How to charge your iPhone 6 Plus from a power outlet in Sierra Leone

A guide on how to power the iPhone 6 Plus with a Sierra Leonean power outlet with a Lightning Apple connector with a Type G power adapter and recharging the iPhone 6 Plus using a 3 pinned Type D power plug.

Sierra Leonean power outlet

Differing combinations of frequencies and region codes can often be daunting when planning on staying in a new country to the first time traveller. However this isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used in the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need to purchase in advance to power your iPhone 6 Plus in Sierra Leone. This guide was written to assist visitors wanting to power the iPhone 6 Plus when they are travelling to Sierra Leone.When you are visiting Sierra Leone these instructions show how to power the iPhone 6 Plus using their standard types G or D Sierra Leonean 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. Power sources will vary regionally therefore please read the Wikiconnections global power supplies page where you'll find a complete list showing destinations. If you are visiting Sierra Leone from a different country please ensure that the iPhone 6 Plus can accept a 240v supply. If your iPhone 6 Plus originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) check your iPhone 6 Plus is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from being damaged during charging. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6 Plus.

Charging the iPhone 6 Plus in Sierra Leone

Can the iPhone 6 Plus be used in Sierra Leone?

You can use the iPhone 6 Plus in Sierra Leone by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 6 Plus in Sierra Leone?

When you are travelling with more than your iPhone 6 Plus and visiting more than one country then the best travel charger for Sierra Leone to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different standards of wall outlets that Sierra Leoneans use (types G and D) and using a travel charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type G.

Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the supplied heads. If your type of iPhone 6 Plus can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these types of USB travel chargers and additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices.

Having a 4 port adapter will allow you to recharge more than one device at once without needing to pack individual travel adapters for your Sierra Leonean trip. Only bringing a single travel charger will also keep the overall size down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage as well as being convenient for recharging your iPhone 6 Plus at the airport or on a flight. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of chargers can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers using just a single plug socket.

For those travelling frequently we suggest buying this type of versatile travel adapter at your preferred electronics retailer; the multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Sierra Leone

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, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Sierra Leone 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 portable power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Sierra Leone using type B plug sockets.
  • 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 offers the same functionality as the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Sierra Leone. [8] [AD]
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 6 Plus in Sierra Leone?

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

A guide on how to power the iPhone 6 Plus with a Sierra Leonean power outlet with a Lightning Apple connector with a Type G power adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 6 Plus using the Sierra Leonean power outlet you'll need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple will usually supply the USB cable when you purchase your iPhone 6 Plus.
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type G USB power adapter into the wall outlet. The plug supply (technically known as a Type G power outlet [3]) can be identified by the 3 rectangular holes in a triangular pattern.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB mains adapter 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 Sierra Leonean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find 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.
Powering the iPhone 6 Plus with a Sierra Leonean power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

How to use a Type D power charger for charging your iPhone 6 Plus from a Sierra Leonean power outlet

Using a USB Lightning Apple connector and a 3 pinned Type D power charger to recharge the iPhone 6 Plus with a Sierra Leonean power outlet.

  1. To power the iPhone 6 Plus from the Sierra Leonean power outlet you will need a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (this cable is normally included with the iPhone 6 Plus).
  2. First plug the Type D USB power adapter in the Sierra Leonean power outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by 3 round holes forming a triangle configuration for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Lightning charging cable into the USB power 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 found at the bottom of your iPhone 6 Plus.
  4. Turn on the Sierra Leonean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the cell screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is recharging taking around 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type D power charger for charging your iPhone 6 Plus from a Sierra Leonean power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Sierra Leone Wikipedia web page
  2. Apple - official iPhone user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - A Type G USB charger has three thick rectangular blades in a triangular shape with the longer top blade acting as the earthing pin, 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, under $20.
  6. iec.ch - Type D power outlet
  7. Type D USB power adapter - The three pinned earthed Type D USB chargers have large rounded pins placed in a triangular shape, costs under $15.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced at around $15.