How to charge your iPhone 6 Plus from a power outlet in Monaco

Instructions showing how to power your iPhone 6 Plus from a Monacan power outlet by using an Apple Lightning connector and a three pinned Type D USB charger, charging the iPhone 6 Plus using a Europlug Type C USB adapter and how to charge the iPhone 6 Plus using a double pinned Type E USB plug

Monacan power outlet

Different combinations of standards and sockets can often be confusing when planning on visiting another country especially to the first time traveller. These instructions have been written to prevent you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge your iPhone 6 Plus abroad.The following step-by-step guide will show you how to power the iPhone 6 Plus when you are travelling to Monaco by using the D, C, E or F type 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets, Type D power outlets are normally used by a majority of Monegasques. When you are travelling to Monaco from another country please make sure that your iPhone 6 Plus can be used with a 240 volt supply. If the iPhone 6 Plus was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) double check the iPhone 6 Plus is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to avoid the device from being damaged whilst powering it. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6 Plus.

Charging the iPhone 6 Plus in Monaco

Can the iPhone 6 Plus be used in Monaco?

You can use the iPhone 6 Plus in Monaco by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 6 Plus in Monaco?

When travelling with more than your iPhone 6 Plus and visiting multiple countries then the best travel charger for Monaco to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are four standards of power outlets that Monegasques use (D, C, E and F) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the supplied heads over. If your iPhone 6 Plus supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times by using one of these travel adapters, and support for more power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other chargers this will also allow you to power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring multiple travel chargers for your trip or occupying additional wall sockets. By only bringing a single USB travel charger will also keep the overall size down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage. Because of their space saving versatility these types of adapters can be used when you return home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets without using up an additional power outlet.

We recommend searching for a multipurpose travel adapter like this at an electronics retailer, the multipurpose power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Monaco

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 6 Plus, however 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 is crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 power adapter for travellers originating from America visiting Monaco.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 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 a flexible 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Monaco. [12] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 6 Plus in Monaco?

Charging the iPhone 6 Plus from a Monacan power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Using a Lightning Apple cable with a Type C USB adapter to charge your iPhone 6 Plus from a Monacan power outlet.

  1. To supply power to your iPhone 6 Plus from the Monacan power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should typically include the cable with your iPhone 6 Plus).
  2. First plug in the Type C USB power adapter in the Monacan power outlet. This unearthed wall supply (called the Europlug) can be identified by the two circular adjacent holes where the plug outlet pins go.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Apple Lightning power cord into the mains USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6 Plus. You can find the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6 Plus found at the bottom of your iPhone 6 Plus.
  4. Turn on the Monacan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPhone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is recharging and takes roughly 60 to 240 minutes to recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPhone 6 Plus from a Monacan power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 Plus from a Monacan power outlet

Instructions showing how to power your iPhone 6 Plus from a Monacan power outlet by using an Apple Lightning connector and a three pinned Type D USB charger.

  1. To power the iPhone 6 Plus from the Monacan power outlet you will need a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], normally already supplied with the device.
  2. Insert the Type D USB power adapter in the Monacan power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by the 3 circular holes forming a triangular shape for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the 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. Turn on the Monacan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of your phone will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 Plus is charging, typically taking around one-four hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 Plus from a Monacan power outlet

How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 Plus from a Monacan power outlet

Instructions showing how to power your iPhone 6 Plus from a Monacan power outlet by using the Apple Lightning cable and a double pin Type E USB adapter.

  1. To power the iPhone 6 Plus from a Monacan power outlet you will need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple will usually supply the USB cable when you purchase the iPhone 6 Plus.
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type E USB power adapter in the power supply. This circular plug outlet (called the Type E power outlet [8] or CEE 7/7 outlet) can be recognised by the two 4.8mm adjacent holes plus a metal earth pin protruding from the top in a triangle shape.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the 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. Turn on the Monacan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of your phone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 Plus is charging, typically taking around one-four hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 Plus from a Monacan power outlet

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

Using an Apple Lightning connector and a two pinned Schuko Type F power charger to recharge the iPhone 6 Plus with a Monacan power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 6 Plus using a Monacan power outlet you will need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple should usually include the USB cable when you first purchase your iPhone 6 Plus.
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type F USB power adapter in the power outlet. This sunken circular plug supply, also called the Type F power outlet [10] or Schuko outlet, can be recognised by the two holes 19 mm next to each other, plus a pair of grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Lightning charging cable into the USB mains 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 Monacan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your cellphone will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is powering up which takes roughly 1-4 hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 Plus from a Monacan power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Monaco country entry on wikipedia.org
  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, priced £5-£10.
  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, £10-£15.
  6. iec.ch - Type D power outlet
  7. Type D USB power adapter - The three pinned earthed Type D USB chargers have large rounded pins placed in a triangular shape, estimated price under £10.
  8. iec.ch - Type E power outlet
  9. Type E USB power adapter - There are two 4.8mm pins on Type E USB chargers which are placed 19mm apart and may include a hole for an earthing pin, costs £5-£10.
  10. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  11. 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, priced around £10.
  12. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, £10-£15.