Charging the iPhone 6 Plus when planning a trip to Uganda

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

Ugandan power outlet

Differing combinations of frequencies and standards can all lead to confusion when planning to visit a new country, especially if you've never been there before. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets used throughout the world this guide tells you exactly what to pick up in advance to power your iPhone 6 Plus . These instructions have been written to stop you having to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPhone 6 Plus when you're going abroad.This page contains useful instructions demonstrating how to supply power to the iPhone 6 Plus when you're travelling to Uganda using the 240 volt 50Hz Type G wall outlet, the Ugandans will use a 13 amp plug for wall outlets. If you are visiting Uganda from another country ensure that your iPhone 6 Plus can be charged using a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure your iPhone 6 Plus is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from over-heating when powering up. If you intend to stay in a place like Kampala or Gulu we also suggest reading the Wikipedia.org web page about Uganda [1] for further details. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6 Plus.

Charging the iPhone 6 Plus in Uganda

Can you use the iPhone 6 Plus in Uganda?

You can use the iPhone 6 Plus in Uganda by using a power adaptor.

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

When travelling to multiple countries and bringing along more than your iPhone 6 Plus then the best travel charger for Uganda to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by changing the included heads. If your type of iPhone 6 Plus supports Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these USB power adapters along with compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

This means you can recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple power adapters for your Ugandan trip or using up additional power sockets. Because you are only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the overall size down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage whilst travelling as well as being convenient for charging your iPhone 6 Plus at the airport or on the flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers without using up an additional plug socket.

We recommend buying an adaptable travel charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Uganda

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unstable power supplies. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Uganda 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 best selling compact option for travellers originating from America going to Uganda using 3 pin type B plug sockets.
  • 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 originating from America using type B plugs and is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at almost half 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 Uganda. [6]
What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 6 Plus in Uganda?

Charging the iPhone 6 Plus from a Ugandan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Using a Lightning connector with a Type G USB charger to charge your iPhone 6 Plus with a Ugandan power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your iPhone 6 Plus from a Ugandan power outlet you'll need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - this USB cable is normally already included with the device by Apple.
  2. Insert the Type G USB power adapter into the Ugandan power outlet. You can recognise this plug supply by the three rectangular slots with plastic shutters in a triangular configuration for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB Lightning cable into the bottom of 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 Ugandan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the cell will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is charging taking roughly 1-4 hours to recharge.
Charging the iPhone 6 Plus from a Ugandan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia.org web page about Uganda
  2. Apple - official iPhone user guide
  3. iec.ch - 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, priced 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, 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, costing under C$20.