Charging the iPhone 6 when planning a trip to Cape Verde

Learn how to charge your iPhone 6 with a Cape Verdean power outlet using a Lightning connector with a two pin Type C USB charger and how to power the iPhone 6 using a 2 pin Type F USB plug.

Cape Verdean power outlet

Varying different voltages and region codes can often be daunting when planning to visit 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.If visiting Cape Verde these instructions show how to supply power to the iPhone 6 by using their standard F or C type Cape Verdean 220 volt 50Hz power outlets, a majority of Cape Verdeans will normally use the Type F plugs in their plug outlets. You'll find power will differ from region to region therefore we suggest reading the Africa page for a complete list of regions and countries. When travelling to Cape Verde from a different country please make sure that your iPhone 6 can accept a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure that your iPhone 6 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 whilst powering it up. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6.

Charging the iPhone 6 in Cape Verde

Can you use the iPhone 6 in Cape Verde?

You can use the iPhone 6 in Cape Verde by using a power adaptor.

What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 6 in Cape Verde?

If you are travelling to more than one country or bringing more than just your iPhone 6 then the best travel charger for Cape Verde to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two standards of wall outlets in Cape Verde (F and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 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 (note that 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 demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other travel chargers this will allow you to charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to buy individual power adapters for your Cape Verdean trip or using up additional power sockets. Only packing a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage while travelling. Because of their versatility these types of chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers without using up an additional wall outlet.

If you travel often we suggest searching for this type of flexible travel charger online - the multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Cape Verde

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via 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 to prevent damage to any connected devices. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, 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 option for travellers originating from America going to Cape Verde 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 offers practically 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 Cape Verde.
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 6 in Cape Verde?

Powering the iPhone 6 with a Cape Verdean power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Using the USB Lightning Apple cable and a 2 pin Type C USB charger to charge your iPhone 6 with a Cape Verdean power outlet.

  1. To charge the iPhone 6 from a Cape Verdean power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should normally supply the cable with the iPhone 6).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the wall supply. This ungrounded plug supply is identified by the two round holes adjacent to each other.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the mains power adapter 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 Cape Verdean 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 mobile is charging which typically takes roughly 1-4 hours to recharge.
Powering the iPhone 6 with a Cape Verdean power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPhone 6 from a Cape Verdean power outlet

The Wiki Connections page showing how to charge your iPhone 6 with a Cape Verdean power outlet using a Lightning connector and a two pin Type F USB charger.

  1. If you want to power the iPhone 6 using the Cape Verdean power outlet you will need to use a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple should normally supply the cable with the iPhone 6.
  2. Insert the Type F USB power adapter into the Cape Verdean power outlet. This recessed round plug supply can be recognised by two circular holes 19 mm apart from each other for live and neutral pins and a pair of thin grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Then connect the USB 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. The iPhone 6 Lightning connector can be found at bottom of your iPhone 6 under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Cape Verdean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the phone will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 is powering up and takes around one to four hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPhone 6 from a Cape Verdean power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cape_Verde - Cape Verdean country 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, between $10 to $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, estimated price between $5 to $10.
  6. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  7. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F mains power outlet, around $10.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced at between $10 to $15.