Charging your iPhone 6 Plus from a power outlet in Iraq

The WikiConnections guide on how to charge your iPhone 6 Plus from an Iraqi power outlet by using a USB Lightning connector with a two pin Europlug Type C power adapter, charging the iPhone 6 Plus using a three pin Type G power charger and how to power the iPhone 6 Plus using a Type D power adapter

Iraqi power outlet

Varying complicated frequencies and standards can all be daunting when planning on visiting another country, especially to the first time traveller. These instructions were specifically written to prevent you having to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPhone 6 Plus abroad.This step by step guide shows you exactly what you'll need to supply power to the iPhone 6 Plus when you are in Iraq using the standard G, C or D type Iraqi 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. If you are visiting Iraq from a different region please double check your iPhone 6 Plus can be charged using a 240v supply. If your iPhone 6 Plus was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v ensure that your device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overheating during charging. If you plan on taking a trip to a destination such as Baghdad or Basra we recommend referring to the Iraq country wikipedia page [1] for more information. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6 Plus.

Charging the iPhone 6 Plus in Iraq

Can you use the iPhone 6 Plus in Iraq?

You can connect the iPhone 6 Plus to an Iraqi power outlet by using the correct power convertor.

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

When travelling to multiple countries or bringing more than just your iPhone 6 Plus then the best international travel adapter for Iraq to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. There are three different standards of plug sockets in Iraq (types G, C and D) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for both types C and G.

As these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean that 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 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster charging times with one of these types of power adapters and additional support for certain power hungry devices. Having a four port adapter means you can power more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack multiple power chargers on your Iraqi trip. Because you are only bringing a single international travel charger will help keep the overall size down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage whilst travelling as well as being suitable for recharging your iPhone 6 Plus at an airport or on the flight. Because of their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets without needing an additional power outlet.

We recommend searching for this type of flexible travel adapter at your preferred electronics retailer - the power adapter illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

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 via USB, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting regions with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Iraq 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 America visiting Iraq using type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs. This gives almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • Yubi Universal Power Strip Kit - The Yobi only has 2 USB charging ports but offers a more flexible 6 AC outlets. This versatile power strip is compatible with both American plugs and popular plug types A, B, E, F, G and I making it ideal for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Iraq.
What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 6 Plus in Iraq?

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

The WikiConnections guide on how to charge your iPhone 6 Plus from an Iraqi power outlet with the USB Lightning Apple connector with a three pin Type G power charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 6 Plus using an Iraqi power outlet you'll need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], this USB cable is typically supplied with the device by Apple.
  2. Firstly you'll need to plug the Type G USB power adapter in the power outlet. The wall supply, technically called a Type G power outlet [3], can be identified by 3 rectangular slots containing plastic shutters in a triangular shape.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB charging cord into the bottom of the power 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 Iraqi 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 takes between 1 to 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone 6 Plus with an Iraqi power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

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

Using a Lightning Apple cable and a Europlug Type C USB charger to power the iPhone 6 Plus from an Iraqi power outlet.

  1. To power the iPhone 6 Plus using an Iraqi power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple will normally supply the USB cable with the iPhone 6 Plus.
  2. Start by plugging the Type C USB power adapter in the Iraqi power outlet. This unearthed plug outlet, also known as the Type C power outlet [6] or Europlug, can be recognised by the 2 round holes adjacent to each other where the twin plug outlet pins sit.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple 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 Iraqi power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPhone will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is recharging, typically taking roughly 60-240 minutes to fully recharge.
Powering the iPhone 6 Plus with an Iraqi power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

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

Using an Apple USB Lightning connector and a Type D USB adapter to power the iPhone 6 Plus with an Iraqi power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 6 Plus using an Iraqi power outlet you'll need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], this USB cable is typically supplied with the device by Apple.
  2. Firstly you'll need to plug the Type D USB power adapter in the power outlet. The wall supply, technically called a Type D power outlet [8], can be identified by 3 holes forming a triangle configuration.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB power 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. Turn on the Iraqi power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the phone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is charging and takes around one-four hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone 6 Plus with an Iraqi power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iraq - Iraq country wikipedia 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/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