Charging the iPhone 6 from a power outlet in Zambia

Using a USB Lightning Apple cable with a double pinned Type C USB adapter to power the iPhone 6 with a Zambian power outlet, charging the iPhone 6 using a three pinned Type G power charger and recharging the iPhone 6 using a Type D power adapter

Zambian power outlet

Varying different frequencies and region codes can all be daunting when planning on staying in a different country, especially to the first time traveller. When you are visiting Zambia the following useful instructions show how to supply power to the iPhone 6 using the Type G, C or D Zambian 230 volt 50Hz power outlets, Type G wall outlets are normally used by a majority of Zambians. You'll discover power supplies change regionally therefore we suggest reading the list of World power supplies for a full list of countries. When you are travelling to Zambia from another country check that the iPhone 6 can be used with a 240v supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts double check your iPhone 6 is dual-voltage (marked with 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 that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6.

Charging the iPhone 6 in Zambia

Can the iPhone 6 be used in Zambia?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 6 to a Zambian power outlet by using a power adaptor.

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

When you are travelling to multiple countries or bringing more than just your iPhone 6 then the best international travel adapter for Zambia to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. There are three different standards of plug sockets in Zambia (types G, C and D) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for both types C and G.

As these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by changing the included plugs over. If your iPhone 6 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times by using one of these types of travel adapters and additional support for more power hungry devices.

Unlike other travel chargers having a 4 port adapter means you can charge more than one device at once without needing to buy multiple power adapters on your trip. Only packing a single international travel charger will keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage and suitable for charging your iPhone 6 at the airport or on the plane. Due to their space saving versatility these types of chargers can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers without using up an additional plug socket.

If you travel to Zambia we recommend buying this type of versatile travel charger online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been tested successfully for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Zambia

The 4 port USB travel charger [10] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 6, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be necessary for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power adapter for travellers originating from North America going to Zambia.
  • 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 originating from the US using type B plugs. This 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Zambia.
What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 6 in Zambia?

Powering the iPhone 6 with a Zambian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

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

  1. To power the iPhone 6 using the Zambian power outlet you'll need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (typically already included with the iPhone 6).
  2. Start by plugging the Type G USB power adapter into the Zambian power outlet. You can recognise the wall outlet by the three vertical holes containing shutters forming a triangle shape for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Then 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. You can find the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6 situated at the bottom of the iPhone 6.
  4. Turn on the Zambian 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 charging, typically taking between one to four hours to fully recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone 6 with a Zambian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

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

Using a USB Lightning Apple cable with a double pinned Type C USB adapter to power the iPhone 6 with a Zambian power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 6 from a Zambian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], this USB cable is typically supplied with the device by Apple.
  2. Start the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it in the Zambian power outlet. This unearthed plug outlet (sometimes known as a Europlug) can be recognised by the 2 circular holes adjacent to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB Apple charging cable into the bottom of the mains 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. Turn on the Zambian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the mobile screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is charging and takes around one-four hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone 6 with a Zambian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

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

Using an Apple USB Lightning connector and a Type D USB charger to power the iPhone 6 from a Zambian power outlet.

  1. To power the iPhone 6 using a Zambian power outlet you'll need a Type D USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple typically supply the USB cable with the iPhone 6.
  2. Start by plugging the Type D USB power adapter in the Zambian power outlet. You can identify the wall supply by the 3 round holes in a triangle pattern for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Apple 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 Zambian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the iPhone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is powering up taking roughly 1 to 4 hours to recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone 6 with a Zambian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zambia - Zambian Wikipedia web 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, estimated cost 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, costs between $5 to $10.
  6. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  7. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet, under $15.
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  9. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D mains power outlet, costs under $20.
  10. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated cost between $10 to $15.