Charging the iPhone 6 Plus when planning a trip to Andorra

A guide showing how to power the iPhone 6 Plus from an Andorran power outlet with a Lightning connector with a Europlug Type C power adapter and how to power the iPhone 6 Plus using a 2 pin Schuko Type F USB charger.

Andorran power outlet

Complicated combinations of region codes and voltages can all be daunting when planning on travelling to another country for the first time traveller. This isn't as complicated as it appears, with only a handful of different types of standards being used in the world this guide tells you exactly what to pick up in advance to power your iPhone 6 Plus . When you're visiting Andorra the following useful instructions show how to charge your iPhone 6 Plus by using their standard F or C type Andorran 230 volt 50Hz power outlets, a majority of Andorrans will normally use Type F plugs in their wall outlets. If you are visiting Andorra from another country ensure your iPhone 6 Plus can accept a 240v supply. If your iPhone 6 Plus was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts double check the device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to prevent the device from overloading whilst powering it up. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6 Plus.

Charging the iPhone 6 Plus in Andorra

Can you use the iPhone 6 Plus in Andorra?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 6 Plus to an Andorran power outlet.

What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 6 Plus in Andorra?

When travelling to multiple countries and bringing along more than your iPhone 6 Plus then the best travel adapter for Andorra is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Andorrans use two different standards of wall outlets (types F and C) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by switching the supplied plugs over. If your type of iPhone 6 Plus supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of travel adapters along with compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

Unlike other adapters having a four port adapter will allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel chargers for your Andorran trip or using up additional power sockets. Because you are only packing a single lightweight travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage while travelling. Because of their versatility these types of chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers using only a single wall outlet.

For those travelling to Andorra we suggest searching for a flexible power charger like this at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Andorra

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices using USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Andorra and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power converter for travellers originating from North America visiting Andorra.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at almost half 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 Andorra.
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 6 Plus in Andorra?

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

A guide showing how to power the iPhone 6 Plus from an Andorran power outlet with a Lightning connector with a Europlug Type C power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPhone 6 Plus using an Andorran power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will typically supply the cable with the iPhone 6 Plus).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can recognise this plug supply by the two adjacent holes for live and neutral pins.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB Lightning cable into the bottom of 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 the iPhone 6 Plus under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Andorran power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the cell will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is recharging, typically taking between 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 Plus from an Andorran power outlet

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

Using a Lightning connector with a Schuko Type F USB charger to charge your iPhone 6 Plus with an Andorran power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your iPhone 6 Plus using the Andorran power outlet you will need to use a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - typically supplied with your iPhone 6 Plus.
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type F USB power adapter into the Andorran power outlet. You can identify the power outlet by two 4.8mm adjacent holes next to each other where the twin pins slide into, plus two metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the mains power adapter 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 the iPhone 6 Plus.
  4. Turn on the Andorran power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your cell will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 Plus is powering up and takes around 1-4 hours to completely recharge.
Powering the iPhone 6 Plus with an Andorran power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

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