Charging the iPhone 6 when planning a trip to Guinea-Bissau

How to connect a Bissau-Guinean power outlet to the iPhone 6

Bissau-Guinean power outlet

Various combinations of region codes and voltages can all lead to confusion when planning to travel to a new country, especially if you've never been there before. This guide has been written to stop you having to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPhone 6 when you are going abroad.When you are planning a holiday to Guinea-Bissau this page contains useful instructions showing charging the iPhone 6 by using their standard 220 volt 50Hz C Type Bissau-Guinean power outlet, with the Bissau-Guineans using Europlugs for charging. Most power changes regionally therefore we suggest reading the Africa page for a complete list of regions and countries. When travelling to Guinea-Bissau from a different country please check that the iPhone 6 can accept a 240 volt supply. If your iPhone 6 came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v make sure that your iPhone 6 is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to stop the device from being damaged when powering up. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6.

Charging the iPhone 6 in Guinea-Bissau

Can you use the iPhone 6 in Guinea-Bissau?

You can use the iPhone 6 in Guinea-Bissau by using a power adaptor.

What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 6 in Guinea-Bissau?

If you are travelling to more than one country and bringing along more than your iPhone 6 then the best travel charger for Guinea-Bissau to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [6]. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the heads. If your iPhone 6 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of power adapters and 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 Bissau-Guinean 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 store in hand luggage while travelling as well as being convenient for charging your iPhone 6 at the airport or on your 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 this type of versatile power adapter online - the travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Guinea-Bissau

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices using USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters 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 Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Guinea-Bissau.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This gives almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Guinea-Bissau.
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 6 in Guinea-Bissau?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPhone 6 from a Bissau-Guinean power outlet

Using a Lightning connector with a Europlug Type C USB charger to recharge your iPhone 6 with a Bissau-Guinean power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your iPhone 6 using a Bissau-Guinean power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C 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. Begin the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the Bissau-Guinean power outlet. The wall outlet is identified by the 2 round holes next to each other where the twin plug outlet pins slide into.
  3. Connect 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. You can find the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6 situated at the bottom of the iPhone 6.
  4. Turn on the Bissau-Guinean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPhone 6 screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is charging which takes roughly one-four hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPhone 6 from a Bissau-Guinean power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guinea-Bissau - Bissau-Guinean country page on Wikipedia
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/1000/MA1565/en_US/iphone_user_guide.pdf - Official iPhone user guide
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet, costs under $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, between $5 to $10.
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costing between $10 to $15.