How to charge the iPhone 6 when staying in Turkey

Simple instructions showing how to charge the iPhone 6 with a Turkish power outlet by using the Lightning Apple connector and a two pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter and how to recharge the iPhone 6 using a Schuko Type F power charger.

Turkish power outlet

Various voltages and sockets can all be daunting when planning to visit a different country if you've never visited before. This page has been specifically written to prevent people worrying if they can power their iPhone 6 abroad.The following simple instructions will show you exactly how to power the iPhone 6 when travelling to Turkey by using the standard Type F or C 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets, please note that Type F plug outlets will be normally used by most Turks. When you are visiting Turkey from a different country check your iPhone 6 can be used with a 240v supply. If the iPhone 6 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure that the iPhone 6 is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from overheating when charging it. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6.

Charging the iPhone 6 in Turkey

Can the iPhone 6 be used in Turkey?

You can connect the iPhone 6 to a Turkish power outlet by using a power convertor.

What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 6 in Turkey?

When you are travelling to multiple countries the best travel charger for Turkey to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Turks use two different types of plug sockets (F and C) and using a travel charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by switching the included heads over. If your model of iPhone 6 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these travel adapters, along with additional compatibility with more power hungry devices. Unlike other chargers having a four port charger will also allow you to recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to buy individual power chargers or using up additional power outlets. By only needing to pack a single lightweight travel charger will keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage while travelling. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers with only a single wall outlet.

If you travel frequently we recommend searching for an adaptable power charger similar to this at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Turkey

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 6, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Turkey 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 best selling portable power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Turkey using 3 pinned 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 gives the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers 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 Turkey.
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 6 in Turkey?

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

Simple instructions showing how to charge the iPhone 6 with a Turkish power outlet by using the Lightning Apple connector and a two pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to the iPhone 6 using a Turkish power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (this cable is usually already supplied with the iPhone 6 by Apple).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can identify this wall supply by two circular adjacent holes.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB Apple Lightning power cord into the power 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 Turkish power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPhone will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 is recharging taking roughly 1 - 4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPhone 6 from a Turkish power outlet

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

Using the Lightning Apple connector and a two pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter to charge the iPhone 6 from a Turkish power outlet.

  1. If you want to power the iPhone 6 from the Turkish power outlet you'll need to use a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple should usually supply this cable with your iPhone 6.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type F USB power adapter in the Turkish power outlet. You can recognise this power supply by two adjacent holes next to each other and grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect one end of the cord into the USB adapter 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 Turkish power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPhone 6 will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is charging which takes around 1 to 4 hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPhone 6 from a Turkish power outlet

See also

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