How to charge your iPhone 6 Plus from a power outlet in San Marino

A step-by-step guide showing how to charge the iPhone 6 Plus from a Sammarinese power outlet with the Lightning Apple connector with a Type L power charger, charging the iPhone 6 Plus using a Type C power adapter and how to charge the iPhone 6 Plus using a double pin Type F Schuko USB charger

Sammarinese power outlet

Various voltages and region codes can all be daunting when planning to visit a different country especially for the first time traveller. When going to San Marino this page has instructions showing how to charge your iPhone 6 Plus using their standard types F, C or L Sammarinese 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. When you are travelling to San Marino from another region please ensure your iPhone 6 Plus can be used with a 240v supply. If your iPhone 6 Plus originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) check that your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to stop the device from overheating 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 San Marino

Can the iPhone 6 Plus be used in San Marino?

You can use the iPhone 6 Plus in San Marino.

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

If you are travelling to more than one country or bringing along more than just your iPhone 6 Plus the best travel power adapter for San Marino to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are three different standards of wall outlets that Sammarinese use (types F, C and L) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C. As these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle 100 to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by changing the supplied heads. If your iPhone 6 Plus supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times by using one of these power adapters, along with additional 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 sockets. By only bringing a single USB travel charger will also keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to their versatility these types of power chargers can be used back at 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 adapter illustrated 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 San Marino

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world 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 3 power strips offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power grids. 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 international 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 San Marino 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 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 San Marino. [10] [AD]
What is the best power charger for the iPhone 6 Plus in San Marino?

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

Using the Apple Lightning cable with a Europlug Type C USB adapter to recharge your iPhone 6 Plus from a Sammarinese power outlet.

  1. To power the iPhone 6 Plus from the Sammarinese power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple should typically include the USB cable when you first purchase the iPhone 6 Plus.
  2. First plug in the Type C USB power adapter into the Sammarinese power outlet. The power supply (sometimes called a Type C power outlet [3] or Europlug) is recognised by the 2 adjacent holes where the twin plug outlet pins go.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Apple USB Lightning power 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 is situated at bottom of your iPhone 6 Plus under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Sammarinese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of your phone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 Plus is recharging which should take around 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 Plus from a Sammarinese power outlet

Powering the iPhone 6 Plus with a Sammarinese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

A guide on how to power the iPhone 6 Plus with a Sammarinese power outlet by using an Apple Lightning connector and a double pin Type F Schuko USB charger.

  1. In order to power the iPhone 6 Plus using a Sammarinese power outlet you'll need to use a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (normally supplied with the iPhone 6 Plus).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type F USB power adapter into the Sammarinese power outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by two round adjacent holes next to each other, plus a pair of two grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  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 Plus. You can find the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6 Plus situated at the bottom of your iPhone 6 Plus.
  4. Switch on the Sammarinese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your iPhone 6 Plus will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is powering up which takes roughly 1-4 hours to fully recharge.
Powering the iPhone 6 Plus with a Sammarinese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

How to use a Type L power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 Plus from a Sammarinese power outlet

A step-by-step guide showing how to charge the iPhone 6 Plus from a Sammarinese power outlet with the Lightning Apple connector with a Type L power charger.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 6 Plus from a Sammarinese power outlet you will need a Type L USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple should typically include the USB cable when you first purchase your iPhone 6 Plus.
  2. Insert the Type L USB power adapter in the Sammarinese power outlet. You can identify this hexagon shaped plug outlet by the 3 round adjecent holes forming a line. Please note there are two different types of Type L power supply, one rated for 10 amps and one for 16 amps. The 10 amp wall supply has 4mm thick round pins spaced 5.5mm apart and a 16 amp version has slightly larger 5mm thick pins spaced 8mm apart.
  3. Connect one end of the USB Apple Lightning power cord into 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 situated at the bottom of the iPhone 6 Plus.
  4. Switch on the Sammarinese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your cellphone will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is powering up, typically taking roughly one-four hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type L power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 Plus from a Sammarinese power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - San Marino Wikipedia web page
  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, between $10 to $15 USD (around £10 GBP / under 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, estimated cost around $15 USD (£15-£20 GBP / C$10-C$15).
  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, between $10 to $15 USD (around £15 GBP / under C$20).
  8. iec.ch - Type L power outlet
  9. Type L USB power adapter - Earthed Type L USB chargers comprise of three 4mm pins placed in parallel 5.5mm apart, between $10 to $15 USD (£25-£30 GBP / around C$15).
  10. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, around $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).