Charging your iPhone 6 Plus from a power outlet in Afghanistan

The Wiki Connections page showing how to recharge the iPhone 6 Plus from an Afghan power outlet with the Apple USB Lightning connector with a double pinned Europlug Type C USB charger and charging the iPhone 6 Plus using a Schuko Type F USB plug.

Afghan power outlet

Varying complicated region codes and voltages can all lead to confusion when planning to stay in another country for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets used throughout the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need to pick up in advance to charge the iPhone 6 Plus . When you are travelling to Afghanistan these instructions show powering the iPhone 6 Plus by using their standard Type F or C 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. When travelling to Afghanistan from a different country please double check the iPhone 6 Plus can accept a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure the device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to avoid the device from over-heating when powering up. If you plan on travelling to an Afghan city like Kabul or Kandahar please read the wikipedia entry about Afghanistan [1] for more indepth information. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6 Plus.

Charging the iPhone 6 Plus in Afghanistan

Can the iPhone 6 Plus be used in Afghanistan?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 6 Plus to an Afghan power outlet.

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

If travelling with more than just your iPhone 6 Plus the best international travel charger for Afghanistan to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two types of power outlets that Afghans use (F and C) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C. As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the included plugs over. If your type of iPhone 6 Plus is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these USB power adapters along with support for more power demanding devices like tablets. This will allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to bring individual power adapters for your Afghan trip. By only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage while travelling. Because of their flexibility these types of power adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers using just a single power outlet.

For those travelling to Afghanistan we recommend buying this type of versatile power adapter online; the multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Afghanistan

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 6 Plus, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Afghanistan 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 power adapter for travellers originating from North America going to Afghanistan using 3 pin type B 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 the US using type B plugs. This is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a more flexible 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 a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Afghanistan.
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 6 Plus in Afghanistan?

Charging the iPhone 6 Plus from an Afghan power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

The Wiki Connections page showing how to recharge the iPhone 6 Plus from an Afghan power outlet with the Apple USB Lightning connector with a double pinned Europlug Type C USB charger.

  1. To charge the iPhone 6 Plus from an Afghan power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], this USB cable is normally already included with the iPhone 6 Plus.
  2. Start by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the power outlet. This ungrounded plug supply (known as a Europlug) can be recognised by 2 circular adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the mains 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. Switch on the Afghan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the mobile will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is recharging, typically taking between 1 to 4 hours to recharge.
Charging the iPhone 6 Plus from an Afghan power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

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

The Wiki Connections page showing how to recharge the iPhone 6 Plus from an Afghan power outlet with the Apple USB Lightning connector with a double pinned Type F USB charger.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPhone 6 Plus using the Afghan power outlet you'll need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple usually include the cable with the iPhone 6 Plus.
  2. Start by taking the Type F USB power adapter and plugging it in the Afghan power outlet. This recessed round plug supply (known as a Schuko outlet or Type F power outlet [6]) can be recognised by two circular adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral, plus two grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the mains 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. Switch on the Afghan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the mobile will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is recharging, typically taking between 1 to 4 hours to recharge.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 Plus from an Afghan power outlet

See also

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