Charging the iPhone 6 when visiting Zimbabwe

Simple instructions showing you how to power the iPhone 6 from a Zimbabwe power outlet using a Lightning Apple cable and a 3 pin Type G power charger and how to power the iPhone 6 using a Type D USB plug.

Zimbabwe power outlet

If you are packing for a trip to Zimbabwe it can often be useful to know if you can use any common electrical devices like cell phones or tablets when you're there. Without knowing which power socket to expect you are likely to bring the wrong charger, leaving you having to purchase a potentially expensive adaptor on arrival that could be incompatible and damage the iPhone 6. Various combinations of voltages and sockets can often lead to confusion when planning to travel to a new country, especially to the first time traveller. This guide has been written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPhone 6 when staying abroad.These step-by-step instructions shows you how to supply power to the iPhone 6 when you're visiting Zimbabwe by using their standard G or D type Zimbabwe 220 volt 50Hz power outlets, you'll discover a majority of Zimbabweans typically use Type G power outlets. When travelling to Zimbabwe from a different country please double check the iPhone 6 can accept a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure the device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to avoid the device from over-heating when powering up. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6.

Charging the iPhone 6 in Zimbabwe

Can you use the iPhone 6 in Zimbabwe?

You can use the iPhone 6 in Zimbabwe by using a power adaptor.

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

When travelling to more than one country then the best travel charger for Zimbabwe to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Zimbabweans use two different types of wall outlets (types G and D) and using a travel adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type G.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the supplied plugs over. If your iPhone 6 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these USB power chargers, plus additional support for more power demanding devices.

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. Only needing a single USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage and on hand for recharging your iPhone 6 at an airport or on the flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used when you return home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple phones, tablets and e-readers with just a single power outlet.

We recommend buying this type of versatile power charger at an electronics retailer. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Zimbabwe

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 6, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be useful when visiting regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental 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 Zimbabwe.
  • 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 North 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 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 a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Zimbabwe.
What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 6 in Zimbabwe?

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

Instructions on how to recharge your iPhone 6 with a Zimbabwe power outlet using the USB Lightning Apple cable and a Type G USB charger.

  1. To power your iPhone 6 using the Zimbabwe power outlet you will need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the cable is normally already included with the device by Apple).
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type G USB power adapter and inserting it in the wall supply. You can identify the power supply by the three rectangular slots forming a triangle pattern for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB power cable 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 Zimbabwe power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPhone 6 screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is charging which typically takes around 1-4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone 6 with a Zimbabwe power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

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

Using a Lightning Apple cable and a 3 pin Type D power charger to charge your iPhone 6 with a Zimbabwe power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPhone 6 using the Zimbabwe power outlet you'll need a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (this USB cable is normally already supplied with your iPhone 6).
  2. Start by taking the Type D USB power adapter and plugging it in the Zimbabwe power outlet. You can recognise this plug supply by the three circular holes in a triangular configuration for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 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. Turn on the Zimbabwe power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your mobile will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 is powering up taking roughly 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 from a Zimbabwe power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zimbabwe - Zimbabwe 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/typeG.htm - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - Provides power from a type G mains power supply, 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, around $5.
  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, 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, between $10 to $15.