How to charge the iPhone 6 when staying in Armenia

Learn how to recharge your iPhone 6 from an Armenian power outlet with the Lightning Apple connector and a Type C power charger and how to recharge the iPhone 6 using a Schuko Type F power charger.

Armenian power outlet

Varying different combinations of standards and plugs can all cause confusion when planning on staying in another country, especially for the first time traveller. These instructions were written to prevent people worrying if they can power the iPhone 6 when they're going abroad.If you're travelling to Armenia the following instructions show charging your iPhone 6 using their F or C type 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. If you are travelling to Armenia from a different region check that your iPhone 6 can be used with a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check your device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from overheating when charging it. If you plan on visiting a place such as Yerevan or Gyumri refer to the Armenian page on wikipedia.org [1] for further information on visiting the area. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6.

Charging the iPhone 6 in Armenia

Can the iPhone 6 be used in Armenia?

You can connect the iPhone 6 to an Armenian power outlet.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 6 in Armenia?

When you are travelling with more than just your iPhone 6 or visiting multiple countries then the best international travel power adapter for Armenia to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Armenians use two different standards of wall outlets (F and C) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by switching the plugs. If your iPhone 6 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters, along with additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel adapters this will also allow you to recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to buy individual travel chargers. Because you are only bringing a single travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage. Due to their versatility these types of travel chargers can be used back at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets without using up an additional power outlet.

If you travel frequently we recommend searching for a flexible travel charger like this at an electronics retailer. The power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Armenia

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] 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 three power converters offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of counties with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental 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 North America going to Armenia using 3 pinned type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs. This is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Armenia.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 6 in Armenia?

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

Using the Lightning Apple connector and a Type C power charger to power your iPhone 6 from an Armenian power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the iPhone 6 from the Armenian power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple normally include the USB cable with your iPhone 6.
  2. Begin by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it into the Armenian power outlet. You can identify this power supply by 2 adjacent holes.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the cord into the bottom of the mains USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6. The iPhone 6 Lightning connector is situated at bottom of the iPhone 6 under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Armenian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your phone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is powering up, typically taking around 1 to 4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone 6 with an Armenian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 from an Armenian power outlet

Using a USB Lightning connector and a Type F power charger to power your iPhone 6 from an Armenian power outlet.

  1. To supply power to the iPhone 6 using an Armenian power outlet you will need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], this cable is usually already supplied with the iPhone 6 by Apple.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type F USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This round wall supply, also called a Type F power outlet [6], can be recognised by the two large circular holes 19 mm adjacent to each other for live and neutral pins along with grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the cord into the USB power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6. The iPhone 6 Lightning connector can be found at bottom of your iPhone 6 under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Armenian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the cell screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the mobile is charging which takes around 1 to 4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 from an Armenian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Armenia - Armenian page on wikipedia.org
  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/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  7. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F mains power outlet
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters