How to charge the iPhone from a power outlet in Turkey

Using a USB 30 pin Apple connector with a Type C power charger to recharge the iPhone with a Turkish power outlet and how to recharge the iPhone using a 2 pinned Type F power plug.

Turkish power outlet

When packing for a vacation to Turkey it's useful to know in advance if you can power all your common electrical devices that you are bringing along with you. Without knowing which wall socket is used in Turkey you are likely to bring the wrong power adaptor, leaving you needing to buy a suitable adaptor on arrival. Varying complicated standards and plugs can often cause confusion when planning on visiting a different country especially for the first time traveller. This isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used in the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need to purchase in advance to power the iPhone in Turkey. The following useful guide shows exactly how to power your iPhone when you're travelling to Turkey by using their Type F or C Turkish 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets, most Turks will typically use the Type F sockets in their plug outlets. You'll discover most power supplies will change depending on which area you taking a trip to therefore we recommend reading our Wiki Connections world power supplies list where you'll find a full list showing charging devices in different destinations. If you are travelling to Turkey from a different country make sure the iPhone can be charged using a 240v supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure your device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from overheating when powering up. If you are planning on travelling to somewhere such as Istanbul please read the wikipedia.org entry about Turkey [1] for more information prior to the location.

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Charging the iPhone in Turkey

Can you use the iPhone in Turkey?

Yes, you can use the iPhone in Turkey by using a power convertor.

What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone in Turkey?

When you are travelling with more than your iPhone and visiting more than one country then the best travel charger for Turkey to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Turks use two different types of plug sockets (types F and C) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C. As these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by changing the included plugs. If your model of iPhone can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times with one of these types of USB travel chargers and additional compatibility with more power demanding devices. Unlike other travel adapters having a 4 port charger means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to buy seperate power chargers or using up additional wall outlets. Only packing a single international USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage and suitable for recharging your iPhone at an airport or on a plane. Because of their flexibility these types of chargers can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets without needing an additional power outlet.

For those travelling to different continents we recommend searching for a flexible travel adapter like this online, the power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Turkey

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, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These power adapters 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 travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power adapter for travellers originating from America visiting Turkey.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also 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 and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a flexible 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Turkey. [8] [AD]
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone in Turkey?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone from a Turkish power outlet

Using a USB 30 pin Apple connector with a Type C power charger to charge the iPhone with a Turkish power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone from a Turkish power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple will usually supply the USB cable when you purchase the iPhone.
  2. Insert the Type C USB power adapter in the Turkish power outlet. This unearthed wall outlet (known as the Europlug) can be identified by the two round adjacent holes where the twin plug outlet pins go.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone. The iPhone dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone.
  4. Switch on the Turkish power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your cell will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is powering up, typically taking roughly 1-4 hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone from a Turkish power outlet

How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPhone from a Turkish power outlet

Using a USB 30 pin Apple connector with a Type F power charger to charge the iPhone with a Turkish power outlet.

  1. To supply power to your iPhone from the Turkish power outlet you will need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple should typically include the cable with your iPhone).
  2. First plug the Type F USB power adapter into the Turkish power outlet. You can recognise the plug supply by two 4.8mm circular holes 19 mm adjacent to each other for live and neutral along with thin metal grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone. The iPhone dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone.
  4. Switch on the Turkish power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your mobile will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is powering up, typically taking roughly 1-4 hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPhone from a Turkish power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia.org entry about Turkey
  2. Apple - the original iPhone product manual
  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, costing £10-£15.
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music, costing £5-£10.
  6. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  7. 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, £15-£20.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced £10-£15.