Charging your iPhone from a power outlet in Syria

The WikiConnections page showing how to charge your iPhone from a Syrian power outlet with the USB 30 pin Apple cable and a Type L USB charger, recharging the iPhone using a 2 pin Type C power charger and charging the iPhone using a two pinned Type E power adapter

Syrian power outlet

Various combinations of voltages and region codes can all lead to confusion when planning to travel to another country for the first time traveller. If planning a trip to Syria the following useful instructions show how to charge your iPhone by using their standard Type E, C or L 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. If you are visiting Syria from another country double check the iPhone can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure the device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to stop the device from being damaged when charging it. If you intend to visit a destination such as Aleppo please refer to the Wikipedia web page about Syria [1] for more indepth information.

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Charging the iPhone in Syria

Can you use the iPhone in Syria?

You can use the iPhone in Syria.

What is the best travel charger for the iPhone in Syria?

When travelling to more than one country or bringing more than your iPhone then the best travel adapter for Syria is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. There are three standards of wall outlets that Syrians use (types E, C and L) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by changing the heads. If your type of iPhone is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these USB power chargers, plus additional support for certain power hungry devices.

This will also allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to buy individual power adapters or occupying additional wall outlets. Because you are only packing a single international travel charger will also keep the size down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage while travelling. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and smartphones without using up an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling to Syria we recommend buying a versatile power adapter similar to this at your preferred electronics retailer. The travel charger illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Syria

The 4 port USB travel charger [10] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPhone, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unreliable power supplies. These power adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Syria 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 most popular portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America going to Syria.
  • 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 America using type B plugs and offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with only 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Syria.
What is the best travel charger for the iPhone in Syria?

Powering the iPhone with a Syrian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Using a 30-pin Apple cable with a Type C power adapter to power the iPhone from a Syrian power outlet.

  1. To power the iPhone using the Syrian power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - this USB cable is typically supplied with your iPhone by Apple.
  2. Start by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the wall supply. The wall outlet is identified by 2 round holes adjacent to each other where the live and neutral pins slide into.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone. The iPhone dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone.
  4. Switch on the Syrian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the cellphone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is charging which typically takes around one to four hours to fully recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone with a Syrian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Powering the iPhone with a Syrian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

The WikiConnections guide showing how to charge your iPhone with a Syrian power outlet with the USB 30 pin Apple cable and a Type E USB charger.

  1. To charge your iPhone using the Syrian power outlet you will need to use a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple should typically include this USB cable with the iPhone).
  2. Start by plugging the Type E USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can identify the wall outlet by the two large adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral and a long metal grounding pin protruding in the top in a triangular shape.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone. The iPhone dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone.
  4. Turn on the Syrian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the phone will display a charge icon to indicate that the mobile is recharging, typically taking between 1 - 4 hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone with a Syrian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

How to use a Type L power charger for charging your iPhone from a Syrian power outlet

Learn how to recharge the iPhone from a Syrian power outlet with the 30-pin Apple cable with a Type L USB adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPhone using a Syrian power outlet you'll need a Type L USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - usually supplied with the device by Apple.
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type L USB power adapter in the Syrian power outlet. This squashed hexagon shaped wall outlet, sometimes known as the Type L power outlet [8], can be recognised by 3 large holes forming a line. Please note there are two different variations of Type L plug supply rated for 10 and 16 amps. A 10 amp version has 4mm pins spaced 5.5mm apart, and a 16 amp version has slightly larger 5mm thick round pins which are spaced 8mm apart.
  3. Plug in one end of the 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone. The iPhone dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone.
  4. Turn on the Syrian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the cell screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is recharging which should take around one to four hours to fully recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type L power charger for charging your iPhone from a Syrian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syria - Wikipedia web page about Syria
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/0/MA616/en_US/iPhone_iOS3.1_User_Guide.pdf - The original iPhone product manual
  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 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music
  6. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  7. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeL.htm - Type L power outlet
  9. Type L USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type L mains power outlet
  10. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters