Charging your iPhone 6 Plus from a power outlet in Benin

Using the USB Lightning Apple connector with a double pin Type C power adapter to power the iPhone 6 Plus with a Beninese power outlet and how to power the iPhone 6 Plus using a Type E power adapter.

Beninese power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of standards and voltages can all be confusing when planning on staying in a foreign country, especially to the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of standards being used in the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need to buy in advance to charge your iPhone 6 Plus . These guidelines have been specifically written to prevent visitors worrying if they'll be able to power their iPhone 6 Plus when visiting abroad.This useful guide tells you how to supply power to the iPhone 6 Plus when travelling to Benin using the E or C type Beninese 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. If travelling to Benin from a different country please make sure your iPhone 6 Plus can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If your iPhone 6 Plus came 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 power converter to stop the device from overloading during charging. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6 Plus.

Charging the iPhone 6 Plus in Benin

Can you use the iPhone 6 Plus in Benin?

You can connect the iPhone 6 Plus to a Beninese power outlet.

What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 6 Plus in Benin?

If travelling with more than just your iPhone 6 Plus and visiting more than one country the best travel charger for Benin to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two standards of wall outlets in Benin (E and C) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type C. Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the included heads. If your model of iPhone 6 Plus is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from faster charging times with one of these types of power adapters and additional support for certain power hungry devices. Unlike other travel chargers having a 4 port adapter means you can recharge more than one device at once without needing to bring individual power adapters. By only needing a single travel charger will also keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand luggage while travelling. Because of their flexibility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets without needing an additional wall outlet.

We recommend searching for this type of flexible travel charger at an electronics retailer. The travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Benin

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 6 Plus, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Benin 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 most popular compact option for travellers originating from North America visiting Benin using 3 pinned type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs and is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 perfect for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Benin. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 6 Plus in Benin?

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

Using a USB Lightning Apple cable with a Type C USB charger to power the iPhone 6 Plus from a Beninese power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 6 Plus from the Beninese power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - usually supplied with the device by Apple.
  2. Start by plugging the Type C USB power adapter in the Beninese power outlet. You can recognise this power outlet by two holes next to each other.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Apple USB charging cord into the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6 Plus. You can find the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6 Plus situated at the bottom of the iPhone 6 Plus.
  4. Turn on the Beninese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPhone 6 Plus screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 Plus is powering up which should take between 1 to 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 Plus from a Beninese power outlet

Powering the iPhone 6 Plus with a Beninese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

Instructions on how to charge your iPhone 6 Plus with a Beninese power outlet with a Lightning Apple cable and a Type E power adapter.

  1. To charge your iPhone 6 Plus using the Beninese power outlet you'll need a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - typically already included with the iPhone 6 Plus.
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type E USB power adapter and inserting it in the Beninese power outlet. You can recognise the wall outlet by the two 4.8mm round adjacent holes where the twin pins go along with a long metal earth pin protruding in the top to form a triangle shape.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Apple USB power cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6 Plus. You can find the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6 Plus found at the bottom of the iPhone 6 Plus.
  4. Switch on the Beninese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPhone 6 Plus screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 Plus is charging which takes between 1 - 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone 6 Plus with a Beninese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Beninese Wikipedia web page
  2. Apple - official iPhone user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, priced at around $10 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).
  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, costs between $15 to $20 USD (£15-£20 GBP / under C$15).
  6. iec.ch - Type E power outlet
  7. Type E USB power adapter - There are two 4.8mm pins on Type E USB chargers which are placed 19mm apart and may include a hole for an earthing pin, between $10 to $15 USD (under £10 GBP / under C$20).
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced around $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).