Charging the iPhone 6 Plus from a power outlet in Belgium

A guide showing how to recharge the iPhone 6 Plus from a Belgian power outlet by using a USB Lightning connector with a two pin Europlug Type C power adapter and how to power the iPhone 6 Plus using a Type E power adapter.

Belgian power outlet

If packing for a trip it's useful to know in advance if you'll be able to charge your common electronics when you arrive. Without knowing which wall socket is being used in Belgium you could end up either having to bring too many adaptors or pack the wrong power adaptor, therefore leaving you having to purchase a suitable power adaptor when you're there which might not be compatible. Differing standards and sockets can often lead to confusion when planning to visit another country if you've never been there before. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets used in the world this article shows exactly what to buy in advance to charge the iPhone 6 Plus in Belgium. This guide has been specifically written to stop visitors having to worry if they'll be able to charge their iPhone 6 Plus abroad.This useful guide tells you how to supply power to your iPhone 6 Plus when staying in Belgium using the standard E or C type Belgian 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets, a majority of Belgians will typically use Type E power outlets. Most power sources are different from country to country therefore we recommend that you read our Wikiconnections world power sockets list where you'll find a complete list showing powering devices in different regions and countries. When visiting Belgium from another country make sure the iPhone 6 Plus can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts check the iPhone 6 Plus is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from over-heating when charging it. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6 Plus.

Charging the iPhone 6 Plus in Belgium

Can the iPhone 6 Plus be used in Belgium?

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

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What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 6 Plus in Belgium?

When travelling with more than just your iPhone 6 Plus or visiting more than one country then the best travel power adapter for Belgium is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Belgians use two different types of power outlets (E and C) and using a power charger 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 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the included heads. If your type of iPhone 6 Plus is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times with one of these types of USB power adapters, plus additional compatibility with certain power hungry devices like tablets. This will also allow you to power more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack multiple travel chargers on your Belgian trip. Because you are only bringing a single international travel charger will help keep the overall size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage as well as being suitable for charging your iPhone 6 Plus at an airport or on a flight. Due to their versatility these types of adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers without using up an additional plug socket.

If you travel to Belgium we recommend buying this type of versatile travel charger online. The multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Belgium

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be crucial for visitors of counties with unstable power grids. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Belgium and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact option for travellers originating from North America visiting Belgium using 3 pinned type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs. This gives almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 ideal for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Belgium. [8]
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 6 Plus in Belgium?

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

A page showing how to recharge the iPhone 6 Plus from a Belgian power outlet by using a USB Lightning connector with a 2 pin Type C Europlug power adapter.

  1. To power the iPhone 6 Plus using the Belgian power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (typically already included with the iPhone 6 Plus).
  2. Plug the Type C USB power adapter into the wall supply. The wall outlet (known as the Type C power outlet [3] or Europlug) is identified by the two holes adjacent to each other.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Apple charging cord into the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6 Plus. You can find the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6 Plus found at the bottom of the iPhone 6 Plus.
  4. Switch on the Belgian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPhone 6 Plus will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 Plus is charging, typically taking between one to four hours to fully recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone 6 Plus with a Belgian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

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

Using the Apple USB Lightning cable and a Type E USB adapter to power the iPhone 6 Plus from a Belgian power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 6 Plus using the Belgian power outlet you will need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (usually supplied with the device by Apple).
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type E USB power adapter in the power outlet. The round plug supply can be recognised by the two round holes 19mm adjacent to each other for live and neutral plus a metal grounding pin protruding the top in a triangular shape.
  3. Plug in one end of the Lightning power cord into the bottom of the power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6 Plus. The iPhone 6 Plus Lightning connector can be found at bottom of your iPhone 6 Plus under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Belgian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the cell screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is powering up and takes roughly 1 to 4 hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 Plus from a Belgian power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia.org entry about Belgium
  2. Apple - official iPhone user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, 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 around $15.
  6. iec.ch - Type E power outlet
  7. Type E USB power adapter - There are two 4.8mm pins on Type E USB chargers which are placed 19mm apart and may include a hole for an earthing pin, costing between $15 to $20.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, between $15 to $20.