How to charge the iPhone 6 in Albania

Simple instructions showing how to recharge your iPhone 6 with an Albanian power outlet with a USB Lightning connector and a Type C USB adapter and how to charge the iPhone 6 using a Type F USB adapter.

Albanian power outlet

Different combinations of voltages and plug types can all be daunting when planning on staying in a foreign country especially if you've never visited before. When you're planning a vacation to Albania the following useful instructions show how to supply power to the iPhone 6 using the standard F or C type 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. If travelling to Albania from a different country ensure that the iPhone 6 can be used with a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) ensure that your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional converter to prevent the device from over-heating when charging it. If you are planning on taking a trip to a destination like Tirana or DurrĂ«s read the Albanian Wikipedia web page [1] for further details. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6.

Charging the iPhone 6 in Albania

Can the iPhone 6 be used in Albania?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 6 in Albania.

What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 6 in Albania?

When you are travelling with more than your iPhone 6 and visiting multiple countries then the best travel adapter for Albania to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two types of power outlets that Albanians use (F and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the supplied plugs. If your model of iPhone 6 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times by using one of these types of power adapters, plus compatibility with more power demanding devices.

This will allow you to charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring individual power adapters on your Albanian trip or occupying additional wall sockets. Only needing to bring a single travel charger will also keep the overall weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage whilst travelling as well as being on hand for recharging your iPhone 6 at the airport or on a plane. Due to their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used back at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones, tablets and speakers and using only a single power outlet.

If you travel often we suggest buying an adaptable travel adapter similar to this online; the multipurpose power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Albania

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting regions with unstable power supplies. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, 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 most popular compact power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Albania.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs. This gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a flexible 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 Albania.
What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 6 in Albania?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPhone 6 from an Albanian power outlet

Simple instructions showing how to recharge your iPhone 6 with an Albanian power outlet with a USB Lightning connector and a Type C USB adapter.

  1. To charge the iPhone 6 using an Albanian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should usually include the cable when you buy the iPhone 6).
  2. Start by plugging the Type C USB power adapter in the Albanian power outlet. This ungrounded power outlet can be recognised by the two round holes next to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB Lightning cord into the mains USB 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. Switch on the Albanian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPhone 6 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 is charging, typically taking roughly one to four hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPhone 6 from an Albanian power outlet

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

Simple instructions showing how to recharge your iPhone 6 with an Albanian power outlet with a USB Lightning cable and a Type F USB adapter.

  1. In order to power the iPhone 6 from the Albanian power outlet you will need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], the USB cable is usually included with the iPhone 6.
  2. Firstly plug in the Type F USB power adapter into the wall supply. This sunken circular wall supply can be recognised by the two large holes 19 mm apart from each other for live and neutral pins, plus thin metal grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB Lightning cord into the mains USB 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 Albanian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the iPhone 6 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 is recharging, typically taking around one-four hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPhone 6 from an Albanian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albania - Albanian Wikipedia web 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. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters