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

Using an Apple Lightning cable and a Type C Europlug USB adapter to recharge your iPhone 6 Plus from an Albanian power outlet and recharging the iPhone 6 Plus using a double pin Type F Schuko USB charger.

Albanian power outlet

Varying different combinations of frequencies and standards can often be daunting when planning on visiting another country especially if you've never visited before. With only a handful of different types of common standards used in the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to power your iPhone 6 Plus in Albania. When going to Albania this page has instructions showing how to power your iPhone 6 Plus using their standard types F or C Albanian 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. You'll discover that most power supplies will change depending on which area you visiting therefore please read our Wikiconnections travel power sockets list for a full list of powering devices in different countries. If you are visiting Albania from a different country make sure that the iPhone 6 Plus can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) ensure that the iPhone 6 Plus is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to prevent the device from being damaged whilst powering it up. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6 Plus.

Charging the iPhone 6 Plus in Albania

Can the iPhone 6 Plus be used in Albania?

You can connect the iPhone 6 Plus to an Albanian power outlet.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 6 Plus in Albania?

If travelling with more than your iPhone 6 Plus or visiting multiple countries then the best international travel charger for Albania is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two types of plug sockets in Albania (F and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by switching the plugs. If your model of iPhone 6 Plus can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these travel adapters, and support for certain power hungry devices like tablets.

Having a 4 port adapter means you can recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to buy seperate power adapters or using up additional wall outlets. By only bringing a single USB travel charger will also keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage whilst travelling and 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 so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets with only a single power outlet.

We suggest buying this type of versatile travel adapter online. The power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Albania

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, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to regions with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These travel converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Albania 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 compact power adapter for travellers originating from America visiting Albania using 3 pinned type B US 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 North America using type B plugs. This gives the same functionality as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Albania.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 6 Plus in Albania?

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

Using a Lightning cable with a Type C USB adapter to charge the iPhone 6 Plus from an Albanian power outlet.

  1. To power the iPhone 6 Plus from the Albanian power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the USB cable is usually already included with your device).
  2. Begin by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it into the power outlet. You can recognise the plug supply by 2 circular adjacent holes next to each other.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB Apple Lightning power cord into the bottom of the USB power 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 the iPhone 6 Plus.
  4. Switch on the Albanian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your cell will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 Plus is charging, typically taking around 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 Plus from an Albanian power outlet

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

The Wiki Connections guide on how to power the iPhone 6 Plus with an Albanian power outlet by using an Apple Lightning cable and a double pin Type F Schuko USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge your iPhone 6 Plus using an Albanian power outlet you will need to use a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple will normally include the cable when you first purchase your iPhone 6 Plus.
  2. First you'll need to plug in the Type F USB power adapter into the Albanian power outlet. The recessed round wall supply (known as the Type F power outlet [6] or Schuko outlet) can be recognised by the two large circular holes 19 mm next to each other for live and neutral along with metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the mains power 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 Albanian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPhone 6 Plus will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is powering up which should take between 1-4 hours to fully recharge.
Powering the iPhone 6 Plus with an Albanian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albania - Albanian entry on wikipedia.org
  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, estimated cost £15-£20.
  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, £4-£5.
  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, costs around £15.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated price £10-£15.