Charging your iPhone 6 from a power outlet in Macedonia

Learn how to power the iPhone 6 from a Macedonian power outlet using an Apple USB Lightning connector and a Type C Europlug power charger and how to charge the iPhone 6 using a Type F Schuko power plug.

Macedonian power outlet

Different standards and sockets can often lead to confusion when planning to visit another country if you've never been there before. This guide has been specifically written to stop travellers having to worry if they can charge the iPhone 6 abroad.When you are travelling to Macedonia the following useful instructions show powering the iPhone 6 using the Type F or C Macedonian 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. If travelling to Macedonia from a different country please ensure your iPhone 6 can accept a 240 volt supply. If your iPhone 6 came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure the device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overheating during charging. If you plan on taking a trip to a destination such as Skopje or Bitola we recommend referring to the Macedonia country wikipedia page [1] for more details on visiting the location. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6.

Charging the iPhone 6 in Macedonia

Can you use the iPhone 6 in Macedonia?

You can connect the iPhone 6 to a Macedonian power outlet by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 6 in Macedonia?

When travelling with more than just your iPhone 6 or visiting more than one country then the best travel charger for Macedonia is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Macedonians use two different types of power outlets (F and C) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type C. Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the supplied heads. If your model of iPhone 6 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster charging times with one of these types of power adapters and additional support for certain power hungry devices. Unlike other travel chargers having a four port adapter means you can charge more than one device at once without needing to buy multiple power adapters on your trip. By only needing a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets using only a single power outlet.

We suggest searching for an adaptable power adapter similar to this at your preferred electronics retailer - the travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Macedonia

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 visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 best selling portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America going to Macedonia.
  • 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. This offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 Macedonia.
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 6 in Macedonia?

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

Using a USB Lightning connector with a two pin Europlug Type C power adapter to recharge your iPhone 6 with a Macedonian power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPhone 6 from a Macedonian power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple usually supply the cable when you buy your iPhone 6).
  2. Start by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the wall supply. The power supply (called the Type C power outlet [3] or Europlug) is identified by two holes adjacent to each other.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Apple USB charging cord 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. Turn on the Macedonian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the cell screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is powering up and takes roughly one-four hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
Charging the iPhone 6 from a Macedonian power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

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

Using a USB Lightning connector with a two pin Schuko Type F power adapter to recharge your iPhone 6 with a Macedonian power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 6 using the Macedonian power outlet you will need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - usually already included with the device.
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type F USB power adapter and inserting it in the Macedonian power outlet. You can identify the wall supply by the two 4.8mm circular adjacent holes for live and neutral pins, plus a pair of thin metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Apple charging cord 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. Turn on the Macedonian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the cell screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is powering up and takes roughly one-four hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPhone 6 from a Macedonian power outlet

See also

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