How to charge your iPhone 6 from a power outlet in Pakistan

Simple instructions showing how to charge the iPhone 6 from a Pakistani power outlet with an Apple USB Lightning connector and a Type D USB adapter, how to recharge the iPhone 6 using a three pin Type G USB adapter and how to recharge the iPhone 6 using a two pinned Type C Europlug USB charger

Pakistani power outlet

Varying complicated region codes and plug types can all be confusing when planning to travel to a different country, especially for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of standards being used throughout the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to charge your iPhone 6 in Pakistan. This page has instructions showing you exactly how to charge your iPhone 6 when you're visiting Pakistan by using their G, C, D or M type 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. Power sources differ depending on which area you taking a trip to therefore please read the Wiki Connections world power supplies list where you'll find a complete list of regions and countries. If you are travelling to Pakistan from a different country double check your iPhone 6 can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If the iPhone 6 was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check your iPhone 6 is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to avoid the device from overheating when charging it. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6.

Charging the iPhone 6 in Pakistan

Can you use the iPhone 6 in Pakistan?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 6 in Pakistan by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best power charger for the iPhone 6 in Pakistan?

When you are travelling with more than just your iPhone 6 then the best travel charger for Pakistan is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [12]. There are four different types of plug sockets that Pakistanis use (types G, C, D and M) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for both types C and G. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by changing the plugs. If your type of iPhone 6 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these types of USB power chargers plus compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets. This means you can power multiple devices at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel chargers for your Pakistani trip or occupying additional power outlets. Only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage whilst travelling and suitable for recharging your iPhone 6 at an airport or on a flight. Because of their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets with only a single plug socket.

For those travelling frequently we recommend buying this type of flexible power charger at an electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [12] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Pakistan

The 4 port USB travel charger [12] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices via USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which is crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Pakistan 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 best selling compact option for travellers originating from North America visiting Pakistan.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with only 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Pakistan.
What is the best power charger for the iPhone 6 in Pakistan?

Charging the iPhone 6 from a Pakistani power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Simple instructions showing how to charge your iPhone 6 from a Pakistani power outlet with a USB Lightning Apple connector and a three pin Type G USB adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 6 using a Pakistani power outlet you'll need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple normally include the cable when you first purchase your iPhone 6.
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type G USB power adapter in the Pakistani power outlet. The power supply, sometimes called a Type G power outlet [3], looks like three slots with shutters forming a triangular shape.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of 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. Switch on the Pakistani power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the mobile screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is charging and takes between 1-4 hours to fully recharge.
Charging the iPhone 6 from a Pakistani power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

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

Using an Apple USB Lightning cable and a Europlug Type C USB adapter to charge the iPhone 6 from a Pakistani power outlet.

  1. To power the iPhone 6 from the Pakistani power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple normally include this cable when you first purchase your iPhone 6).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the power supply. This wall supply (called a Type C power outlet [6] or Europlug) is recognised by the two circular adjacent holes next to each other.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of 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 Pakistani power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the cellphone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is charging which typically takes between 1-4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 from a Pakistani power outlet

How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 from a Pakistani power outlet

Using a Lightning Apple connector and a three pinned Type D USB adapter to recharge your iPhone 6 from a Pakistani power outlet.

  1. To supply power to your iPhone 6 from the Pakistani power outlet you'll need to use a Type D USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple normally supply this cable with your iPhone 6.
  2. Start the process by taking the Type D USB power adapter and plugging it in the Pakistani power outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by the 3 holes in a triangle pattern for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB Apple cord into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6. The iPhone 6 Lightning connector can be found at bottom of your iPhone 6 under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Pakistani power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPhone 6 will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is powering up, typically taking around 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 from a Pakistani power outlet

Powering the iPhone 6 with a Pakistani power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

Learn how to power your iPhone 6 from a Pakistani power outlet using the Lightning Apple connector and a 3 pinned Type M USB charger.

  1. In order to charge your iPhone 6 using a Pakistani power outlet you will need a Type M USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the cable is usually already included with your device).
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type M USB power adapter into the wall outlet. You can recognise this wall supply by three large round holes forming a triangle configuration for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple USB cord into the power charger 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 the iPhone 6.
  4. Switch on the Pakistani power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your phone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 is recharging and takes roughly 1 - 4 hours to completely recharge.
Powering the iPhone 6 with a Pakistani power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pakistan - Pakistan country Wiki 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, under $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, costing between $5 to $10.
  6. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  7. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet, between $10 to $15.
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  9. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D mains power outlet, estimated price under $20.
  10. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeM.htm - Type M power outlet
  11. Type M USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type M mains power outlet, between $10 to $15.
  12. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced at between $10 to $15.