How to charge the iPhone 6 Plus when staying in Hungary

Using the Lightning Apple connector with a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter to recharge your iPhone 6 Plus from a Hungarian power outlet and charging the iPhone 6 Plus using a 2 pinned Schuko Type F USB charger.

Hungarian power outlet

Various voltages and sockets can all be daunting when planning to travel to a different country to the first time traveller. However this isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used in the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need in advance to power your iPhone 6 Plus in Hungary. If you are going to travel to Hungary the following instructions show charging your iPhone 6 Plus by using the standard types F or C Hungarian 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. When you are visiting Hungary from a different country double check your iPhone 6 Plus can accept a 240 volt supply. If the iPhone 6 Plus originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts make sure your device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from overloading whilst powering it. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6 Plus.

Charging the iPhone 6 Plus in Hungary

Can the iPhone 6 Plus be used in Hungary?

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

Hungary

What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 6 Plus in Hungary?

When you are travelling to more than one country the best travel power adapter for Hungary to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Hungarians use two different types of plug sockets (types F and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by changing the included heads. If your iPhone 6 Plus is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of power chargers plus support for certain power hungry devices like tablets.

Having a four port charger means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel adapters. Only needing to pack a single international USB travel charger will keep the overall size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers without needing an additional power outlet.

If you travel on a regular basis we suggest buying this type of flexible power charger online, the multipurpose power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Hungary

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering 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 portable power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Hungary using type B American 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 and is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Hungary. [8]
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 6 Plus in Hungary?

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

Using the Lightning Apple connector with a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter to recharge your iPhone 6 Plus from a Hungarian power outlet.

  1. If you want to power the iPhone 6 Plus from the Hungarian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should usually supply this cable with your iPhone 6 Plus).
  2. Start the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it in the power outlet. This wall supply (sometimes known as the Type C power outlet [3]) can be identified by two circular holes adjacent to each other.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple USB Lightning power cord into the bottom of the mains USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6 Plus. You can find the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6 Plus found at the bottom of your iPhone 6 Plus.
  4. Switch on the Hungarian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your phone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is charging which typically takes between 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPhone 6 Plus from a Hungarian power outlet

Powering the iPhone 6 Plus with a Hungarian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

Instructions on how to recharge your iPhone 6 Plus from a Hungarian power outlet with an Apple USB Lightning cable with a Type F power charger.

  1. If you want to power your iPhone 6 Plus using a Hungarian power outlet you will need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], this cable is typically included with your device.
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type F USB power adapter in the Hungarian power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by two 4.8mm round adjacent holes along with a pair of two thin metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6 Plus. The iPhone 6 Plus Lightning connector is situated at bottom of your iPhone 6 Plus under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Hungarian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your cellphone will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 Plus is recharging and takes roughly 1 - 4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone 6 Plus with a Hungarian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Hungarian Wikipedia 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, costs 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, C$10-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, 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, priced at C$15-C$20.