Charging your iPhone 6 from a power outlet in The United Arab Emirates

The WikiConnections guide showing how to charge your iPhone 6 with a United Arab Emirates power outlet with the Apple USB Lightning connector with a double pinned Type C USB charger, recharging the iPhone 6 using a 3 pin Type G power charger and recharging the iPhone 6 using a 3 pin Type D power charger

United Arab Emirates power outlet

When organizing a trip it's useful to know if you'll be able to charge all your devices that you are bringing along. But by not knowing which wall socket is used in The United Arab Emirates you are likely to bring the wrong adaptor, meaning having to purchase a potentially expensive adaptor on arrival that could be incompatible and cause damage to your iPhone 6. Differing standards and voltages can all be daunting when planning on travelling to another country if you've never visited before. The following instructions will show exactly what you'll need to power your iPhone 6 when going to The United Arab Emirates using the Type G, C or D United Arab Emirates 220 volt 50Hz power outlets, Type G plug outlets will be used by a majority of Emirians. You will find power supplies differ depending on which area you are visiting so please read the power supplies and Asia page for a full list of countries. When travelling to The United Arab Emirates from a different country please make sure your iPhone 6 can be charged using a 240v supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check the device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from over-heating whilst powering it up. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6.

Charging the iPhone 6 in The United Arab Emirates

Can the iPhone 6 be used in The United Arab Emirates?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 6 to a United Arab Emirates power outlet.

What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 6 in The United Arab Emirates?

When you are travelling to more than one country and bringing along more than your iPhone 6 then the best international travel adapter for The United Arab Emirates 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 in The United Arab Emirates (types G, C and D) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for both types C and G. Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the supplied plugs. If your iPhone 6 can support Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these types of travel chargers along with compatibility with certain power hungry devices like tablets. This will allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to buy individual power adapters. Only needing a single USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage and on hand for recharging your iPhone 6 at the airport or on your flight. Because of their versatility these types of chargers can be used when you return home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers using only a single power outlet.

For those travelling to The United Arab Emirates we recommend buying this type of versatile power adapter at an electronics retailer. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for The United Arab Emirates

The 4 port USB travel charger [10] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for visitors of counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both The United Arab Emirates 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 most popular portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America going to The United Arab Emirates using 3 pin type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 suitable for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting The United Arab Emirates.
What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 6 in The United Arab Emirates?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 from a United Arab Emirates power outlet

The Wiki Connections page showing how to recharge the iPhone 6 from a United Arab Emirates power outlet with the Apple Lightning connector with a 3 pin Type G power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPhone 6 using a United Arab Emirates power outlet you'll need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple usually include this USB cable with the iPhone 6).
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type G USB power adapter and inserting it in the United Arab Emirates power outlet. This plug supply, technically known as a Type G power outlet [3], looks like 3 vertical rectangular slots containing shutters forming a triangle pattern.
  3. Connect one end of the USB power cable into the bottom of the USB power 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. Turn on the United Arab Emirates power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your cellphone will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 is powering up taking roughly 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 from a United Arab Emirates power outlet

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 from a United Arab Emirates power outlet

The WikiConnections guide showing how to charge your iPhone 6 with a United Arab Emirates power outlet with the Apple USB Lightning connector with a double pinned Type C USB charger.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPhone 6 from a United Arab Emirates power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple usually include this cable with the iPhone 6).
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it in the United Arab Emirates power outlet. The power supply is recognised by 2 circular adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Connect one end of the USB power cable into the bottom of the USB power 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. Turn on the United Arab Emirates power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your cellphone will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 is powering up taking roughly 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 from a United Arab Emirates power outlet

How to use a Type D power charger for charging your iPhone 6 from a United Arab Emirates power outlet

The Wiki Connections page showing how to recharge the iPhone 6 from a United Arab Emirates power outlet with the Apple Lightning connector with a 3 pin Type D power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPhone 6 using the United Arab Emirates power outlet you'll need a Type D USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will usually include this USB cable with the iPhone 6).
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type D USB power adapter and inserting it in the United Arab Emirates power outlet. This plug supply (technically called the Type D power outlet [8]) looks like 3 round holes in a triangle pattern.
  3. Connect one end of the USB power cable into the bottom of the USB mains 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. Turn on the United Arab Emirates power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your cellphone will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 is powering up taking roughly 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
How to use a Type D power charger for charging your iPhone 6 from a United Arab Emirates power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Arab_Emirates - wikipedia entry about The United Arab Emirates
  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/typeG.htm - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - Provides power from a type G mains power supply
  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/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  7. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  9. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D 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