How to charge the iPhone 6 Plus when planning a trip to Oman

A step by step guide showing you how to recharge your iPhone 6 Plus from an Omani power outlet by using a USB Lightning Apple connector and a Type G power charger and recharging the iPhone 6 Plus using a double pin Type C Europlug power plug.

Omani power outlet

If packing for a vacation to Oman it's helpful to know in advance if you can power all your essential electronics like mobile phones and cameras when you're there. But without knowing which wall socket to expect you are likely to bring the wrong power charger, thereby leaving you having to buy a potentially overpriced adaptor when you're there which could be incompatible. Varying different voltages and standards can all be confusing when planning to travel to another country, especially to the first time traveller. These guidelines have been written to prevent travellers needing to worry if they can charge their iPhone 6 Plus abroad.The following step by step instructions will show you exactly how to supply power to your iPhone 6 Plus in Oman by using their Type G or C Omani 240 volt 50Hz wall outlets, you will find a majority of Omanis will use Type G wall outlets. When travelling to Oman from another country check your iPhone 6 Plus can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from over-heating during charging. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6 Plus.

Charging the iPhone 6 Plus in Oman

Can the iPhone 6 Plus be used in Oman?

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

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

If travelling to more than one country then the best international travel charger for Oman is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two standards of power outlets in Oman (types G and C) and using a travel charger like this will ensure that you are covered for both types C and G.

Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by changing the plugs over. If your model of iPhone 6 Plus is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times by using one of these travel adapters plus compatibility with more power demanding devices. Having a 4 port adapter will also allow you to charge multiple devices at once without needing to buy multiple travel chargers for your trip to Oman or using up additional wall outlets. Only needing a single international travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling as well as being on hand for recharging your iPhone 6 Plus at the airport or on a flight. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of chargers can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones, tablets and e-readers with only a single power outlet.

If you travel to Oman we recommend searching for this type of flexible power adapter online. The multipurpose travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Oman

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 6 Plus, but for visitors 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 necessary for visitors of regions with unstable power supplies. These travel adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power converter for travellers originating from America going to Oman.
  • 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. This is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Oman. [8]
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 6 Plus in Oman?

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

A step by step guide showing you how to recharge your iPhone 6 Plus from an Omani power outlet by using a USB Lightning Apple connector and a Type G power charger.

  1. To supply power to the iPhone 6 Plus from an Omani power outlet you will need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will usually supply the USB cable when you first purchase your iPhone 6 Plus).
  2. Start by taking the Type G USB power adapter and inserting it into the power supply. You can identify this power outlet by the 3 vertical rectangular holes containing shutters forming a triangular configuration for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB Lightning power cord into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6 Plus. The iPhone 6 Plus Lightning connector is situated at bottom of your iPhone 6 Plus under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Omani power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your iPhone 6 Plus will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is charging and takes between 60-240 minutes to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type G power charger for charging your iPhone 6 Plus from an Omani power outlet

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

Instructions showing how to power your iPhone 6 Plus with an Omani power outlet with a Lightning Apple connector with a Europlug Type C USB adapter.

  1. In order to power the iPhone 6 Plus using the Omani power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple normally supply this USB cable when you buy the iPhone 6 Plus.
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type C USB power adapter into the Omani power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by two circular adjacent holes.
  3. Then connect one end of the charging cable into the USB 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 Omani power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your phone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 Plus is powering up, typically taking roughly 1-4 hours to completely recharge.
Powering the iPhone 6 Plus with an Omani power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia page about Oman
  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, between $10 to $15 USD (around £15 GBP / under C$5).
  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 at 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, between $10 to $15 USD (under £10 GBP / under C$5).
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, between $15 to $20 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under C$20).