Charging your iPhone 6 from a power outlet in Moldova

A guide showing you how to power the iPhone 6 with a Moldovan power outlet using an Apple USB Lightning connector with a double pin Type C USB adapter and charging the iPhone 6 using a double pinned Type F USB charger.

Moldovan power outlet

Different combinations of frequencies and region codes can all lead to confusion when planning to stay in another country if you've never been there before. However this isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards being used throughout the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need to pick up in advance to charge your iPhone 6 . This guide was specifically written to prepare visitors wanting to power the iPhone 6 when they're staying in Moldova.When you're staying in Moldova the following useful instructions show how to charge the iPhone 6 by using their types F or C 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. If visiting Moldova from a different country please check that your iPhone 6 can be charged using a 240v supply. If the iPhone 6 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check that your iPhone 6 is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from overloading when powering up. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6.

Charging the iPhone 6 in Moldova

Can the iPhone 6 be used in Moldova?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 6 to a Moldovan power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 6 in Moldova?

When you are travelling with more than your iPhone 6 the best travel charger for Moldova to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two standards of plug sockets in Moldova (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 pins and can handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by changing the included plugs over. If your iPhone 6 can support Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times with one of these types of USB power adapters and additional support for more power hungry devices.

This will allow you to power more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack multiple power chargers on your trip. By only packing a single USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers with just a single wall outlet.

If you travel on a regular basis we suggest searching for this type of flexible power adapter at an electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Moldova

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, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America going to Moldova.
  • 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 originating from America using type B plugs and is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Moldova.
What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 6 in Moldova?

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

Using a Lightning Apple cable and a Type C Europlug power charger to charge your iPhone 6 with a Moldovan power outlet.

  1. To charge your iPhone 6 using the Moldovan power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (this USB cable is typically supplied with your iPhone 6 by Apple).
  2. Start by inserting the Type C USB power adapter into the Moldovan power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the 2 circular holes next to each other where the twin pins go.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Apple Lightning power cord 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 Moldovan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the mobile screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is recharging which typically takes around 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge.
Powering the iPhone 6 with a Moldovan 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 Moldovan power outlet

Using the Apple USB Lightning connector with a two pin Schuko Type F power adapter to power the iPhone 6 with a Moldovan power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPhone 6 from a Moldovan power outlet you'll need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should normally include this USB cable with the iPhone 6).
  2. Start by plugging the Type F USB power adapter into the wall supply. The sunken round plug supply, also known as a Schuko plug, can be identified by two round adjacent holes where the live and neutral pins go, plus two thin grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the mains power 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 Moldovan 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 is recharging, typically taking between 1 - 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 from a Moldovan power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moldova - Moldovan 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, 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, 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, under $15.