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

The WikiConnections page on how to recharge the iPhone 6 with a Swiss power outlet by using the Lightning Apple connector and a two pinned Type C Europlug USB charger and how to charge the iPhone 6 using a Type J power adapter.

Swiss power outlet

Various region codes and sockets can all be confusing when planning to travel to a different country especially for the first time traveller. This guide was specifically written to help prepare visitors wanting to charge their iPhone 6 when going to Switzerland.This page contains step by step instructions demonstrating exactly how to charge your iPhone 6 when you're travelling to Switzerland by using the standard Type J or C 230 volt 50Hz power outlets, most Swiss will typically use the Type J plug outlets. Power sources are different from region to region therefore we suggest that you read the WikiConnections travel power sockets list for a full list showing regions. If you are travelling to Switzerland from a different country check your iPhone 6 can accept a 240 volt supply. If the iPhone 6 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) make sure that your device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to prevent the device from being damaged during charging. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6.

Charging the iPhone 6 in Switzerland

Can you use the iPhone 6 in Switzerland?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 6 in Switzerland.

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

When you are travelling with more than just your iPhone 6 then the best international travel charger for Switzerland is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Swiss use two different types of plug sockets (J and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by switching the plugs. If your iPhone 6 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these USB travel adapters, and support for certain power demanding devices. Having a 4 port charger means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel chargers or using up additional power outlets. By only bringing a single travel charger will help keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage as well as being on hand for charging your iPhone 6 at an airport or on the plane. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of adapters can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones, tablets and speakers without using up an additional wall outlet.

We suggest searching for a versatile travel charger similar to this at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Switzerland

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be useful for visitors of regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Switzerland and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact option for travellers originating from North America visiting Switzerland.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise 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 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 Switzerland.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 6 in Switzerland?

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

The WikiConnections page on how to recharge the iPhone 6 with a Swiss power outlet by using the Lightning Apple connector and a two pinned Type C Europlug USB charger.

  1. In order to charge the iPhone 6 from a Swiss power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (typically already supplied with the iPhone 6).
  2. Start by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the Swiss power outlet. The power supply, also called a Europlug or Type C power outlet [3], is identified by two circular adjacent holes where the live and neutral plug outlet pins go.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB Apple Lightning 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 Swiss power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the mobile screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is charging which typically takes between one-four hours to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone 6 with a Swiss power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Powering the iPhone 6 with a Swiss power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type J USB adapter

Simple instructions showing how to recharge your iPhone 6 from a Swiss power outlet with an Apple USB Lightning cable and a Type J power charger.

  1. In order to power your iPhone 6 using a Swiss power outlet you will need a Type J USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple normally include this cable when you first purchase the iPhone 6).
  2. Begin by inserting the Type J USB power adapter in the Swiss power outlet. The squashed hexagon shaped wall supply, sometimes known as the Type J power outlet [6], looks like 3 holes in a triangle shape for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the cord into the power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6. The iPhone 6 Lightning connector is situated at bottom of the iPhone 6 under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Swiss power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPhone will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is powering up, typically taking roughly 60-240 minutes to recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone 6 with a Swiss power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type J USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Switzerland - Swiss Wiki 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/typeJ.htm - Type J power outlet
  7. Type J USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type J 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