How to charge your iPhone 6 Plus from a power outlet in Turkey

Simple instructions showing how to charge the iPhone 6 Plus with a Turkish power outlet by using the Lightning Apple connector and a two pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter and powering the iPhone 6 Plus using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB charger.

Turkish power outlet

Complicated voltages and standards can often be confusing when planning to travel to a different country to the first time traveller. However this isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used in the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need in advance to power your iPhone 6 Plus in Turkey. When you're going to travel to Turkey the following instructions show charging your iPhone 6 Plus using their Type F or C Turkish 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets, most Turks normally use Type F sockets in their power outlets. Power sources change regionally so we recommend that you read our Wikiconnections world power supplies page for a complete list of powering devices in different destinations. If you are travelling to Turkey from a different country check 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 that the iPhone 6 Plus 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 are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6 Plus.

Charging the iPhone 6 Plus in Turkey

Can you use the iPhone 6 Plus in Turkey?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 6 Plus in Turkey.

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

If travelling to multiple countries the best travel charger for Turkey 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 ensures 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 changing the included heads over. If your model of iPhone 6 Plus can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these types of USB travel adapters, along with additional support for certain power demanding devices. Unlike other chargers this will also allow you to charge multiple devices at once without needing to pack seperate power chargers for your trip to Turkey or occupying additional power outlets. Only bringing a single travel charger will help keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple phones and tablets without using up an additional wall outlet.

We suggest buying this type of versatile travel adapter at an electronics retailer. The power charger illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Turkey

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be necessary for visitors of regions with unstable power grids. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 America visiting 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 Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating 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 the iPhone 6 Plus in Turkey?

Powering the iPhone 6 Plus with a Turkish power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

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

  1. In order to power your iPhone 6 Plus using a Turkish power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should typically include the USB cable with your iPhone 6 Plus).
  2. Plug in the Type C USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This power outlet can be identified by two circular holes adjacent to each other.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple USB Lightning power cord into the bottom of the mains USB 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 your iPhone 6 Plus.
  4. Switch on the Turkish 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 phone is charging which should take roughly 60-240 minutes to recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone 6 Plus with a Turkish power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 Plus from a Turkish power outlet

Using an Apple Lightning cable with a 2 pinned Schuko Type F power charger to power your iPhone 6 Plus from a Turkish power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your iPhone 6 Plus 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 USB cable with your iPhone 6 Plus.
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type F USB power adapter and plugging it into the Turkish power outlet. The sunken round wall supply can be identified by two large circular holes 19 mm adjacent to each other, plus a pair of two thin metal grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the power 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 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 Plus is recharging taking roughly 1 - 4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 Plus from a Turkish power outlet

See also

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