Charging the iPhone 6 from a power outlet in Greece

The Wiki Connections page showing how to charge your iPhone 6 with a Greek power outlet with the USB Lightning Apple cable with a Type C Europlug power adapter and charging the iPhone 6 using a two pin Type F USB plug.

Greek power outlet

If planning a vacation it can often be helpful to know in advance if you'll be able to charge all your vital gadgets when you arrive at your destination. By not knowing which plug socket is being used you may end up either weighing yourself down with too many adaptors or bring the wrong power charger, leaving you having to purchase a suitable adaptor on arrival that could be incompatible and damage the device. Various combinations of region codes and plugs can often be confusing when planning on visiting a foreign country especially if you've never been there before. With only a handful of different types of standards being used in the world this article shows exactly what to purchase in advance to power your iPhone 6 . This guide has been written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPhone 6 when staying in Greece.If visiting Greece this page has instructions showing charging the iPhone 6 by using the types F or C 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets, most Greeks will use the Type F power outlets. If you are visiting Greece from another country ensure that your iPhone 6 can accept a 240 volt supply. If your iPhone 6 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check the device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from being damaged when charging it. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6.

Charging the iPhone 6 in Greece

Can the iPhone 6 be used in Greece?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 6 to a Greek power outlet.

What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 6 in Greece?

When travelling with more than just your iPhone 6 the best international travel adapter for Greece to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two standards of wall outlets that Greeks 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 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by switching the included heads. If your iPhone 6 can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these USB power chargers, plus additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other adapters having a four port adapter will allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to bring individual travel adapters for your Greek trip. Only bringing a single international travel charger will keep the size down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage and convenient for charging your iPhone 6 at the airport or on your flight. Due to their space saving versatility these types of chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones, tablets and e-readers with just a single power outlet.

We recommend buying this type of versatile power adapter online; the travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Greece

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 wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable power supplies. These power converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact option for travellers originating from America going to Greece.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly 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 just one less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Greece.
What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 6 in Greece?

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

The Wiki Connections page showing how to charge your iPhone 6 with a Greek power outlet with the USB Lightning Apple cable with a Type C Europlug power adapter.

  1. If you want to power the iPhone 6 from a Greek power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (usually supplied with your iPhone 6).
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the Greek power outlet. You can identify this plug supply by the two holes adjacent to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6. The iPhone 6 Lightning connector can be found at bottom of your iPhone 6 under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Greek 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 mobile is charging, typically taking between one-four hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPhone 6 from a Greek power outlet

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

The WikiConnections page showing how to charge your iPhone 6 with a Greek power outlet using the USB Lightning Apple cable and a Type F Schuko power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPhone 6 using the Greek power outlet you will need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - this USB cable is normally already included with your iPhone 6.
  2. Start by plugging the Type F USB power adapter into the Greek 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 thin grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the mains 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 Greek power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the phone will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 is charging which typically takes roughly 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPhone 6 from a Greek power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greece - Wikipedia.org web page about Greece
  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, priced 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, estimated price 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, estimated price around $10.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced at between $10 to $15.