Bulgarian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will normally supply the cable with the iPhone 6 Plus).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the power outlet. You can identify the power outlet by the two adjacent holes for live and neutral pins.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Apple charging cord into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6 Plus. The iPhone 6 Plus Lightning connector can be found at bottom of your iPhone 6 Plus under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Bulgarian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPhone 6 Plus screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is charging which typically takes roughly 1-4 hours to recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 Plus from a Bulgarian power outlet

Powering the iPhone 6 Plus with a Bulgarian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

Instructions on how to recharge the iPhone 6 Plus from a Bulgarian power outlet with the Apple USB Lightning connector with a Type F Schuko power adapter.

  1. To charge your iPhone 6 Plus from the Bulgarian power outlet you will need to use a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple usually include this USB cable when you buy the iPhone 6 Plus).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type F USB power adapter into the Bulgarian power outlet. This recessed round plug supply (sometimes called the Schuko plug or Type F power outlet [6]) can be identified by the two 4.8mm round adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral, plus two metal grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Apple power cable into the bottom of the USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6 Plus. The iPhone 6 Plus Lightning connector is situated at bottom of the iPhone 6 Plus under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Bulgarian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the cell screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is recharging, typically taking between one-four hours to completely recharge.
Powering the iPhone 6 Plus with a Bulgarian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia entry about Bulgaria
  2. Apple - official iPhone user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, costing £10-£15.
  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, priced at £15-£20.
  6. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  7. Type F USB power adapter - Type F USB chargers are earthed using two clips at the top and bottom with two rounded 4.8mm pins set 19mm apart, costing £15-£20.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, £10-£15.