How to charge the iPhone 6 Plus when staying in Iceland

A page on how to power your iPhone 6 Plus from an Iceland power outlet with the Lightning Apple connector and a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter and powering the iPhone 6 Plus using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter.

Iceland power outlet

If you are planning a holiday it can often be useful to know in advance if you can power your vital electronics like mobiles or laptop computers when you're there. However without knowing which power socket is being used in Iceland you may bring the wrong charger, thereby leaving you needing to buy a suitable adaptor when you're there. Varying different combinations of standards and plugs can all cause confusion when planning on staying in another country, especially for the first time traveller. These instructions were written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge the iPhone 6 Plus when you're visiting abroad.This page contains step-by-step instructions demonstrating exactly how to power the iPhone 6 Plus when staying in Iceland by using the standard Type F or C Iceland 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets, Type F power outlets are used by most Icelanders. Power sources will change depending on which region you're taking a trip to therefore we suggest that you read our Wiki Connections global power connections page for a full list showing regions and countries. If travelling to Iceland from another country please ensure the iPhone 6 Plus can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If the iPhone 6 Plus came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) make sure the iPhone 6 Plus is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to avoid the device from overloading when powering up. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6 Plus.

Charging the iPhone 6 Plus in Iceland

Can the iPhone 6 Plus be used in Iceland?

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

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

If travelling to more than one country the best travel charger for Iceland is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Icelanders use two different types of plug sockets (F and C) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the supplied heads over. If your model of iPhone 6 Plus can support Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters, along with additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Having a four port charger means you can charge multiple devices at once without needing to pack seperate power chargers. Because you are only bringing a single travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage as well as being convenient for charging your iPhone 6 Plus at an airport or on a plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of travel chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets without using up an additional power outlet.

If you travel frequently we recommend searching for this type of versatile travel adapter at an electronics retailer. The power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Iceland

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unstable power grids. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 option for travellers originating from North America going to Iceland using 3 pinned type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs. This offers almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 ideal for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Iceland. [8] [AD]
What is the best power charger for the iPhone 6 Plus in Iceland?

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

A page on how to power your iPhone 6 Plus from an Iceland power outlet with the Lightning Apple connector and a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge the iPhone 6 Plus from the Iceland power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple normally include the USB cable with your iPhone 6 Plus.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the Iceland power outlet. The plug outlet, sometimes known as the Europlug, is recognised by the two round adjacent holes where the twin pins slide into.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the cord into 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 found at the bottom of your iPhone 6 Plus.
  4. Switch on the Iceland power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the cellphone will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is charging which should take roughly one to four hours to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone 6 Plus with an Iceland 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 an Iceland power outlet

Instructions showing how to recharge your iPhone 6 Plus from an Iceland power outlet with the Lightning Apple connector and a Type F power charger.

  1. To supply power to your iPhone 6 Plus using an Iceland power outlet you will need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the USB cable is typically already supplied with the iPhone 6 Plus by Apple).
  2. Begin by inserting the Type F USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This round wall supply (called a Schuko outlet or Type F power outlet [6]) can be identified by two 4.8mm round holes 19 mm next to each other for live and neutral pins, plus a pair of two thin metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple USB Lightning charging cable 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 found at the bottom of your iPhone 6 Plus.
  4. Switch on the Iceland power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPhone 6 Plus will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 Plus is recharging and takes between 60-240 minutes to recharge.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 Plus from an Iceland power outlet

See also

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