Charging the iPhone 6 when visiting Cote d Ivoire

The Wiki Connections page showing how to recharge your iPhone 6 from an Ivorian power outlet with the USB Lightning Apple cable with a Type C Europlug power adapter and charging the iPhone 6 using a Type E USB plug.

Ivorian power outlet

Differing combinations of voltages and plug types can often be daunting when planning to stay in a foreign country, especially if you've never been there before. However this isn't as complex as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of standards being used in the world this article shows exactly what you'll need to pick up in advance to charge your iPhone 6 . These instructions have been specifically written to stop you having to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPhone 6 abroad.The following instructions tells you how to supply power to the iPhone 6 when you're travelling to Cote d Ivoire using the types E or C 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. When travelling to Cote d Ivoire from a different country please check the iPhone 6 can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure that your iPhone 6 is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to avoid the device from overloading whilst powering it. If you're planning on taking a trip to a place such as Abidjan read the Ivorian country wikipedia page [1] for further details. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6.

Charging the iPhone 6 in Cote d Ivoire

Can you use the iPhone 6 in Cote d Ivoire?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 6 to an Ivorian power outlet.

What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 6 in Cote d Ivoire?

When travelling with more than just your iPhone 6 the best international travel adapter for Cote d Ivoire is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Ivorians use two different types of power outlets (types E and C) and using a travel adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the heads. If your model of iPhone 6 is compatible with Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from faster charging times with one of these types of travel chargers, plus additional support for more power hungry devices.

Unlike other adapters having a four port adapter will allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel chargers for your Ivorian trip or using up additional power sockets. Because you are only packing a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets without needing an additional plug socket.

We recommend buying this type of versatile travel charger online. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Cote d Ivoire

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices using USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Cote d Ivoire 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 portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Cote d Ivoire using type B American 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 originating from America using type B plugs and offers practically the same functionality 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 Cote d Ivoire.
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 6 in Cote d Ivoire?

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

The Wiki Connections page showing how to recharge your iPhone 6 from an Ivorian power outlet with the USB Lightning Apple cable with a Type C Europlug power adapter.

  1. To charge your iPhone 6 from the Ivorian power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple usually include this USB cable when you buy your iPhone 6).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the Ivorian power outlet. The wall outlet, also known as a Type C power outlet [3], can be recognised by 2 circular holes next to each other where the two plug outlet pins slide into.
  3. Connect one end of the Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB charger 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 Ivorian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the phone will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 is charging which should take roughly 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone 6 with an Ivorian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Charging the iPhone 6 from an Ivorian power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

The Wiki Connections page showing how to charge your iPhone 6 with an Ivorian power outlet with the USB Lightning Apple cable and a Type E USB charger.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 6 from an Ivorian power outlet you'll need a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - this USB cable is typically supplied with your iPhone 6.
  2. Start by inserting the Type E USB power adapter into the wall supply. The circular power supply can be recognised by two circular holes 19mm apart from each other where the two plug outlet pins slide into with a metal earth pin protruding in the top in a triangular shape.
  3. Connect one end of the USB charging cord into the USB power 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 Ivorian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPhone 6 screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is charging taking around 1-4 hours to recharge.
Charging the iPhone 6 from an Ivorian power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C%C3%B4te_d%27Ivoire - Ivorian 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/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet, 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, priced between $5 to $10.
  6. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  7. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet, between $10 to $15.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costing under $15.