Charging the iPhone 6 Plus when staying in Somalia

Using an Apple USB Lightning connector and a Europlug Type C USB charger to recharge the iPhone 6 Plus from a Somali power outlet.

Somali power outlet

Varying different combinations of standards and voltages can often be daunting when planning to travel to another country if you've never been there before. When you're planning a trip to Somalia these useful instructions show how to power your iPhone 6 Plus by using a 220 volt 50Hz Type C Somali power outlet, the Somalis will use a Europlug for charging. If visiting Somalia from a different country please ensure your iPhone 6 Plus can accept a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v double check the device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from being damaged when charging it. If you're planning on travelling to a Somali place such as Mogadishu we recommend referring to the Somali Wikipedia web page [1] for more details. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6 Plus.

Charging the iPhone 6 Plus in Somalia

Can the iPhone 6 Plus be used in Somalia?

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

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

If travelling to multiple countries then the best travel adapter for Somalia to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the included heads. If your type of iPhone 6 Plus supports Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these travel chargers along with additional support for more power hungry devices. This will also allow you to power more than one device at the same time without needing to pack individual travel chargers or occupying additional power sockets. By only needing a single travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage as well as being suitable for charging your iPhone 6 Plus at an airport or on the flight. Because of their versatility these types of power adapters can be used back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets and smartphones with just a single plug socket.

If you travel to Somalia we recommend buying this type of versatile travel charger at an electronics retailer, the travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Somalia

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power grids. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable option for travellers originating from America visiting Somalia using type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs. This gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at almost half the 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Somalia. [6] [AD]
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 6 Plus in Somalia?

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

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

  1. If you want to charge your iPhone 6 Plus using the Somali power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple usually include the cable when you buy the iPhone 6 Plus).
  2. Start by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by the two circular holes next to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple charging cord into the USB power 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. Turn on the Somali 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 which typically takes between 1 to 4 hours to fully recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 Plus from a Somali power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Somali Wikipedia web page
  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 under 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, 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, priced at around C$15.