How to charge the iPhone 6 Plus from a power outlet in Finland

A step-by-step guide showing how to recharge your iPhone 6 Plus from a Finnish power outlet using a Lightning cable with a Europlug Type C USB adapter and charging the iPhone 6 Plus using a Type F USB adapter.

Finnish power outlet

Complicated region codes and plugs can all cause confusion when planning on travelling to a different country especially for the first time traveller. This isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used in the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need to purchase in advance to power the iPhone 6 Plus in Finland. These instructions were specifically written to prevent visitors needing to worry if they can power their iPhone 6 Plus when they're going to Finland.If you're planning a vacation to Finland this page has useful instructions showing how to power the iPhone 6 Plus using their standard types F or C Finnish 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. Power supplies are different from region to region so please read the travel power supplies page for a complete list of countries. If visiting Finland from a different region double check the iPhone 6 Plus can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) ensure that the device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from over-heating when powering up. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6 Plus.

Charging the iPhone 6 Plus in Finland

Can you use the iPhone 6 Plus in Finland?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 6 Plus in Finland by using a power convertor.

Finland

What is the best power charger for the iPhone 6 Plus in Finland?

When you are travelling to multiple countries then the best international travel charger for Finland is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different types of plug sockets that Finns use (F and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the included heads over. If your iPhone 6 Plus is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these types of power chargers, along with additional support for certain power demanding devices.

This means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to buy seperate power adapters or using up additional power outlets. Only packing a single international USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand luggage as well as being convenient for recharging your iPhone 6 Plus at the airport or on a flight. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of adapters can be used when you return home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets and smartphones with only a single wall outlet.

We suggest searching for this type of versatile travel adapter at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Finland

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is necessary when visiting counties with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Finland and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power adapter for travellers originating from America visiting Finland.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at 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 suitable for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Finland. [8]
What is the best power charger for the iPhone 6 Plus in Finland?

Charging the iPhone 6 Plus from a Finnish power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

A step-by-step guide showing how to recharge your iPhone 6 Plus from a Finnish power outlet using a Lightning cable with a Europlug Type C USB adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 6 Plus from the Finnish power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple should typically include the cable when you first purchase your iPhone 6 Plus.
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the Finnish power outlet. This power outlet can be identified by the two circular holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB Lightning charging cord into the USB mains 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. Switch on the Finnish power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your mobile will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 Plus is charging, typically taking around one-four hours to fully recharge.
Charging the iPhone 6 Plus from a Finnish power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPhone 6 Plus from a Finnish power outlet

Using the Lightning Apple cable with a Schuko Type F USB adapter to recharge your iPhone 6 Plus from a Finnish power outlet.

  1. In order to charge your iPhone 6 Plus using a Finnish power outlet you will need to use a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], typically already supplied with the device.
  2. First plug the Type F USB power adapter into the Finnish power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by the two adjacent holes next to each other, plus a pair of two grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6 Plus. The iPhone 6 Plus Lightning connector is situated at bottom of the iPhone 6 Plus under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Finnish power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the mobile screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is recharging and takes roughly 60-240 minutes to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPhone 6 Plus from a Finnish power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Finnish entry on wikipedia.org
  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, costing between $15 to $20.
  6. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  7. Type F USB power adapter - Type F USB chargers are earthed using two clips at the top and bottom with two rounded 4.8mm pins set 19mm apart, costs 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, between $15 to $20.