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

Using a Lightning Apple connector and a double pin Type C Europlug USB adapter to charge the iPhone 6 Plus from a Polish power outlet and charging the iPhone 6 Plus using a Type E power plug.

Polish power outlet

Differing region codes and plug types can all be daunting when planning to stay in a different country to the first time traveller. However this isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used in the world this guide shows exactly what to pick up in advance to charge your iPhone 6 Plus in Poland. These instructions have been written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge the iPhone 6 Plus abroad.This page contains a step by step guide telling you what you'll need to supply power to your iPhone 6 Plus when you're in Poland by using the standard Type E or C 230 volt 50Hz power outlets, most Poles will typically use the Type E plug outlets. When visiting Poland from another country please ensure that the iPhone 6 Plus can accept a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check that the iPhone 6 Plus is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from overloading when charging it. If you plan on staying somewhere like Warsaw we also recommend referring to the wikipedia entry about Poland [1] for more indepth details prior to travelling to the area. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6 Plus.

Charging the iPhone 6 Plus in Poland

Can the iPhone 6 Plus be used in Poland?

You can connect the iPhone 6 Plus to a Polish power outlet.

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

When you are travelling with more than just your iPhone 6 Plus then the best international travel power adapter for Poland to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two types of wall outlets in Poland (types E and C) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by changing the supplied heads over. If your model of iPhone 6 Plus supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel chargers plus support for certain power hungry devices like tablets.

Having a four port charger will also allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to buy individual power chargers for your Polish trip or occupying 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 Plus at an airport or on a plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers without needing an additional power outlet.

We suggest buying this type of flexible power charger at your preferred electronics retailer. The power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Poland

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 6 Plus, however for those 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 crucial for travellers to regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Poland and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power adapter for travellers originating from America visiting Poland 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 Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from the US 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Poland. [8] [AD]
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 6 Plus in Poland?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 Plus from a Polish power outlet

Using the Lightning Apple cable with a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB charger to power your iPhone 6 Plus from a Polish power outlet.

  1. To power your iPhone 6 Plus from the Polish power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple normally include this cable when you first purchase the iPhone 6 Plus.
  2. Begin by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it into the Polish power outlet. This unearthed wall supply (sometimes known as the Europlug) can be identified by two circular holes adjacent to each other.
  3. Connect the USB end of the cord into the power charger 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 Polish 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 around 60-240 minutes to recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 Plus from a Polish power outlet

Powering the iPhone 6 Plus with a Polish power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

Instructions showing you how to recharge your iPhone 6 Plus from a Polish power outlet with an Apple USB Lightning cable with a Type E power charger.

  1. In order to charge the iPhone 6 Plus from the Polish power outlet you will need a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple should usually supply this cable with your iPhone 6 Plus.
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type E USB power adapter and plugging it into the wall outlet. You can identify this wall supply by two 4.8mm circular holes 19mm adjacent to each other plus a single long metal earth pin protruding in the top forming a triangular pattern.
  3. Then 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. The iPhone 6 Plus Lightning connector is situated at bottom of your iPhone 6 Plus under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Polish power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPhone 6 Plus will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 Plus is charging which should take around one to four hours to completely recharge.
Powering the iPhone 6 Plus with a Polish power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia entry about Poland
  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, estimated price around $10 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$15-C$20).
  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, costs between $10 to $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under C$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, estimated price between $10 to $15 USD (around £5 GBP / under C$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 USD (under £15 GBP / under C$20).