Charging your iPhone 6 from a power outlet in Cyprus

Using the USB Lightning Apple connector with a Type G power adapter to power the iPhone 6 with a Cypriot power outlet.

Cypriot power outlet

If you are packing for a holiday to Cyprus it can be helpful to know if you can use any indispensable devices that you are bringing with you. But by not knowing which plug socket is used you could end up either over packing with too many adaptors or pack the wrong power charger, therefore leaving you needing to buy or borrow a potentially overpriced charger when you need to recharge which might be incompatible and damage the device. Various combinations of region codes and voltages can all be confusing when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never been there before. However this isn't as complicated as it appears, with only a handful of different types of standards used throughout the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need to pick up in advance to charge your iPhone 6 . These instructions have been specifically written to prevent you having to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPhone 6 when staying in Cyprus.If planning a trip to Cyprus the following useful instructions show how to charge the iPhone 6 by using their standard 240 volt 50Hz Type G wall outlet, the Cypriots will use 13 amp plugs for charging. If travelling to Cyprus from a different country please check that your iPhone 6 can be charged using a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check the iPhone 6 is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to prevent the device from overheating during charging. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6.

Charging the iPhone 6 in Cyprus

Can you use the iPhone 6 in Cyprus?

You can use the iPhone 6 in Cyprus.

What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 6 in Cyprus?

If you are travelling with more than your iPhone 6 then the best travel charger for Cyprus is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [6]. As these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the supplied plugs. If your iPhone 6 supports Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these USB power adapters plus additional support for more power hungry devices.

This will also allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to buy individual power adapters or occupying additional wall sockets. Because you are only bringing a single international travel charger will keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage while travelling as well as being convenient for recharging your iPhone 6 at an airport or on the flight. Due to their space saving versatility these types of chargers can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers with just a single wall outlet.

We suggest searching for this type of flexible travel adapter online. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Cyprus

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, but 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 is necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Cyprus 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 most popular portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America going to Cyprus.
  • 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 America using type B plugs and offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at almost half 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 ideal for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Cyprus.
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 6 in Cyprus?

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

Using the Apple USB Lightning connector with a three pin Type G power adapter to recharge your iPhone 6 with a Cypriot power outlet.

  1. If you want to power the iPhone 6 using the Cypriot power outlet you'll need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (this USB cable is typically supplied with your device by Apple).
  2. Plug the Type G USB power adapter into the power outlet. The wall outlet (known as the Type G power outlet [3]) can be recognised by 3 vertical slots with plastic shutters forming a triangle pattern for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the Lightning cable into 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. Switch on the Cypriot power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPhone 6 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 is powering up and takes roughly 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
Powering the iPhone 6 with a Cypriot power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyprus - Wikipedia page about Cyprus
  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, costs around $5.
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costs under $15.