Charging the iPhone 6 Plus when staying in Senegal

Instructions on how to charge your iPhone 6 Plus from a Senegalese power outlet by using a USB Lightning connector and a Type C Europlug USB charger, powering the iPhone 6 Plus using a three pinned Type D power charger and charging the iPhone 6 Plus using a double pin Type E power plug

Senegalese power outlet

Various combinations of voltages and plug types can often lead to confusion when planning to stay in another country especially to the first time traveller. This guide has been specifically written to stop visitors worrying if they'll be able to power their iPhone 6 Plus when they are travelling to Senegal.If you're visiting Senegal the following useful instructions show powering the iPhone 6 Plus using the D, C, E or K type Senegalese 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. If you are travelling to Senegal from a different country please make sure that your iPhone 6 Plus can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If your iPhone 6 Plus originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure that the device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from over-heating when charging it. If you are planning on visiting a Senegalese place such as Dakar please refer to the Wikipedia.org entry about Senegal [1] for more details. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6 Plus.

Charging the iPhone 6 Plus in Senegal

Can the iPhone 6 Plus be used in Senegal?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 6 Plus in Senegal.

Senegal

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

When travelling to multiple countries or bringing more than just your iPhone 6 Plus the best international travel charger for Senegal to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Senegalese use four different types of power outlets (D, C, E and K) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by changing the supplied plugs over. If your iPhone 6 Plus supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these types of USB power chargers, and compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other adapters having a 4 port charger means you can recharge more than one device at once without needing to buy multiple power adapters on your Senegalese trip or using up additional wall outlets. Because you are only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage while travelling. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of chargers can be used back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and phones without needing an additional power outlet.

We suggest searching for a versatile power adapter of this nature online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Senegal

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 6 Plus, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting regions with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These power converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Senegal and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power adapter for travellers originating from North America going to Senegal.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from North America using type B plugs and is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Senegal. [12]
What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 6 Plus in Senegal?

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

Instructions on how to charge your iPhone 6 Plus from a Senegalese power outlet by using a USB Lightning connector and a Type C Europlug USB charger.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 6 Plus using the Senegalese power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will usually include the cable when you buy the iPhone 6 Plus).
  2. Begin by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the Senegalese power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by two round holes next to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple Lightning charging cord into the USB mains 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 your iPhone 6 Plus under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Senegalese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the cell screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is powering up taking between 1 to 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 Plus from a Senegalese power outlet

How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 Plus from a Senegalese power outlet

Using a Lightning connector with a 3 pin Type D USB charger to recharge the iPhone 6 Plus from a Senegalese power outlet.

  1. In order to power the iPhone 6 Plus from the Senegalese power outlet you will need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should usually include this cable when you buy your iPhone 6 Plus).
  2. Begin by inserting the Type D USB power adapter into the Senegalese power outlet. The wall outlet, technically called the Type D power outlet [6], can be identified by three holes in a triangular configuration.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple Lightning charging cord into the USB mains 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 Senegalese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the mobile screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is powering up and takes roughly 1 to 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 Plus from a Senegalese power outlet

How to use a Type E power charger for charging your iPhone 6 Plus from a Senegalese power outlet

Using a USB Lightning connector and a Type E USB adapter to power the iPhone 6 Plus with a Senegalese power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPhone 6 Plus from a Senegalese power outlet you will need to use a Type E USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], the USB cable is typically supplied with the device by Apple.
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type E USB power adapter and plugging it into the Senegalese power outlet. You can recognise this power outlet by two large adjacent holes for live and neutral pins plus a metal grounding pin protruding the top in a triangular pattern.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6 Plus. The iPhone 6 Plus Lightning connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 6 Plus under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Senegalese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the iPhone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 Plus is powering up which takes between one to four hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type E power charger for charging your iPhone 6 Plus from a Senegalese power outlet

How to use a Type K power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 Plus from a Senegalese power outlet

Using a Lightning connector with a 2 pin Type K USB charger to recharge the iPhone 6 Plus from a Senegalese power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 6 Plus using the Senegalese power outlet you will need a Type K USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will usually include the cable when you buy the iPhone 6 Plus).
  2. Begin by plugging the Type K USB power adapter into the Senegalese power outlet. You can recognise this power outlet by three holes in a triangular configuration for the live, neutral and earth.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple Lightning charging cord into the USB mains 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 Senegalese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the mobile screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is powering up and takes roughly 1 to 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type K power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 Plus from a Senegalese power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia.org entry about Senegal
  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, estimated price 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, costing C$10-C$15.
  6. iec.ch - Type D power outlet
  7. Type D USB power adapter - The three pinned earthed Type D USB chargers have large rounded pins placed in a triangular shape, under C$20.
  8. iec.ch - Type E power outlet
  9. 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, estimated cost under C$20.
  10. iec.ch - Type K power outlet
  11. Type K USB power adapter - There are three pins on a Type K USB charger comprising of two large rounded pins and a bottom semi-circular grounding pin, under C$20.
  12. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, under C$20.