Charging your iPhone 6 Plus from a power outlet in Swaziland

How to connect a Swazi power outlet to the iPhone 6 Plus

Swazi power outlet

Varying different combinations of region codes and plugs can all lead to confusion when planning to visit another country if you've never been there before. However this isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards being used throughout the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need to buy in advance to charge your iPhone 6 Plus . This guide was specifically written to prepare visitors wanting to charge the iPhone 6 Plus when they're staying in Swaziland.If planning a trip to Swaziland these instructions show powering the iPhone 6 Plus using the 230 volt 50Hz Type M Swazi power supply. If visiting Swaziland from a different country please double check your iPhone 6 Plus can be charged using a 240v supply. If the iPhone 6 Plus was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check 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 overloading 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 Swaziland

Can you use the iPhone 6 Plus in Swaziland?

You can use the iPhone 6 Plus in Swaziland.

Swaziland

What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 6 Plus in Swaziland?

If you are travelling to more than one country or bringing more than just your iPhone 6 Plus then the best travel adapter for Swaziland is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by changing the included plugs over. If your type of iPhone 6 Plus can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these types of USB power adapters and additional support for more power hungry devices.

This will allow you to power more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack multiple power chargers on your trip. By only needing to bring a single USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage whilst travelling as well as being suitable for charging your iPhone 6 Plus at an airport or on the plane. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones, tablets and e-readers without needing an additional plug socket.

If you travel to different countries we suggest searching for this type of versatile power adapter 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 Swaziland

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 visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Swaziland 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 Swaziland.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise 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 gives practically the same set of features as 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 generous 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Swaziland. [6]
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 6 Plus in Swaziland?

How to use a Type M power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 Plus from a Swazi power outlet

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

  1. If you want to power the iPhone 6 Plus from a Swazi power outlet you will need to use a Type M USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the cable is normally already included with your iPhone 6 Plus).
  2. Begin by taking the Type M USB power adapter and plugging it into the Swazi power outlet. This plug supply, sometimes known as a Type M power outlet [3], can be identified by 3 large holes in a triangular configuration.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Apple power cable into the bottom of the mains 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. Switch on the Swazi power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your mobile will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is recharging, typically taking between 1 - 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type M power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 Plus from a Swazi power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Swazi Wikipedia web page
  2. Apple - official iPhone user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type M power outlet
  4. Type M USB power adapter - South African Type M USB chargers have three large circular pins in a triangular shape with the top earthed pin longer and larger in diameter, around 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, under C$15.
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costs under C$20.