Charging your iPhone 6 Plus from a power outlet in Guinea-Bissau

Using the Apple Lightning cable and a 2 pin Europlug Type C power adapter to recharge your iPhone 6 Plus with a Bissau-Guinean power outlet.

Bissau-Guinean power outlet

Differing combinations of frequencies and region codes can all lead to confusion when planning to visit another country if you've never visited before. This guide has been written to prevent visitors worrying if they'll be able to charge their iPhone 6 Plus abroad.If going to travel to Guinea-Bissau the following useful instructions show how to charge the iPhone 6 Plus by using their standard 220 volt 50Hz Type C wall outlet, the Bissau-Guineans will use Europlugs for charging. When travelling to Guinea-Bissau from a different country please make sure your iPhone 6 Plus can be charged using a 240v supply. If your iPhone 6 Plus was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts make sure that your iPhone 6 Plus is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from overheating whilst powering it up. If you plan on taking a trip to a Bissau-Guinean place such as Bissau we also suggest reading the Guinea-Bissau Wikipedia page [1] for further information. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6 Plus.

Charging the iPhone 6 Plus in Guinea-Bissau

Can the iPhone 6 Plus be used in Guinea-Bissau?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 6 Plus to a Bissau-Guinean power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 6 Plus in Guinea-Bissau?

When travelling to more than one country or bringing more than your iPhone 6 Plus then the best international travel adapter for Guinea-Bissau is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world simply by changing the heads over. If your type of iPhone 6 Plus is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these travel chargers, and compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other travel chargers having a four port adapter means you can recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy individual travel chargers on your Bissau-Guinean trip. By only needing a single USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used when you return home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones, tablets and speakers using only a single power outlet.

We recommend buying a versatile power charger of this nature online; the travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Guinea-Bissau

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Guinea-Bissau using 3 pin 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 North America using type B plugs and offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more flexible 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 Guinea-Bissau. [6] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 6 Plus in Guinea-Bissau?

Charging the iPhone 6 Plus from a Bissau-Guinean power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

A guide on how to charge your iPhone 6 Plus with a Bissau-Guinean power outlet with the Apple Lightning connector and a 2 pin Europlug Type C power adapter.

  1. To charge the iPhone 6 Plus from the Bissau-Guinean power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - this USB cable is typically supplied with your device by Apple.
  2. Firstly plug in the Type C USB power adapter in the Bissau-Guinean power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the 2 circular holes next to each other.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the mains power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6 Plus. The iPhone 6 Plus Lightning connector can be found at bottom of your iPhone 6 Plus under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Bissau-Guinean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of the phone will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is recharging, typically taking between 1 - 4 hours to recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPhone 6 Plus from a Bissau-Guinean power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Guinea-Bissau Wikipedia 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 between $10 to $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under 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, between $15 to $20 USD (around £15 GBP / under C$15).
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costs between $15 to $20 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under C$20).