Charging the iPhone 6 when staying in Equatorial Guinea

A step by step guide showing how to power your iPhone 6 with an Equatorial Guinean power outlet with a USB Lightning Apple cable with a double pinned Type C power adapter and powering the iPhone 6 using a Type E USB plug.

Equatorial Guinean power outlet

Complicated standards and sockets can all be daunting when planning on visiting another country, especially to the first time traveller. This step by step guide shows you exactly how to supply power to the iPhone 6 when going to Equatorial Guinea using their standard Type E or C 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. If you are visiting Equatorial Guinea from a different region please check that your iPhone 6 can be charged using a 240v supply. If your iPhone 6 came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure the device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to prevent the device from overheating when powering up. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6.

Charging the iPhone 6 in Equatorial Guinea

Can the iPhone 6 be used in Equatorial Guinea?

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

What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 6 in Equatorial Guinea?

When you are travelling to multiple countries or bringing more than just your iPhone 6 the best international travel charger for Equatorial Guinea to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two standards of wall outlets in Equatorial Guinea (E and C) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by changing the supplied plugs. If your iPhone 6 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these types of USB power adapters, plus compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other adapters this will allow you to recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring seperate power adapters. By only needing a single international travel charger will keep the overall weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage as well as being suitable for charging your iPhone 6 at an airport or on the flight. Because of their versatility these types of power adapters can be used back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets using just a single wall outlet.

If you travel often we suggest buying this type of versatile power charger online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Equatorial Guinea

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 6, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Equatorial Guinea and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power converter for travellers originating from North America visiting Equatorial Guinea.
  • 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 is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for 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 perfect for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Equatorial Guinea.
What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 6 in Equatorial Guinea?

Charging the iPhone 6 from an Equatorial Guinean power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

A step by step guide showing how to power your iPhone 6 with an Equatorial Guinean power outlet with a USB Lightning Apple cable with a double pinned Type C power adapter.

  1. To power the iPhone 6 using the Equatorial Guinean power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple usually supply the cable when you buy the iPhone 6).
  2. Begin by inserting the Type C USB power adapter into the Equatorial Guinean power outlet. This plug supply, also known as a Type C power outlet [3] or Europlug, can be recognised by the 2 holes adjacent to each other.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the 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. Switch on the Equatorial Guinean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of the phone will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is charging and takes around 1 - 4 hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
Charging the iPhone 6 from an Equatorial Guinean power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 from an Equatorial Guinean power outlet

A step by step guide showing how to power your iPhone 6 with an Equatorial Guinean power outlet with a USB Lightning Apple cable with a double pinned Type E power adapter.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 6 using the Equatorial Guinean power outlet you will need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], the USB cable is typically supplied with the device by Apple.
  2. Plug in the Type E USB power adapter into the wall supply. This recessed round wall outlet can be recognised by two round holes 19mm adjacent to each other where the twin plug outlet pins sit and a single long metal grounding pin protruding in the top to form a triangle shape.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the 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. Switch on the Equatorial Guinean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of the phone will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is charging and takes around 1 to 4 hours to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 from an Equatorial Guinean power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Equatorial_Guinea - Equatorial Guinean Wiki 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/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/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  7. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E 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