How to charge the iPhone 6 Plus in The United Arab Emirates

The WikiConnections guide on how to charge the iPhone 6 Plus from a United Arab Emirates power outlet using a Lightning Apple cable and a double pinned Type C power adapter, charging the iPhone 6 Plus using a three pin Type G power plug and how to charge the iPhone 6 Plus using a Type D power adapter

United Arab Emirates power outlet

Varying different voltages and region codes can often cause confusion when planning to travel to another country especially to the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of common standards being used throughout the world this guide tells you exactly what to purchase in advance to charge the iPhone 6 Plus in The United Arab Emirates. These guidelines have been specifically written to stop people needing to worry if they can charge their iPhone 6 Plus when travelling abroad.When you're planning a vacation to The United Arab Emirates the following instructions show how to power the iPhone 6 Plus by using the G, C or D type United Arab Emirates 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets, a majority of Emirians will normally use Type G power outlets. If travelling to The United Arab Emirates from a different country ensure that your iPhone 6 Plus can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts make sure that your iPhone 6 Plus is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overheating whilst powering it. If you plan on travelling to somewhere like Dubai or Dubai read the The United Arab Emirates country page on wikipedia [1] for more indepth details on travelling to the location. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6 Plus.

Charging the iPhone 6 Plus in The United Arab Emirates

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

Yes, you can use the iPhone 6 Plus in The United Arab Emirates.

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

If travelling to multiple countries and bringing more than just your iPhone 6 Plus then the best international travel charger for The United Arab Emirates to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. Emiratis use three different standards of plug sockets (types G, C and D) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for both types C and G. Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the supplied plugs. If your model of iPhone 6 Plus is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times by using one of these travel adapters and additional support for certain power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other travel adapters this means you can recharge more than one device at once without needing to buy multiple power chargers on your United Arab Emirates trip or occupying additional wall sockets. Only needing to bring a single travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets using just a single wall outlet.

If you travel to different continents we suggest buying this type of versatile travel charger at your preferred electronics retailer - the power adapter illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for The United Arab Emirates

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 Plus, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which can be crucial for visitors of counties with unstable power grids. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, 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 most popular portable option for travellers originating from North America visiting The United Arab Emirates.
  • 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 is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at almost half 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 most travellers from around the world visiting The United Arab Emirates.
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 6 Plus in The United Arab Emirates?

Powering the iPhone 6 Plus with a United Arab Emirates power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Using a USB Lightning connector and a Type G USB adapter to power your iPhone 6 Plus with a United Arab Emirates power outlet.

  1. To power the iPhone 6 Plus using a United Arab Emirates power outlet you'll need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple will usually include the cable when you buy the iPhone 6 Plus.
  2. Start by taking the Type G USB power adapter and inserting it in the United Arab Emirates power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by the three vertical slots forming a triangular configuration for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the 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 situated at the bottom of the iPhone 6 Plus.
  4. Switch on the United Arab Emirates power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your mobile will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is charging and takes around 1 - 4 hours to recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone 6 Plus with a United Arab Emirates power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Charging the iPhone 6 Plus from a United Arab Emirates power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Simple instructions showing how to power your iPhone 6 Plus with a United Arab Emirates power outlet with the USB Lightning Apple connector with a Type C Europlug power charger.

  1. In order to power the iPhone 6 Plus from the United Arab Emirates power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - typically already included with your iPhone 6 Plus by Apple.
  2. Begin the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter into the power outlet. The wall outlet can be recognised by the 2 adjacent holes for live and neutral pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the 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 situated at the bottom of the iPhone 6 Plus.
  4. Turn on the United Arab Emirates power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your cell will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is recharging taking around 1 - 4 hours to recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPhone 6 Plus from a United Arab Emirates power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Powering the iPhone 6 Plus with a United Arab Emirates power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Using a USB Lightning Apple connector with a three pin Type D USB charger to recharge the iPhone 6 Plus from a United Arab Emirates power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to your iPhone 6 Plus from a United Arab Emirates power outlet you will need to use a Type D USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - typically already included with your iPhone 6 Plus.
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type D USB power adapter and inserting it into the United Arab Emirates power outlet. The wall supply (sometimes known as a Type D power outlet [8]) looks like 3 circular holes forming a triangle shape.
  3. Then connect one end of the Lightning power cord into the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6 Plus. The iPhone 6 Plus Lightning connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 6 Plus under the home button.
  4. Turn on the United Arab Emirates power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your iPhone 6 Plus screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 Plus is recharging, typically taking roughly 60 to 240 minutes to recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone 6 Plus with a United Arab Emirates power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Arab_Emirates - The United Arab Emirates country page on wikipedia
  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