How to charge your iPhone 6 from a power outlet in Tanzania

The Wiki Connections page on how to recharge the iPhone 6 with a Tanzanian power outlet by using an Apple Lightning cable and a Type G USB adapter and charging the iPhone 6 using a Type D power plug.

Tanzanian power outlet

Various standards and plugs can often cause confusion when planning on staying in a new country to the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of common standards used throughout the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to power your iPhone 6 in Tanzania. These instructions were specifically written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge the iPhone 6 abroad.When you are visiting Tanzania these useful instructions show powering your iPhone 6 using the standard types G or D 230 volt 50Hz power outlets, you will find most Tanzanians will normally use Type G sockets in their plug outlets. Power supplies will vary from region to region so we recommend reading our Wiki Connections global power connections page for a complete list of regions and countries. If you are visiting Tanzania from a different country make sure that the iPhone 6 can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v ensure the iPhone 6 is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to avoid the device from being damaged during charging. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6.

Charging the iPhone 6 in Tanzania

Can you use the iPhone 6 in Tanzania?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 6 in Tanzania by using the correct power convertor.

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

If travelling with more than just your iPhone 6 then the best travel charger for Tanzania is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two types of wall outlets in Tanzania (G and D) and using a travel charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type G.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world just by changing the supplied plugs. If your iPhone 6 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times by using one of these types of power chargers and additional compatibility with more power demanding devices. Unlike other travel adapters having a 4 port adapter will also allow you to charge multiple devices at once without needing to pack individual travel adapters or using up additional power outlets. Only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the overall size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage whilst travelling and on hand for charging your iPhone 6 at an airport or on the plane. Due to their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones, tablets and speakers and using only a single plug socket.

For those travelling frequently we recommend buying a versatile travel adapter like this at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Tanzania

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 visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unreliable power supplies. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Tanzania 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 most popular compact power adapter for travellers originating from America visiting Tanzania using 3 pinned type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from North America using type B plugs. This offers the same functionality 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 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Tanzania.
What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 6 in Tanzania?

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

The Wiki Connections page on how to recharge the iPhone 6 with a Tanzanian power outlet by using an Apple Lightning cable and a Type G USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to your iPhone 6 from the Tanzanian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple normally include the cable with your iPhone 6.
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type G USB power adapter in the wall outlet. The plug outlet, technically called a Type G power outlet [3], looks like 3 slots with plastic shutters forming a triangle configuration for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB Apple Lightning cord into the bottom of the USB power 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 Tanzanian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the cell screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the mobile is charging and takes between 1 - 4 hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 from a Tanzanian power outlet

How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 from a Tanzanian power outlet

Using an Apple USB Lightning connector and a three pin Type D USB adapter to recharge your iPhone 6 from a Tanzanian power outlet.

  1. To power the iPhone 6 from the Tanzanian power outlet you will need a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the USB cable is usually already included with your device).
  2. First you'll need to plug in the Type D USB power adapter into the wall outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by the 3 holes in a triangular pattern.
  3. Plug in the USB 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. You can find the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6 situated at the bottom of your iPhone 6.
  4. Switch on the Tanzanian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your cell will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 is charging, typically taking around 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 from a Tanzanian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tanzania - Tanzanian country 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/typeG.htm - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - Provides power from a type G mains power supply, under $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, costs between $15 to $20.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, under $15.