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

A guide showing you how to charge the iPhone 6 Plus with a Sri Lankan power outlet with the Lightning Apple connector and a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter, how to recharge the iPhone 6 Plus using a Type G power charger and how to recharge the iPhone 6 Plus using a Type D power charger

Sri Lankan power outlet

Complicated frequencies and region codes can all cause confusion when planning on staying in another country, especially if you've never visited before. These instructions were specifically written to stop you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge your iPhone 6 Plus when you are staying abroad.This page has instructions showing exactly how to power the iPhone 6 Plus when you are visiting Sri Lanka by using the Type G, D or M 230 volt 50Hz power outlets, please note that Type G plug outlets will be normally used by most Sri Lankans. Most power supplies will vary from region to region therefore we suggest that you read our Wikiconnections world power supplies page for a full list of powering devices in different destinations. If travelling to Sri Lanka from another country please make sure your iPhone 6 Plus can accept a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) double check your iPhone 6 Plus is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from being damaged whilst powering it. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6 Plus.

Charging the iPhone 6 Plus in Sri Lanka

Can the iPhone 6 Plus be used in Sri Lanka?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 6 Plus in Sri Lanka.

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

If travelling with more than your iPhone 6 Plus and visiting multiple countries then the best international travel charger for Sri Lanka is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are three types of wall outlets in Sri Lanka (types G, D and M) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type G. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by changing the included plugs. If your iPhone 6 Plus is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters, and support for certain power demanding devices. Unlike other chargers this will also allow you to charge multiple devices at once without needing to pack seperate power chargers for your Sri Lankan trip or occupying additional power outlets. By only packing a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage whilst travelling. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones, tablets and e-readers with only a single plug socket.

For those travelling regularly we recommend searching for a versatile travel charger like this at an electronics retailer. The power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Sri Lanka

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable power supplies. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact option for travellers originating from America visiting Sri Lanka.
  • 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 from North America using type B plugs. This offers almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for 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 ideal for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Sri Lanka. [10] [AD]
What is the best power charger for the iPhone 6 Plus in Sri Lanka?

Charging the iPhone 6 Plus from a Sri Lankan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Instructions on how to recharge your iPhone 6 Plus from a Sri Lankan power outlet with an Apple Lightning cable with a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter.

  1. If you want to power the iPhone 6 Plus using a Sri Lankan power outlet you will need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple will typically include the USB cable with your iPhone 6 Plus.
  2. Start the process by taking the Type G USB power adapter and plugging it into the Sri Lankan power outlet. The plug outlet (sometimes called a Type G power outlet [3]) looks like three vertical rectangular holes in a triangle configuration.
  3. Connect one end of the USB Apple Lightning power cord into the 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 Sri Lankan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPhone will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 Plus is recharging and takes roughly 1 - 4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
Charging the iPhone 6 Plus from a Sri Lankan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 Plus from a Sri Lankan power outlet

Instructions on how to recharge your iPhone 6 Plus from a Sri Lankan power outlet with an Apple Lightning cable with a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to the iPhone 6 Plus using the Sri Lankan power outlet you'll need to use a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (this cable is usually already supplied with the device).
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type D USB power adapter in the Sri Lankan power outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by the 3 holes in a triangle configuration.
  3. Connect one end of the USB Apple Lightning power cord into the 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 Sri Lankan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPhone 6 Plus will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 Plus is recharging taking roughly 1 - 4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 Plus from a Sri Lankan power outlet

Powering the iPhone 6 Plus with a Sri Lankan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

Using a USB Lightning cable with a Type M power charger to power your iPhone 6 Plus from a Sri Lankan power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the iPhone 6 Plus from the Sri Lankan power outlet you will need to buy a Type M USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple should usually supply this cable with your iPhone 6 Plus.
  2. Start by inserting the Type M USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can identify this wall supply by three large round holes forming 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 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 found at the bottom of your iPhone 6 Plus.
  4. Switch on the Sri Lankan 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 phone is powering up which takes roughly 60-240 minutes to recharge.
Powering the iPhone 6 Plus with a Sri Lankan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Sri Lanka country page on wikipedia.org
  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$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, C$10-C$15.
  8. iec.ch - Type M power outlet
  9. Type M USB power adapter - South African Type M USB chargers have three large circular pins in a triangular shape with the top earthed pin longer and larger in diameter, costing around C$20.
  10. 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$15.