Charging the iPhone 6 Plus when planning a trip to Lesotho

Using a Lightning connector with a Type M USB charger to recharge your iPhone 6 Plus with a Basotho power outlet.

Basotho power outlet

Varying different standards and plug types can often be confusing when planning on staying in another country for the first time traveller. This page contains instructions telling you how to supply power to the iPhone 6 Plus when you're visiting Lesotho using the 220 volt 50Hz Type M wall outlet. Most power is different from region to region therefore we suggest reading the Africa page for a complete list of regions and countries. When travelling to Lesotho from a different country please double check the iPhone 6 Plus can be used with a 240 volt supply. If your iPhone 6 Plus was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts double check the device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from overheating during charging. If you're planning on taking a trip to a Basotho city like Maseru or Hlotse we also suggest reading the Lesotho Wikipedia page [1] for more details. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6 Plus.

Charging the iPhone 6 Plus in Lesotho

Can you use the iPhone 6 Plus in Lesotho?

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

Lesotho

What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 6 Plus in Lesotho?

When travelling to multiple countries and bringing along more than your iPhone 6 Plus then the best travel charger for Lesotho to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the heads. If your iPhone 6 Plus can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of travel chargers, plus additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other travel chargers this will allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel chargers. By only bringing a single international travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage while travelling as well as being suitable for charging your iPhone 6 Plus at the airport or on your flight. Due to 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 under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers without using up an additional plug socket.

We recommend buying an adaptable travel charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Lesotho

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 6 Plus, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips 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 to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering 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 portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Lesotho.
  • 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 the US using type B plugs. This gives almost 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 a more flexible 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Lesotho. [6]
What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 6 Plus in Lesotho?

How to use a Type M power charger for charging your iPhone 6 Plus from a Basotho power outlet

Using a Lightning connector with a Type M USB charger to recharge your iPhone 6 Plus with a Basotho power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your iPhone 6 Plus using the Basotho power outlet you will need to buy a Type M USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will typically supply the cable with the iPhone 6 Plus).
  2. Plug the Type M USB power adapter into the Basotho power outlet. You can recognise this power supply by the three circular holes in a triangular shape for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Connect one end of the USB power cord into the bottom of the USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6 Plus. The iPhone 6 Plus Lightning connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 6 Plus under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Basotho power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your cellphone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is charging which should take roughly one-four hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type M power charger for charging your iPhone 6 Plus from a Basotho power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Lesotho Wikipedia page
  2. Apple - official iPhone user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type M power outlet
  4. Type M USB power adapter - South African Type M USB chargers have three large circular pins in a triangular shape with the top earthed pin longer and larger in diameter, costing 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 $15 to $20.
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced at between $15 to $20.