How to charge the iPhone 6 Plus in Slovakia

A page on how to power your iPhone 6 Plus from a Slovak power outlet by using a USB Lightning Apple connector and a Europlug Type C USB adapter and how to recharge the iPhone 6 Plus using a Type E USB charger.

Slovak power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of frequencies and region codes can all cause confusion when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never visited before. These instructions were written to prevent you having to worry if you'll be able to charge your iPhone 6 Plus when you are staying abroad.When you're going to travel to Slovakia the following instructions show charging your iPhone 6 Plus using their standard types E or C Slovak 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. When you are visiting Slovakia from a different country check that the iPhone 6 Plus can accept a 240 volt supply. If the iPhone 6 Plus originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) make sure that your device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to avoid the device from over-heating during charging. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6 Plus.

Charging the iPhone 6 Plus in Slovakia

Can the iPhone 6 Plus be used in Slovakia?

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

Slovakia

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

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

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

Unlike other travel chargers having a four port charger will also allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to buy individual power chargers or using up additional power outlets. By only packing a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to their 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 phones and tablets and using just a single plug socket.

We suggest searching for a versatile travel adapter like this at an electronics retailer. The power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Slovakia

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 6 Plus, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Slovakia and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 compact option for travellers originating from North America going to Slovakia.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also 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. This is a much cheaper 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 a 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 suitable for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Slovakia. [8]
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 6 Plus in Slovakia?

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

A page on how to power your iPhone 6 Plus from a Slovak power outlet by using a USB Lightning Apple connector and a Europlug Type C USB adapter.

  1. If you want to power the iPhone 6 Plus from the Slovak power outlet you'll need to use 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. Plug in the Type C USB power adapter into the wall outlet. This power outlet can be identified by two round holes next to each other.
  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 Slovak power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your iPhone will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 Plus is recharging taking roughly 1 - 4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPhone 6 Plus from a Slovak power outlet

Powering the iPhone 6 Plus with a Slovak power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

Using the Lightning Apple connector and a two pinned Type E USB adapter to charge the iPhone 6 Plus from a Slovak power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the iPhone 6 Plus from a Slovak power outlet you will need a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], this cable is usually already included with your device.
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type E USB power adapter in the Slovak power outlet. The recessed circular plug outlet (known as the CEE 7/7 plug) can be identified by two large circular holes 19mm adjacent to each other plus a single long metal earth pin protruding in the top in a triangle shape.
  3. Connect one end of the USB cord into the 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 Slovak power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of your mobile screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is powering up which should take roughly 60-240 minutes to recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone 6 Plus with a Slovak power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Slovakia country entry on wikipedia.org
  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, 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, priced under C$15.
  6. iec.ch - Type E power outlet
  7. Type E USB power adapter - There are two 4.8mm pins on Type E USB chargers which are placed 19mm apart and may include a hole for an earthing pin, 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.