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

Simple instructions showing how to charge the iPhone 6 with a Russian power outlet with the Lightning Apple cable with a 2 pinned Europlug Type C power charger and how to recharge the iPhone 6 using a Schuko Type F USB adapter.

Russian power outlet

If organizing a vacation to Russia it's helpful to know if you'll be able to power any electronics when you get there. Without knowing which wall socket to expect you could bring the wrong adaptor, therefore having to buy or borrow a potentially expensive power adaptor on arrival. Different region codes and plug types can all cause confusion when planning on visiting a foreign country if you've never visited before. This isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used throughout the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need in advance to power your iPhone 6 in Russia. These guidelines were written to assist visitors wanting to power the iPhone 6 when abroad.When staying in Russia these useful instructions show powering your iPhone 6 using their standard Type F or C Russian 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets, please note that Type F wall outlets will be normally used by most Russians. You'll discover most power sockets will vary depending on which region you're taking a trip to therefore please read the WikiConnections travel power connections list for a full list showing charging devices in different destinations. If visiting Russia from a different region check your iPhone 6 can be used with a 240v supply. If the iPhone 6 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure that the iPhone 6 is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from overloading whilst powering it up. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6.

Charging the iPhone 6 in Russia

Can you use the iPhone 6 in Russia?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 6 in Russia.

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

If travelling to multiple countries the best travel adapter for Russia to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Russians use two different types of plug sockets (types F and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the plugs. If your type of iPhone 6 can support Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these travel adapters, along with additional compatibility with more power demanding devices. Unlike other chargers this means you can power multiple devices at once without needing to pack individual travel adapters on your trip to Russia. Because you are only packing a single international USB travel charger will also keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used back at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and phones without using up an additional wall outlet.

We suggest buying a versatile travel adapter like this at an electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Russia

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 those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Russia using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and gives the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at 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 perfect for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Russia.
What is the best power charger for the iPhone 6 in Russia?

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

Simple instructions showing how to charge the iPhone 6 from a Russian power outlet with an Apple Lightning cable with a Type C power charger.

  1. If you want to power your iPhone 6 from the Russian power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - this cable is usually already supplied with your device.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the Russian power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by two circular holes adjacent to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins slide into.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of 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 your iPhone 6 under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Russian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your mobile screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 is recharging and takes between 1 - 4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 from a Russian power outlet

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

Using the Lightning Apple connector with a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB charger to power your iPhone 6 from a Russian power outlet.

  1. If you want to power the iPhone 6 using a Russian power outlet you will need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (this cable is usually already supplied with your device).
  2. Plug the Type F USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This sunken circular plug outlet, sometimes known as the Type F power outlet [6] or Schuko outlet, can be recognised by two 4.8mm circular holes 19 mm adjacent to each other, plus a pair of two thin grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB Apple power cord into the power adapter 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 Russian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the cellphone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is powering up, typically taking roughly 60-240 minutes to recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPhone 6 from a Russian power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russia - Russia Wikipedia web 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, costing 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, around $10.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costs between $10 to $15.