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

The Wiki Connections guide showing how to power your iPhone 6 with a Swedish power outlet by using an Apple Lightning cable and a double pin Type C Europlug USB adapter and how to recharge the iPhone 6 using a two pinned Schuko Type F power plug.

Swedish power outlet

When planning a vacation to Sweden it's useful to know in advance if you can power all your common gadgets when you get there. But without knowing which plug socket to expect you are more likely to bring the wrong charger, therefore leaving you having to buy or borrow a potentially overpriced power adaptor when you need it. Different standards and plugs can often lead to confusion when planning on staying in a foreign country to the first time traveller. These instructions were written to stop you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPhone 6 abroad.This page has instructions which shows what you'll need to supply power to your iPhone 6 when travelling to Sweden using their Type F or C Swedish 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets, please be aware that Type F wall outlets are used by most Swedes. If travelling to Sweden from another region check your iPhone 6 can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure that the iPhone 6 is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to avoid the device from being damaged during charging. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6.

Charging the iPhone 6 in Sweden

Can the iPhone 6 be used in Sweden?

You can use the iPhone 6 in Sweden.

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

When you are travelling to more than one country the best travel power adapter for Sweden to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two different standards of wall outlets that Swedes use (types F and C) and using a power charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C. As these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by changing the supplied plugs. If your iPhone 6 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these power adapters, along with support for certain power demanding devices like tablets.

This means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to buy seperate power chargers or using up additional wall outlets. By only bringing a single USB travel charger will also keep the overall size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to their versatility these types of power chargers can be used when you return home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and phones without needing an additional power outlet.

We recommend searching for this type of versatile power charger at an electronics retailer; the multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Sweden

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] 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 adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power adapters 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 travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable option for travellers originating from North America visiting Sweden 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 travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs. This offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Sweden.
What is the best power charger for the iPhone 6 in Sweden?

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

The Wiki Connections guide on how to power the iPhone 6 with a Swedish power outlet by using an Apple Lightning connector and a double pin Type C Europlug USB charger.

  1. In order to charge your iPhone 6 using a Swedish power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple normally include this cable with your iPhone 6).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the Swedish power outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by 2 round adjacent holes next to each other.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple 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 the iPhone 6 under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Swedish power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your phone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 is charging which takes around 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone 6 with a Swedish power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

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

Using the Lightning Apple cable with a Type F power adapter to charge the iPhone 6 from a Swedish power outlet.

  1. To supply power to your iPhone 6 from the Swedish power outlet you'll need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - the USB cable is usually already supplied with your device.
  2. Begin by taking the Type F USB power adapter and plugging it into the wall outlet. The recessed circular power supply can be recognised by the two large circular holes 19 mm next to each other for live and neutral along with metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Connect the USB 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. You can find the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6 situated at the bottom of your iPhone 6.
  4. Switch on the Swedish power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPhone 6 will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is powering up which should take between 1-4 hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPhone 6 from a Swedish power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sweden - Sweden entry on wikipedia.org
  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
  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
  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
  8. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters