Charging your iPhone 6 Plus from a power outlet in Malawi

Using a USB Lightning Apple cable and a Type G USB adapter to power the iPhone 6 Plus from a Malawian power outlet.

Malawian power outlet

Various combinations of standards and voltages can all be daunting when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never been there before. These guidelines have been specifically written to stop travellers having to worry if they can charge the iPhone 6 Plus when they're travelling abroad.If planning a trip to Malawi these instructions show charging the iPhone 6 Plus using the 230 volt 50Hz Type G Malawian power outlet, with the Malawians using 13 amp plugs for power outlets. When travelling to Malawi from a different country please make sure that your iPhone 6 Plus can be charged using a 240v supply. If your iPhone 6 Plus was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts make sure that your iPhone 6 Plus is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from over-heating when powering up. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6 Plus.

Charging the iPhone 6 Plus in Malawi

Can the iPhone 6 Plus be used in Malawi?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 6 Plus to a Malawian power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

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

When travelling with more than just your iPhone 6 Plus or visiting more than one country the best international travel charger for Malawi to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the supplied plugs. If your iPhone 6 Plus supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times by using one of these USB power chargers, plus additional compatibility with certain power hungry devices. Unlike other travel chargers having a 4 port adapter will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy individual travel chargers on your Malawian trip. Only needing a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage while travelling as well as being convenient for recharging your iPhone 6 Plus at an airport or on the flight. Due to their space saving versatility these types of chargers can be used when you return home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets and phones without needing an additional plug socket.

If you travel to Malawi we suggest buying a flexible power adapter similar to this at your preferred electronics retailer, the travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Malawi

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Malawi 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 most popular portable option for travellers originating from America going to Malawi.
  • 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 the US using type B plugs. This is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for almost half the 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Malawi. [6] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 6 Plus in Malawi?

Powering the iPhone 6 Plus with a Malawian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Using the USB Lightning Apple connector with a three pinned Type G power adapter to recharge your iPhone 6 Plus with a Malawian power outlet.

  1. To charge your iPhone 6 Plus using the Malawian power outlet you will need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple should normally include this USB cable with the iPhone 6 Plus.
  2. Start by plugging the Type G USB power adapter into the Malawian power outlet. This power outlet, sometimes known as the Type G power outlet [3], can be recognised by 3 vertical slots containing shutters forming a triangle pattern for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into 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 found at the bottom of the iPhone 6 Plus.
  4. Turn on the Malawian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the iPhone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is powering up and takes around 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
Powering the iPhone 6 Plus with a Malawian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia page about Malawi
  2. Apple - official iPhone user guide
  3. - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - A Type G USB charger has three thick rectangular blades in a triangular shape with the longer top blade acting as the earthing pin, C$10-C$15.
  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, costs C$15-C$20.
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, C$15-C$20.