How to charge your iPhone 6 Plus from a power outlet in Ukraine

Using an Apple USB Lightning connector and a Europlug Type C USB adapter to charge your iPhone 6 Plus from a Ukrainian power outlet and recharging the iPhone 6 Plus using a two pinned Type F Schuko power plug.

Ukrainian power outlet

Varying different combinations of voltages and sockets can all be daunting when planning to visit a different country to the first time traveller. These guidelines were written to stop visitors worrying if they can power their iPhone 6 Plus when they are travelling to Ukraine.If you're visiting Ukraine these useful instructions show charging your iPhone 6 Plus using the standard types F or C Ukrainian 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. When you are travelling to Ukraine from another region please ensure that the iPhone 6 Plus can accept a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) ensure the iPhone 6 Plus is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from over-heating whilst powering it. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6 Plus.

Charging the iPhone 6 Plus in Ukraine

Can you use the iPhone 6 Plus in Ukraine?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 6 Plus in Ukraine by using the correct power adaptor.

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

When travelling to multiple countries the best travel adapter for Ukraine to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two types of wall outlets in Ukraine (F and C) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these types of chargers come 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 simply by switching the plugs over. If your model of iPhone 6 Plus can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of power chargers and additional compatibility with more power hungry devices. Having a 4 port adapter means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring individual power chargers for your Ukrainian trip. Because you are only packing a single international USB travel charger will also keep the overall size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage whilst travelling and suitable for charging your iPhone 6 Plus at an airport or on a flight. Because of their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets and using only a single plug socket.

For those travelling frequently we recommend searching for this type of flexible power charger at your preferred electronics retailer. The travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Ukraine

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting 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 unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 best selling portable option for travellers originating from North America going to Ukraine.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs. This gives the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 suitable for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Ukraine. [8]
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 6 Plus in Ukraine?

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

Using an Apple Lightning cable with a Type C USB adapter to charge the iPhone 6 Plus with a Ukrainian power outlet.

  1. If you want to power the iPhone 6 Plus using a Ukrainian power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (this cable is typically included with your device by Apple).
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type C USB power adapter into the wall outlet. The plug outlet, sometimes called a Type C power outlet [3] or Europlug, is identified by two round adjacent holes next to each other.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the 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 situated at the bottom of your iPhone 6 Plus.
  4. Switch on the Ukrainian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your phone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 Plus is recharging taking roughly one to four hours to completely recharge.
Powering the iPhone 6 Plus with a Ukrainian 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 Ukrainian power outlet

Using an Apple Lightning cable with a Type F USB adapter to charge the iPhone 6 Plus with a Ukrainian power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 6 Plus from the Ukrainian power outlet you will need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple normally include this cable with your iPhone 6 Plus).
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type F USB power adapter in the Ukrainian power outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by the two holes 19 mm apart from each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins go, plus a pair of grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the 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 situated at the bottom of your iPhone 6 Plus.
  4. Switch on the Ukrainian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your phone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 Plus is recharging taking roughly one to four hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 Plus from a Ukrainian power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Ukraine country 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 cost 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 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, costs under C$20.