Charging your iPhone 6 from a power outlet in Libya

Simple instructions showing you how to recharge your iPhone 6 with a Libyan power outlet using the Apple USB Lightning connector with a two pin Schuko Type F power adapter, charging the iPhone 6 using a double pinned Type C USB plug and recharging the iPhone 6 using a Type D USB charger

Libyan power outlet

Various combinations of standards and voltages can all be daunting when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never been there before. These guidelines have been specifically written to stop travellers having to worry if they can charge the iPhone 6 when staying in Libya.If planning a trip to Libya these instructions show charging the iPhone 6 using the types D, C, F or L Libyan 127 volt 50Hz power outlets. If the iPhone 6 charges slowly or does not power up when you are visiting Libya from another region then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Devices which originated from a different country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) may take longer to charge or won't turn on, so check that your iPhone 6 is dual voltage (you'll find these are usually marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to ensure proper use. However please note that Barca, Benghazi, Derna, Sabha and Tobruk use a 230 volt power outlet instead of 110 volts. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6.

Charging the iPhone 6 in Libya

Can you use the iPhone 6 in Libya?

You can use the iPhone 6 in Libya.

What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 6 in Libya?

When travelling with more than just your iPhone 6 or visiting more than one country the best international travel charger for Libya to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [12]. There are four different types of wall outlets in Libya (D, C, F and L) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type C. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world simply by changing the heads over. If your type of iPhone 6 is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from faster charging times with one of these types of travel adapters along with support for more power demanding devices like tablets.

This means you can charge more than one device at once without needing to bring individual power adapters or occupying additional power sockets. Because you are only bringing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage. Because of their versatility these types of power adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and smartphones using only a single power outlet.

We recommend buying a flexible travel charger of this nature online; the multipurpose power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [12] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Libya

The 4 port USB travel charger [12] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 6, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact option for travellers originating from North America visiting Libya using 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 and offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 ideal for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Libya.
What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 6 in Libya?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPhone 6 from a Libyan power outlet

Using the Apple Lightning cable and a Type C Europlug power adapter to recharge your iPhone 6 with a Libyan power outlet.

  1. To charge the iPhone 6 from the Libyan power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the USB cable is normally already supplied with your iPhone 6).
  2. Begin by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it into the Libyan power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the two round holes next to each other.
  3. Plug in one 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. The iPhone 6 Lightning connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 6 under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Libyan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the phone will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is recharging which takes roughly one to four hours to fully recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPhone 6 from a Libyan power outlet

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

Using the USB Lightning Apple cable with a Type D power adapter to power the iPhone 6 with a Libyan power outlet.

  1. To charge your iPhone 6 using the Libyan power outlet you will need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (this USB cable is typically supplied with your device by Apple).
  2. Start by inserting the Type D USB power adapter into the Libyan power outlet. This power outlet, sometimes known as a Type D power outlet [6], can be recognised by 3 round holes in a triangle pattern for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB mains 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. Turn on the Libyan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of the phone will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is recharging, typically taking roughly one to four hours to fully recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone 6 with a Libyan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Powering the iPhone 6 with a Libyan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

Simple instructions showing you how to recharge your iPhone 6 with a Libyan power outlet using the Apple USB Lightning connector with a two pin Schuko Type F power adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 6 using a Libyan power outlet you'll need a Type F USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], the USB cable is normally already supplied with your iPhone 6.
  2. Firstly plug in the Type F USB power adapter into the power outlet. The circular power supply (known as a Schuko outlet) can be identified by the two circular holes 19 mm apart from each other where the live and neutral pins go along with two metal grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Apple cable into the bottom of the mains power adapter 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. Switch on the Libyan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPhone 6 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 is powering up which typically takes between 1 to 4 hours to recharge.
Powering the iPhone 6 with a Libyan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

Powering the iPhone 6 with a Libyan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type L USB adapter

A guide showing you how to power the iPhone 6 with a Libyan power outlet using an Apple USB Lightning connector with a three pin Type L power adapter.

  1. To charge your iPhone 6 using the Libyan power outlet you will need to buy a Type L USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (this USB cable is typically supplied with your iPhone 6 by Apple).
  2. Start by inserting the Type L USB power adapter into the Libyan power outlet. You can recognise this squashed hexagon shaped wall outlet by three circular adjecent holes in a line. Note that there are two types of Type L power supply rated for 10 and 16 amps. The 10 amp version has 4mm pins spaced 5.5mm apart, whilst a 16 amp version has slightly larger 5mm round pins which are spaced 8mm apart.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Apple charging cord into the bottom of the USB power 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. Turn on the Libyan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the iPhone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is charging and takes around 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
Powering the iPhone 6 with a Libyan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type L USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Libya - Wikipedia page about Libya
  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/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  7. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D mains power outlet
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  9. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F mains power outlet
  10. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeL.htm - Type L power outlet
  11. Type L USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type L mains power outlet
  12. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters