Charging the iPhone 6 when visiting Yemen

Instructions showing how to power your iPhone 6 with a Yemeni power outlet with a Lightning Apple cable with a three pin Type G USB charger, how to charge the iPhone 6 using a double pinned Type A power plug and charging the iPhone 6 using a Type D USB adapter

Yemeni power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of standards and plugs can all be daunting when planning to travel to another country especially to the first time traveller. These instructions were specifically written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPhone 6 abroad.When you're visiting Yemen this page has useful instructions showing how to charge your iPhone 6 by using the G, A or D type 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. When travelling to Yemen from another country check the iPhone 6 can be charged using a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts double check your iPhone 6 is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to prevent the device from over-heating when charging it. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6.

Charging the iPhone 6 in Yemen

Can you use the iPhone 6 in Yemen?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 6 to a Yemeni power outlet.

What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 6 in Yemen?

If you are travelling with more than just your iPhone 6 then the best travel adapter for Yemen to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. Yemenis use three different standards of plug sockets (types G, A and D) and using a power charger like this ensures that you are covered for both types A and G.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the plugs over. If your iPhone 6 is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these types of USB power chargers, along with additional support for certain power hungry devices like tablets. This will allow you to recharge more than one device at once without needing to buy multiple travel chargers or using up additional wall outlets. Because you are only needing to bring a single lightweight travel charger will keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage. Due to their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers and using only a single power outlet.

If you travel to Yemen we recommend searching for this type of flexible power adapter at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose power charger illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Yemen

The 4 port USB travel charger [10] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices via USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unstable power grids. These travel adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Yemen using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and offers almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Yemen.
What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 6 in Yemen?

Charging the iPhone 6 from a Yemeni power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Instructions showing how to power your iPhone 6 with a Yemeni power outlet with a Lightning Apple cable with a three pin Type G USB charger.

  1. In order to power the iPhone 6 using the Yemeni power outlet you'll need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], typically already supplied with your device by Apple.
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type G USB power adapter in the Yemeni power outlet. You can identify this power outlet by 3 vertical rectangular slots with shutters in a triangle shape.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple power cable into the USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6. You can find the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6 situated at the bottom of your iPhone 6.
  4. Turn on the Yemeni power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the phone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 is charging, typically taking roughly 1-4 hours to recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPhone 6 from a Yemeni power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 from a Yemeni power outlet

A guide showing you how to power your iPhone 6 with a Yemeni power outlet with a Lightning Apple cable with a Type A USB adapter.

  1. To charge the iPhone 6 using a Yemeni power outlet you'll need to use a Type A USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will normally include this cable when you buy the iPhone 6).
  2. Start by taking the Type A USB power adapter and inserting it in the Yemeni power outlet. You can recognise this power outlet by the 2 thin slots adjacent to each other. Please be aware power cords used with type A sockets which are rated at 125 V should not be used in Yemen so we recommend checking prior to turning the power on.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple USB cable into the USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6. You can find the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6 situated at the bottom of the iPhone 6.
  4. Switch on the Yemeni power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the mobile screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 is charging, typically taking around 1-4 hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 from a Yemeni power outlet

How to use a Type D power charger for charging your iPhone 6 from a Yemeni power outlet

Using a Lightning cable and a three pinned Type D power charger to recharge the iPhone 6 with a Yemeni power outlet.

  1. To power the iPhone 6 from a Yemeni power outlet you will need to use a Type D USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (typically already supplied with your device by Apple).
  2. Start the process by taking the Type D USB power adapter and inserting it into the wall outlet. The power supply, sometimes known as the Type D power outlet [8], looks like three holes in a triangular pattern for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Then connect one end of the Lightning charging cord into the bottom of the mains 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 Yemeni power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your cellphone will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is powering up and takes between 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type D power charger for charging your iPhone 6 from a Yemeni power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yemen - Yemen 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/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/typeA.htm - Type A power outlet
  7. Type A USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type A 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