How to charge the iPhone 6 when staying in Finland

Using a USB Lightning Apple connector and a Type C power charger to power your iPhone 6 from a Finnish power outlet and powering the iPhone 6 using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter.

Finnish power outlet

Various voltages and sockets can all cause confusion when planning on staying in another country, especially if you've never been there before. With only a handful of different types of common standards used in the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need in advance to charge your iPhone 6 in Finland. This guide has been specifically written to stop you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge your iPhone 6 when you are staying abroad.If you are going to travel to Finland these useful instructions show powering your iPhone 6 using their F or C type 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. When you are visiting Finland from a different country check your iPhone 6 can be used with a 240v supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) make sure the iPhone 6 is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from being damaged whilst powering it. If you intend on visiting a city such as Helsinki or Espoo we suggest referring to the Finnish Wikipedia page [1] for further information on visiting the area. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6.

Charging the iPhone 6 in Finland

Can the iPhone 6 be used in Finland?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 6 in Finland.

What is the best power charger for the iPhone 6 in Finland?

If travelling with more than your iPhone 6 then the best international travel power adapter for Finland to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Finns use two different types of wall outlets (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 North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by changing the supplied heads over. If your iPhone 6 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these power adapters, along with additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Having a four port charger means you can power multiple devices at once without needing to pack seperate power chargers for your trip to Finland or occupying additional power outlets. By only needing to pack a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage as well as being on hand for charging your iPhone 6 at an airport or on a plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power 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 tablets, phones and speakers with only a single wall outlet.

If you travel on a regular basis we recommend searching for this type of versatile travel adapter at an electronics retailer. The power charger illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Finland

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 6, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of 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 Finland.
  • 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 from the US using type B plugs and gives the same functionality as 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 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 suitable for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Finland.
What is the best power charger for the iPhone 6 in Finland?

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

Using a USB Lightning cable and a Type C power charger to power your iPhone 6 from a Finnish power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your iPhone 6 from the Finnish power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple should usually supply this cable with your iPhone 6.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the Finnish power outlet. This unearthed power supply can be identified by the two circular adjacent holes.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the mains USB adapter 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 your iPhone 6.
  4. Switch on the Finnish power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPhone 6 will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is charging which typically takes roughly 1 - 4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPhone 6 from a Finnish power outlet

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

Using a USB Lightning connector and a Type F power charger to power your iPhone 6 from a Finnish power outlet.

  1. To supply power to the iPhone 6 using a Finnish power outlet you will need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (typically supplied with the iPhone 6 by Apple).
  2. Begin by inserting the Type F USB power adapter in the Finnish power outlet. The recessed circular plug outlet can be identified by two 4.8mm circular adjacent holes next to each other where the twin plug outlet pins slide into and grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB mains 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 your iPhone 6.
  4. Switch on the Finnish power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPhone 6 will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is charging which should take roughly 1 to 4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPhone 6 from a Finnish power outlet

See also

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