How to charge the iPhone 6 Plus when visiting Mongolia

Using a Lightning Apple cable with a double pin Type C Europlug power charger to charge the iPhone 6 Plus from a Mongolian power outlet and recharging the iPhone 6 Plus using a Type E power adapter.

Mongolian power outlet

Varying different combinations of region codes and plug types can all be confusing when planning on staying in a new country especially if you've never been there before. These instructions have been written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge the iPhone 6 Plus abroad.If you're staying in Mongolia these useful instructions show how to power the iPhone 6 Plus using the standard E or C type 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. If you are travelling to Mongolia from a different country please ensure that your iPhone 6 Plus can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) ensure that 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 have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6 Plus.

Charging the iPhone 6 Plus in Mongolia

Can the iPhone 6 Plus be used in Mongolia?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 6 Plus in Mongolia.

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

If you are travelling to multiple countries and bringing more than just your iPhone 6 Plus the best international travel charger for Mongolia is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Mongolians use two different standards of power outlets (E and C) and using a power adapter like 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 multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the supplied heads. If your type of iPhone 6 Plus can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these USB travel chargers along with additional support for certain power hungry 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 power adapters on your Mongolian trip or occupying additional wall sockets. Only needing a single lightweight travel charger will keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used back at home so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers and using only a single power outlet.

If you travel often we recommend buying an adaptable power adapter like this online. The travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Mongolia

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which is necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable power supplies. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Mongolia using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise 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 is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with 1 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 perfect for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Mongolia. [8]
What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 6 Plus in Mongolia?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 Plus from a Mongolian power outlet

Using a Lightning Apple cable with a double pin Type C Europlug power charger to charge the iPhone 6 Plus from a Mongolian power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge your iPhone 6 Plus using a Mongolian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the USB cable is typically included with the iPhone 6 Plus).
  2. Begin by plugging the Type C USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by the 2 round holes adjacent to each other where the two plug outlet pins go.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Apple USB cable into the mains USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6 Plus. The iPhone 6 Plus Lightning connector can be found at bottom of your iPhone 6 Plus under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Mongolian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the cell screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 Plus is charging, typically taking roughly one to four hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 Plus from a Mongolian power outlet

How to use a Type E power charger for charging your iPhone 6 Plus from a Mongolian power outlet

A guide showing how to power the iPhone 6 Plus with a Mongolian power outlet with a Lightning connector and a Type E power adapter.

  1. In order to power the iPhone 6 Plus using the Mongolian power outlet you'll need a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple should typically include this cable when you buy the iPhone 6 Plus.
  2. Insert the Type E USB power adapter into the Mongolian power outlet. This circular plug supply, also known as the CEE 7/7 outlet, can be identified by two 4.8mm holes 19mm adjacent to each other for live and neutral pins along with one long metal earth pin protruding the top forming a triangle shape.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the 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. Switch on the Mongolian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPhone 6 Plus screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 Plus is recharging which takes around 1-4 hours to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type E power charger for charging your iPhone 6 Plus from a Mongolian power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Mongolia Wikipedia web page
  2. Apple - official iPhone user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, C$15-C$20.
  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$15.
  6. iec.ch - Type E power outlet
  7. Type E USB power adapter - There are two 4.8mm pins on Type E USB chargers which are placed 19mm apart and may include a hole for an earthing pin, estimated price under C$20.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced at under C$20.