Charging the iPhone 6 from a power outlet in Algeria

A guide showing how to power the iPhone 6 with an Algerian power outlet using the Apple USB Lightning connector and a Type C Europlug power adapter and recharging the iPhone 6 using a Type F Schuko power charger.

Algerian power outlet

Various voltages and standards can often be daunting when planning to travel to a new country if you've never visited before. These instructions have been written to help assist visitors wanting to power their iPhone 6 when they are visiting Algeria.When you're staying in Algeria these instructions show powering the iPhone 6 using the Type F or C Algerian 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. If you are visiting Algeria from another country please check the iPhone 6 can accept a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts double check your iPhone 6 is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from being damaged when charging it. If you intend on staying at a city like Algiers or Oran we suggest reading the Algeria country wikipedia page [1] for further information. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6.

Charging the iPhone 6 in Algeria

Can the iPhone 6 be used in Algeria?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 6 to an Algerian power outlet by using a power adaptor.

What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 6 in Algeria?

If travelling with more than just your iPhone 6 and visiting more than one country the best international travel charger for Algeria to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Algerians use two different standards of plug sockets (types F and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by changing the plugs over. If your type of iPhone 6 can support Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these USB power chargers, plus compatibility with certain power hungry devices like tablets. This means you can power more than one device simultaneously without needing to buy multiple power chargers on your trip. By only needing a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets without needing an additional wall outlet.

We recommend buying this type of flexible travel charger online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Algeria

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which can be crucial 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 which cover Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 most popular portable power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Algeria.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This 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 just 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Algeria.
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 6 in Algeria?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 from an Algerian power outlet

A guide showing how to power the iPhone 6 with an Algerian power outlet using the Apple USB Lightning connector and a Type C Europlug power adapter.

  1. In order to power the iPhone 6 from an Algerian power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple usually supply the cable when you buy your iPhone 6).
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type C USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the 2 circular adjacent holes where the live and neutral pins go.
  3. Then connect 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. You can find the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6 situated at the bottom of the iPhone 6.
  4. Turn on the Algerian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the iPhone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is powering up and takes roughly 1 to 4 hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 from an Algerian power outlet

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

A guide showing how to power the iPhone 6 with an Algerian power outlet using the Apple USB Lightning connector and a Type F Schuko power charger.

  1. To power the iPhone 6 using the Algerian power outlet you'll need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - typically already included with the iPhone 6.
  2. Start the process by taking the Type F USB power adapter and inserting it in the Algerian power outlet. This sunken circular wall outlet, sometimes called the Schuko outlet or Type F power outlet [6], can be identified by two 4.8mm holes 19 mm adjacent to each other and a pair of two metal grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Then connect 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. You can find the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6 situated at the bottom of the iPhone 6.
  4. Turn on the Algerian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the iPhone 6 screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 is powering up taking roughly 1 to 4 hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone 6 with an Algerian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

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