Charging the iPhone 6 Plus when planning a trip to Cyprus

Using a Lightning connector with a Type G USB charger to charge your iPhone 6 Plus with a Cypriot power outlet.

Cypriot power outlet

Complicated combinations of frequencies and region codes can often be confusing when planning on visiting another country for the first time traveller. These instructions have been specifically written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPhone 6 Plus when travelling to Cyprus.This page has step-by-step instructions which shows how to supply power to the iPhone 6 Plus when you're visiting Cyprus using the 240 volt 50Hz Type G plug outlet, the Cypriots will use a 13 amp plug for power outlets. You will discover that power supplies are different depending on which country you are in therefore please read the travel power supplies page for a complete list of regions and countries. When travelling to Cyprus from a different country please check the iPhone 6 Plus can be used with a 240 volt supply. If your iPhone 6 Plus was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check the device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from overheating whilst powering it. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6 Plus.

Charging the iPhone 6 Plus in Cyprus

Can you use the iPhone 6 Plus in Cyprus?

You can use the iPhone 6 Plus in Cyprus.

What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 6 Plus in Cyprus?

When travelling to multiple countries and bringing along more than your iPhone 6 Plus then the best travel charger for Cyprus to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [6].

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by switching the supplied plugs over. If your type of iPhone 6 Plus is compatible with Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these USB power adapters and additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other travel chargers this will allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel chargers. Only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the overall size down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage. Because of their versatility these types of chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets and phones without needing an additional wall outlet.

We recommend buying an adaptable travel charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Cyprus

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unstable power supplies. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Cyprus and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 compact option for travellers originating from America going to Cyprus.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This gives almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Cyprus.
What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 6 Plus in Cyprus?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 Plus from a Cypriot power outlet

Using a Lightning connector with a Type G USB charger to charge your iPhone 6 Plus with a Cypriot power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPhone 6 Plus using the Cypriot power outlet you will need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - this USB cable is normally already included with the device by Apple.
  2. Plug in the Type G USB power adapter into the Cypriot power outlet. You can recognise this plug supply by the three rectangular slots containing shutters in a triangle shape.
  3. Connect 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 is situated at bottom of the iPhone 6 Plus under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Cypriot power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the cell will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is charging which should take roughly 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 Plus from a Cypriot power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyprus - Cypriot country 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/typeG.htm - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - Provides power from a type G mains power supply
  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. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters