Charging the iPhone 6 from a power outlet in Oman

Using an Apple USB Lightning connector and a Type G USB charger to power the iPhone 6 from an Omani power outlet and charging the iPhone 6 using a two pin Europlug Type C power adapter.

Omani power outlet

If you are organizing a trip to Oman it can be helpful to know if you can use your devices such as mobiles and cameras when you get to your destination. By not knowing which power socket is used you are more likely to bring the wrong power charger, therefore needing to borrow a potentially expensive adaptor on arrival which might not be compatible. Various standards and plug types can often lead to confusion when planning to visit another country especially if you've never been there before. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets used in the world this article shows exactly what you'll need in advance to charge the iPhone 6 . If you are visiting Oman the following useful instructions show how to supply power to the iPhone 6 using the Type G or C Omani 240 volt 50Hz power outlets, Type G wall outlets are used by a majority of Omanis. If you are visiting Oman from another region please check the iPhone 6 can be charged using a 240v supply. If the iPhone 6 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) ensure 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 over-heating during charging. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6.

Charging the iPhone 6 in Oman

Can the iPhone 6 be used in Oman?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 6 to an Omani power outlet by using a power adaptor.

What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 6 in Oman?

When you are travelling to multiple countries or bringing more than just your iPhone 6 then the best international travel charger for Oman to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Omanis use two different standards of plug sockets (types G and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for both types C and G. As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by switching the supplied plugs. If your iPhone 6 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster charging times with one of these types of power adapters, plus additional compatibility with certain power hungry devices like tablets. This will also allow you to power more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack multiple travel chargers on your Omani trip or occupying additional wall outlets. Because you are only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage whilst travelling. Because of their flexibility these types of power adapters can be used when you return home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets using only a single power outlet.

We suggest searching for a multipurpose power adapter like this at your preferred electronics retailer; the power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Oman

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These power converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Oman and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact option for travellers originating from North America visiting Oman using 3 pinned type B plug sockets.
  • 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 originating from America using type B plugs. This gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 Oman.
What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 6 in Oman?

Powering the iPhone 6 with an Omani power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Using the Apple USB Lightning cable and a Type G USB adapter to power the iPhone 6 with an Omani power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 6 from an Omani power outlet you'll need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], this USB cable is usually supplied with the device by Apple.
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type G USB power adapter in the power outlet. The wall supply, technically called a Type G power outlet [3], can be identified by 3 rectangular slots containing plastic shutters in a triangular shape for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB Apple charging cable into the bottom of the mains 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. Turn on the Omani power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the mobile screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is powering up and takes roughly 1 to 4 hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone 6 with an Omani power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Charging the iPhone 6 from an Omani power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

A guide showing you how to recharge your iPhone 6 with an Omani power outlet with a USB Lightning Apple cable with a double pinned Type C USB adapter.

  1. To charge your iPhone 6 using the Omani power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple typically supply the USB cable with the iPhone 6.
  2. Start by plugging the Type C USB power adapter in the Omani power outlet. This unearthed plug supply (sometimes called a Europlug) can be recognised by 2 circular holes adjacent to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB Apple power cable into the bottom of the mains 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. Turn on the Omani power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the cell screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is powering up and takes roughly 1 to 4 hours to recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPhone 6 from an Omani power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oman - Oman 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/typeG.htm - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - Provides power from a type G mains power supply, 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, 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, priced under $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.