Charging the iPhone 6 when planning a trip to Tunisia

A guide showing how to recharge the iPhone 6 with a Tunisian power outlet using a Lightning connector with a two pin Type C USB charger and recharging the iPhone 6 using a Type E USB plug.

Tunisian power outlet

If packing for a holiday to Tunisia it can be helpful to know in advance if you'll be able to charge all your vital gadgets when you're there. Without knowing which power socket to expect you are likely to bring the wrong adaptor, therefore needing to buy or borrow a suitable adaptor when you're there which might not be compatible and cause problems with your iPhone 6. Complicated combinations of voltages and sockets can often be confusing when planning on visiting a foreign country especially if you've never been there before. These instructions were specifically written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPhone 6 when staying abroad.This page contains a guide demonstrating exactly what you'll need to power your iPhone 6 when staying in Tunisia using the standard Type E or C Tunisian 230 volt 50Hz power outlets, a majority of Tunisians will use the Type E sockets in their plug outlets. If you are travelling to Tunisia from a different region please double check the iPhone 6 can be used with a 240 volt supply. If your iPhone 6 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts check that the iPhone 6 is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from being damaged when charging it. If you plan on staying somewhere like Tunis read the Tunisian country wikipedia page [1] for further information. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6.

Charging the iPhone 6 in Tunisia

Can you use the iPhone 6 in Tunisia?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 6 to a Tunisian power outlet.

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

If travelling to multiple countries and bringing along more than your iPhone 6 then the best international travel adapter for Tunisia is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Tunisians use two different types of wall outlets (types E and C) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C. As these chargers come 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 included heads. If your iPhone 6 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these USB power adapters along with compatibility with more power demanding devices like tablets. Having a four port adapter means you can recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple power adapters. By only bringing a single lightweight travel charger will keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage and convenient for recharging your iPhone 6 at the airport or on your flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones, tablets and speakers without using up an additional plug socket.

We recommend searching for this type of flexible travel charger online. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Tunisia

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] 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 converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Tunisia 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 power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Tunisia.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs and 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Tunisia.
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 6 in Tunisia?

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

Using a Lightning connector with a Europlug Type C USB charger to charge your iPhone 6 with a Tunisian power outlet.

  1. To charge the iPhone 6 from a Tunisian power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - usually supplied with your iPhone 6.
  2. Start by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it into the wall supply. You can identify the power supply by the two adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB 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 Tunisian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the cell screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is recharging, typically taking between 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
Powering the iPhone 6 with a Tunisian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type E power charger for charging your iPhone 6 from a Tunisian power outlet

Using a USB Lightning Apple cable and a 2 pin Type E power adapter to power the iPhone 6 from a Tunisian power outlet.

  1. If you want to power the iPhone 6 from a Tunisian power outlet you'll need a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (this USB cable is typically already supplied with your iPhone 6).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type E USB power adapter into the Tunisian power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the two large adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral pins and a single metal earth pin protruding the top to form a triangle pattern.
  3. Plug in one 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. You can find the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6 situated at the bottom of the iPhone 6.
  4. Turn on the Tunisian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your cellphone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is powering up and takes around 1-4 hours to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type E power charger for charging your iPhone 6 from a Tunisian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tunisia - Tunisian 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/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/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  7. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters