Charging the iPhone 6 in Ghana

The WikiConnections guide showing how to power the iPhone 6 with a Ghanaian power outlet with a Lightning connector and a Type G power charger and how to recharge the iPhone 6 using a Type D power charger.

Ghanaian power outlet

Various combinations of standards and voltages can often be daunting when planning to travel to another country, especially to the first time traveller. However this isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets used in the world this article tells you exactly what to buy in advance to charge the iPhone 6 . This page was written to prepare people wanting to charge the iPhone 6 when they are travelling to Ghana.The following simple instructions shows what you'll need to power the iPhone 6 when you're visiting Ghana by using their types G or D Ghanaian 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. If visiting Ghana from a different country ensure that the iPhone 6 can be used with a 240v supply. If the iPhone 6 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure the device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from over-heating during charging. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6.

Charging the iPhone 6 in Ghana

Can you use the iPhone 6 in Ghana?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 6 to a Ghanaian power outlet.

What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 6 in Ghana?

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

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by switching the included heads over. If your iPhone 6 can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these travel adapters, plus compatibility with more power demanding devices.

Unlike other travel chargers this means you can charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack individual travel adapters for your trip or using up additional wall outlets. Because you are only needing to bring a single travel charger will also keep the overall size down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage while travelling. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of chargers can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets and smartphones using just a single wall outlet.

We recommend searching for this type of flexible power adapter at an electronics retailer - the power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Ghana

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, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor 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 Ghana using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and offers almost 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 just 2 AC outlets but offers a generous 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Ghana.
What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 6 in Ghana?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 from a Ghanaian power outlet

The WikiConnections guide showing how to power the iPhone 6 with a Ghanaian power outlet with a Lightning connector and a Type G power charger.

  1. In order to charge the iPhone 6 using the Ghanaian power outlet you'll need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the cable is typically supplied with the device).
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type G USB power adapter in the Ghanaian power outlet. This power outlet (technically known as a Type G power outlet [3]) looks like three holes in a triangular shape for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB mains charger 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. Switch on the Ghanaian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the phone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 is powering up, typically taking roughly one to four hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 from a Ghanaian power outlet

Charging the iPhone 6 from a Ghanaian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Learn how to charge the iPhone 6 from a Ghanaian power outlet using a USB Lightning Apple connector with a Type D USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to the iPhone 6 from a Ghanaian power outlet you will need to use a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - normally already supplied with your device by Apple.
  2. Begin the process by inserting the Type D USB power adapter into the wall outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by the 3 circular holes forming a triangle configuration for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB charging cable into the mains 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. Turn on the Ghanaian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your mobile will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is powering up and takes between 60-240 minutes to completely recharge.
Charging the iPhone 6 from a Ghanaian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ghana - wikipedia web page about Ghana
  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
  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
  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
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters