Charging your iPhone 6 from a power outlet in Uganda

How to connect a Ugandan power outlet to the iPhone 6

Ugandan power outlet

Various combinations of standards and voltages can all be daunting when planning on visiting another country especially if you've never been there before. However this isn't as complicated as it appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards being used throughout the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need to buy in advance to charge your iPhone 6 . This simple guide will show exactly what you'll need to supply power to the iPhone 6 when you're visiting Uganda using the 240 volt 50Hz G Type Ugandan power outlet, with the Ugandans using a 13 amp plug for wall outlets. If you are visiting Uganda from another region please check the iPhone 6 can accept a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) double check the device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overloading during charging. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6.

Charging the iPhone 6 in Uganda

Can you use the iPhone 6 in Uganda?

You can use the iPhone 6 in Uganda.

What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 6 in Uganda?

If you are travelling to more than one country then the best travel power adapter for Uganda is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [6]. As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world just by changing the heads. If your model of iPhone 6 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times by using one of these USB travel chargers, and compatibility with certain power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other travel chargers having a four port adapter will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy individual travel chargers on your Ugandan trip. By only needing a single USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers using just a single power outlet.

We recommend searching for a flexible travel charger of this nature online; the multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Uganda

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 the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Uganda 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 Uganda.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America 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 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 Uganda.
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 6 in Uganda?

Charging the iPhone 6 from a Ugandan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Using an Apple USB Lightning connector with a three pin Type G power adapter to recharge your iPhone 6 with a Ugandan power outlet.

  1. To charge the iPhone 6 using the Ugandan power outlet you will need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the USB cable is normally already supplied with your iPhone 6).
  2. Plug the Type G USB power adapter into the power outlet. The wall outlet (sometimes called the Type G power outlet [3]) looks like 3 rectangular slots forming a triangle shape for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Connect the USB 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. The iPhone 6 Lightning connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 6 under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Ugandan 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 phone is recharging, typically taking roughly 1 - 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPhone 6 from a Ugandan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uganda - Wikipedia page about Uganda
  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, costing 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, around $5.
  6. 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.