How to charge the iPhone 6 Plus when planning a trip to East Timor

A guide showing you how to recharge your iPhone 6 Plus from an East Timor power outlet by using a USB Lightning Apple connector and a Type E power charger, charging the iPhone 6 Plus using a Type C Europlug USB charger and charging the iPhone 6 Plus using a Type F Schuko USB plug

East Timor power outlet

Differing voltages and plugs can all be confusing when planning to stay in another country especially to the first time traveller. These guidelines have been written to prevent travellers needing to worry if they can charge their iPhone 6 Plus abroad.This page is a simple guide telling you exactly how to charge your iPhone 6 Plus when you are visiting East Timor by using the E, C, F or I type East Timor 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. When travelling to East Timor from another country check your iPhone 6 Plus can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from over-heating during charging. If you plan on travelling to a place like Dili we also recommend reading the East Timor Wikipedia page [1] for more indepth information. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6 Plus.

Charging the iPhone 6 Plus in East Timor

Can the iPhone 6 Plus be used in East Timor?

You can use the iPhone 6 Plus in East Timor by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 6 Plus in East Timor?

If you are travelling with more than just your iPhone 6 Plus then the best travel charger for East Timor to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. There are four different standards of plug sockets that East Timorese use (E, C, F and I) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by switching the heads over. If your iPhone 6 Plus is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these USB travel chargers and additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices.

Having a 4 port charger will also allow you to charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring multiple power chargers or using up additional power outlets. Because you are only needing to bring a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage whilst travelling as well as being on hand for recharging your iPhone 6 Plus at the airport or on a flight. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of chargers can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones, tablets and e-readers with only a single power outlet.

We recommend searching for a versatile travel charger similar to this online. The multipurpose travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been successfully tested for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for East Timor

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 6 Plus, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, 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 East Timor.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This offers practically the same functionality as 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 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 East Timor.
What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 6 Plus in East Timor?

Powering the iPhone 6 Plus with an East Timor power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Using the Apple Lightning connector and a two pinned Type C power adapter to charge the iPhone 6 Plus from an East Timor power outlet.

  1. In order to power the iPhone 6 Plus using the East Timor power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - the cable is typically included with the iPhone 6 Plus by Apple.
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type C USB power adapter into the East Timor power outlet. You can identify this power outlet by the 2 round adjacent holes next to each other where the plug outlet pins go.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of 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 situated at the bottom of your iPhone 6 Plus.
  4. Switch on the East Timor power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPhone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is recharging which typically takes around one-four hours to fully recharge.
Powering the iPhone 6 Plus with an East Timor power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Charging the iPhone 6 Plus from an East Timor power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

Using a USB Lightning Apple connector and a Type E power charger to charge the iPhone 6 Plus from an East Timor power outlet.

  1. To supply power to your iPhone 6 Plus from the East Timor power outlet you will need a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple will usually supply the USB cable when you purchase your iPhone 6 Plus.
  2. Firstly insert the Type E USB power adapter in the East Timor power outlet. This circular plug outlet (sometimes known as the CEE 7/7 outlet) can be identified by two large round holes 19mm apart from each other along with one metal grounding pin protruding in the top to form a triangular shape.
  3. Plug in 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 situated at the bottom of the iPhone 6 Plus.
  4. Switch on the East Timor power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPhone 6 Plus screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the mobile is recharging and takes around 60-240 minutes to fully recharge.
Charging the iPhone 6 Plus from an East Timor power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPhone 6 Plus from an East Timor power outlet

Using the Apple Lightning connector and a 2 pinned Type F power adapter to charge your iPhone 6 Plus from an East Timor power outlet.

  1. To power the iPhone 6 Plus from an East Timor power outlet you will need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will usually supply the USB cable when you first purchase your iPhone 6 Plus).
  2. Insert the Type F USB power adapter in the power supply. This sunken circular plug supply can be identified by the two 4.8mm holes 19 mm apart from each other along with thin metal grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple Lightning 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 situated at the bottom of your iPhone 6 Plus.
  4. Switch on the East Timor power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the cellphone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 Plus is recharging which should take around one-four hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPhone 6 Plus from an East Timor power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timor-Leste - East Timor Wikipedia page
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/1000/MA1565/en_US/iphone_user_guide.pdf - Official iPhone user guide
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  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
  6. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  7. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters