Charging your iPhone 6 from a power outlet in Gambia

How to connect a Gambian power outlet to the iPhone 6

Gambian power outlet

If organizing a trip it's helpful to know in advance if you'll be able to power your common electronics that you are bringing with you. Without knowing which power socket to expect you are likely to bring the wrong adaptor, meaning having to purchase a suitable power adaptor when you get there which might not be compatible. Various combinations of voltages and standards can often be confusing when planning on travelling to a new country, especially for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of standards being used in the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to charge the iPhone 6 . This guide has been written to prepare travellers wanting to charge the iPhone 6 when they're staying in Gambia.This step-by-step guide will show exactly what you'll need to supply power to the iPhone 6 when you're in Gambia by using their standard 230 volt 50Hz Type G wall outlet, the Gambians will use 13 amp plugs for charging. You will find power will change from region to region so we suggest reading the power supplies and Africa page for a full list of countries. When visiting Gambia from another country ensure the iPhone 6 can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure that the device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overheating during charging. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6.

Charging the iPhone 6 in Gambia

Can the iPhone 6 be used in Gambia?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 6 to a Gambian power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

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

When travelling with more than your iPhone 6 or visiting more than one country the best travel charger for Gambia to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [6]. As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world simply by changing the heads over. If your type of iPhone 6 supports 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 support for certain power hungry devices.

Unlike other travel chargers having a 4 port charger will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy seperate travel chargers for your Gambian trip or occupying additional wall outlets. Because you are only packing a single international travel charger will keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage. Because of their flexibility these types of power adapters can be used when you return home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers with just a single plug socket.

If you travel often we suggest searching for a flexible power adapter like this at your preferred electronics retailer - the travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Gambia

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, 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 best selling compact power adapter for travellers originating from North America going to Gambia.
  • 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 only 1 less AC outlet for almost half the 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Gambia.
What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 6 in Gambia?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 from a Gambian power outlet

Using a Lightning Apple cable and a Type G USB charger to power the iPhone 6 from a Gambian power outlet.

  1. In order to power the iPhone 6 from a Gambian power outlet you will need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - typically already included with the iPhone 6.
  2. Plug the Type G USB power adapter into the power supply. You can identify the power supply by the three vertical holes with plastic shutters in a triangle pattern for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple Lightning power cord into the bottom of the USB 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 Gambian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPhone 6 screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is powering up and takes roughly one-four hours to recharge.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 from a Gambian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gambia - Gambian country page on Wikipedia.org
  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/typeG.htm - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - Provides power from a type G mains power supply, 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, around $5.
  6. 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.