How to charge your iPhone 6 from a power outlet in Mozambique

The Wiki Connections guide on how to power the iPhone 6 with a Mozambican power outlet with a USB Lightning Apple connector and a 2 pinned Type F power charger, how to recharge the iPhone 6 using a two pinned Europlug Type C power plug and recharging the iPhone 6 using a three pin Type M USB adapter

Mozambican power outlet

Varying different combinations of standards and voltages can often lead to confusion when planning on staying in a foreign 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 the iPhone 6 in Mozambique. This page is a step by step guide telling you exactly how to charge your iPhone 6 when you're travelling to Mozambique using their Type F, C or M Mozambican 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. When you are visiting Mozambique from a different region please ensure that the iPhone 6 can be used with a 240v supply. If your iPhone 6 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v check your iPhone 6 is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from over-heating during charging. If you intend on staying in a city such as Maputo please read the wikipedia entry about Mozambique [1] for more information prior to the location. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6.

Charging the iPhone 6 in Mozambique

Can the iPhone 6 be used in Mozambique?

You can use the iPhone 6 in Mozambique by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 6 in Mozambique?

When you are travelling with more than your iPhone 6 and visiting more than one country then the best international travel charger for Mozambique is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. Mozambicans use three different standards of plug sockets (F, C and M) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by changing the included plugs. If your model of iPhone 6 can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times with one of these types of USB travel chargers and additional compatibility with more power demanding devices.

This means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to buy seperate power adapters or using up additional power outlets. Because you are only needing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the size down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage while travelling and suitable for charging your iPhone 6 at an airport or on a plane. Due to their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used back at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers without needing an additional plug socket.

For those travelling frequently we suggest buying this type of flexible travel adapter online. The travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Mozambique

The 4 port USB travel charger [10] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These travel converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Mozambique and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international 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 Mozambique.
  • 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 practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for almost half 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 perfect for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Mozambique.
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 6 in Mozambique?

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

Using a USB Lightning Apple connector and a 2 pinned Type C power charger to charge the iPhone 6 with a Mozambican power outlet.

  1. In order to power the iPhone 6 using the Mozambican power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should usually supply the USB cable when you purchase the iPhone 6).
  2. Firstly insert the Type C USB power adapter into the Mozambican power outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by 2 circular holes adjacent to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Lightning charging cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6. The iPhone 6 Lightning connector is situated at bottom of the iPhone 6 under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Mozambican power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of your phone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 is charging, typically taking around one-four hours to fully recharge.
Powering the iPhone 6 with a Mozambican 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 from a Mozambican power outlet

Learn how to charge the iPhone 6 with a Mozambican power outlet with the Lightning Apple cable with a Type F USB adapter.

  1. To power the iPhone 6 from the Mozambican power outlet you will need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple will usually supply this USB cable when you purchase the iPhone 6.
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type F USB power adapter in the Mozambican power outlet. This round plug outlet can be recognised by the two large adjacent holes along with a pair of two thin grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the power 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 Mozambican 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 mobile is recharging and takes roughly 60-240 minutes to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 from a Mozambican power outlet

How to use a Type M power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 from a Mozambican power outlet

Using a Lightning cable with a Type M USB adapter to recharge your iPhone 6 from a Mozambican power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 6 using a Mozambican power outlet you will need to use a Type M USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple should usually include the USB cable when you first purchase your iPhone 6.
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type M USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by three large circular holes in a triangle shape for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Apple Lightning charging cord into the USB power charger 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. Switch on the Mozambican 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 iPhone is powering up, typically taking roughly 1-4 hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type M power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 from a Mozambican power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mozambique - wikipedia entry about Mozambique
  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/typeM.htm - Type M power outlet
  9. Type M USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type M 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