How to charge the iPhone 6 Plus when staying in Kosovo

Instructions on how to recharge the iPhone 6 Plus with a Kosovan power outlet with the Lightning Apple connector and a Type C power charger and powering the iPhone 6 Plus using a two pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter.

Kosovan power outlet

Complicated region codes and plugs can often be confusing when planning to travel to a different country especially if you've never visited before. However this isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used throughout the world this article tells you exactly what to purchase in advance to charge your iPhone 6 Plus in Kosovo. This page has been written to prevent people worrying if they can power the iPhone 6 Plus when going to Kosovo.When visiting Kosovo the following instructions show powering your iPhone 6 Plus by using the standard Type F or C Kosovan 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. When travelling anywhere you'll find that most power sockets will vary from region to region so we suggest that you read our Wikiconnections travel power sockets guide where you'll find a complete list of powering devices in different regions. If travelling to Kosovo from another country please ensure that the iPhone 6 Plus can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If the iPhone 6 Plus came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) make sure the device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from overheating when charging it. If you plan on visiting a city such as Pristina or Prizren refer to the Wikipedia entry about Kosovo [1] for further information on visiting the area. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6 Plus.

Charging the iPhone 6 Plus in Kosovo

Can the iPhone 6 Plus be used in Kosovo?

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

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

When travelling to more than one country the best travel charger for Kosovo is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two types of wall outlets in Kosovo (types F and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the plugs. If your iPhone 6 Plus is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these power chargers, and additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel adapters this will also allow you to charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to buy individual power chargers. Because you are only bringing a single travel charger will keep the size down, making it perfect to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling and suitable for recharging your iPhone 6 Plus at the airport or on the plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers with only a single plug socket.

We suggest buying this type of versatile travel adapter online, the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Kosovo

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unstable power grids. 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 Kosovo using 3 pinned type B American 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 from the US using type B plugs and is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for almost half 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 ideal for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Kosovo. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 6 Plus in Kosovo?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 Plus from a Kosovan power outlet

A page on how to power your iPhone 6 Plus from a Kosovan power outlet with the Lightning Apple connector and a Europlug Type C USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to your iPhone 6 Plus using a Kosovan power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple normally include the USB cable with your iPhone 6 Plus.
  2. Begin by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it into the Kosovan power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 2 round holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple USB Lightning charging cable into the USB power charger 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 Kosovan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPhone will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is charging which takes roughly 1 to 4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 Plus from a Kosovan power outlet

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

A step-by-step guide showing you how to charge the iPhone 6 Plus with a Kosovan power outlet by using the Lightning Apple connector and a Type F power charger.

  1. In order to charge the iPhone 6 Plus from the Kosovan power outlet you'll need to buy 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 Plus).
  2. Begin by inserting the Type F USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This round power supply, also called the Schuko plug, can be recognised by the two 4.8mm round adjacent holes and grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the mains USB adapter 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. Switch on the Kosovan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPhone 6 Plus will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 Plus is recharging and takes between 60-240 minutes to recharge.
Powering the iPhone 6 Plus with a Kosovan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia entry about Kosovo
  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, estimated cost 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, costs under C$20.