How to charge the iPhone 6 Plus from a power outlet in Cameroon

A page on how to power your iPhone 6 Plus with a Cameroonian power outlet by using the Lightning Apple connector and a two pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter and recharging the iPhone 6 Plus using a two pinned Type E USB adapter.

Cameroonian power outlet

Differing region codes and plug types can all be daunting when planning to travel to a different country to the first time traveller. This guide was specifically written to stop you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge your iPhone 6 Plus when abroad.When going to Cameroon the following instructions show charging your iPhone 6 Plus by using the standard types E or C Cameroonian 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. When you are visiting Cameroon from a different region please ensure the iPhone 6 Plus can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overloading when powering up. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6 Plus.

Charging the iPhone 6 Plus in Cameroon

Can the iPhone 6 Plus be used in Cameroon?

You can connect the iPhone 6 Plus to a Cameroonian power outlet.

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What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 6 Plus in Cameroon?

If travelling to multiple countries or bringing along more than just your iPhone 6 Plus the best travel charger for Cameroon to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different types of plug sockets that Cameroonians use (types E and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world simply by switching the included heads over. If your model of iPhone 6 Plus can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel chargers plus support for certain power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel adapters having a four port charger will also allow you to recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack seperate power chargers for your trip to Cameroon. Because you are only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage. Due to their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple phones and tablets with only a single plug socket.

For those travelling on a regular basis we recommend searching for this type of versatile power charger online, the power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Cameroon

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power converters come 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 international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Cameroon using 3 pin 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 from the US using type B plugs and gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half 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 a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Cameroon. [8]
What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 6 Plus in Cameroon?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 Plus from a Cameroonian power outlet

Using the Lightning Apple connector and a two pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter to recharge your iPhone 6 Plus from a Cameroonian power outlet.

  1. To power your iPhone 6 Plus from the Cameroonian power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple will usually supply this cable with your iPhone 6 Plus.
  2. Insert the Type C USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can recognise the power supply by 2 round holes adjacent to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins slide into.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB power charger 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. Turn on the Cameroonian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPhone will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is powering up, typically taking roughly 60-240 minutes to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 Plus from a Cameroonian power outlet

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

Instructions showing how to charge the iPhone 6 Plus with a Cameroonian power outlet with an Apple Lightning cable with a Type E power charger.

  1. In order to charge the iPhone 6 Plus from the Cameroonian power outlet you will need a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (typically already supplied with the iPhone 6 Plus by Apple).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type E USB power adapter in the Cameroonian power outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by two adjacent holes next to each other plus a single long metal earth pin protruding in the top in a triangle shape.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6 Plus. The iPhone 6 Plus Lightning connector is situated at bottom of your iPhone 6 Plus under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Cameroonian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the iPhone 6 Plus will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is powering up, typically taking around 60-240 minutes to recharge.
Charging the iPhone 6 Plus from a Cameroonian power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia.org entry about Cameroon
  2. Apple - official iPhone user guide
  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, C$15-C$20.
  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, priced at under C$15.
  6. iec.ch - Type E power outlet
  7. Type E USB power adapter - There are two 4.8mm pins on Type E USB chargers which are placed 19mm apart and may include a hole for an earthing pin, costs under C$20.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, under C$20.