Charging your iPhone 6 from a power outlet in Mali

The Wiki Connections page showing how to charge your iPhone 6 from a Malian power outlet with the Apple USB Lightning connector with a double pinned Type C USB charger and how to charge the iPhone 6 using a 2 pin Type E power charger.

Malian power outlet

Complicated combinations of voltages and region codes can all lead to confusion when planning to travel to another country for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets used throughout the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need to pick up in advance to charge your iPhone 6 . This guide has been written to help assist people 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 visiting Mali using the standard E or C type Malian 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. When travelling to Mali from a different country please check that your iPhone 6 can be charged using a 240v supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) double check the device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to stop the device from being damaged when charging it. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6.

Charging the iPhone 6 in Mali

Can the iPhone 6 be used in Mali?

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

What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 6 in Mali?

If you are travelling to multiple countries and bringing along more than your iPhone 6 the best international travel adapter for Mali is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two standards of plug sockets in Mali (E and C) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type C. As these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the included plugs over. If your type of iPhone 6 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times by using one of these USB power adapters and additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other adapters having a four port adapter will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple power adapters or occupying additional wall sockets. Because you are only needing a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage and convenient for charging your iPhone 6 at the airport or on your flight. Because of their versatility these types of chargers can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and phones without using up an additional plug socket.

If you travel to Mali we suggest searching for this type of flexible power adapter online; the power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Mali

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 those also wanting 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 visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover 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 compact option for travellers originating from America going to Mali.
  • 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 from America using type B plugs and offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Mali.
What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 6 in Mali?

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

The Wiki Connections page showing how to charge your iPhone 6 from a Malian power outlet with the Apple USB Lightning connector with a double pinned Type C USB charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 6 using the Malian power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], typically already included with the device by Apple.
  2. Start by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the Malian power outlet. This unearthed plug supply (known as a Type C power outlet [3]) can be recognised by 2 circular adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Connect one end of the USB charging cord 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 Malian 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 mobile is charging and takes around one to four hours to fully recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPhone 6 from a Malian power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Powering the iPhone 6 with a Malian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

Simple instructions showing you how to power the iPhone 6 from a Malian power outlet using a Lightning Apple cable and a 2 pin Type E USB charger.

  1. To charge your iPhone 6 using the Malian power outlet you will need to use a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the cable is normally already included with the device by Apple).
  2. Start by taking the Type E USB power adapter and plugging it in the Malian power outlet. This recessed round power outlet can be recognised by two 4.8mm holes 19mm adjacent to each other where the live and neutral pins slide into plus one long metal earth pin protruding in the top forming a triangle shape.
  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 is situated at bottom of the iPhone 6 under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Malian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPhone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 is powering up and takes around 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone 6 with a Malian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mali - Malian country Wiki 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, 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, estimated price 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, between $10 to $15.