Charging the iPhone 6 Plus when visiting Kuwait

Using a Lightning cable and a three pinned Type G USB charger to power the iPhone 6 Plus with a Kuwaiti power outlet and powering the iPhone 6 Plus using a double pin Type C Europlug power plug.

Kuwaiti power outlet

Differing combinations of standards and plugs can often cause confusion when planning to visit another country, especially if you've never visited before. When you are travelling to Kuwait this page has useful instructions showing how to supply power to your iPhone 6 Plus by using the G or C type 240 volt 50Hz wall outlets. Most power sources will vary from region to region therefore please read our Wiki Connections global power sockets guide for a complete list of countries. When you are visiting Kuwait from another region please make sure your iPhone 6 Plus can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v ensure that the device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to stop the device from overheating whilst powering it. If you intend on travelling to a place like Kuwait City or Al Jahra we also recommend referring to the Kuwait Wikipedia web page [1] for further information on the location. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6 Plus.

Charging the iPhone 6 Plus in Kuwait

Can you use the iPhone 6 Plus in Kuwait?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 6 Plus to a Kuwaiti power outlet.

What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 6 Plus in Kuwait?

If you are travelling with more than just your iPhone 6 Plus then the best travel adapter for Kuwait to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Kuwaitis use two different standards of wall outlets (G and C) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for both types C and G. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the supplied plugs. If your model of iPhone 6 Plus supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these travel adapters plus compatibility with more power demanding devices.

Having a 4 port charger will also allow you to power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring individual power chargers. Because you are only packing a single travel charger will also keep the overall weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand luggage. Due to their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers and using only a single wall outlet.

We recommend searching for this type of flexible power charger online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Kuwait

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Kuwait 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 visiting Kuwait.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also 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. 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 2 AC outlets but offers a 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Kuwait. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 6 Plus in Kuwait?

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

Using a Lightning cable and a three pinned Type G USB charger to power the iPhone 6 Plus with a Kuwaiti power outlet.

  1. In order to power the iPhone 6 Plus using the Kuwaiti power outlet you'll need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple typically supply this USB cable when you purchase the iPhone 6 Plus).
  2. Start by taking the Type G USB power adapter and inserting it in the Kuwaiti power outlet. The power supply, sometimes known as the Type G power outlet [3], looks like three slots in a triangular pattern.
  3. Then connect one end of the Lightning charging cord into the mains USB charger 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. Switch on the Kuwaiti power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your iPhone 6 Plus will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is charging and takes roughly 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone 6 Plus with a Kuwaiti power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Powering the iPhone 6 Plus with a Kuwaiti power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Instructions on how to charge the iPhone 6 Plus from a Kuwaiti power outlet using the Apple Lightning connector and a two pinned Type C power adapter.

  1. To supply power to your iPhone 6 Plus from the Kuwaiti power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], usually already included with your device by Apple.
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type C USB power adapter into the Kuwaiti power outlet. This unearthed power outlet, sometimes called a Type C power outlet [6], is identified by two round holes next to each other.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB mains adapter 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 your iPhone 6 Plus.
  4. Switch on the Kuwaiti power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the cell 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 a Kuwaiti power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Kuwait Wikipedia web page
  2. Apple - official iPhone user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - A Type G USB charger has three thick rectangular blades in a triangular shape with the longer top blade acting as the earthing pin, under C$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, under C$25.
  6. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  7. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, under C$15.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, C$10-C$15.