How to charge the iPhone 6 from a power outlet in Syria

A step by step guide showing you how to charge your iPhone 6 from a Syrian power outlet using a Lightning cable with a Type L USB adapter, how to recharge the iPhone 6 using a two pinned Europlug Type C power plug and how to recharge the iPhone 6 using a two pinned Type E USB plug

Syrian power outlet

Differing combinations of standards and sockets can often be confusing when planning on travelling to another country especially to the first time traveller. These guidelines were written to prevent people needing to worry if they'll be able to power the iPhone 6 when they're going to Syria.If going to Syria this page has instructions showing how to supply power to your iPhone 6 by using the standard Type E, C or L 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. When travelling to Syria from another country please double check your iPhone 6 can accept a 240 volt supply. If the iPhone 6 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check that the iPhone 6 is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to prevent the device from being damaged whilst powering it up. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6.

Charging the iPhone 6 in Syria

Can you use the iPhone 6 in Syria?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 6 in Syria by using a power convertor.

What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 6 in Syria?

When travelling with more than your iPhone 6 and visiting multiple countries then the best travel charger for Syria to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. Syrians use three different types of plug sockets (types E, C and L) and using a power charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by switching the plugs over. If your model of iPhone 6 supports Fast Charge (note not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker charging times by using one of these types of USB power chargers and additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices.

This means you can recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack seperate power adapters or using up additional power outlets. Because you are only needing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand baggage and suitable for recharging your iPhone 6 at an airport or on a plane. Because of their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones, tablets and e-readers without needing an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling regularly we recommend buying a versatile travel charger similar to this online. The power adapter illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world with good reliably.

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 6, but for visitors also wanting 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 when visiting counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 adapter for travellers originating from America visiting Syria.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Syria.
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 6 in Syria?

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

Using a USB Lightning Apple connector and a two pinned Europlug Type C power charger to recharge the iPhone 6 with a Syrian power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 6 from a Syrian power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple will usually supply the USB cable when you purchase the iPhone 6.
  2. Insert the Type C USB power adapter in the Syrian power outlet. This power outlet can be identified by the two round adjacent holes where the twin plug outlet pins go.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Apple Lightning power cord into the bottom of the mains USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6. The iPhone 6 Lightning connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 6 under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Syrian 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 mobile is powering up, typically taking roughly 1-4 hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 from a Syrian power outlet

How to use a Type E power charger for charging your iPhone 6 from a Syrian power outlet

Learn how to power your iPhone 6 with a Syrian power outlet by using an Apple Lightning connector and a two pinned Type E USB charger.

  1. To supply power to your iPhone 6 from the Syrian power outlet you will need a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should typically include the cable with your iPhone 6).
  2. First plug the Type E USB power adapter into the Syrian power outlet. You can recognise the plug supply by two 4.8mm circular holes 19mm adjacent to each other for live and neutral and one long metal grounding pin protruding in the top forming a triangular pattern.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB Lightning charging cord into the USB mains 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 Syrian 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 is charging which takes around one-four hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type E power charger for charging your iPhone 6 from a Syrian power outlet

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

A step by step guide showing you how to charge your iPhone 6 from a Syrian power outlet using a Lightning cable with a Type L USB adapter.

  1. To power the iPhone 6 from a Syrian power outlet you will need a Type L USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], normally already supplied with the device.
  2. Insert the Type L USB power adapter in the Syrian power outlet. The hexagon shaped power outlet, technically known as a Type L power outlet [8], looks like three large holes forming a line. There are two types of Type L plug outlet, one rated for 10 amps and one for 16 amps. The 10 amp power supply has 4mm thick round pins spaced 5.5mm apart and the 16 amp version has slightly larger 5mm pins which are spaced 8mm apart.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6. The iPhone 6 Lightning connector can be found at bottom of your iPhone 6 under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Syrian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPhone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the mobile is recharging and takes roughly 60 to 240 minutes to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type L power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 from a Syrian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syria - Syria 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/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