Charging the iPhone 6 when planning a trip to Croatia

The Wiki Connections page showing how to charge your iPhone 6 with a Croatian power outlet using a USB Lightning Apple cable and a 2 pin Type C USB charger and how to power the iPhone 6 using a 2 pin Type F USB charger.

Croatian power outlet

Varying different standards and plug types can often be daunting when planning to stay in a foreign country, especially if you've never been there before. This guide has been written to stop you having to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPhone 6 when you are abroad.The following guide tells you exactly what you'll need to charge your iPhone 6 when you are visiting Croatia by using their standard F or C type Croatian 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. If you are visiting Croatia from another country ensure that your iPhone 6 can be charged using a 240v supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) double check the device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from overheating whilst powering it. If you intend on staying in a destination such as Zagreb read the Croatia Wikipedia page [1] for further information. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6.

Charging the iPhone 6 in Croatia

Can you use the iPhone 6 in Croatia?

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

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

If travelling to multiple countries and bringing along more than your iPhone 6 then the best travel charger for Croatia to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two different types of power outlets that Croatians use (F and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the included plugs over. If your type of iPhone 6 is compatible with Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these types of travel chargers, plus additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets. This means you can recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple power adapters. By only bringing a single international travel charger will also keep the weight and size down, making it perfect to fold up and store 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 Croatia we suggest searching for a multipurpose travel charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully for charging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Croatia

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices using USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Croatia 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 option for travellers originating from America going to Croatia using 3 pin type B American 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 gives almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for 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 suitable for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Croatia.
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 6 in Croatia?

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

The Wiki Connections page showing how to charge your iPhone 6 with a Croatian power outlet using a USB Lightning Apple cable and a 2 pin Type C USB charger.

  1. If you want to power the iPhone 6 using the Croatian power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (usually supplied with your iPhone 6 by Apple).
  2. Insert the Type C USB power adapter into the Croatian power outlet. You can recognise this plug supply by the two round adjacent holes for live and neutral pins.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6. The iPhone 6 Lightning connector is situated at bottom of the iPhone 6 under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Croatian 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 is powering up taking roughly 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPhone 6 from a Croatian power outlet

How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPhone 6 from a Croatian power outlet

Using a Lightning connector with a Schuko Type F USB charger to charge your iPhone 6 with a Croatian power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your iPhone 6 from a Croatian power outlet you'll need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], usually supplied with the device by Apple.
  2. Start by plugging the Type F USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can identify the wall outlet by two 4.8mm round holes 19 mm adjacent to each other along with two metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6. The iPhone 6 Lightning connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 6 under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Croatian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPhone 6 screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is recharging, typically taking between one-four hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPhone 6 from a Croatian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Croatia - Croatia Wikipedia 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, between $10 to $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, costs around $5.
  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, costs around $10.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costing between $10 to $15.