How to charge the iPhone 6 Plus from a power outlet in Qatar

Instructions on how to power your iPhone 6 Plus from a Qatari power outlet with a USB Lightning connector and a Type G power adapter and how to recharge the iPhone 6 Plus using a three pinned Type D USB adapter.

Qatari power outlet

When packing for a vacation it can be useful to know if you'll be able to use all your common gadgets such as mobile phones or laptop computers that you are bringing along. But without knowing which power socket is used in Qatar you could end up either bringing too many spare adaptors or bring the wrong charger, meaning having to buy or borrow a suitable charger when you're there. Varying different combinations of region codes and plugs can often cause confusion when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never visited before. This page has been written to assist travellers wanting to charge the iPhone 6 Plus when abroad.When staying in Qatar these useful instructions show charging your iPhone 6 Plus using their standard types G or D Qatari 240 volt 50Hz wall outlets, please note that Type G plug outlets are used by most Qataris. When you are visiting Qatar from a different country check that the iPhone 6 Plus can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If the iPhone 6 Plus came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v double check your device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to prevent the device from being damaged during charging. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6 Plus.

Charging the iPhone 6 Plus in Qatar

Can the iPhone 6 Plus be used in Qatar?

You can connect the iPhone 6 Plus to a Qatari power outlet.

What is the best power charger for the iPhone 6 Plus in Qatar?

If travelling to multiple countries the best travel adapter for Qatar to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Qataris use two different types of plug sockets (types G and D) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type G.

Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the plugs. If your model of iPhone 6 Plus can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these USB travel adapters, along with additional support for certain power demanding devices. Having a 4 port adapter means you can power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy multiple travel adapters. Only needing to pack a single international USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to their versatility these types of power chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple phones and tablets with only a single plug socket.

For those travelling on a regular basis we recommend searching for an adaptable power charger similar to this online, the multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Qatar

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be useful for visitors of regions with unstable power grids. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Qatar and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact option for travellers originating from North America going to Qatar.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs. This is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 Qatar. [8] [AD]
What is the best power charger for the iPhone 6 Plus in Qatar?

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

A guide on how to power your iPhone 6 Plus from a Qatari power outlet using a USB Lightning Apple connector and a Type G power adapter.

  1. In order to charge your iPhone 6 Plus from a Qatari power outlet you will need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple should usually supply this cable with your iPhone 6 Plus.
  2. First insert the Type G USB power adapter into the wall outlet. This power outlet (technically known as the Type G power outlet [3]) looks like three vertical slots in a triangular pattern for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB power 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. Turn on the Qatari power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPhone 6 Plus will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is powering up, typically taking around 60-240 minutes to recharge.
Powering the iPhone 6 Plus with a Qatari power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

How to use a Type D power charger for charging your iPhone 6 Plus from a Qatari power outlet

Using the Lightning Apple connector with a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter to recharge your iPhone 6 Plus from a Qatari power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 6 Plus from the Qatari power outlet you'll need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple will typically supply this cable when you first purchase your iPhone 6 Plus.
  2. Begin by taking the Type D USB power adapter and inserting it into the power supply. This wall supply, sometimes called the Type D power outlet [6], looks like three round holes forming a triangular shape.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB Apple cord into the power 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 found at the bottom of your iPhone 6 Plus.
  4. Switch on the Qatari power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your phone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the mobile is charging and takes between one-four hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type D power charger for charging your iPhone 6 Plus from a Qatari power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Qatari Wiki 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, costing 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, C$20-C$25.
  6. iec.ch - Type D power outlet
  7. Type D USB power adapter - The three pinned earthed Type D USB chargers have large rounded pins placed in a triangular shape, priced at 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, under C$15.