Charging your iPhone 6 Plus from a power outlet in Egypt

A guide showing how to charge your iPhone 6 Plus from an Egyptian power outlet with a USB Lightning Apple cable and a Europlug Type C USB charger and powering the iPhone 6 Plus using a two pin Schuko Type F power adapter.

Egyptian power outlet

Various combinations of region codes and voltages can all be confusing when planning on staying in a foreign country, especially to the first time traveller. This guide has been written to prepare travellers wanting to power the iPhone 6 Plus when they're staying in Egypt.This step by step guide will show you exactly what you'll need to charge the iPhone 6 Plus when you're travelling to Egypt using their standard F or C type 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets, please note Type F wall outlets are typically used by a majority of Egyptians. If you are travelling to Egypt from a different region please check the iPhone 6 Plus can be charged using a 240v supply. If the iPhone 6 Plus was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check that your iPhone 6 Plus is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from over-heating when charging it. If you intend on taking a trip to a city such as Cairo or Sharm el Sheikh we recommend referring to the Egyptian country Wiki page [1] for more details prior to visiting the location. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6 Plus.

Charging the iPhone 6 Plus in Egypt

Can the iPhone 6 Plus be used in Egypt?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 6 Plus to an Egyptian power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

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

If you are travelling to multiple countries then the best travel adapter for Egypt is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Egyptians use two different types of power outlets (types F and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C. As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world simply by changing the plugs over. If your type of iPhone 6 Plus supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times with one of these types of USB power adapters, plus additional support for certain power hungry devices.

Unlike other travel chargers having a 4 port adapter will allow you to recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy seperate travel chargers or occupying additional wall outlets. Because you are only bringing a single international travel charger will keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used when you return home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers without using up an additional plug socket.

If you travel to different countries we suggest buying a flexible power adapter like this at your preferred electronics retailer - the travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Egypt

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 6 Plus, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 best selling portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America going to Egypt.
  • 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 originating from America using type B plugs. This is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Egypt. [8] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 6 Plus in Egypt?

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

Instructions showing how to charge your iPhone 6 Plus with an Egyptian power outlet with a Lightning Apple cable and a Type C Europlug power charger.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 6 Plus from the Egyptian power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], the cable is normally already included with your iPhone 6 Plus.
  2. Start by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can identify the power supply by the 2 circular holes next to each other where the live and neutral pins go.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Apple power cable into the bottom of the mains 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 your iPhone 6 Plus under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Egyptian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of the phone will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is recharging which should take around 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 Plus from an Egyptian power outlet

Charging the iPhone 6 Plus from an Egyptian power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

Using the Apple USB Lightning connector and a 2 pin Type F Schuko power adapter to recharge your iPhone 6 Plus with an Egyptian power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 6 Plus using an Egyptian power outlet you'll need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (typically already included with the iPhone 6 Plus).
  2. First insert the Type F USB power adapter in the Egyptian power outlet. The circular power supply, sometimes called a Schuko plug, can be identified by the two 4.8mm adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral along with a pair of thin metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB Apple charging cable into the bottom of the power adapter 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 Egyptian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of the phone will display a charge icon to indicate that the mobile is recharging, typically taking roughly one to four hours to fully recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPhone 6 Plus from an Egyptian power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Egyptian country Wiki page
  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, 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, estimated price around $15.
  6. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  7. Type F USB power adapter - Type F USB chargers are earthed using two clips at the top and bottom with two rounded 4.8mm pins set 19mm apart, costs 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, estimated cost between $15 to $20.