Charging the iPhone 6 Plus from a power outlet in Tunisia

Using the USB Lightning Apple connector with a two pin Europlug Type C power adapter to recharge your iPhone 6 Plus with a Tunisian power outlet and how to charge the iPhone 6 Plus using a Type E USB charger.

Tunisian power outlet

Varying different frequencies and region codes can all be daunting when planning on staying in a different country, especially to the first time traveller. When you are visiting Tunisia the following useful instructions show powering the iPhone 6 Plus using the Type E or C Tunisian 230 volt 50Hz power outlets, Type E wall outlets are normally used by a majority of Tunisians. You will discover power will vary regionally therefore we recommend reading the Africa and power supplies page for a full list of countries. When you are visiting Tunisia from another country double check the iPhone 6 Plus can accept a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check that your iPhone 6 Plus is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from being damaged when powering up. If you're planning on travelling to places like Tunis or Tunis-Zaghouan we recommend referring to the Tunisian Wikipedia page [1] for more details. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6 Plus.

Charging the iPhone 6 Plus in Tunisia

Can the iPhone 6 Plus be used in Tunisia?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 6 Plus to a Tunisian power outlet by using a power adaptor.

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

When you are travelling to multiple countries or bringing more than just your iPhone 6 Plus then the best international travel adapter for Tunisia to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different standards of plug sockets in Tunisia (types E and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by changing the supplied plugs over. If your iPhone 6 Plus supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times by using one of these types of travel adapters and additional support for more power hungry devices.

Unlike other travel chargers having a 4 port adapter means you can charge more than one device at once without needing to buy multiple power adapters on your trip. Only packing a single international travel charger will keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage and suitable for charging your iPhone 6 Plus at the airport or on the plane. Due to their space saving versatility these types of chargers can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers without needing an additional plug socket.

We recommend buying this type of flexible travel charger at an electronics retailer. The travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Tunisia

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 6 Plus, but for visitors 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 travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Tunisia.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and 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 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Tunisia. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 6 Plus in Tunisia?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPhone 6 Plus from a Tunisian power outlet

Using the USB Lightning Apple connector with a two pin Europlug Type C power adapter to recharge your iPhone 6 Plus with a Tunisian power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPhone 6 Plus from a Tunisian power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - usually included with the device.
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type C USB power adapter in the power outlet. This ungrounded power outlet, also called the Type C power outlet [3] or Europlug, can be identified by the 2 round holes adjacent to each other where the twin plug outlet pins sit.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Apple power cable into the USB mains charger 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 the iPhone 6 Plus.
  4. Switch on the Tunisian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPhone will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 Plus is charging, typically taking between one to four hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPhone 6 Plus from a Tunisian power outlet

Powering the iPhone 6 Plus with a Tunisian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

Instructions showing how to power the iPhone 6 Plus from a Tunisian power outlet using an Apple USB Lightning connector and a Type E USB charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 6 Plus using a Tunisian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple will normally supply the USB cable with the iPhone 6 Plus.
  2. Start by plugging the Type E USB power adapter in the Tunisian power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the two circular adjacent holes for live and neutral plus a metal earth pin protruding the top in a triangular shape.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB charging cord 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 your iPhone 6 Plus.
  4. Turn on the Tunisian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the iPhone 6 Plus screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 Plus is powering up which typically takes between 1 to 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone 6 Plus with a Tunisian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Tunisian Wikipedia 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, £5-£10.
  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 £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, around £5.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, around £10.