Charging the iPhone 6 Plus in Pakistan

A guide showing you how to recharge your iPhone 6 Plus from a Pakistani power outlet by using a Lightning Apple cable with a two pin Type C Europlug power charger, recharging the iPhone 6 Plus using a three pinned Type G USB plug and how to charge the iPhone 6 Plus using a 3 pinned Type D power charger

Pakistani power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of voltages and standards can all be confusing when planning to stay in another country to the first time traveller. This isn't as complex as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of standards used throughout the world this article shows exactly what to pick up in advance to power the iPhone 6 Plus in Pakistan. These instructions were specifically written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPhone 6 Plus abroad.This page contains a useful guide which shows what you'll need to power the iPhone 6 Plus when you're travelling to Pakistan by using their types G, C, D or M Pakistani 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. If travelling to Pakistan from a different region make sure that the iPhone 6 Plus can accept a 240v supply. If your iPhone 6 Plus came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check that the iPhone 6 Plus is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from overheating whilst powering it. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6 Plus.

Charging the iPhone 6 Plus in Pakistan

Can you use the iPhone 6 Plus in Pakistan?

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

What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 6 Plus in Pakistan?

If travelling with more than just your iPhone 6 Plus then the best travel adapter for Pakistan to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Pakistanis use four different types of plug sockets (types G, C, D and M) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for both types C and G.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the supplied heads. If your type of iPhone 6 Plus can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these USB travel adapters and additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets.

This means you can recharge more than one device at once without needing to buy multiple travel chargers. Because you are only packing a single travel charger will also keep the overall weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage while travelling and convenient for charging your iPhone 6 Plus at the airport or on the flight. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used back at home so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple phones, tablets and speakers using just a single wall outlet.

We recommend searching for this type of flexible power adapter at your preferred electronics retailer - the multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Pakistan

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 6 Plus, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which can be necessary for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Pakistan and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Pakistan using type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from North America using type B plugs and gives almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Pakistan. [12] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 6 Plus in Pakistan?

How to use a Type G power charger for charging your iPhone 6 Plus from a Pakistani power outlet

A guide on how to recharge the iPhone 6 Plus with a Pakistani power outlet with a Lightning connector and a Type G power adapter.

  1. To power the iPhone 6 Plus using a Pakistani power outlet you will need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - typically already supplied with your device by Apple.
  2. Begin the process by inserting the Type G USB power adapter into the power outlet. The power supply, sometimes known as the Type G power outlet [3], can be identified by 3 rectangular holes with shutters forming a triangle configuration.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB charging cable into the mains 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 your iPhone 6 Plus under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Pakistani power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPhone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 Plus is recharging which takes around 1 - 4 hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type G power charger for charging your iPhone 6 Plus from a Pakistani power outlet

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

A guide showing you how to recharge your iPhone 6 Plus from a Pakistani power outlet by using a Lightning Apple cable with a two pin Type C Europlug power charger.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPhone 6 Plus from the Pakistani power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (normally already supplied with the device).
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type C USB power adapter in the power supply. You can identify this power outlet by 2 circular holes adjacent to each other.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB 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. Turn on the Pakistani power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your iPhone 6 Plus will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is recharging and takes around one-four hours to fully recharge.
Powering the iPhone 6 Plus with a Pakistani power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Charging the iPhone 6 Plus from a Pakistani power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Instructions on how to charge the iPhone 6 Plus from a Pakistani power outlet using a USB Lightning Apple connector with a Type D USB adapter.

  1. In order to power the iPhone 6 Plus using the Pakistani power outlet you'll need a Type D USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the cable is normally supplied with the device).
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type D USB power adapter into the Pakistani power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by three round holes in a triangle pattern.
  3. Connect one end of the Lightning charging cord into the bottom of the USB mains 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. Switch on the Pakistani power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the phone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 Plus is powering up, typically taking roughly one to four hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
Charging the iPhone 6 Plus from a Pakistani power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Charging the iPhone 6 Plus from a Pakistani power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

A guide showing how to recharge the iPhone 6 Plus with a Pakistani power outlet with a Lightning connector and a Type M power charger.

  1. To power the iPhone 6 Plus from a Pakistani power outlet you will need to use a Type M USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - normally already supplied with your device by Apple.
  2. Begin the process by inserting the Type M USB power adapter into the power outlet. The plug supply, sometimes known as the Type M power outlet [10], looks like 3 circular holes forming a triangle configuration.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB charging cable into the mains 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 your iPhone 6 Plus under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Pakistani power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPhone 6 Plus screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is recharging which should take around 1 - 4 hours to completely recharge.
Charging the iPhone 6 Plus from a Pakistani power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Pakistan Wikipedia web page
  2. Apple - official iPhone user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - A Type G USB charger has three thick rectangular blades in a triangular shape with the longer top blade acting as the earthing pin, costs under $15 USD (£15-£20 GBP / C$15-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 around $15 USD (£15-£20 GBP / C$10-C$15).
  6. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  7. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, around $10 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).
  8. iec.ch - Type D power outlet
  9. Type D USB power adapter - The three pinned earthed Type D USB chargers have large rounded pins placed in a triangular shape, priced under $15 USD (£20-£25 GBP / C$15-C$20).
  10. iec.ch - Type M power outlet
  11. Type M USB power adapter - South African Type M USB chargers have three large circular pins in a triangular shape with the top earthed pin longer and larger in diameter, under $15 USD (£5-£10 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 between $15 to $20 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under C$20).