How to charge the iPhone 6 when planning a trip to Cameroon

Learn how to power your iPhone 6 with a Cameroonian power outlet with a Lightning Apple cable with a Type C Europlug USB charger and how to recharge the iPhone 6 using a Type E power charger.

Cameroonian power outlet

Varying different combinations of voltages and standards can all be confusing when planning to travel to another country especially to the first time traveller. When you are travelling to Cameroon this page has useful instructions showing how to charge your iPhone 6 by using the E or C type 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. You will discover that power changes depending on which region you are travelling to so we recommend reading the Africa page for a complete list of countries. If you are visiting Cameroon from a different country please ensure that the iPhone 6 can be used with a 240v supply. If the iPhone 6 was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check that the iPhone 6 is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overheating when powering up. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6.

Charging the iPhone 6 in Cameroon

Can the iPhone 6 be used in Cameroon?

You can use the iPhone 6 in Cameroon by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 6 in Cameroon?

When you are travelling with more than your iPhone 6 and visiting more than one country the best travel power adapter for Cameroon is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Cameroonians use two different standards of plug sockets (types E and C) and using a power charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world just by changing the included plugs. If your model of iPhone 6 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these travel adapters plus additional compatibility with more power demanding devices.

Unlike other travel chargers this will also allow you to power multiple devices at the same time without needing to bring individual power chargers. Because you are only packing a single travel charger will also keep the overall size down, making it perfect to fold up in hand luggage. Due to their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers and using just a single plug socket.

We suggest searching for a flexible travel adapter similar to this online. The travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Cameroon

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 visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which can be necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable power supplies. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Cameroon using type B American plug sockets.
  • 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 and gives almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for 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 a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Cameroon.
What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 6 in Cameroon?

Charging the iPhone 6 from a Cameroonian power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Learn how to power your iPhone 6 with a Cameroonian power outlet with a Lightning Apple cable with a Type C Europlug USB charger.

  1. To power the iPhone 6 from a Cameroonian power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], usually already included with your device by Apple.
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type C USB power adapter into the Cameroonian power outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by two circular holes next to each other.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Apple Lightning power cord into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6. The iPhone 6 Lightning connector can be found at bottom of your iPhone 6 under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Cameroonian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your phone will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is powering up, typically taking roughly one to four hours to recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPhone 6 from a Cameroonian power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

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

Learn how to charge the iPhone 6 from a Cameroonian power outlet using a Lightning connector and a two pinned Type E power charger.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 6 using a Cameroonian power outlet you'll need to use a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple normally supply this USB cable when you buy the iPhone 6.
  2. Plug in the Type E USB power adapter in the Cameroonian power outlet. This sunken circular plug supply can be identified by the two adjacent holes next to each other where the plug outlet pins go plus a single metal earth pin protruding from the top in a triangular pattern.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB Lightning power cord into the bottom of the mains power charger 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 Cameroonian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of your mobile will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is powering up which should take between one to four hours to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 from a Cameroonian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cameroon - wikipedia.org entry about Cameroon
  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 between $10 to $15.