Charging the iPhone 6 Plus from a power outlet in Latvia

A guide showing how to charge the iPhone 6 Plus from a Latvian power outlet by using the USB Lightning Apple connector with a two pin Europlug Type C power adapter and how to charge the iPhone 6 Plus using a Type F Schuko power charger.

Latvian power outlet

Differing combinations of standards and voltages can all be confusing when planning on travelling to a new country especially for the first time traveller. This page contains simple instructions showing what you'll need to power your iPhone 6 Plus when you are visiting Latvia by using their standard Type F or C 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. You'll find power will change from country to country so we suggest reading the power supplies and Europe page for a full list of regions and countries. If you are visiting Latvia from another country double check the iPhone 6 Plus can accept a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts double check your 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 charging it. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6 Plus.

Charging the iPhone 6 Plus in Latvia

Can the iPhone 6 Plus be used in Latvia?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 6 Plus to a Latvian power outlet by using a power adaptor.

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What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 6 Plus in Latvia?

When travelling with more than just your iPhone 6 Plus or visiting more than one country then the best travel charger for Latvia 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 that Letts use (F and C) and using a travel adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C.

Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by changing the heads over. If your type of iPhone 6 Plus supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times with one of these USB power chargers, plus compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets. This will also allow you to power more than one device at the same time without needing to pack multiple travel chargers on your Latvian trip. Because you are only bringing a single international travel charger will help keep the overall size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage as well as being suitable for charging your iPhone 6 Plus at an airport or on the plane. Due to their space saving versatility these types of chargers can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers with just a single plug socket.

If you travel to different countries we suggest buying a versatile power charger of this nature online. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated below 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 Latvia

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial when visiting regions with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Latvia 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 most popular portable option for travellers originating from America going to Latvia using type B American plug sockets.
  • 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 from North America using type B plugs and is a much cheaper alternative to 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 Latvia. [8]
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 6 Plus in Latvia?

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

A guide showing how to charge the iPhone 6 Plus from a Latvian power outlet by using the USB Lightning Apple connector with a two pin Europlug Type C power adapter.

  1. In order to power the iPhone 6 Plus from a Latvian power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple will normally supply this USB cable with the iPhone 6 Plus.
  2. Start by plugging the Type C USB power adapter in the Latvian power outlet. You can recognise the wall outlet by two round adjacent holes.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB mains 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 Latvian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your cellphone will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is recharging, typically taking roughly one to four hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 Plus from a Latvian power outlet

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

A page showing how to recharge the iPhone 6 Plus from a Latvian power outlet using an Apple USB Lightning connector with a 2 pin Type F Schuko power adapter.

  1. To power the iPhone 6 Plus using a Latvian power outlet you'll need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (typically already included with the iPhone 6 Plus).
  2. Plug in the Type F USB power adapter into the power supply. The sunken round plug outlet can be identified by the two round holes 19 mm adjacent to each other where the twin plug outlet pins sit and a pair of two metal grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB power adapter 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. Switch on the Latvian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of your mobile will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is recharging which takes roughly 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge.
Powering the iPhone 6 Plus with a Latvian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Latvian 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, C$15-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, costing 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, 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.