How to charge your iPhone 6 from a power outlet in Kosovo

The Wiki Connections guide on how to power your iPhone 6 with a Kosovan power outlet by using an Apple Lightning cable and a double pin Type C Europlug USB adapter and how to recharge the iPhone 6 using a double pinned Type F Schuko power plug.

Kosovan power outlet

Varying different combinations of frequencies and standards can often be confusing when planning on visiting another country especially if you've never visited before. This guide has been written to prevent you having to worry if you'll be able to charge your iPhone 6 when Kosovo.When you're travelling to Kosovo these useful instructions show powering your iPhone 6 by using the standard Type F or C 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. When you are travelling to Kosovo from another country please make sure your iPhone 6 can be used with a 240v supply. If the iPhone 6 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) double check your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to stop the device from overheating when powering up. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6.

Charging the iPhone 6 in Kosovo

Can the iPhone 6 be used in Kosovo?

You can connect the iPhone 6 to a Kosovan power outlet.

What is the best power charger for the iPhone 6 in Kosovo?

If you are travelling to more than one country or bringing along more than just your iPhone 6 the best travel power adapter for Kosovo to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Kosovars use two different types of plug sockets (types F and C) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the supplied heads over. If your iPhone 6 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these types of power chargers along with additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices.

Unlike other travel adapters having a 4 port charger means you can power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring multiple power chargers for your trip. Only packing a single travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage while travelling and suitable for recharging your iPhone 6 at an airport or on a plane. Because of their flexibility these types of adapters can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and smartphones and using only a single plug socket.

We suggest buying a versatile power charger similar to this online. The power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Kosovo

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 6, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which can be necessary for visitors of regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These travel converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Kosovo 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 compact power adapter for travellers originating from America visiting Kosovo.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs and gives the same functionality as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half the 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 perfect for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Kosovo.
What is the best power charger for the iPhone 6 in Kosovo?

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

The Wiki Connections guide showing how to power your iPhone 6 with a Kosovan power outlet by using an Apple Lightning cable and a Type C Europlug USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to your iPhone 6 from the Kosovan power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the USB cable is usually already supplied with your device).
  2. Begin by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it into the power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by two circular holes adjacent to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the mains 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 Kosovan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your cell will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 is charging, typically taking around one-four hours to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPhone 6 from a Kosovan power outlet

Charging the iPhone 6 from a Kosovan power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

Learn how to charge the iPhone 6 with a Kosovan power outlet with a USB Lightning Apple connector and a two pinned Schuko Type F power charger.

  1. In order to charge your iPhone 6 using a Kosovan power outlet you will need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple will normally include the cable when you first purchase your iPhone 6.
  2. Insert the Type F USB power adapter in the Kosovan power outlet. The sunken round wall supply, sometimes known as the Schuko outlet or Type F power outlet [6], can be recognised by the two 4.8mm round holes 19 mm apart from each other where the twin plug outlet pins go and thin metal grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB Lightning charging cord into the 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 your iPhone 6.
  4. Turn on the Kosovan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPhone 6 will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is powering up which typically takes between 1-4 hours to fully recharge.
Charging the iPhone 6 from a Kosovan power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kosovo - Kosovo entry on wikipedia.org
  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 at 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, 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, costing between $10 to $15.