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

Simple instructions showing how to recharge your iPhone 6 Plus from an Austrian power outlet with a USB Lightning Apple connector and a Type C Europlug USB adapter and recharging the iPhone 6 Plus using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB plug.

Austrian power outlet

If you are packing for a vacation to Austria it's helpful to know if you'll be able to power any electronics when you're there. By not knowing which plug socket is used in Austria you may end up either having to bring too many spare adaptors or pack the wrong charger, meaning having to buy or borrow a suitable charger on arrival. Differing region codes and plug types can all be confusing when planning to travel to a different country especially for the first time traveller. The following step by step instructions tells you exactly how to power the iPhone 6 Plus when you are visiting Austria by using the standard Type F or C 230 volt 50Hz power outlets, most Austrians will typically use the Type F plugs in their power outlets. If travelling to Austria from another country please check that 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 such as 110 volts ensure the device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to avoid the device from being damaged during charging. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6 Plus.

Charging the iPhone 6 Plus in Austria

Can the iPhone 6 Plus be used in Austria?

You can connect the iPhone 6 Plus to an Austrian power outlet.

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

When you are travelling with more than your iPhone 6 Plus the best travel charger for Austria is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Austrians use two different types of plug sockets (types F and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins 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 iPhone 6 Plus is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times with one of these power chargers, along with additional compatibility with more power demanding devices. Having a 4 port adapter means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel chargers or occupying additional power outlets. Only bringing a single travel charger will keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage. Due to their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones, tablets and e-readers without needing an additional power outlet.

We suggest buying this type of flexible power charger at an electronics retailer. The travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Austria

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using 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 from voltage spikes. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Austria 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 converter for travellers originating from America visiting Austria using 3 pin type B US 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 the US using type B plugs and is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 Austria.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 6 Plus in Austria?

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

The Wiki Connections page on how to power your iPhone 6 Plus with an Austrian power outlet by using the Lightning Apple connector with a 2 pinned Europlug Type C power charger.

  1. To supply power to your iPhone 6 Plus from the Austrian power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (normally included with the iPhone 6 Plus by Apple).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the Austrian power outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by 2 holes next to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins go.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple cord into the 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 Austrian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your phone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is recharging and takes between 1 - 4 hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 Plus from an Austrian power outlet

Charging the iPhone 6 Plus from an Austrian power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

Instructions on how to recharge your iPhone 6 Plus from an Austrian power outlet with a USB Lightning Apple connector and a double pin Type F Schuko USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge the iPhone 6 Plus from an Austrian power outlet you will need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple normally include this cable when you first purchase your iPhone 6 Plus.
  2. Firstly insert the Type F USB power adapter into the wall outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by two holes 19 mm next to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins go, plus a pair of two grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. 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 Austrian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPhone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is powering up which takes roughly one-four hours to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Charging the iPhone 6 Plus from an Austrian power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Austria - Austrian 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/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