Charging the iPhone 6 Plus when staying in Syria

Instructions showing how to power the iPhone 6 Plus with a Syrian power outlet with a USB Lightning Apple connector with a two pin Europlug Type C power adapter, charging the iPhone 6 Plus using a double pinned Type E power plug and powering the iPhone 6 Plus using a three pinned Type L power plug

Syrian power outlet

Various frequencies and standards can all be daunting when planning on staying in a foreign country, especially if you've never visited before. These instructions were specifically written to stop you having to worry if you'll be able to charge your iPhone 6 Plus when you are visiting Syria.When you're planning a trip to Syria the following instructions show how to power the iPhone 6 Plus by using the Type E, C or L Syrian 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. You will discover power sockets will vary depending on which region you are visiting therefore we suggest reading the World power supplies page for a full list of countries. When you are visiting Syria from another country please check the iPhone 6 Plus can be charged using a 240v supply. If your iPhone 6 Plus came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure the device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from over-heating when charging it. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6 Plus.

Charging the iPhone 6 Plus in Syria

Can you use the iPhone 6 Plus in Syria?

You can connect the iPhone 6 Plus to a Syrian power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 6 Plus in Syria?

If you are travelling with more than your iPhone 6 Plus and visiting multiple countries then the best travel power adapter for Syria is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Syrians use three different standards of wall outlets (types E, C and L) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by changing the supplied plugs. If your model of iPhone 6 Plus is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these travel chargers along with additional support for more power hungry devices. This will allow you to charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring seperate power adapters on your trip. Because you are only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand luggage and convenient for charging your iPhone 6 Plus at the airport or on a flight. Due to their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers without using up an additional plug socket.

We recommend searching for a multipurpose power adapter of this nature online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Syria

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power grids. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Syria 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 most popular compact power converter for travellers originating from North America visiting Syria.
  • 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 North America using type B plugs and is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with 1 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 Syria. [10] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 6 Plus in Syria?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 Plus from a Syrian power outlet

Instructions showing how to power the iPhone 6 Plus with a Syrian power outlet with a USB Lightning Apple connector with a two pin Europlug Type C power adapter.

  1. If you want to charge your iPhone 6 Plus using the Syrian power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (normally already supplied with your iPhone 6 Plus by Apple).
  2. Firstly plug in the Type C USB power adapter in the power outlet. The wall outlet can be recognised by 2 adjacent holes for live and neutral pins.
  3. Connect one end of the Lightning power cord into the USB power adapter 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 the iPhone 6 Plus under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Syrian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your iPhone 6 Plus screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 Plus is charging, typically taking roughly 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 Plus from a Syrian power outlet

Powering the iPhone 6 Plus with a Syrian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

Using a USB Lightning Apple connector with a two pin Type E USB charger to recharge the iPhone 6 Plus from a Syrian power outlet.

  1. To power the iPhone 6 Plus using a Syrian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should normally include this USB cable when you purchase your iPhone 6 Plus).
  2. Firstly you'll need to plug the Type E USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can recognise this wall outlet by the two 4.8mm circular holes 19mm apart from each other for live and neutral and a long metal earth pin protruding in the top to form a triangular configuration.
  3. Connect one end of the Lightning power cord into the USB power adapter 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 the iPhone 6 Plus under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Syrian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your iPhone 6 Plus screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 Plus is charging, typically taking roughly 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
Powering the iPhone 6 Plus with a Syrian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

How to use a Type L power charger for charging your iPhone 6 Plus from a Syrian power outlet

Using a USB Lightning Apple connector with a three pin Type L USB charger to recharge the iPhone 6 Plus from a Syrian power outlet.

  1. To charge the iPhone 6 Plus using a Syrian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type L USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the cable is normally already supplied with your device by Apple).
  2. Firstly plug the Type L USB power adapter in the power supply. The flattened hexagon shaped wall outlet, technically called the Type L power outlet [8], can be identified by 3 large round holes in a line. Note there are two different variations of Type L power outlet rated at 10 and 16 amps. The 10 amp plug supply has 4mm thick pins which are spaced 5.5mm apart, and a 16 amp version has slightly larger 5mm round pins spaced 8mm apart.
  3. Connect one end of the Lightning power cord into the USB mains adapter 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 the iPhone 6 Plus under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Syrian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the iPhone 6 Plus screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 Plus is charging, typically taking roughly 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
How to use a Type L power charger for charging your iPhone 6 Plus from a Syrian power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Syria country page on wikipedia
  2. Apple - official iPhone user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, priced around $10 USD (£10-£15 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, costing between $15 to $20 USD (around £15 GBP / under C$15).
  6. iec.ch - Type E power outlet
  7. Type E USB power adapter - There are two 4.8mm pins on Type E USB chargers which are placed 19mm apart and may include a hole for an earthing pin, between $10 to $15 USD (£5-£10 GBP / under C$20).
  8. iec.ch - Type L power outlet
  9. Type L USB power adapter - Earthed Type L USB chargers comprise of three 4mm pins placed in parallel 5.5mm apart, between $10 to $15 USD (under £30 GBP / under C$20).
  10. 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 (around £10 GBP / under C$20).