Charging the iPhone 6 when visiting Azerbaijan

Simple instructions showing you how to recharge your iPhone 6 from an Azerbaijani power outlet by using a USB Lightning Apple connector with a Europlug Type C USB adapter and charging the iPhone 6 using a Type F Schuko USB charger.

Azerbaijani power outlet

Various frequencies and region codes can often lead to confusion when planning on staying in a different country especially if you've never been there before. With only a handful of different types of common standards used throughout the world this article shows exactly what you'll need to purchase in advance to power the iPhone 6 in Azerbaijan. When you are travelling to Azerbaijan this page has useful instructions showing how to supply power to your iPhone 6 by using the F or C type Azerbaijani 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. When you are travelling to Azerbaijan from another country please double check your iPhone 6 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) else you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from being damaged whilst powering it. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6.

Charging the iPhone 6 in Azerbaijan

Can you use the iPhone 6 in Azerbaijan?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 6 to an Azerbaijani power outlet.

What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 6 in Azerbaijan?

When travelling to more than one country and bringing along more than just your iPhone 6 the best international travel charger for Azerbaijan is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Azeris use two different standards of wall outlets (F and C) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world just by changing the included plugs. If your model of iPhone 6 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these travel adapters plus additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices.

Unlike other travel chargers this means you can power more than one device at the same time without needing to buy seperate power adapters. Only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand baggage while travelling. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of adapters can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets and phones without using up an additional power outlet.

For those travelling regularly we recommend buying this type of flexible travel adapter at an electronics retailer, the power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Azerbaijan

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 6, however for those 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 useful when visiting counties with unstable power grids. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Azerbaijan using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs and is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Azerbaijan.
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 6 in Azerbaijan?

Charging the iPhone 6 from an Azerbaijani power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Simple instructions showing you how to recharge your iPhone 6 from an Azerbaijani power outlet by using a USB Lightning Apple connector with a Europlug Type C USB adapter.

  1. In order to power the iPhone 6 using the Azerbaijani power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple typically supply this USB cable when you purchase your iPhone 6).
  2. Begin by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it in the Azerbaijani power outlet. You can identify the plug supply by two circular holes next to each other.
  3. Connect 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. The iPhone 6 Lightning connector is situated at bottom of the iPhone 6 under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Azerbaijani power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your iPhone will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is charging and takes between 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Charging the iPhone 6 from an Azerbaijani power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

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

Using a USB Lightning cable and a double pinned Schuko Type F power charger to charge the iPhone 6 from an Azerbaijani power outlet.

  1. To power the iPhone 6 from an Azerbaijani power outlet you will need to use a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple typically supply this USB cable when you purchase the iPhone 6.
  2. Start the process by taking the Type F USB power adapter and inserting it into the power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by two 4.8mm circular holes 19 mm next to each other, plus thin metal grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple power cable into the USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6. You can find the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6 situated at the bottom of the iPhone 6.
  4. Switch on the Azerbaijani power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the cell screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 is recharging, typically taking around 1 - 4 hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 from an Azerbaijani power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Azerbaijan - wikipedia web page about Azerbaijan
  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