Charging the iPhone 6 Plus when planning a trip to Libya

Instructions on how to recharge your iPhone 6 Plus with a Libyan power outlet using a Lightning connector with a Type D USB charger, charging the iPhone 6 Plus using a Type C Europlug power adapter and charging the iPhone 6 Plus using a Type F Schuko power adapter

Libyan power outlet

Differing combinations of frequencies and standards can all be daunting when planning to stay in a foreign country especially if you've never been there before. These instructions have been specifically written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPhone 6 Plus when you're visiting abroad.When you're staying in Libya these useful instructions show how to supply power to the iPhone 6 Plus by using their standard Type D, C, F or L Libyan 127 volt 50Hz plug outlets. If the iPhone 6 Plus does not power up or charges slowly when you are travelling to Libya from another region please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Normally devices which originate from a different country which use a higher voltage (for example 220 volts) either take longer to charge or won't turn on, so check the device is dual voltage (you'll find these are normally marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to ensure proper use. However be aware that Barca, Benghazi, Derna, Sabha and Tobruk will use a 230 volt power supply and not 110 volts. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6 Plus.

Charging the iPhone 6 Plus in Libya

Can you use the iPhone 6 Plus in Libya?

You can use the iPhone 6 Plus in Libya by using a power adaptor.

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

If you are travelling with more than your iPhone 6 Plus or visiting more than one country the best international travel adapter for Libya is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are four different types of power outlets that Libyans use (D, C, F and L) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by switching the supplied plugs over. If your type of iPhone 6 Plus is compatible with Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these USB power adapters along with compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

This means you can recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple power adapters for your Libyan trip or using up additional power sockets. Because you are only needing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage. Because of their versatility these types of chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets with just a single power outlet.

For those travelling to Libya we suggest searching for this type of flexible travel charger online; the travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Libya

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices using USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unstable power supplies. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Libya and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact option for travellers originating from America going to Libya 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 travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs and is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 suitable for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Libya. [12] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 6 Plus in Libya?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 Plus from a Libyan power outlet

Using the USB Lightning Apple cable and a 2 pin Type C USB charger to charge your iPhone 6 Plus with a Libyan power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPhone 6 Plus using the Libyan power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should normally supply the cable with the iPhone 6 Plus).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the Libyan power outlet. The wall outlet is identified by the 2 circular adjacent holes for live and neutral pins.
  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 the iPhone 6 Plus under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Libyan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the phone will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 Plus is powering up and takes around 1-4 hours to recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 Plus from a Libyan power outlet

How to use a Type D power charger for charging your iPhone 6 Plus from a Libyan power outlet

Instructions on how to recharge your iPhone 6 Plus with a Libyan power outlet using a Lightning connector with a Type D USB charger.

  1. If you want to power your iPhone 6 Plus 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] (Apple will typically supply the cable with the iPhone 6 Plus).
  2. Plug the Type D USB power adapter into the Libyan power outlet. You can recognise this power supply by the three circular holes forming a triangle shape.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Apple Lightning power 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 can be found at bottom of your iPhone 6 Plus under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Libyan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the cell will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is charging which typically takes roughly one to four hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type D power charger for charging your iPhone 6 Plus from a Libyan power outlet

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

Using the USB Lightning Apple cable and a 2 pin Type F USB charger to charge your iPhone 6 Plus with a Libyan power outlet.

  1. To charge the iPhone 6 Plus from a Libyan power outlet you'll need a Type F USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - this USB cable is normally already included with the device by Apple.
  2. Start by taking the Type F USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. You can recognise this plug supply by the two large holes 19 mm adjacent to each other and a pair of thin grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  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 the iPhone 6 Plus under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Libyan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the phone will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 Plus is powering up and takes around 1-4 hours to recharge.
Powering the iPhone 6 Plus with a Libyan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

How to use a Type L power charger for charging your iPhone 6 Plus from a Libyan power outlet

Using a Lightning connector with a Type L USB charger to recharge your iPhone 6 Plus with a Libyan power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your iPhone 6 Plus 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] (Apple will typically supply the cable with the iPhone 6 Plus).
  2. Plug the Type L USB power adapter into the Libyan power outlet. You can recognise this squashed hexagon shaped power supply by the three circular holes forming a line. Note there are two types of Type L power outlet rated for 10 and 16 amps. The 10 amp power outlet has 4mm thick pins spaced 5.5mm apart, and the 16 amp version has larger 5mm round pins which are spaced 8mm apart.
  3. Connect one end of the USB power cord into the bottom of the USB charger 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. Turn on the Libyan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPhone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is charging which takes roughly one-four hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type L power charger for charging your iPhone 6 Plus from a Libyan power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia entry about Libya
  2. Apple - official iPhone user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, costs between $10 to $15 USD (around £10 GBP / under C$20).
  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, priced between $15 to $20 USD (£15-£20 GBP / under C$15).
  6. iec.ch - Type D power outlet
  7. Type D USB power adapter - The three pinned earthed Type D USB chargers have large rounded pins placed in a triangular shape, between $10 to $15 USD (under £25 GBP / under C$20).
  8. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  9. Type F USB power adapter - Type F USB chargers are earthed using two clips at the top and bottom with two rounded 4.8mm pins set 19mm apart, costs between $10 to $15 USD (around £15 GBP / under C$20).
  10. iec.ch - Type L power outlet
  11. Type L USB power adapter - Earthed Type L USB chargers comprise of three 4mm pins placed in parallel 5.5mm apart, estimated cost under $15 USD (£25-£30 GBP / C$15-C$20).
  12. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costs around $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).