Charging your iPhone 6 from a power outlet in Niger

Instructions on how to power the iPhone 6 with a Nigerien power outlet using an Apple USB Lightning connector with a 2 pin Type C Europlug power adapter, charging the iPhone 6 using a double pinned Type A power adapter and how to power the iPhone 6 using a Type B USB adapter

Nigerien power outlet

Different combinations of standards and voltages can all be confusing when planning on staying in a different country, especially to the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used in the world this article shows exactly what you'll need in advance to charge the iPhone 6 . This page contains step-by-step instructions showing what you'll need to power your iPhone 6 when you are in Niger using their standard D, A, B, C, E or F type Nigerien 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. If you are visiting Niger from a different region please double check the iPhone 6 can be charged using a 240v supply. If the iPhone 6 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts make sure your iPhone 6 is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to avoid the device from being damaged when powering up. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6.

Charging the iPhone 6 in Niger

Can you use the iPhone 6 in Niger?

You can connect the iPhone 6 to a Nigerien power outlet.

What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 6 in Niger?

If you are travelling to more than one country or bringing more than your iPhone 6 then the best international travel adapter for Niger to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [15]. There are six different types of plug sockets in Niger (D, A, B, C, E and F) and using a power adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for both types A and C.

Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the included heads. If your model of iPhone 6 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster charging times with one of these types of travel adapters and additional support for more power hungry devices.

Unlike other chargers having a 4 port charger will allow you to recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy seperate travel chargers or occupying additional wall sockets. Because you are only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage as well as being suitable for charging your iPhone 6 at an airport or on the plane. Due to their space saving versatility these types of chargers can be used when you return home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets and smartphones using just a single power outlet.

We suggest searching for this type of flexible power adapter at your preferred electronics retailer. The travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [15] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Niger

The 4 port USB travel charger [15] is the most compact option for travellers from any country 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 converters offer surge protection which can be crucial for visitors of counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Niger 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 most popular portable option for travellers originating from America going to Niger using type B US 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 from the US using type B plugs and offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 Niger.
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 6 in Niger?

Powering the iPhone 6 with a Nigerien power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Using a USB Lightning Apple cable with a double pinned Type A power adapter to recharge your iPhone 6 with a Nigerien power outlet.

  1. To power the iPhone 6 using the Nigerien power outlet you'll need a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - usually included with the device.
  2. Start by plugging the Type A USB power adapter in the wall supply. You can identify the power supply by the 2 thin adjacent slots next to each other for live and neutral blades. Please be aware that power cables with type A plugs which are rated at less that 240 V shouldn't be used so please check first.
  3. Plug in one end of the Lightning power cord into the bottom of the USB adapter 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 Nigerien power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPhone 6 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 is charging which takes between 1 to 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone 6 with a Nigerien power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Powering the iPhone 6 with a Nigerien power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Using a Lightning Apple cable and a Type B USB adapter to power the iPhone 6 with a Nigerien power outlet.

  1. To charge your iPhone 6 using the Nigerien power outlet you will need a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple should normally supply this USB cable with the iPhone 6.
  2. Start by inserting the Type B USB power adapter into the wall supply. The plug supply, technically known as a Type B power outlet [6], can be identified by the 2 thin slots for live and neutral blades with a semicircle hole below for the slightly long earth pin. Please note that power cables used with type B sockets which are rated at less that 240 volts shouldn't be used so please check prior to turning the power on.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB mains 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 Nigerien power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the iPhone 6 screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is powering up and takes roughly 1 to 4 hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone 6 with a Nigerien power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

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

A guide showing how to power the iPhone 6 with a Nigerien power outlet using an Apple USB Lightning connector and a 2 pin Type C Europlug power adapter.

  1. To power the iPhone 6 using the Nigerien power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - usually included with the device.
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter in the wall supply. The power supply (known as the Type C power outlet [8] or Europlug) is identified by the 2 round adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 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. Switch on the Nigerien power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPhone 6 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 is powering up which should take between 1 to 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone 6 with a Nigerien power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

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

The WikiConnections guide showing how to recharge the iPhone 6 from a Nigerien power outlet by using the USB Lightning Apple connector with a three pin Type D power adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 6 using a Nigerien power outlet you'll need a Type D USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - typically already included with the iPhone 6.
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type D USB power adapter and inserting it in the Nigerien power outlet. This power outlet (known as a Type D power outlet [10]) looks like three holes forming a triangular configuration.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB power cable into the USB mains charger 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 Nigerien power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the cell screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is charging and takes around one-four hours to completely recharge.
Powering the iPhone 6 with a Nigerien power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

How to use a Type E power charger for charging your iPhone 6 from a Nigerien power outlet

Using a USB Lightning Apple cable and a Type E power adapter to power your iPhone 6 with a Nigerien power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPhone 6 from a Nigerien power outlet you'll need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [13] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], normally already included with your iPhone 6.
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type E USB power adapter and inserting it in the Nigerien power outlet. This sunken circular wall supply, sometimes called the Type E power outlet [12], can be identified by two 4.8mm holes 19mm adjacent to each other with a single metal grounding pin protruding the top in a triangular shape.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 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. Switch on the Nigerien power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPhone 6 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 is powering up which typically takes between 1 to 4 hours to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type E power charger for charging your iPhone 6 from a Nigerien power outlet

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 from a Nigerien power outlet

Using an Apple USB Lightning connector with a 2 pin Schuko Type F power adapter to recharge your iPhone 6 with a Nigerien power outlet.

  1. In order to power the iPhone 6 from a Nigerien power outlet you will need to use a Type F USB power adapter [13] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple usually include the cable when you buy your iPhone 6).
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type F USB power adapter and plugging it into the Nigerien power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by two large holes 19 mm next to each other along with two grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into 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 Nigerien power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the iPhone 6 screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 is powering up taking roughly 1 to 4 hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 from a Nigerien power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Niger - Nigerien 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/typeA.htm - Type A power outlet
  4. Type A USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type A mains power outlet, estimated price 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/typeB.htm - Type B power outlet
  7. Type B USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type B mains power outlet, costs between $20 to $25.
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  9. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet, costs between $10 to $15.
  10. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  11. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D mains power outlet, estimated cost between $15 to $20.
  12. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  13. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet, costing between $10 to $15.
  14. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  15. 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.