Charging the iPhone 6 Plus when staying in Saudi Arabia

Instructions showing how to recharge your iPhone 6 Plus with a Saudi Arabian power outlet with a USB Lightning Apple connector with a three pin Type B USB charger, charging the iPhone 6 Plus using a three pin Type G power plug and recharging the iPhone 6 Plus using a Type A USB charger

Saudi Arabian power outlet

Various combinations of voltages and plug types can often lead to confusion when planning to stay in another country especially to the first time traveller. This guide has been specifically written to stop visitors worrying if they'll be able to power their iPhone 6 Plus when they are travelling to Saudi Arabia.If you're visiting Saudi Arabia the following useful instructions show how to supply power to the iPhone 6 Plus using the G, A, B or D type Saudi Arabian 220 volt 60Hz plug outlets, Type G wall outlets will be used by a majority of Saudis. Power supplies differ regionally therefore we recommend reading the list of World power supplies for a full list of countries. If you are visiting Saudi Arabia from another country please check the iPhone 6 Plus can be charged using a 240v supply. If your iPhone 6 Plus was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure that the device 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 whilst powering it up. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6 Plus.

Charging the iPhone 6 Plus in Saudi Arabia

Can the iPhone 6 Plus be used in Saudi Arabia?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 6 Plus in Saudi Arabia.

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

If you are travelling with more than your iPhone 6 Plus and visiting multiple countries the best travel charger for Saudi Arabia is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Saudi Arabians use four different standards of plug sockets (types G, A, B and D) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for both types A and G. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by changing the heads over. If your iPhone 6 Plus can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times by using one of these types of power adapters plus additional compatibility with certain power hungry devices like tablets. This will allow you to charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring seperate power adapters. By only packing a single international travel charger will keep the overall size down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage whilst travelling. Because of their flexibility these types of power chargers can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers without using up an additional plug socket.

We recommend searching for an adaptable travel adapter similar to this at your preferred electronics retailer; the multipurpose power adapter illustrated below 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 Saudi Arabia

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 6 Plus, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which is necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Saudi Arabia and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact option for travellers originating from North America visiting Saudi Arabia.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs. This is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just 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 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 perfect for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Saudi Arabia. [12] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 6 Plus in Saudi Arabia?

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

Using a USB Lightning connector and a Type G USB adapter to power the iPhone 6 Plus with a Saudi Arabian power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to your iPhone 6 Plus from a Saudi Arabian power outlet you will need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], the cable is normally already supplied with your device by Apple.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type G USB power adapter into the Saudi Arabian power outlet. This power outlet (called the Type G power outlet [3]) can be identified by the 3 rectangular slots containing plastic shutters in a triangular pattern for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB power adapter 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 the iPhone 6 Plus under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Saudi Arabian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the iPhone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 Plus is powering up which should take between one to four hours to fully recharge.
Powering the iPhone 6 Plus with a Saudi Arabian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Powering the iPhone 6 Plus with a Saudi Arabian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Instructions showing how to power the iPhone 6 Plus with a Saudi Arabian power outlet using a Lightning Apple cable and a double pinned Type A power adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 6 Plus from a Saudi Arabian power outlet you'll need to use a Type A USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - the cable is normally already supplied with your device by Apple.
  2. Plug in the Type A USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can recognise the wall outlet by the two thin adjacent slots.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB Lightning cable into the bottom of 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 situated at the bottom of the iPhone 6 Plus.
  4. Switch on the Saudi Arabian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your cellphone will display a charge icon to indicate that the mobile is recharging which takes around 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
Powering the iPhone 6 Plus with a Saudi Arabian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Charging the iPhone 6 Plus from a Saudi Arabian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Instructions showing how to recharge your iPhone 6 Plus with a Saudi Arabian power outlet with a USB Lightning Apple connector with a three pin Type B USB charger.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPhone 6 Plus from a Saudi Arabian power outlet you will need to use a Type B USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], the cable is normally supplied with your device by Apple.
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type B USB power adapter and inserting it into the Saudi Arabian power outlet. This power outlet, sometimes called the Type B power outlet [8], can be recognised by the 2 slots parallel to each other with a single semicircular hole below for the slightly long earth pin.
  3. Connect one end of the USB Apple charging cable into the bottom of the USB mains 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 the iPhone 6 Plus under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Saudi Arabian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the phone will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is charging and takes around 1 - 4 hours to recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPhone 6 Plus from a Saudi Arabian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 Plus from a Saudi Arabian power outlet

A guide on how to charge the iPhone 6 Plus from a Saudi Arabian power outlet by using a USB Lightning connector and a Type F Schuko USB charger.

  1. If you want to charge your iPhone 6 Plus using the Saudi Arabian power outlet you'll need a Type F USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple usually include the cable when you buy the iPhone 6 Plus).
  2. Start by plugging the Type F USB power adapter into the power outlet. You can recognise the wall outlet by the two 4.8mm circular holes 19 mm next to each other for live and neutral along with two thin grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple charging cord into the USB power 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 your iPhone 6 Plus under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Saudi Arabian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the cell screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is powering up which typically takes between 1 to 4 hours to fully recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 Plus from a Saudi Arabian power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Saudi Arabian 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, priced 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, estimated price under C$15.
  6. iec.ch - Type A power outlet
  7. Type A USB power adapter - An unearthed Type A USB charger has 2 parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes near the tip of each blade, C$15-C$20.
  8. iec.ch - Type B power outlet
  9. Type B USB power adapter - 3 pinned Type B USB chargers have a single unearthed round pin along with 2 shorter parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes in the end of each blade, under C$20.
  10. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  11. Type F USB power adapter - Type F USB chargers are earthed using two clips at the top and bottom with two rounded 4.8mm pins set 19mm apart, estimated cost under C$20.
  12. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, C$15-C$20.