Charging the iPhone 6 from a power outlet in Bulgaria

The Wiki Connections page showing how to charge your iPhone 6 from a Bulgarian power outlet with the Apple USB Lightning connector with a double pinned Type C USB charger and charging the iPhone 6 using a Schuko Type F USB plug.

Bulgarian power outlet

Varying different region codes and voltages can all be daunting when planning on staying in another country if you've never been there before. With only a handful of different types of sockets being used in the world this article shows exactly what to purchase in advance to power your iPhone 6 . This guide was written to prevent visitors having to worry if they'll be able to charge the iPhone 6 when they're travelling to Bulgaria.The following guide tells you exactly what you'll need to charge the iPhone 6 when you're travelling to Bulgaria using the standard F or C type Bulgarian 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. If visiting Bulgaria from a different country please check the iPhone 6 can accept a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure your device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from over-heating when powering up. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6.

Charging the iPhone 6 in Bulgaria

Can you use the iPhone 6 in Bulgaria?

You can use the iPhone 6 in Bulgaria.

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

If travelling with more than just your iPhone 6 the best international travel charger for Bulgaria to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two different types of power outlets that Bulgarians use (types F and C) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure 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 just by switching the supplied plugs over. If your type of iPhone 6 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these USB power chargers, plus additional support for more power hungry devices.

Unlike other adapters this means you can recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple power chargers or occupying additional power sockets. Because you are only packing a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand baggage and convenient for charging your iPhone 6 at the airport or on your flight. Because of their versatility these types of chargers can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets without needing an additional plug socket.

If you travel to different places we suggest searching for an adaptable travel charger of this nature online; the travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Bulgaria

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 6, but 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 necessary for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Bulgaria and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Bulgaria using 3 pin type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise 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 only 1 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 ideal for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Bulgaria.
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 6 in Bulgaria?

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

Learn how to recharge the iPhone 6 from a Bulgarian power outlet with a Lightning connector with a two pin Type C USB charger.

  1. To power your iPhone 6 using the Bulgarian power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the cable is normally already included with the device).
  2. Begin by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it in the Bulgarian power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the two round holes next to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6. You can find the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6 situated at the bottom of the iPhone 6.
  4. Turn on the Bulgarian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of the phone will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 is charging which should take between 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
Powering the iPhone 6 with a Bulgarian 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 from a Bulgarian power outlet

The Wiki Connections page showing how to recharge the iPhone 6 from a Bulgarian power outlet with the Apple Lightning connector with a two pin Type F USB charger.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPhone 6 from a Bulgarian power outlet you'll need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], the cable is normally already included with the device by Apple.
  2. Start by plugging the Type F USB power adapter into the power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the two large holes 19 mm adjacent to each other for live and neutral and a pair of two metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Connect one end of the Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6. You can find the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6 situated at the bottom of the iPhone 6.
  4. Turn on the Bulgarian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your mobile will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 is powering up which typically takes roughly 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 from a Bulgarian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bulgaria - Bulgarian Wikipedia web page
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/1000/MA1565/en_US/iphone_user_guide.pdf - Official iPhone user guide
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet, under $15.
  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 at between $5 to $10.
  6. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  7. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F mains power outlet, priced at between $10 to $15.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costs between $10 to $15.