How to charge the iPhone 6 in Sri Lanka

The WikiConnections page on how to recharge the iPhone 6 with a Sri Lankan power outlet by using the Lightning Apple connector and a three pin Type M USB adapter, charging the iPhone 6 using a Type G power plug and how to recharge the iPhone 6 using a three pinned Type D USB adapter

Sri Lankan power outlet

If organizing a holiday to Sri Lanka it's helpful to know in advance if you can charge any electronics when you get there. Without knowing which wall socket to expect you could bring the wrong charger, therefore leaving you having to buy or borrow a suitable adaptor when you're there. Varying different combinations of region codes and plugs can often be daunting when planning on visiting another country, especially for the first time traveller. This guide was specifically written to stop travellers worrying if they can power the iPhone 6 abroad.When staying in Sri Lanka these useful instructions show how to supply power to your iPhone 6 using their Type G, D or M Sri Lankan 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets, you'll discover most Sri Lankans will normally use Type G sockets in their power outlets. When you are visiting Sri Lanka from a different country make sure the iPhone 6 can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If the iPhone 6 came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v double check your device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to prevent the device from being damaged during charging. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6.

Charging the iPhone 6 in Sri Lanka

Can the iPhone 6 be used in Sri Lanka?

You can connect the iPhone 6 to a Sri Lankan power outlet by using a power convertor.

What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 6 in Sri Lanka?

When you are travelling to more than one country then the best international travel power adapter for Sri Lanka to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. There are three types of plug sockets that Sri Lankans use (types G, D and M) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type G. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the plugs. If your iPhone 6 supports Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times with one of these power chargers and additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other chargers having a four port charger will also allow you to recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to buy seperate power chargers for your Sri Lankan trip or occupying additional power outlets. By only bringing a single travel charger will help keep the size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple phones and tablets and using only a single plug socket.

We recommend searching for a versatile travel charger similar to this at an electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Sri Lanka

The 4 port USB travel charger [10] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 6, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Sri Lanka and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 compact option for travellers originating from North America going to Sri Lanka.
  • 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 North America using type B plugs. This is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more generous 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 wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Sri Lanka.
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 6 in Sri Lanka?

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

The Wiki Connections page on how to power your iPhone 6 from a Sri Lankan power outlet using a USB Lightning connector and a Type G power charger.

  1. If you want to power the iPhone 6 using a Sri Lankan power outlet you will need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple will usually supply this cable with your iPhone 6.
  2. Begin by taking the Type G USB power adapter and inserting it into the Sri Lankan power outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by 3 slots with shutters forming a triangular pattern.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the power cable into the USB power 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. Turn on the Sri Lankan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your iPhone will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 is recharging taking roughly 1 - 4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone 6 with a Sri Lankan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Powering the iPhone 6 with a Sri Lankan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Using the Lightning Apple cable with a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter to recharge your iPhone 6 from a Sri Lankan power outlet.

  1. In order to power your iPhone 6 using a Sri Lankan power outlet you will need a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple will typically supply this cable when you first purchase the iPhone 6.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type D USB power adapter in the Sri Lankan power outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by the 3 holes in a triangle configuration for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple USB Lightning power cord into the bottom of the mains USB 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 your iPhone 6.
  4. Switch on the Sri Lankan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of your phone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is powering up which should take roughly 60-240 minutes to recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone 6 with a Sri Lankan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

How to use a Type M power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 from a Sri Lankan power outlet

The WikiConnections page on how to recharge the iPhone 6 with a Sri Lankan power outlet by using the Lightning Apple connector and a three pin Type M USB adapter.

  1. If you want to power your iPhone 6 from the Sri Lankan power outlet you'll need to use a Type M USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will usually supply this cable with your iPhone 6).
  2. First insert the Type M USB power adapter into the wall outlet. This wall supply, technically known as the Type M power outlet [8], looks like three large round holes forming a triangular shape.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB Apple Lightning power cord into the power 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. Turn on the Sri Lankan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the iPhone 6 will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is charging which takes around one to four hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type M power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 from a Sri Lankan power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sri_Lanka - Sri Lankan 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/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. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeM.htm - Type M power outlet
  9. Type M USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type M mains power outlet
  10. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters