Charging your iPhone 6 Plus from a power outlet in Croatia

Using a Lightning cable and a 2 pin Europlug Type C power adapter to power the iPhone 6 Plus from a Croatian power outlet and recharging the iPhone 6 Plus using a Type F Schuko power charger.

Croatian power outlet

Varying complicated region codes and voltages can all be daunting when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never been there before. These instructions have been specifically written to assist people wanting to power their iPhone 6 Plus when they're abroad.When you are travelling to Croatia this page has instructions showing you charging the iPhone 6 Plus using the types F or C 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. You'll discover power sockets vary depending on which area you are travelling to so please read the power supplies list for a complete list of regions and countries. When you are travelling to Croatia from another country ensure that your iPhone 6 Plus can accept a 240 volt supply. If your iPhone 6 Plus was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) make sure your iPhone 6 Plus 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 you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6 Plus.

Charging the iPhone 6 Plus in Croatia

Can the iPhone 6 Plus be used in Croatia?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 6 Plus to a Croatian power outlet by using the correct power convertor.

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

When travelling to more than one country then the best travel charger for Croatia is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two different standards of plug sockets in Croatia (F and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the included plugs over. If your type of iPhone 6 Plus supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these travel chargers, and compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

This will also allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to bring individual power adapters. Only needing a single USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage. Because of their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers with just a single power outlet.

We recommend buying a versatile power adapter of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer - the travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Croatia

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 6 Plus, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering 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 converter for travellers originating from North America visiting Croatia using type B American 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 just one 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 a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Croatia.
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 6 Plus in Croatia?

Powering the iPhone 6 Plus with a Croatian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Using a Lightning cable and a 2 pin Europlug Type C power adapter to power the iPhone 6 Plus from a Croatian power outlet.

  1. To power the iPhone 6 Plus using the Croatian power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should typically include this USB cable with the iPhone 6 Plus).
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it in the Croatian power outlet. The power supply (known as a Europlug) can be recognised by 2 round holes adjacent to each other where the live and neutral pins go.
  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 6 Plus. The iPhone 6 Plus Lightning connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 6 Plus under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Croatian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the cellphone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is recharging which typically takes around one to four hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone 6 Plus with a Croatian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 Plus from a Croatian power outlet

Using the USB Lightning Apple cable and a Type F Schuko power adapter to recharge your iPhone 6 Plus with a Croatian power outlet.

  1. If you want to power the iPhone 6 Plus from a Croatian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - usually supplied with the device by Apple.
  2. Start by plugging the Type F USB power adapter into the wall supply. The sunken round plug supply can be recognised by two 4.8mm holes 19 mm adjacent to each other for live and neutral 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 mains power 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 your iPhone 6 Plus under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Croatian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPhone 6 Plus screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 Plus is powering up and takes around 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 Plus from a Croatian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Croatia - Wikipedia.org entry about Croatia
  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