Charging your iPhone 6 from a power outlet in Burkina Faso

Instructions on how to power the iPhone 6 with a Burkinabe power outlet using the Apple USB Lightning connector and a Type C Europlug power charger and powering the iPhone 6 using a 2 pin Type E USB plug.

Burkinabe power outlet

Various combinations of voltages and standards can often be daunting when planning to travel to a new country if you've never visited before. This page contains simple instructions showing what you'll need to power your iPhone 6 when you are visiting Burkina Faso by using their standard Type E or C 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. You'll find power sources will vary regionally therefore we recommend reading the Wikiconnections world power connections guide where you'll find a complete list showing powering devices in different regions and countries. When visiting Burkina Faso from another country make sure the iPhone 6 can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) check the device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional converter to prevent the device from overloading when powering up. If you plan to visit a place like Ouagadougou or Bobo-Dioulasso we recommend reading the Burkina Faso wikipedia page [1] for more information. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6.

Charging the iPhone 6 in Burkina Faso

Can you use the iPhone 6 in Burkina Faso?

You can connect the iPhone 6 to a Burkinabe power outlet.

What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 6 in Burkina Faso?

When you are travelling to multiple countries then the best travel adapter for Burkina Faso is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two different types of wall outlets in Burkina Faso (E and C) and using a power adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the included heads. If your type of iPhone 6 is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these types of USB power adapters, plus additional compatibility with certain power hungry devices. Having a four port adapter means you can charge more than one device at once without needing to buy multiple power adapters on your trip. By only needing a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of power chargers can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets using only a single power outlet.

We recommend searching for this type of flexible travel adapter at your preferred electronics retailer, the travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Burkina Faso

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 6, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Burkina Faso 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 best selling compact power converter for travellers originating from North America visiting Burkina Faso using 3 pinned type B plug sockets.
  • 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 originating from America using type B plugs. This is a cheaper alternative to 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 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 a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Burkina Faso.
What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 6 in Burkina Faso?

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

Instructions on how to power the iPhone 6 with a Burkinabe power outlet using the Apple USB Lightning connector and a Type C Europlug power charger.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPhone 6 from a Burkinabe power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple usually supply the cable when you buy your iPhone 6).
  2. Begin by inserting the Type C USB power adapter into the wall supply. The wall outlet, sometimes called the Europlug, is identified by the 2 holes adjacent to each other where the two plug outlet pins sit.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB Apple charging cable into the bottom of the mains power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6. The iPhone 6 Lightning connector is situated at bottom of the iPhone 6 under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Burkinabe power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of the phone will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is recharging which should take around 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 from a Burkinabe power outlet

How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 from a Burkinabe power outlet

A guide showing how to power your iPhone 6 with a Burkinabe power outlet using the Apple USB Lightning cable and a Type E USB adapter.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 6 from the Burkinabe power outlet you will need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - usually included with the device by Apple.
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type E USB power adapter in the Burkinabe power outlet. You can recognise this power outlet by two large holes 19mm apart from each other and a single long metal grounding pin protruding in the top forming a triangle pattern.
  3. Plug in 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. The iPhone 6 Lightning connector is situated at bottom of the iPhone 6 under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Burkinabe power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of the phone will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is recharging taking around 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 from a Burkinabe power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burkina_Faso - Burkina Faso wikipedia page
  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, 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. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  7. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet, between $10 to $15.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced under $15.