Charging the iPhone 6 when visiting Netherlands

The WikiConnections guide showing how to power the iPhone 6 with a Dutch power outlet with a USB Lightning cable and a double pinned Europlug Type C power charger and recharging the iPhone 6 using a Type F USB adapter.

Dutch power outlet

Various combinations of standards and voltages can often cause confusion when planning to visit another country, especially if you've never visited before. These guidelines were specifically written to help assist travellers wanting to power the iPhone 6 when they are staying abroad.When you're visiting Netherlands this page has useful instructions showing how to charge your iPhone 6 by using the F or C type Dutch 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets, you'll find a majority of Dutch will use Type F plug outlets. If visiting Netherlands from a different country ensure the iPhone 6 can accept a 240v supply. If the iPhone 6 came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check that the iPhone 6 is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overheating whilst powering it up. If you intend on taking a trip to a place like Amsterdam we also recommend referring to the Netherlands Wikipedia web page [1] for further information on the location. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6.

Charging the iPhone 6 in Netherlands

Can you use the iPhone 6 in Netherlands?

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

What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 6 in Netherlands?

When you are travelling to multiple countries and bringing more than just your iPhone 6 the best international travel charger for Netherlands is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two standards of power outlets that Dutch use (types F and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the supplied heads. If your type of iPhone 6 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these travel adapters plus compatibility with more power demanding devices.

Unlike other travel chargers this means you can power more than one device at the same time without needing to buy seperate power adapters on your Dutch trip or occupying additional wall sockets. By only packing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling as well as being on hand for recharging your iPhone 6 at the airport or on a plane. Because of their flexibility these types of power chargers can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple phones, tablets and speakers and using just a single plug socket.

We recommend searching for this type of versatile power charger at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Netherlands

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is crucial when visiting counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Netherlands using type B American 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 originating from the US using type B plugs and offers almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Netherlands.
What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 6 in Netherlands?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 from a Dutch power outlet

The WikiConnections guide showing how to power the iPhone 6 with a Dutch power outlet with a USB Lightning cable and a double pinned Europlug Type C power charger.

  1. If you want to charge your iPhone 6 using a Dutch power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple normally supply this USB cable when you buy the iPhone 6).
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type C USB power adapter in the Dutch power outlet. This plug outlet, also called the Europlug, can be identified by the 2 adjacent holes next to each other where the plug outlet pins go.
  3. Connect one end of the Lightning charging cord into the mains USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6. The iPhone 6 Lightning connector can be found at bottom of your iPhone 6 under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Dutch power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your mobile will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is powering up which typically takes between 60 to 240 minutes to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 from a Dutch power outlet

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

Using a Lightning Apple cable with a Type F Schuko USB charger to power the iPhone 6 with a Dutch power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to your iPhone 6 from the Dutch power outlet you will need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (normally already supplied with your device).
  2. Start the process by taking the Type F USB power adapter and inserting it into the wall outlet. The sunken round wall outlet (known as the Schuko outlet) can be identified by two 4.8mm adjacent holes next to each other where the plug outlet pins go along with a pair of two grounding clips above and below.
  3. Connect the USB 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. The iPhone 6 Lightning connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 6 under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Dutch power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPhone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 is recharging which should take around 1 - 4 hours to fully recharge.
Powering the iPhone 6 with a Dutch power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Netherlands - Netherlands 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
  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
  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
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters