Charging your iPhone 6 from a power outlet in Madagascar

The Wiki Connections page showing how to charge your iPhone 6 with a Malagasy power outlet with the Apple USB Lightning connector with a three pinned Type D power adapter, charging the iPhone 6 using a double pinned Type C USB plug and charging the iPhone 6 using a double pinned Type E power adapter

Malagasy power outlet

If planning a vacation to Madagascar it can be helpful to know in advance if you'll be able to power your common electronics such as mobiles and cameras when you arrive. But by not knowing which plug socket is used you are likely to bring the wrong charger, leaving you having to purchase a potentially expensive adaptor on arrival that could be incompatible and cause damage to your iPhone 6. Complicated voltages and region codes can all lead to confusion when planning to visit another country for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets used throughout the world this article shows exactly what you'll need to pick up in advance to charge your iPhone 6 . This guide has been written to help assist visitors wanting to charge the iPhone 6 when they are abroad.The following useful guide tells you exactly what you'll need to charge the iPhone 6 when you're travelling to Madagascar using their standard D, C, E, J or K type Malagasy 127 volt 50Hz power outlets, you'll discover a majority of Malagasy typically use Type D power outlets. If your iPhone 6 slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when travelling to Madagascar from a different country please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Normally devices which originate from a country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) may take longer to charge or won't turn on, so check that your iPhone 6 is dual-voltage (usually marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to ensure proper use. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6.

Charging the iPhone 6 in Madagascar

Can the iPhone 6 be used in Madagascar?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 6 to a Malagasy power outlet.

What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 6 in Madagascar?

When travelling to more than one country then the best travel charger for Madagascar to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [14]. Malagasy use five different types of power outlets (types D, C, E, J and K) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by changing the heads. If your iPhone 6 supports Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times with one of these types of travel adapters along with compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets. This will also allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to bring individual power adapters for your Malagasy trip. By only packing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage while travelling and on hand for recharging your iPhone 6 at an airport or on the plane. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used when you return home so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and smartphones with just a single wall outlet.

We recommend searching for a versatile power charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer. The travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [14] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Madagascar

The 4 port USB travel charger [14] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices using USB, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be useful 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 which cover both Madagascar and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Madagascar 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 Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one 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 ideal for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Madagascar.
What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 6 in Madagascar?

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

Learn how to recharge the iPhone 6 from a Malagasy power outlet with a Lightning connector and a 2 pin Type C USB adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPhone 6 from a Malagasy power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], the USB cable is normally already included with the device.
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the wall supply. This ungrounded power outlet, also known as a Europlug, can be recognised by two holes adjacent to each other where the live and neutral pins slide into.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple power cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6. The iPhone 6 Lightning connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 6 under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Malagasy power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPhone will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 is powering up and takes roughly 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 from a Malagasy power outlet

How to use a Type D power charger for charging your iPhone 6 from a Malagasy power outlet

Using the Apple USB Lightning connector with a three pin Type D power adapter to power the iPhone 6 with a Malagasy power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPhone 6 using the Malagasy power outlet you'll need a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], typically already included with the device by Apple.
  2. Start by plugging the Type D USB power adapter into the power outlet. You can identify the wall outlet by three holes forming a triangle shape for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple power cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6. The iPhone 6 Lightning connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 6 under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Malagasy power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your cell will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 is powering up taking roughly 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge.
How to use a Type D power charger for charging your iPhone 6 from a Malagasy power outlet

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

Using the Apple Lightning connector with a two pin Type E power adapter to recharge your iPhone 6 with a Malagasy power outlet.

  1. If you want to power the iPhone 6 using the Malagasy power outlet you will need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], usually included with the device by Apple.
  2. Insert the Type E USB power adapter into the Malagasy power outlet. You can identify the wall outlet by the two large holes 19mm adjacent to each other for live and neutral with a metal earth pin protruding in the top to form a triangle pattern.
  3. Plug in one end of the Lightning cable 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 Malagasy power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of the mobile will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 is powering up which typically takes roughly 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
Charging the iPhone 6 from a Malagasy power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

How to use a Type J power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 from a Malagasy power outlet

Simple instructions showing you how to power the iPhone 6 from a Malagasy power outlet with a Lightning cable and a 3 pin Type J power charger.

  1. If you want to power the iPhone 6 from a Malagasy power outlet you'll need a Type J USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple usually include this cable with the iPhone 6).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type J USB power adapter in the wall supply. The squashed hexagon shaped plug supply (sometimes called the Type J power outlet [10]) looks like 3 large holes forming a flattened triangle pattern.
  3. Connect one end of the USB power cable into the bottom of 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. Switch on the Malagasy power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPhone 6 screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is powering up and takes around one to four hours to fully recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type J power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 from a Malagasy power outlet

How to use a Type K power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 from a Malagasy power outlet

Using a Lightning cable and a 2 pin Type K power adapter to recharge your iPhone 6 with a Malagasy power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPhone 6 from a Malagasy power outlet you'll need a Type K USB power adapter [13] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], the USB cable is normally already included with the iPhone 6.
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type K USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can identify the power supply by the three holes forming an upside-down triangle pattern and the bottom hole appearing in a semicircle shape.
  3. Connect the USB end of the 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 Malagasy power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the phone will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is charging, typically taking between one-four hours to recharge.
How to use a Type K power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 from a Malagasy power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madagascar - wikipedia.org web page about Madagascar
  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/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. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeJ.htm - Type J power outlet
  11. Type J USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type J mains power outlet, costs between $10 to $15.
  12. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeK.htm - Type K power outlet
  13. Type K USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type K mains power outlet, between $10 to $15.
  14. 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.