Charging the iPhone 6 Plus from a power outlet in Cote d Ivoire

Instructions on how to charge your iPhone 6 Plus with an Ivorian power outlet with the USB Lightning Apple connector with a double pin Type C power adapter and charging the iPhone 6 Plus using a double pinned Type E power charger.

Ivorian power outlet

Various combinations of voltages and standards can often be daunting when planning to travel to another country if you've never been there before. However this isn't as complicated as it appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets used throughout the world this article shows exactly what to buy in advance to charge the iPhone 6 Plus . When you are visiting Cote d Ivoire these instructions show powering the iPhone 6 Plus using the E or C type Ivorian 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. If you are travelling to Cote d Ivoire from a different country please check that your iPhone 6 Plus can be charged using a 240v supply. If your iPhone 6 Plus was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure that your device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overheating whilst powering it. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6 Plus.

Charging the iPhone 6 Plus in Cote d Ivoire

Can the iPhone 6 Plus be used in Cote d Ivoire?

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

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What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 6 Plus in Cote d Ivoire?

If you are travelling to more than one country or bringing more than your iPhone 6 Plus the best international travel charger for Cote d Ivoire to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Ivorians use two different standards of wall outlets (types E and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can 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 model of iPhone 6 Plus is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times with one of these USB power chargers, plus compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets. This will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy seperate travel adapters or occupying additional power sockets. By only needing to bring a single USB travel charger will also keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage. Due to their space saving flexibility 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, smartphones and e-readers without using up an additional plug socket.

If you travel to Cote d Ivoire we recommend buying this type of versatile travel charger online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Cote d Ivoire

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, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these 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 to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. 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 going to Cote d Ivoire using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from North America using type B plugs and is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a 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 ideal for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Cote d Ivoire. [8]
What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 6 Plus in Cote d Ivoire?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPhone 6 Plus from an Ivorian power outlet

Instructions on how to charge your iPhone 6 Plus with an Ivorian power outlet with the USB Lightning Apple connector with a double pin Type C power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPhone 6 Plus from an Ivorian power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the USB cable is typically supplied with your device by Apple).
  2. Begin by inserting the Type C USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can recognise the wall outlet by the two circular adjacent holes for live and neutral pins.
  3. Connect one end of the Lightning cord into the bottom of the power 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 situated at the bottom of your iPhone 6 Plus.
  4. Turn on the Ivorian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your iPhone 6 Plus screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 Plus is powering up which should take between 1 to 4 hours to fully recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPhone 6 Plus from an Ivorian power outlet

Powering the iPhone 6 Plus with an Ivorian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

Using the Apple USB Lightning cable and a Type E USB adapter to power the iPhone 6 Plus with an Ivorian power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 6 Plus using an Ivorian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], this USB cable is usually supplied with the device by Apple.
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type E USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can recognise this power outlet by two large adjacent holes where the pins go along with one long metal earth pin protruding in the top to form a triangle configuration.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB adapter 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 Ivorian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the cellphone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is powering up and takes roughly 1 to 4 hours to recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone 6 Plus with an Ivorian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia.org entry about Cote d Ivoire
  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, 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, C$10-C$15.
  6. iec.ch - Type E power outlet
  7. 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, under C$20.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated cost under C$20.