How to charge your iPhone 6 from a power outlet in Iceland

The Wiki Connections page on how to recharge the iPhone 6 with an Iceland power outlet by using an Apple Lightning cable with a Type C power charger and charging the iPhone 6 using a 2 pinned Schuko Type F power plug.

Iceland power outlet

Various voltages and standards can often be confusing when planning to stay in another country, especially if you've never visited before. When you are travelling to Iceland this page contains instructions showing how to power the iPhone 6 using their Type F or C Iceland 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets, a majority of Icelanders normally use the Type F wall outlets. When you are visiting Iceland from a different country please ensure the iPhone 6 can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v make sure the iPhone 6 is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from overloading whilst powering it. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6.

Charging the iPhone 6 in Iceland

Can the iPhone 6 be used in Iceland?

You can connect the iPhone 6 to an Iceland power outlet.

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

When travelling to multiple countries the best travel power adapter for Iceland to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Icelanders use two different standards of power outlets (F and C) and using a travel charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the included heads over. If your model of iPhone 6 supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times with one of these power adapters, along with additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices. Having a four port charger will also allow you to recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack seperate power chargers on your trip to Iceland. Only needing to pack a single international travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand luggage as well as being on hand for charging your iPhone 6 at an airport or on the plane. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones, tablets and e-readers without needing an additional power outlet.

We suggest buying a versatile travel charger similar to this online, the multipurpose power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Iceland

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, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable power grids. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Iceland and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 Iceland 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 America using type B plugs. This is a 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 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 a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Iceland.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 6 in Iceland?

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

The Wiki Connections page on how to recharge the iPhone 6 with an Iceland power outlet by using an Apple Lightning cable with a Type C power charger.

  1. In order to charge the iPhone 6 using an Iceland power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will usually supply this cable with your iPhone 6).
  2. Start by inserting the Type C USB power adapter into the wall outlet. The plug outlet, sometimes called a Type C power outlet [3] or Europlug, is identified by two round holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple USB cord into the power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6. You can find the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6 situated at the bottom of the iPhone 6.
  4. Switch on the Iceland power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your phone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 is recharging and takes roughly 1 - 4 hours to completely recharge.
Charging the iPhone 6 from an Iceland power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Charging the iPhone 6 from an Iceland power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

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

  1. To supply power to the iPhone 6 using the Iceland power outlet you'll need to use a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple normally include the cable when you first purchase your iPhone 6.
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type F USB power adapter in the Iceland power outlet. The sunken round wall supply (called a Schuko plug) can be identified by two 4.8mm holes 19 mm apart from each other for live and neutral, plus a pair of two grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. 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. The iPhone 6 Lightning connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 6 under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Iceland power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of your phone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the mobile is recharging and takes between 1 - 4 hours to fully recharge.
Charging the iPhone 6 from an Iceland power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iceland - Iceland Wikipedia web page
  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, costing £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, priced £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 £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.