How to charge the iPhone 6 from a power outlet in Hungary

A guide showing you how to recharge your iPhone 6 from a Hungarian power outlet by using the Apple Lightning connector and a two pinned Type C power charger and how to charge the iPhone 6 using a two pinned Schuko Type F power plug.

Hungarian power outlet

Differing voltages and standards can all be confusing when planning to travel to another country, especially if you've never visited before. With only a handful of different types of standards being used throughout the world this guide shows exactly what to pick up in advance to power the iPhone 6 in Hungary. This guide has been written to prevent you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge your iPhone 6 abroad.If you are planning a vacation to Hungary this page has instructions showing how to supply power to your iPhone 6 by using the standard F or C type 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. If visiting Hungary from a different country make sure the iPhone 6 can accept a 240v supply. If your iPhone 6 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts check that your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from being damaged during charging. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6.

Charging the iPhone 6 in Hungary

Can the iPhone 6 be used in Hungary?

You can use the iPhone 6 in Hungary by using the correct power convertor.

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

If travelling to more than one country the best international travel charger for Hungary is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Hungarians use two different standards of plug sockets (types F and C) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the included heads over. If your iPhone 6 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these USB travel adapters plus additional compatibility with more power demanding devices.

Having a 4 port adapter will allow you to recharge multiple devices at once without needing to buy multiple travel adapters for your trip or occupying additional wall sockets. By only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage and suitable for recharging your iPhone 6 at an airport or on a plane. Due to their versatility these types of power chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple phones and tablets without using up an additional power outlet.

If you travel to Hungary we recommend searching for a versatile travel charger similar to this online. The travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Hungary

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices via USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Hungary and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Hungary using type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly 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 at almost half the 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Hungary.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 6 in Hungary?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 from a Hungarian power outlet

A guide showing you how to recharge your iPhone 6 from a Hungarian power outlet by using the Apple Lightning connector and a two pinned Type C power charger.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 6 using a Hungarian power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple typically supply this USB cable when you purchase the iPhone 6.
  2. Begin the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the Hungarian power outlet. The wall supply (called the Europlug) can be identified by the two holes next to each other.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Lightning charging cable into the USB power charger 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 Hungarian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPhone 6 will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is charging and takes between 60 to 240 minutes to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 from a Hungarian power outlet

Powering the iPhone 6 with a Hungarian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

A guide showing you how to recharge your iPhone 6 from a Hungarian power outlet by using the Apple Lightning connector and a two pinned Schuko Type F power charger.

  1. In order to power the iPhone 6 using the Hungarian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the USB cable is usually already included with your iPhone 6 by Apple).
  2. Insert the Type F USB power adapter in the Hungarian power outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by two 4.8mm circular adjacent holes where the twin plug outlet pins go and a pair of two thin grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect one end of the Lightning charging cable into the USB power charger 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 Hungarian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your iPhone 6 will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is powering up taking between one to four hours to recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone 6 with a Hungarian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hungary - Hungarian country page on Wikipedia
  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, costs 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, 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, estimated cost 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 between $10 to $15.