How to charge the iPhone 6 when planning a trip to Qatar

Simple instructions showing you how to charge your iPhone 6 from a Qatari power outlet using the Apple Lightning connector and a three pinned Type G power charger and charging the iPhone 6 using a Type D USB adapter.

Qatari power outlet

If you are planning a trip to Qatar it is useful to know in advance if you'll be able to use your electronics such as cell phones and laptop computers when you get there. By not knowing which wall socket is used in Qatar you are likely to bring the wrong charger, therefore having to purchase a suitable charger on arrival. Differing voltages and plugs can all be confusing when planning to stay in another country to the first time traveller. This guide was specifically written to prevent you having to worry if you'll be able to charge your iPhone 6 abroad.This page has useful instructions telling you exactly what you'll need to supply power to the iPhone 6 when staying in Qatar using their types G or D Qatari 240 volt 50Hz plug outlets, you will find most Qataris use Type G power outlets. If travelling to Qatar from a different region check that the iPhone 6 can be charged using a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts double check your iPhone 6 is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from being damaged whilst powering it. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6.

Charging the iPhone 6 in Qatar

Can the iPhone 6 be used in Qatar?

You can use the iPhone 6 in Qatar by using the correct power convertor.

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

When you are travelling to more than one country and bringing more than just your iPhone 6 the best travel power adapter for Qatar is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Qataris use two different standards of plug sockets (types G and D) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type G.

As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the supplied plugs. If your type of iPhone 6 can support Fast Charge (note not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these types of power adapters, and support for more power hungry devices. This means you can recharge more than one device at once without needing to pack individual travel adapters for your trip or occupying additional wall sockets. By only bringing a single international USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage while travelling. Due to their space saving versatility these types of adapters can be used back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers and using only a single wall outlet.

We suggest searching for a multipurpose travel adapter similar to this online. The travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Qatar

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 6, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 visiting Qatar.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise 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. This offers the same functionality as the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at 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 Qatar.
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 6 in Qatar?

Powering the iPhone 6 with a Qatari power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Simple instructions showing you how to charge your iPhone 6 from a Qatari power outlet using the Apple Lightning connector and a three pinned Type G power charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to your iPhone 6 from the Qatari power outlet you will need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple typically supply this USB cable when you purchase your iPhone 6).
  2. Insert the Type G USB power adapter in the power supply. This power outlet (sometimes known as the Type G power outlet [3]) can be identified by the 3 rectangular holes forming a triangular shape for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Lightning charging cord into the bottom of the mains USB charger 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 your iPhone 6.
  4. Turn on the Qatari power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the mobile screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 is charging, typically taking around 1 - 4 hours to fully recharge.
Powering the iPhone 6 with a Qatari power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 from a Qatari power outlet

Using a USB Lightning Apple connector and a Type D power charger to charge the iPhone 6 from a Qatari power outlet.

  1. In order to charge your iPhone 6 using a Qatari power outlet you'll need to use a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], the USB cable is usually already included with your iPhone 6 by Apple.
  2. Begin by plugging the Type D USB power adapter in the Qatari power outlet. You can identify the plug supply by three round holes in a triangle shape.
  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 is situated at bottom of the iPhone 6 under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Qatari power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your iPhone will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is charging and takes between 60 to 240 minutes to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 from a Qatari power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qatar - Qatar Wikipedia web 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/typeG.htm - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - Provides power from a type G mains power supply
  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. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters