Charging your iPhone 6 Plus from a power outlet in Yemen

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

Yemeni power outlet

Various combinations of region codes and voltages can often be confusing when planning to stay in a new country especially for the first time traveller. These guidelines have been specifically written to prevent visitors worrying if they'll be able to power their iPhone 6 Plus when visiting abroad.When you are visiting Yemen the following useful instructions show how to charge the iPhone 6 Plus by using the types G, A or D Yemeni 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. You'll find power will change from region to region so we suggest reading the power supplies and Asia page for a full list of countries. When you are travelling to Yemen from another country make sure that the iPhone 6 Plus can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts check the iPhone 6 Plus is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from overloading when powering up. If you plan to visit a place like Sana'a or Aden we recommend reading the wikipedia entry about Yemen [1] for more details. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6 Plus.

Charging the iPhone 6 Plus in Yemen

Can you use the iPhone 6 Plus in Yemen?

You can connect the iPhone 6 Plus to a Yemeni power outlet.

What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 6 Plus in Yemen?

When travelling with more than your iPhone 6 Plus or visiting more than one country then the best travel charger for Yemen is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. Yemenis use three different standards of power outlets (types G, A and D) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for both types A and G. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by changing the supplied plugs over. If your iPhone 6 Plus can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these travel chargers along with compatibility with more power demanding devices like tablets.

This will allow you to power multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack individual travel chargers on your Yemeni trip or occupying additional wall outlets. Because you are only bringing a single international travel charger will keep the overall weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of chargers can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets using only a single power outlet.

We suggest searching for this type of flexible travel adapter at your preferred electronics retailer. The travel charger illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Yemen

The 4 port USB travel charger [10] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 6 Plus, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These power converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Yemen and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable option for travellers originating from America visiting Yemen using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from North America using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just one 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Yemen.
What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 6 Plus in Yemen?

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

Instructions showing how to recharge your iPhone 6 Plus with a Yemeni power outlet with a Lightning Apple cable and a Type G USB adapter.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 6 Plus from the Yemeni power outlet you will need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple will normally supply the USB cable with the iPhone 6 Plus.
  2. Plug the Type G USB power adapter into the wall supply. The plug supply, technically known as a Type G power outlet [3], can be identified by 3 rectangular slots forming a triangular configuration.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB mains 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. Switch on the Yemeni power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPhone 6 Plus will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 Plus is charging, typically taking between 1 - 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 Plus from a Yemeni power outlet

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

Using the Apple USB Lightning cable and a Type A USB charger to power the iPhone 6 Plus from a Yemeni power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 6 Plus from the Yemeni power outlet you will need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will normally supply the USB cable when you buy the iPhone 6 Plus).
  2. Plug the Type A USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can identify the wall supply by the two thin adjacent slots next to each other for live and neutral blades. Be aware that power cables with type A plugs which are rated at less that 240 V shouldn't be used so please check first.
  3. Plug in one end of the Lightning power cord into the bottom of the USB adapter 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. Switch on the Yemeni power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of the phone will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is recharging which should take around 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 Plus from a Yemeni power outlet

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

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

  1. To charge your iPhone 6 Plus using the Yemeni power outlet you will need a Type D USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple should normally supply this USB cable with the iPhone 6 Plus.
  2. Start by plugging the Type D USB power adapter in the wall supply. This plug supply, sometimes known as a Type D power outlet [8], can be recognised by three holes forming a triangle configuration.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB power cable into the USB mains charger 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 the iPhone 6 Plus.
  4. Switch on the Yemeni power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which 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 powering up which should take between 1 to 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPhone 6 Plus from a Yemeni power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yemen - wikipedia entry about Yemen
  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