Charging the iPhone 6 when planning a trip to Egypt

A guide showing how to power the iPhone 6 from an Egyptian power outlet with the USB Lightning Apple cable and a Europlug Type C power adapter and recharging the iPhone 6 using a 2 pin Type F USB plug.

Egyptian power outlet

Varying complicated voltages and region codes can all be daunting when planning to visit a new country, especially if you've never been there before. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets used throughout the world this guide tells you exactly what to pick up in advance to power your iPhone 6 . When you are planning a holiday to Egypt this page contains useful instructions showing charging the iPhone 6 by using their standard F or C type Egyptian 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets, most Egyptians will normally use Type F plugs in their plug outlets. Most power changes regionally therefore we suggest reading the Africa page for a complete list of regions and countries. When travelling to Egypt from a different country please double check the iPhone 6 can be used with a 240 volt supply. If your iPhone 6 was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) check that the device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from over-heating when powering up. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6.

Charging the iPhone 6 in Egypt

Can you use the iPhone 6 in Egypt?

You can use the iPhone 6 in Egypt.

What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 6 in Egypt?

When travelling to multiple countries and bringing along more than your iPhone 6 then the best travel charger for Egypt to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Egyptians use two different types of wall outlets (types F and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by switching the supplied plugs over. If your type of iPhone 6 is compatible with Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these USB power chargers, and additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other travel chargers this will allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel chargers. Only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage. Because of their versatility these types of chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones, tablets and speakers without using up an additional plug socket.

We recommend buying an adaptable travel charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Egypt

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices using USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unstable power supplies. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Egypt and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact option for travellers originating from North America visiting Egypt.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This gives almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Egypt.
What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 6 in Egypt?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPhone 6 from an Egyptian power outlet

A guide showing how to power the iPhone 6 from an Egyptian power outlet with the USB Lightning Apple cable and a Europlug Type C power adapter.

  1. If you want to power your iPhone 6 from an Egyptian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (this USB cable is normally already included with the device by Apple).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the Egyptian power outlet. You can recognise this plug supply by the two holes adjacent to each other.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB power cord into the USB power adapter 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 Egyptian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the phone will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 is powering up and takes around one to four hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPhone 6 from an Egyptian power outlet

How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPhone 6 from an Egyptian power outlet

Using a Lightning connector with a Schuko Type F power adapter to recharge your iPhone 6 with an Egyptian power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 6 using the Egyptian power outlet you will need to use a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], typically included with the device by Apple.
  2. Start by taking the Type F USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. The sunken round power supply, sometimes called the Schuko outlet, can be identified by the two circular holes 19 mm apart from each other where the twin plug outlet pins slide into along with a pair of thin grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6. The iPhone 6 Lightning connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 6 under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Egyptian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of your cellphone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is recharging which takes between 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPhone 6 from an Egyptian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Egypt - Egypt 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/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet, estimated price between $10 to $15.
  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, around $5.
  6. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  7. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F mains power outlet, between $10 to $15.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, between $10 to $15.