How to charge the iPhone 6 Plus when planning a trip to Russia

A guide on how to recharge the iPhone 6 Plus with a Russian power outlet with a USB Lightning cable with a double pin Type C Europlug USB charger and how to recharge the iPhone 6 Plus using a Type F power adapter.

Russian power outlet

Various standards and plugs can often be daunting when planning on staying in a foreign country for the first time traveller. This page has simple instructions telling you exactly what you'll need to supply power to the iPhone 6 Plus when staying in Russia by using their types F or C Russian 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets, you will find most Russians use Type F plug outlets. When travelling to Russia from another country please check your iPhone 6 Plus can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts ensure that your device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to stop the device from overloading during charging. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6 Plus.

Charging the iPhone 6 Plus in Russia

Can you use the iPhone 6 Plus in Russia?

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

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

When travelling to more than one country and bringing more than just your iPhone 6 Plus the best international travel power adapter for Russia is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Russians use two different standards of plug sockets (types F and C) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the supplied plugs. If your type of iPhone 6 Plus can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker charging times by using one of these types of power chargers, along with support for certain power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other chargers having a 4 port adapter means you can charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack seperate travel adapters on your Russian trip. Only bringing a single USB travel charger will also keep the overall weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand luggage. Due to their versatility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets without needing an additional plug socket.

For those travelling frequently we suggest buying this type of versatile travel adapter 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 different countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Russia

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Russia 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 most popular portable power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Russia using type B American plug sockets.
  • 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 North America using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 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 more generous 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 a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Russia. [8] [AD]
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 6 Plus in Russia?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPhone 6 Plus from a Russian power outlet

A guide on how to recharge the iPhone 6 Plus with a Russian power outlet with a USB Lightning cable with a double pin Type C Europlug USB charger.

  1. In order to charge the iPhone 6 Plus using a Russian power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], the USB cable is usually already included with your iPhone 6 Plus by Apple.
  2. Begin by plugging the Type C USB power adapter in the wall outlet. The wall supply can be recognised by the 2 holes adjacent to each other where the twin pins sit.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of 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 your iPhone 6 Plus under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Russian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPhone 6 Plus will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is charging and takes roughly 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPhone 6 Plus from a Russian power outlet

How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPhone 6 Plus from a Russian power outlet

Instructions on how to charge the iPhone 6 Plus from a Russian power outlet using a Lightning cable and a double pinned Schuko Type F power charger.

  1. To power the iPhone 6 Plus from a Russian power outlet you will need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will usually supply the USB cable when you first purchase your iPhone 6 Plus).
  2. Insert the Type F USB power adapter in the power supply. This sunken circular plug supply can be identified by the two 4.8mm holes 19 mm apart from each other along with thin metal grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB mains 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 situated at the bottom of your iPhone 6 Plus.
  4. Switch on the Russian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the cellphone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 Plus is recharging which typically takes around one-four hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPhone 6 Plus from a Russian power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Russian wikipedia page
  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, costs £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, £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, estimated cost £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.