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

A guide on how to power your iPhone 6 Plus with a Romanian power outlet by using the Apple Lightning cable with a Type C power adapter and how to charge the iPhone 6 Plus using a double pin Type F Schuko USB charger.

Romanian power outlet

Various standards and plugs can often be daunting when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never visited before. If you are visiting Romania this page contains instructions showing how to supply power to your iPhone 6 Plus using their standard types F or C Romanian 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. You'll discover most power sockets change regionally so we suggest that you read the WikiConnections global power supplies page where you'll find a complete list of regions and countries. If you are travelling to Romania from a different country double check your iPhone 6 Plus can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If the iPhone 6 Plus was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) double check your iPhone 6 Plus is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from overheating whilst powering it up. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6 Plus.

Charging the iPhone 6 Plus in Romania

Can you use the iPhone 6 Plus in Romania?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 6 Plus in Romania by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 6 Plus in Romania?

When you are travelling to more than one country or bringing along more than just your iPhone 6 Plus the best travel adapter for Romania to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Romanians use two different standards of power outlets (F and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world just by changing the supplied heads over. If your iPhone 6 Plus is compatible with Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these types of USB travel adapters plus support for more power hungry devices like tablets.

This means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring individual power chargers for your trip. Because you are only needing to bring a single international USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand luggage as well as being on hand for charging your iPhone 6 Plus at an airport or on the plane. Due to their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers without needing an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling to different continents we recommend searching for this type of versatile power charger at your preferred electronics retailer. The travel adapter illustrated below 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 Romania

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices via USB, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Romania and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Romania 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 North America using type B plugs. This offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at almost half 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 a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Romania. [8] [AD]
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 6 Plus in Romania?

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

Using an Apple Lightning cable and a Europlug Type C USB adapter to recharge your iPhone 6 Plus from a Romanian power outlet.

  1. In order to power the iPhone 6 Plus using a Romanian power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (this cable is typically included with your iPhone 6 Plus by Apple).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the power outlet. This plug outlet, sometimes known as a Type C power outlet [3] or Europlug, is identified by 2 holes next to each other where the twin plug outlet pins go.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB Apple cord into the bottom of the USB 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 Romanian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the mobile screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the mobile is recharging and takes between 1 - 4 hours to completely recharge.
Powering the iPhone 6 Plus with a Romanian 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 Romanian power outlet

Using an Apple USB Lightning connector and a double pin Type F Schuko USB adapter to power your iPhone 6 Plus from a Romanian power outlet.

  1. If you want to power the iPhone 6 Plus from the Romanian power outlet you will need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], this cable is normally included with your iPhone 6 Plus by Apple.
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type F USB power adapter in the Romanian power outlet. You can recognise the plug supply by two round adjacent holes where the live and neutral plug outlet pins go and thin metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Lightning charging cable into the bottom of the USB power charger 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 Romanian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your phone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 Plus is recharging taking roughly one to four hours to recharge.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 Plus from a Romanian power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia.org entry about Romania
  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, under £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, estimated price around £10.
  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, estimated cost around £15.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costing £10-£15.