How to charge the iPhone 6 when staying in Namibia

The WikiConnections page on how to power your iPhone 6 from a Namibian power outlet with the Lightning Apple connector and a Type D power charger and how to recharge the iPhone 6 using a Type M power plug.

Namibian power outlet

Various region codes and plugs can often be confusing when planning to visit a different country especially if you've never visited before. This isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of sockets being used throughout the world this article tells you exactly what to buy in advance to charge your iPhone 6 in Namibia. This guide shows what you'll need to supply power to your iPhone 6 when you're visiting Namibia by using the standard Type D or M Namibian 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. When you are visiting Namibia from a different country check your iPhone 6 can be used with a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check your device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from overheating when powering up. If you intend on travelling to a Namibian place like Windhoek please read the Namibian Wikipedia page [1] for more information on visiting the area. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6.

Charging the iPhone 6 in Namibia

Can the iPhone 6 be used in Namibia?

You can connect the iPhone 6 to a Namibian power outlet by using a power convertor.

What is the best power charger for the iPhone 6 in Namibia?

If travelling to more than one country the best international travel power adapter for Namibia to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8].

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by changing the supplied heads over. If your model of iPhone 6 can support Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB power chargers and support for certain power demanding devices. Having a four port charger means you can power multiple devices at once without needing to pack seperate power chargers. Only packing a single lightweight travel charger will keep the overall weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling and suitable for recharging your iPhone 6 at the airport or on the plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and smartphones without using up an additional wall outlet.

We suggest buying an adaptable power charger similar to this at an electronics retailer. The power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Namibia

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be useful for visitors of counties with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 compact option for travellers originating from North America going to Namibia using 3 pinned type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs. This is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Namibia.
What is the best power charger for the iPhone 6 in Namibia?

How to use a Type D power charger for charging your iPhone 6 from a Namibian power outlet

Using the Lightning Apple connector and a Type D power charger to power your iPhone 6 from a Namibian power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your iPhone 6 from the Namibian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple should typically supply this cable when you first purchase your iPhone 6.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type D USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This wall supply (called a Type D power outlet [3]) looks like three circular holes forming a triangular shape for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the mains USB adapter 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 Namibian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your cell screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the mobile is charging which typically takes roughly one-four hours to recharge.
How to use a Type D power charger for charging your iPhone 6 from a Namibian power outlet

Charging the iPhone 6 from a Namibian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

The WikiConnections page on how to power your iPhone 6 from a Namibian power outlet with an Apple Lightning cable with a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter.

  1. If you want to power your iPhone 6 using a Namibian power outlet you will need to buy a Type M USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple normally include the USB cable with your iPhone 6).
  2. Start the process by taking the Type M USB power adapter and plugging it into the Namibian power outlet. You can recognise this power supply by 3 holes in a triangle configuration.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the 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 your iPhone 6 under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Namibian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the cell screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the mobile is charging which takes roughly 1 to 4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
Charging the iPhone 6 from a Namibian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Namibia - Namibian Wikipedia page
  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/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  4. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D 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/typeM.htm - Type M power outlet
  7. Type M USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type M 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