How to charge the iPhone 6 in San Marino

Simple instructions showing how to power your iPhone 6 with a Sammarinese power outlet with a Lightning connector and a Europlug Type C USB charger, powering the iPhone 6 using a Type F Schuko USB plug and recharging the iPhone 6 using a three pinned Type L power charger

Sammarinese power outlet

Different standards and voltages can often be daunting when planning to travel to another country to the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of common standards being used throughout the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need in advance to charge the iPhone 6 . These instructions have been written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge the iPhone 6 abroad.When you're planning a trip to San Marino the following useful instructions show how to supply power to the iPhone 6 using the standard F, C or L type 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. You will discover power sockets will vary depending on which area you are in therefore we suggest reading the travel power supplies page for a full list of countries. If you are visiting San Marino from a different region please make sure that your iPhone 6 can accept a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) check your iPhone 6 is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from overheating during charging. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6.

Charging the iPhone 6 in San Marino

Can the iPhone 6 be used in San Marino?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 6 in San Marino.

What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 6 in San Marino?

When travelling with more than just your iPhone 6 the best international travel charger for San Marino is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. Sammarinese use three different standards of plug sockets (types F, C and L) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type C. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the included heads over. If your type of iPhone 6 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster charging times with one of these types of USB power chargers, and support for more power demanding devices.

This will allow you to recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring individual power adapters on your Sammarinese trip or occupying additional wall sockets. Only needing to bring a single travel charger will also keep the overall weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage whilst travelling. Due to their space saving versatility these types of adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers without using up an additional power outlet.

For those travelling frequently we suggest searching for this type of versatile power charger at an electronics retailer - the power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for San Marino

The 4 port USB travel charger [10] 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 wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both San Marino and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power adapter for travellers originating from America going to San Marino using type B 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. This is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for almost half 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 San Marino.
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 6 in San Marino?

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

Simple instructions showing how to power your iPhone 6 with a Sammarinese power outlet with a Lightning connector and a Europlug Type C USB charger.

  1. To power the iPhone 6 from a Sammarinese power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will usually include the cable with the iPhone 6).
  2. Begin by plugging the Type C USB power adapter in the Sammarinese power outlet. This plug outlet is recognised by 2 holes adjacent to each other where the two plug outlet pins go.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple charging 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. Turn on the Sammarinese 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 phone is charging and takes around 1 to 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone 6 with a Sammarinese 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 Sammarinese power outlet

Simple instructions showing how to power your iPhone 6 with a Sammarinese power outlet with a Lightning connector and a Schuko Type F USB charger.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 6 using the Sammarinese power outlet you'll need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], this USB cable is usually included with the iPhone 6.
  2. First plug in the Type F USB power adapter in the power supply. The recessed round wall outlet, sometimes called a Type F power outlet [6], can be identified by two round adjacent holes for live and neutral pins and a pair of two grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple charging 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. Turn on the Sammarinese 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 phone is charging and takes around 1 to 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 from a Sammarinese power outlet

Charging the iPhone 6 from a Sammarinese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type L USB adapter

Simple instructions showing you how to power your iPhone 6 with a Sammarinese power outlet with a Lightning connector and a Type L USB adapter.

  1. To power the iPhone 6 using a Sammarinese power outlet you'll need to buy a Type L USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should typically include the cable when you buy the iPhone 6).
  2. Insert the Type L USB power adapter into the Sammarinese power outlet. You can identify the flattened hexagon shaped power outlet by the three large holes forming a line. Note that there are two variations of Type L power outlet rated at 10 and 16 amps. A 10 amp plug supply has 4mm thick round pins spaced 5.5mm apart, whilst a 16 amp version has slightly larger 5mm pins that are spaced 8mm apart.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Apple USB power 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 the iPhone 6.
  4. Switch on the Sammarinese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your phone will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is charging and takes roughly 1 to 4 hours to fully recharge.
Charging the iPhone 6 from a Sammarinese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type L USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Marino - San Marino page on wikipedia
  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. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeL.htm - Type L power outlet
  9. Type L USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type L mains power outlet
  10. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters