How to charge the iPhone 6 Plus when planning a trip to Algeria

Using a USB Lightning cable and a double pinned Europlug Type C power charger to charge the iPhone 6 Plus from an Algerian power outlet and how to power the iPhone 6 Plus using a double pinned Schuko Type F power charger.

Algerian power outlet

Complicated combinations of standards and plugs can often cause confusion when planning to travel to another country, especially if you've never visited before. These guidelines were specifically written to help assist travellers wanting to power the iPhone 6 Plus when they're staying abroad.When visiting Algeria these instructions show how to power the iPhone 6 Plus using the standard Type F or C 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. When you are travelling to Algeria from another country please check your iPhone 6 Plus can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts make sure your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from being damaged whilst powering it up. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6 Plus.

Charging the iPhone 6 Plus in Algeria

Can the iPhone 6 Plus be used in Algeria?

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

What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 6 Plus in Algeria?

When you are travelling to multiple countries and bringing more than just your iPhone 6 Plus the best travel power adapter for Algeria is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two types of power outlets in Algeria (types F and C) and using a travel charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the included heads over. If your iPhone 6 Plus can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these types of power adapters, and support for more power hungry devices. Having a 4 port adapter will also allow you to charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring individual power chargers. Because you are only packing a single USB travel charger will also keep the overall weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage while travelling. Because of their space saving versatility these types of adapters can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets and phones without using up an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling on a regular basis we suggest buying an adaptable power adapter of this nature online, the power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Algeria

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 6 Plus, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which can be necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable power supplies. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Algeria 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 North America visiting Algeria.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs. This offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Algeria.
What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 6 Plus in Algeria?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPhone 6 Plus from an Algerian power outlet

Using a Lightning cable and a double pinned Europlug Type C power adapter to charge the iPhone 6 Plus from an Algerian power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the iPhone 6 Plus using the Algerian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple typically supply this USB cable when you purchase your iPhone 6 Plus).
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type C USB power adapter into the Algerian power outlet. This power outlet, also called a Europlug, can be identified by 2 adjacent holes next to each other where the pins go.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple power cable into the mains USB 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 the iPhone 6 Plus under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Algerian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your iPhone will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is charging and takes roughly 60-240 minutes to completely recharge.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPhone 6 Plus from an Algerian power outlet

Powering the iPhone 6 Plus with an Algerian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

Learn how to charge the iPhone 6 Plus from an Algerian power outlet using the Apple Lightning connector and a Type F power adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to your iPhone 6 Plus from the Algerian power outlet you will need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple normally supply this USB cable when you buy the iPhone 6 Plus.
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type F USB power adapter into the power outlet. The recessed circular wall supply, sometimes known as a Type F power outlet [6], can be identified by two large round holes 19 mm apart from each other and two thin grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple Lightning power cord into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6 Plus. You can find the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6 Plus situated at the bottom of the iPhone 6 Plus.
  4. Switch on the Algerian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the cellphone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 Plus is recharging which takes around 1 - 4 hours to fully recharge.
Powering the iPhone 6 Plus with an Algerian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Algeria - Algeria Wikipedia web 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/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet, costing 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, between $5 to $10.
  6. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  7. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F mains power outlet, between $15 to $20.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated price under $15.