How to charge your iPhone 6 from a power outlet in The Republic of the Congo

A guide showing you how to charge your iPhone 6 from a Congo power outlet using a Lightning cable and a double pin Type C Europlug power charger, charging the iPhone 6 using a Type D USB adapter and how to charge the iPhone 6 using a double pin Type E USB charger

Congo power outlet

Various standards and plugs can all be confusing when planning to visit another country especially to the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of standards being used throughout the world this guide shows exactly what to pick up in advance to power the iPhone 6 . This page was specifically written to help assist travellers wanting to charge their iPhone 6 when going abroad.The following step by step guide will show what you'll need to power the iPhone 6 when you are in The Republic of the Congo by using their Type E, C or D Congo 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. If visiting The Republic of the Congo from a different country make sure that the iPhone 6 can be charged using a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts make sure your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from overloading whilst powering it. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6.

Charging the iPhone 6 in The Republic of the Congo

Can the iPhone 6 be used in The Republic of the Congo?

You can use the iPhone 6 in The Republic of the Congo by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 6 in The Republic of the Congo?

If you are travelling to more than one country then the best international travel charger for The Republic of the Congo is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. Congolese use three different standards of plug sockets (types E, C and D) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C. As these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the heads over. If your iPhone 6 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times by using one of these travel adapters, and support for more power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other adapters having a 4 port adapter means you can power more than one device at the same time without needing to buy seperate power adapters or using up additional power outlets. Because you are only needing to bring a single international travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling. Due to their space saving 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 overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets without using up an additional power outlet.

For those travelling to different continents we recommend searching for a versatile travel charger similar to this online. The travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries.

Alternative travel adapter for The Republic of the Congo

The 4 port USB travel charger [10] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to regions with unreliable power supplies. These travel adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power adapter for travellers originating from America visiting The Republic of the Congo.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and offers 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 just 2 AC outlets but offers a more generous 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 The Republic of the Congo.
What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 6 in The Republic of the Congo?

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

Using a Lightning Apple connector with a Type C USB adapter to recharge your iPhone 6 from a Congo power outlet.

  1. In order to power the iPhone 6 using the Congo power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple will usually supply the USB cable when you purchase your iPhone 6.
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the wall outlet. The power supply, also known as the Type C power outlet [3], can be identified by two circular adjacent holes.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the 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 Congo power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the phone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 is recharging which should take around one-four hours to fully recharge.
Powering the iPhone 6 with a Congo power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Powering the iPhone 6 with a Congo power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

The Wiki Connections page on how to recharge the iPhone 6 with a Congo power outlet with the Lightning Apple cable with a Type D USB adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 6 from the Congo power outlet you'll need a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the cable is usually included with your iPhone 6 by Apple).
  2. Firstly insert the Type D USB power adapter into the Congo power outlet. You can identify this power outlet by the 3 circular holes forming a triangular shape for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Then connect one end of the charging cable into the USB mains 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 Congo power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your mobile will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is powering up, typically taking roughly 1-4 hours to completely recharge.
Powering the iPhone 6 with a Congo power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Charging the iPhone 6 from a Congo power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

Using a USB Lightning Apple connector and a Type E power charger to charge the iPhone 6 with a Congo power outlet.

  1. To supply power to your iPhone 6 from the Congo power outlet you will need a Type E USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the cable is typically included with the iPhone 6 by Apple).
  2. Firstly plug the Type E USB power adapter into the Congo power outlet. The round power outlet (called a Type E power outlet [8] or CEE 7/7 outlet) can be recognised by the two 4.8mm holes 19mm apart from each other along with one metal grounding pin protruding in the top forming a triangular pattern.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Apple Lightning charging cord into the mains 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. Switch on the Congo power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPhone 6 will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is charging and takes between one to four hours to recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPhone 6 from a Congo power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Congo,_Republic_of_the - Wikipedia page about The Republic of the Congo
  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, between $5 to $10.
  6. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  7. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D mains power outlet, between $15 to $20.
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  9. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet, between $10 to $15.
  10. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, between $10 to $15.