How to charge the iPhone 6 Plus when staying in Sweden

A step-by-step guide showing you how to recharge the iPhone 6 Plus with a Swedish power outlet with the Lightning Apple connector and a Type C power charger and charging the iPhone 6 Plus using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter.

Swedish power outlet

If packing for a vacation it can be useful to know in advance if you can power your indispensable gadgets that you'll be bringing with you. By not knowing which power supply is being used you may bring the wrong charger, leaving you needing to purchase a potentially overpriced adaptor when you're there. Varying different combinations of standards and plugs can all be daunting when planning to stay in a foreign country especially if you've never visited before. With only a handful of different types of common standards used in the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need in advance to charge your iPhone 6 Plus in Sweden. These instructions were written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge the iPhone 6 Plus when you're going abroad.When you're visiting Sweden the following instructions show charging your iPhone 6 Plus using their Type F or C Swedish 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets, you'll discover most Swedes will typically use the Type F wall outlets. When you are visiting Sweden from a different country check your iPhone 6 Plus can be used with a 240v supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v make sure that the iPhone 6 Plus is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from being damaged during charging. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6 Plus.

Charging the iPhone 6 Plus in Sweden

Can the iPhone 6 Plus be used in Sweden?

You can connect the iPhone 6 Plus to a Swedish power outlet by using a power convertor.

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

If travelling to more than one country the best travel charger for Sweden is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two different standards of power outlets in Sweden (types F and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by switching the plugs. If your iPhone 6 Plus is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters, along with additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Having a four port charger means you can power multiple devices at once without needing to pack seperate power chargers or using up additional power outlets. By only needing to pack a single international USB travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple phones and tablets without using up an additional power outlet.

If you travel frequently we recommend searching for a multipurpose power charger similar to this at an electronics retailer. The power charger illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Sweden

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 6 Plus, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be necessary for visitors of counties with unreliable power supplies. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Sweden 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 best selling portable power converter for travellers originating from America going to Sweden using 3 pinned 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 North America using type B plugs. This offers almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for almost half 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Sweden.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 6 Plus in Sweden?

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

Using a USB Lightning cable with a Europlug Type C power charger to power your iPhone 6 Plus from a Swedish power outlet.

  1. In order to charge your iPhone 6 Plus from the Swedish power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple should usually supply this cable when you first purchase your iPhone 6 Plus.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the Swedish power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 2 holes next to each other.
  3. 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 Plus. You can find the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6 Plus found at the bottom of your iPhone 6 Plus.
  4. Switch on the Swedish power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPhone 6 Plus will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 Plus is charging which typically takes roughly 1 - 4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone 6 Plus with a Swedish power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 Plus from a Swedish power outlet

Learn how to recharge your iPhone 6 Plus from a Swedish power outlet with the Lightning Apple connector and a Schuko Type F power charger.

  1. To supply power to the iPhone 6 Plus using a Swedish power outlet you will need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple normally include the USB cable with your iPhone 6 Plus.
  2. Start the process by taking the Type F USB power adapter and plugging it into the power outlet. This round wall supply (called a Type F power outlet [6]) can be recognised by the two large circular adjacent holes next to each other and grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the mains USB 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 the iPhone 6 Plus under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Swedish power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the iPhone will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 Plus is recharging and takes between 60-240 minutes to recharge.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 Plus from a Swedish power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sweden - Swedish 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
  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