How to charge the iPhone 6 in Israel

The WikiConnections guide showing how to recharge the iPhone 6 from an Israeli power outlet using a USB Lightning Apple cable with a three pin Type H USB charger, charging the iPhone 6 using a double pin Europlug Type C power charger and how to power the iPhone 6 using a Type M power charger

Israeli power outlet

Different combinations of region codes and plug types can all be daunting when planning on staying in a foreign country, especially if you've never visited before. If you are going to Israel these useful instructions show how to power your iPhone 6 by using the Type M, C or H Israeli 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets, most Israelis typically use the Type H sockets in their wall outlets. You'll discover that power sockets will vary depending on which region you are visiting therefore we suggest reading the travel power supplies page for a full list of countries. If you are visiting Israel from a different region please make sure that your iPhone 6 can accept a 220 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) check your iPhone 6 is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from overheating during charging. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6.

Charging the iPhone 6 in Israel

Can the iPhone 6 be used in Israel?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 6 in Israel.

What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 6 in Israel?

When you are travelling with more than your iPhone 6 and visiting multiple countries then the best travel adapter for Israel to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. There are three standards of power outlets that Israelis use (M, C and H) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the supplied plugs. If your model of iPhone 6 is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these types of power adapters plus additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Having a 4 port adapter will also allow you to power multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy seperate travel adapters for your trip. Because you are only bringing a single USB travel charger will also keep the size down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of chargers can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones, tablets and e-readers without using up an additional wall outlet.

We suggest searching for this type of versatile power charger at an electronics retailer, the power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Israel

The 4 port USB travel charger [10] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 6, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Israel and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable option for travellers originating from America going to Israel using type B plug sockets.
  • 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 the US using type B plugs. This is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 Israel.
What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 6 in Israel?

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

Using a USB Lightning Apple connector with a Type C Europlug USB charger to recharge the iPhone 6 from an Israeli power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the iPhone 6 using the Israeli power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], this USB cable is usually included with the iPhone 6.
  2. First plug in the Type C USB power adapter in the power supply. You can recognise this wall outlet by the 2 circular adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral pins. Type C electrical sockets in Israel aren't as commonplace, however the ungrounded Type C plug will also fit into Type H power outlets which are more popular in Israel.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB charging cable into the bottom of the USB mains adapter 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. Switch on the Israeli power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the mobile screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 is powering up which should take between 60-240 minutes to fully recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 from an Israeli power outlet

Charging the iPhone 6 from an Israeli power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type H USB adapter

The WikiConnections guide showing how to recharge the iPhone 6 from an Israeli power outlet using a USB Lightning Apple cable with a three pin Type H USB charger.

  1. To power the iPhone 6 using an Israeli power outlet you'll need to use a Type H USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the USB cable is typically included with the device).
  2. Start by plugging the Type H USB power adapter in the Israeli power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by the 3 thin slots pointing inward in a triangular shape for live, neutral and ground pins. The more modern type H power supplies also have rounded holes in the middle of each slot to accommodate the round pinned Type C plugs which can be found in over 130 other countries. Type H power sockets are the most commonly used sockets in Israel.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB Lightning cord into the mains USB 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 Israeli power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPhone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 is charging, typically taking roughly 60 to 240 minutes to recharge to 100% capacity.
Charging the iPhone 6 from an Israeli power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type H USB adapter

How to use a Type M power charger for charging your iPhone 6 from an Israeli power outlet

The WikiConnections guide showing how to power the iPhone 6 with an Israeli power outlet with a USB Lightning Apple connector with a Type M USB charger.

  1. To charge the iPhone 6 using an Israeli power outlet you'll need to buy a Type M USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should typically include the cable when you buy the iPhone 6).
  2. Begin by plugging the Type M USB power adapter in the Israeli power outlet. This wall outlet, technically called a Type M power outlet [8], looks like 3 large round holes in a triangle pattern. Type M electrical outlets in Israel aren't as common. These outlets are being phased out in Israel in favour of Type H power outlets and are only typically used with high wattage equipment.
  3. Then connect one end of the Lightning power cord into the USB 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 Israeli power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the iPhone 6 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 is recharging, typically taking around one-four hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type M power charger for charging your iPhone 6 from an Israeli power outlet

See also

  1. https://new.goisrael.com/ - Go Israel
  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, costs 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/typeH.htm - Type H power outlet
  7. Type H USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type H mains power outlet, between $10 to $15.
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeM.htm - Type M power outlet
  9. Type M USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type M mains power outlet, costs between $10 to $15.
  10. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated cost under $15.