How to charge the iPhone 6 from a power outlet in Slovakia

A guide showing you how to recharge your iPhone 6 from a Slovak power outlet by using the Apple Lightning connector and a two pinned Europlug Type C power charger and how to charge the iPhone 6 using a double pinned Type E USB plug.

Slovak power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of standards and voltages can often cause confusion when planning on visiting a different country especially if you've never been there before. These instructions were specifically written to help prepare travellers wanting to charge their iPhone 6 abroad.If you are staying in Slovakia this page has useful instructions showing how to charge your iPhone 6 using the standard Type E or C 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. You will discover power will change depending on which area you are visiting so please read the Europe page for a complete list of countries. If visiting Slovakia from a different country make sure the iPhone 6 can accept a 240v supply. If your iPhone 6 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) double check your iPhone 6 is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from being damaged whilst powering it. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6.

Charging the iPhone 6 in Slovakia

Can the iPhone 6 be used in Slovakia?

You can use the iPhone 6 in Slovakia by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 6 in Slovakia?

If travelling to more than one country the best international travel charger for Slovakia is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Slovaks use two different standards of plug sockets (types E and C) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the supplied heads. If your iPhone 6 can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these types of USB travel chargers and additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Having a 4 port charger will also allow you to charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring multiple power chargers or using up additional wall outlets. 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. Due to their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when you return home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and phones without needing an additional plug socket.

For those travelling frequently we suggest buying this type of versatile travel adapter at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose power charger illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Slovakia

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, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which can be necessary for visitors of regions with unstable power supplies. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power adapter for travellers originating from America visiting Slovakia.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs. This offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with only 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 ideal for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Slovakia.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 6 in Slovakia?

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

A guide showing you how to recharge your iPhone 6 from a Slovak power outlet by using the Apple Lightning connector and a two pinned Europlug Type C power charger.

  1. In order to power the iPhone 6 using the Slovak power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the USB cable is usually already included with your iPhone 6 by Apple).
  2. Insert the Type C USB power adapter in the power supply. You can identify the plug outlet by two circular adjacent holes where the twin plug outlet pins go.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6. The iPhone 6 Lightning connector is situated at bottom of the iPhone 6 under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Slovak power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your mobile will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is powering up which takes between 1-4 hours to completely recharge.
Charging the iPhone 6 from a Slovak power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Powering the iPhone 6 with a Slovak power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

Instructions showing how to power your iPhone 6 with a Slovak power outlet by using a USB Lightning Apple connector and a Type E power charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to your iPhone 6 from the Slovak power outlet you will need a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - the cable is usually included with your iPhone 6 by Apple.
  2. Begin by plugging the Type E USB power adapter in the power outlet. The recessed circular wall supply can be identified by the two 4.8mm holes 19mm apart from each other and one metal grounding pin protruding in the top to form a triangular shape.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the mains 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. Turn on the Slovak power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your phone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 is charging, typically taking around 1 - 4 hours to fully recharge.
Powering the iPhone 6 with a Slovak power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slovakia - Slovakia 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/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  7. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E 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