How to charge the iPhone 6 Plus from a power outlet in Guinea

Using a USB Lightning Apple connector and a 2 pinned Type F power adapter to charge the iPhone 6 Plus from a Guinean power outlet, charging the iPhone 6 Plus using a Europlug Type C USB charger and how to charge the iPhone 6 Plus using a two pinned Type K power plug

Guinean power outlet

Differing combinations of frequencies and region codes can often lead to confusion when planning on staying in a foreign country for the first time traveller. These instructions were specifically written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge the iPhone 6 Plus when you're in Guinea.This page contains a simple guide showing what you'll need to power the iPhone 6 Plus in Guinea using their types F, C or K Guinean 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. When you are travelling to Guinea from another country please make sure that your iPhone 6 Plus can be used with a 240 volt supply. If the iPhone 6 Plus was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure the iPhone 6 Plus is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from overheating when charging it. If you're planning to visit a Guinean place such as Conakry or Guéckédou please read the Guinea Wikipedia web page [1] for more information prior to the area. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6 Plus.

Charging the iPhone 6 Plus in Guinea

Can the iPhone 6 Plus be used in Guinea?

You can use the iPhone 6 Plus in Guinea by using the correct power convertor.

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

If travelling to more than one country and bringing along more than just your iPhone 6 Plus the best international travel power adapter for Guinea is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Guineans use three different standards of wall outlets (F, C and K) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C. As these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the included heads over. If your iPhone 6 Plus is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times with one of these travel adapters plus compatibility with more power demanding devices. This will allow you to recharge more than one device at once without needing to pack individual travel adapters for your Guinean trip. By only bringing a single USB travel charger will also keep the overall weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand luggage as well as being suitable for recharging your iPhone 6 Plus at an airport or on a plane. Due to their flexibility these types of power chargers can be used back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones, tablets and e-readers with only a single power outlet.

We recommend searching for a flexible travel adapter similar to this online. The power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Guinea

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be crucial for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Guinea.
  • 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 from America using type B plugs. This gives the same functionality as the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Guinea. [10] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 6 Plus in Guinea?

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

Using a USB Lightning Apple connector and a Type C power adapter to charge your iPhone 6 Plus from a Guinean power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 6 Plus from the Guinean power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the USB cable is usually included with your iPhone 6 Plus by Apple).
  2. Insert the Type C USB power adapter in the power supply. You can identify this plug outlet by 2 circular adjacent holes next to each other where the plug outlet pins go.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the mains power 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 your iPhone 6 Plus under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Guinean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your iPhone will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is powering up which typically takes between one to four hours to recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone 6 Plus with a Guinean power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 Plus from a Guinean power outlet

Using a USB Lightning Apple connector and a 2 pinned Type F power adapter to charge the iPhone 6 Plus from a Guinean power outlet.

  1. To power the iPhone 6 Plus from a Guinean power outlet you will need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple typically supply this USB cable when you buy the iPhone 6 Plus.
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type F USB power adapter in the wall outlet. The recessed round wall supply can be identified by the two 4.8mm holes 19 mm apart from each other, plus metal grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Apple USB Lightning cord into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6 Plus. The iPhone 6 Plus Lightning connector is situated at bottom of your iPhone 6 Plus under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Guinean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your cell will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is powering up which should take between one to four hours to recharge.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 Plus from a Guinean power outlet

Powering the iPhone 6 Plus with a Guinean power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type K USB adapter

A guide showing how to power the iPhone 6 Plus with a Guinean power outlet with a Lightning Apple connector with a Type K power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPhone 6 Plus using the Guinean power outlet you'll need to buy a Type K USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the USB cable is usually included with your iPhone 6 Plus by Apple).
  2. Insert the Type K USB power adapter in the Guinean power outlet. This wall outlet, technically known as a Type K power outlet [8], looks like three holes in an inverted triangular pattern with the bottom hole appearing semicircular in shape.
  3. Then connect one end of the charging cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6 Plus. You can find the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6 Plus situated at the bottom of your iPhone 6 Plus.
  4. Turn on the Guinean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the cellphone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is recharging which typically takes around 60-240 minutes to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone 6 Plus with a Guinean power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type K USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Guinea Wikipedia web page
  2. Apple - official iPhone user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, priced between $5 to $10.
  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, under $20.
  6. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  7. Type F USB power adapter - Type F USB chargers are earthed using two clips at the top and bottom with two rounded 4.8mm pins set 19mm apart, between $10 to $15.
  8. iec.ch - Type K power outlet
  9. Type K USB power adapter - There are three pins on a Type K USB charger comprising of two large rounded pins and a bottom semi-circular grounding pin, costs between $10 to $15.
  10. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, around $15.