Charging the iPhone 6 Plus when planning a trip to Macedonia

Instructions showing how to recharge your iPhone 6 Plus with a Macedonian power outlet using a Lightning connector with a two pin Europlug Type C USB charger and how to power the iPhone 6 Plus using a 2 pin Type F USB plug.

Macedonian power outlet

Varying different region codes and voltages can all lead to confusion when planning to travel to a new country, especially if you've never been there before. These instructions have been specifically written to prevent travellers worrying if they'll be able to charge the iPhone 6 Plus abroad.If you're planning a holiday to Macedonia this page contains useful instructions showing powering the iPhone 6 Plus using the types F or C 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. You will discover that power supplies will change from country to country therefore we suggest reading the Europe page for a complete list of regions and countries. When travelling to Macedonia from a different country please check that your iPhone 6 Plus can accept a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure that your iPhone 6 Plus is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from overloading whilst powering it. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6 Plus.

Charging the iPhone 6 Plus in Macedonia

Can you use the iPhone 6 Plus in Macedonia?

You can use the iPhone 6 Plus in Macedonia by using a power adaptor.

Macedonia

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

If you are travelling with more than your iPhone 6 Plus or visiting more than one country then the best travel charger for Macedonia to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two standards of plug sockets in Macedonia (F and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the heads. If your iPhone 6 Plus supports Fast Charge (note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these USB power adapters and additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets. Having a four port adapter means you can recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple power adapters for your Macedonian trip. By only bringing a single international travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage. Because of their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and smartphones with just a single power outlet.

For those travelling to Macedonia we suggest searching for an adaptable travel charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Macedonia

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices using USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Macedonia and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power converter for travellers originating from North America visiting Macedonia.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at almost half 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Macedonia. [8]
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 6 Plus in Macedonia?

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

Using a Lightning connector with a Type C Europlug power adapter to recharge your iPhone 6 Plus with a Macedonian power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 6 Plus from a Macedonian power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should normally supply the cable with the iPhone 6 Plus).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can recognise this power supply by the two adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Lightning power cable into the bottom of 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. Switch on the Macedonian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the phone will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 Plus is powering up taking roughly 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPhone 6 Plus from a Macedonian power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Charging the iPhone 6 Plus from a Macedonian power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

Using a USB Lightning Apple cable and a 2 pin Type F USB charger to charge your iPhone 6 Plus with a Macedonian power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your iPhone 6 Plus using the Macedonian power outlet you will need to use a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - this USB cable is typically supplied with your iPhone 6 Plus.
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type F USB power adapter into the Macedonian power outlet. This recessed round power outlet (sometimes called the Type F power outlet [6]) can be identified by the two circular holes 19 mm apart from each other where the twin pins slide into and a pair of thin grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB charging cord into the USB power 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 your iPhone 6 Plus under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Macedonian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPhone 6 Plus screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is recharging, typically taking between one-four hours to completely recharge.
Charging the iPhone 6 Plus from a Macedonian power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Macedonia 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, estimated price 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, 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, costing C$15-C$20.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, C$15-C$20.