How to charge the iPhone 6 when staying in Romania

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

Romanian power outlet

Differing frequencies and region codes can often be daunting when planning to stay in a foreign country especially if you've never visited before. When visiting Romania the following instructions show charging your iPhone 6 using their F or C type 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. When you are visiting Romania from a different country check your iPhone 6 can be used with a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check your device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from overheating when charging it. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6.

Charging the iPhone 6 in Romania

Can the iPhone 6 be used in Romania?

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

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

If travelling to more than one country the best travel charger for Romania is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Romanians 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 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by switching the plugs. If your iPhone 6 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these power chargers plus support for certain power demanding devices. Having a four port charger means you can power multiple devices at once without needing to buy individual power chargers. Only packing a single lightweight travel charger will keep the size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage. Due to their flexibility these types of travel adapters can be used when you return home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple phones, tablets and speakers with only a single wall outlet.

If you travel regularly we recommend searching for this type of versatile travel adapter online - the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Romania

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 converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which can be useful for visitors of counties with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover 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 Romania 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 suitable for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Romania.
What is the best power charger for the iPhone 6 in Romania?

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

Using the Lightning Apple connector and a Type C power charger to power your iPhone 6 from a Romanian power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the iPhone 6 from the Romanian power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (this cable is usually already supplied with the iPhone 6 by Apple).
  2. Start the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it into the Romanian power outlet. The power outlet (sometimes known as the Type C power outlet [3]) is recognised by the two round adjacent holes next to each other where the twin pins slide into.
  3. Connect the USB end of the power cord into the USB 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 your iPhone 6 under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Romanian 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 typically takes roughly one-four hours to completely recharge.
Powering the iPhone 6 with a Romanian 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 from a Romanian power outlet

A step-by-step guide showing you how to charge the iPhone 6 with a Romanian power outlet by using a USB Lightning cable with a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to the iPhone 6 using a Romanian power outlet you will need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple normally include the USB cable with your iPhone 6.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type F USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can identify this wall supply by two round adjacent holes where the twin pins slide into along with grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Connect the USB end of the power cord into the USB 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 your iPhone 6 under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Romanian 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 typically takes roughly one-four hours to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 from a Romanian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Romania - wikipedia.org page about Romania
  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