How to charge the iPhone 6 when planning a trip to Iraq

Simple instructions showing you how to charge your iPhone 6 from an Iraqi power outlet using the Apple Lightning connector and a three pinned Type G power charger, how to charge the iPhone 6 using a double pinned Europlug Type C power plug and charging the iPhone 6 using a three pin Type D USB charger

Iraqi power outlet

Various standards and plugs can often be daunting when planning on staying in a foreign country for the first time traveller. When visiting Iraq these instructions show how to charge the iPhone 6 using their standard types G, C or D 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. When you are visiting Iraq from another region please make sure your iPhone 6 can be used with a 240 volt supply. If the iPhone 6 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure the device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overheating whilst powering it up. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6.

Charging the iPhone 6 in Iraq

Can you use the iPhone 6 in Iraq?

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

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 6 in Iraq?

If travelling to more than one country then the best international travel charger for Iraq is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. There are three standards of power outlets that Iraqis use (types G, C and D) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for both types C and G.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by switching the plugs over. If your iPhone 6 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times with one of these USB travel adapters plus additional compatibility with more power demanding devices.

Having a 4 port charger will also allow you to charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring multiple power chargers or using up additional power outlets. Because you are only needing to bring a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage as well as being convenient for recharging your iPhone 6 at the airport or on a flight. Because of their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple phones and tablets without using up an additional power outlet.

For those travelling to different continents we recommend buying this type of flexible power adapter at your preferred electronics retailer; the multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Iraq

The 4 port USB travel charger [10] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable power supplies. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental 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 Iraq using type B American plug sockets.
  • 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 North America using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a more generous 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 majority of travellers from around the world visiting Iraq.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 6 in Iraq?

Powering the iPhone 6 with an Iraqi power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Simple instructions showing you how to charge your iPhone 6 from an Iraqi power outlet using the Apple Lightning connector and a three pinned Type G power charger.

  1. To supply power to your iPhone 6 from the Iraqi power outlet you will need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple typically supply this USB cable when you purchase your iPhone 6).
  2. Insert the Type G USB power adapter in the power supply. This power outlet (sometimes known as the Type G power outlet [3]) can be identified by the 3 rectangular holes forming a triangular shape for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Lightning charging cord into the bottom of the mains USB charger 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 Iraqi 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 fully recharge.
Powering the iPhone 6 with an Iraqi power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Powering the iPhone 6 with an Iraqi power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

The Wiki Connections guide showing how to power the iPhone 6 with an Iraqi power outlet with a Lightning Apple cable with a Type C Europlug USB charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 6 from the Iraqi power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple typically supply this USB cable when you purchase the iPhone 6.
  2. Firstly insert the Type C USB power adapter in the Iraqi power outlet. You can identify the plug supply by two circular holes next to each other.
  3. Then connect one end of the Lightning charging cable into the mains USB charger 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. Switch on the Iraqi power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the cellphone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 is recharging which should take around one-four hours to fully recharge.
Powering the iPhone 6 with an Iraqi power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Powering the iPhone 6 with an Iraqi power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

The Wiki Connections guide on how to recharge the iPhone 6 with an Iraqi power outlet with a USB Lightning cable with a three pin Type D USB charger.

  1. In order to power the iPhone 6 using the Iraqi power outlet you'll need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple normally supply this USB cable when you buy the iPhone 6.
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type D USB power adapter into the Iraqi power outlet. The wall supply, technically known as a Type D power outlet [8], looks like three holes in a triangular pattern.
  3. Connect one end of the Apple power cable into the USB power charger 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. Switch on the Iraqi power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPhone 6 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is recharging and takes roughly 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone 6 with an Iraqi power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iraq - wikipedia page about Iraq
  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