Charging the iPhone 6 when staying in Guinea

Simple instructions showing how to power the iPhone 6 with a Guinean power outlet with a Lightning Apple cable and a double pinned Type C USB adapter, charging the iPhone 6 using a double pin Schuko Type F power adapter and charging the iPhone 6 using a two pin Type K USB plug

Guinean power outlet

Various combinations of standards and plug types can often lead to confusion when planning on travelling to another country especially to the first time traveller. This page contains a useful guide showing exactly what you'll need to supply power to the iPhone 6 when you are visiting Guinea using their standard Type F, C or K 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. If you are visiting Guinea from another region please check your iPhone 6 can be charged using a 240v supply. If your iPhone 6 was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure that your device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to prevent the device from overheating whilst powering it. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6.

Charging the iPhone 6 in Guinea

Can the iPhone 6 be used in Guinea?

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

What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 6 in Guinea?

When you are travelling with more than your iPhone 6 the best international travel charger for Guinea to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. Guineans use three different types of power outlets (F, C and K) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by changing the included plugs over. If your iPhone 6 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these types of power adapters plus additional support for certain power hungry devices like tablets. This will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy seperate travel adapters or occupying additional power sockets. By only needing a single travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage and suitable for charging your iPhone 6 at the airport or on a flight. Due to their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets using only a single power outlet.

For those travelling frequently we suggest searching for a versatile power adapter of this nature online. The multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Guinea

The 4 port USB travel charger [10] 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 these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Guinea 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 portable option for travellers originating from North America visiting Guinea using 3 pinned 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 originating from the US using type B plugs. This gives the same set of features as the BESTEK with only 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 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 Guinea.
What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 6 in Guinea?

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

Learn how to power the iPhone 6 with a Guinean power outlet using the Apple USB Lightning cable and a Type C USB charger.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 6 using the Guinean power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], the USB cable is typically supplied with the device by Apple.
  2. Plug in the Type C USB power adapter into the wall supply. The power supply can be recognised by 2 circular holes adjacent to each other where the twin plug outlet pins sit.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable 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 your iPhone 6 under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Guinean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of your mobile will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is recharging which should take around 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 from a Guinean power outlet

Charging the iPhone 6 from a Guinean power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

Using a Lightning Apple cable and a Type F USB charger to power the iPhone 6 with a Guinean power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPhone 6 from a Guinean power outlet you will need to use a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple usually supply the cable when you buy the iPhone 6.
  2. Firstly plug the Type F USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by the two large round adjacent holes for live and neutral and a pair of metal grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB charging cord into the bottom of the 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 Guinean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the cellphone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is powering up taking between 1 to 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPhone 6 from a Guinean power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

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

Using an Apple USB Lightning connector and a Type K USB adapter to power the iPhone 6 with a Guinean power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 6 using the Guinean power outlet you will need a Type K USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], the USB cable is typically supplied with the device by Apple.
  2. Plug in the Type K USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can identify the power supply by the 3 large holes forming an inverted triangular shape and the bottom hole appearing semicircular in shape.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable 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 your iPhone 6 under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Guinean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your cell will display a charge icon to indicate that the mobile is recharging which should take around 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
How to use a Type K power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 from a Guinean power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guinea - Guinean entry on wikipedia
  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
  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/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  7. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F mains power outlet
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeK.htm - Type K power outlet
  9. Type K USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type K mains power outlet
  10. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters