How to charge the iPhone 6 Plus when visiting Moldova

Instructions showing you how to charge your iPhone 6 Plus from a Moldovan power outlet by using a Lightning Apple cable with a double pin Type C Europlug power charger and recharging the iPhone 6 Plus using a double pinned Schuko Type F power charger.

Moldovan power outlet

Varying different region codes and sockets can often be daunting when planning on staying in a foreign country especially if you've never visited before. With only a handful of different types of sockets being used in the world this guide tells you exactly what to purchase in advance to charge the iPhone 6 Plus . If visiting Moldova this page contains useful instructions showing you how to charge your iPhone 6 Plus by using the F or C type Moldovan 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. Most power sockets change depending on which area you are travelling to therefore we recommend reading the Europe page for a full list of countries. If you are visiting Moldova from a different region please make sure your iPhone 6 Plus can accept a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts make sure your device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to prevent the device from over-heating when charging it. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6 Plus.

Charging the iPhone 6 Plus in Moldova

Can the iPhone 6 Plus be used in Moldova?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 6 Plus in Moldova.

Moldova

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

If travelling with more than just your iPhone 6 Plus the best travel power adapter for Moldova is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two standards of power outlets that Moldovans use (F and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the heads over. If your iPhone 6 Plus supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these travel adapters plus additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets.

This will allow you to recharge multiple devices at once without needing to bring multiple power chargers. By only bringing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage. Due to their space saving versatility these types of adapters can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple phones and tablets using just a single plug socket.

We recommend searching for this type of flexible power adapter at an electronics retailer, the power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Moldova

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unstable power grids. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Moldova and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable option for travellers originating from America visiting Moldova.
  • 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 from North America using type B plugs and gives almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a flexible 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 Moldova. [8]
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 6 Plus in Moldova?

Powering the iPhone 6 Plus with a Moldovan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Instructions showing you how to charge your iPhone 6 Plus from a Moldovan power outlet by using a Lightning Apple cable with a double pin Type C Europlug power charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to your iPhone 6 Plus from the Moldovan power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple will normally include this cable when you buy the iPhone 6 Plus.
  2. First insert the Type C USB power adapter in the power supply. The plug supply is recognised by two round adjacent holes next to each other where the plug outlet pins go.
  3. Connect one end of the Lightning charging cord 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 the iPhone 6 Plus under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Moldovan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your iPhone will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is charging and takes roughly one-four hours to fully recharge.
Powering the iPhone 6 Plus with a Moldovan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 Plus from a Moldovan power outlet

A guide on how to recharge the iPhone 6 Plus from a Moldovan power outlet using a USB Lightning Apple connector with a Schuko Type F USB charger.

  1. To charge the iPhone 6 Plus using a Moldovan power outlet you'll need to use a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the USB cable is usually included with the iPhone 6 Plus).
  2. Begin by plugging the Type F USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by two large round adjacent holes next to each other where the pins go along with a pair of two grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB charging cable into the mains USB 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 situated at the bottom of the iPhone 6 Plus.
  4. Switch on the Moldovan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the phone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is powering up which should take between 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 Plus from a Moldovan power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia.org entry about Moldova
  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, costs 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 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, costing under C$20.