Charging the iPhone 6 Plus when staying in Greece

Instructions showing you how to power the iPhone 6 Plus with a Greek power outlet with a Lightning Apple cable and a double pinned Type C USB adapter and charging the iPhone 6 Plus using a double pin Schuko Type F power adapter.

Greek power outlet

When packing for a holiday to Greece it's useful to know if you'll be able to charge your common electronics when you're there. However, by not knowing which plug socket to expect you are likely to bring the wrong power charger, therefore leaving you needing to buy a potentially expensive adaptor on arrival which might not be compatible. Different frequencies and standards can all be daunting when planning on staying in a different country, especially to the first time traveller. This step-by-step guide will show exactly how to supply power to the iPhone 6 Plus when travelling to Greece by using their standard types F or C 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets, please note Type F plug outlets are normally used by a majority of Greeks. When travelling to Greece from a different region ensure that the iPhone 6 Plus can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts check the iPhone 6 Plus is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to avoid the device from being damaged when powering up. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6 Plus.

Charging the iPhone 6 Plus in Greece

Can the iPhone 6 Plus be used in Greece?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 6 Plus to a Greek power outlet.

What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 6 Plus in Greece?

If you are travelling with more than your iPhone 6 Plus and visiting multiple countries the best international travel charger for Greece is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two types of power outlets in Greece (F and C) and using a power adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by changing the supplied plugs over. If your iPhone 6 Plus supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster charging times with one of these types of USB power adapters, plus additional compatibility with certain power hungry devices like tablets. This will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to bring seperate travel adapters. By only needing a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage as well as being suitable for charging your iPhone 6 Plus at an airport or on the flight. Due to their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets using just a single power outlet.

If you travel on a regular basis we suggest searching for a versatile power charger of this nature online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Greece

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 6 Plus, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Greece and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact option for travellers originating from North America visiting Greece.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly 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 just one less AC outlet for almost half the 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Greece. [8] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 6 Plus in Greece?

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

Instructions showing you how to power the iPhone 6 Plus with a Greek power outlet with a Lightning Apple cable and a double pinned Type C USB adapter.

  1. To charge your iPhone 6 Plus using the Greek power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple usually include the cable when you buy the iPhone 6 Plus).
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it into the Greek power outlet. The plug supply (sometimes called a Europlug) can be recognised by the 2 round holes adjacent to each other.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6 Plus. The iPhone 6 Plus Lightning connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 6 Plus under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Greek power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the iPhone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 Plus is powering up which typically takes between 1 to 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPhone 6 Plus from a Greek power outlet

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

Using a Lightning Apple cable with a double pinned Type F USB adapter to power the iPhone 6 Plus with a Greek power outlet.

  1. In order to power the iPhone 6 Plus from a Greek power outlet you will need to use a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple typically supply the USB cable with the iPhone 6 Plus.
  2. Firstly you'll need to plug the Type F USB power adapter in the power supply. You can recognise the wall outlet by the two 4.8mm circular holes 19 mm apart from each other for live and neutral and a pair of two metal grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Connect one end of the USB charging cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6 Plus. The iPhone 6 Plus Lightning connector can be found at bottom of your iPhone 6 Plus under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Greek power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your cell will display a charge icon to indicate that the mobile is recharging which takes around 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPhone 6 Plus from a Greek power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Greek Wikipedia web page
  2. Apple - official iPhone user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, under C$20.
  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, priced at under C$15.
  6. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  7. Type F USB power adapter - Type F USB chargers are earthed using two clips at the top and bottom with two rounded 4.8mm pins set 19mm apart, priced at under C$20.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, under C$20.