How to charge the iPhone 6 when planning a trip to Poland

The Wiki Connections guide on how to recharge the iPhone 6 with a Polish power outlet with a USB Lightning cable and a double pin Type C Europlug power charger and powering the iPhone 6 using a double pin Type E USB charger.

Polish power outlet

Various combinations of frequencies and region codes can often lead to confusion when planning on staying in a foreign country especially if you've never been there before. When you're visiting Poland these instructions show how to power the iPhone 6 using the standard Type E or C 230 volt 50Hz power outlets, Type E power outlets are typically used by a majority of Poles. Power supplies vary depending on which country you travelling to therefore please read our WikiConnections global power sockets list for a complete list of regions and countries. If you are visiting Poland from a different country please ensure that the iPhone 6 can be used with a 240v supply. If the iPhone 6 was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) double check the iPhone 6 is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from overloading when charging it. If you're planning on staying at a city like Warsaw or Krak√≥w we also recommend reading the Poland wikipedia page [1] for more indepth information. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6.

Charging the iPhone 6 in Poland

Can the iPhone 6 be used in Poland?

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

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

If travelling to more than one country then the best international travel charger for Poland is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two standards of power outlets that Poles use (types E and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the plugs over. If your iPhone 6 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these USB travel adapters plus additional compatibility with more power demanding devices.

Having a 4 port charger will also allow you to charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring multiple power chargers or using up additional power outlets. Because you are only needing to bring a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage as well as being convenient for recharging your iPhone 6 at the airport or on a flight. Because of their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets and smartphones without using up an additional power outlet.

If you travel to different continents we recommend buying this type of flexible power adapter at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Poland

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, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable power supplies. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 converter for travellers originating from North America going to Poland 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 and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a more generous 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 Poland.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 6 in Poland?

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

Using a USB Lightning cable with a double pin Type C Europlug power charger to recharge the iPhone 6 with a Polish power outlet.

  1. To power the iPhone 6 from a Polish power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will usually supply the USB cable when you first purchase your iPhone 6).
  2. Start by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it into the power outlet. The plug supply, also called the Europlug, can be identified by the two holes next to each other.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB Lightning power cord 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 your iPhone 6 under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Polish power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your phone will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is powering up, typically taking roughly 1-4 hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPhone 6 from a Polish power outlet

How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 from a Polish power outlet

Using a Lightning cable and a double pinned Type E USB charger to power the iPhone 6 with a Polish power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge your iPhone 6 using a Polish power outlet you'll need to use a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (usually already included with your device by Apple).
  2. Begin by plugging the Type E USB power adapter in the Polish power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by two 4.8mm circular adjacent holes plus a metal grounding pin protruding in the top forming a triangular pattern.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB Lightning power cord 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 your iPhone 6 under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Polish power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your phone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 is powering up, typically taking roughly 1-4 hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 from a Polish power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poland - Poland 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, 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, between $5 to $10.
  6. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  7. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet, priced at 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.