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

The Wiki Connections guide on how to recharge the iPhone 6 with a Botswana power outlet with a Lightning Apple connector with a Type D power adapter, recharging the iPhone 6 using a three pin Type G USB charger and charging the iPhone 6 using a Type M power charger

Botswana power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of frequencies and region codes can often be daunting when planning on staying in a new 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 Botswana. This guide was specifically written to assist visitors wanting to charge the iPhone 6 when going abroad.These step-by-step instructions tells you what you'll need to charge the iPhone 6 when travelling to Botswana by using the G, D or M type 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. When you are visiting Botswana from another region please make sure your iPhone 6 can be used with a 240v supply. If the iPhone 6 came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) double check the iPhone 6 is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to prevent the device from being damaged whilst powering it up. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6.

Charging the iPhone 6 in Botswana

Can the iPhone 6 be used in Botswana?

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

What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 6 in Botswana?

If you are travelling to more than one country then the best international travel charger for Botswana is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. There are three types of wall outlets in Botswana (types G, D and M) and using a power charger like this ensures that you are covered for type G.

As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the included heads over. If your iPhone 6 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times by using one of these travel adapters, and support for more power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other chargers having a 4 port adapter means you can power multiple devices at the same time without needing to bring individual power chargers or using up additional wall outlets. Only packing a single international USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand baggage and suitable for recharging your iPhone 6 at an airport or on a plane. Due to their flexibility these types of power chargers can be used back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers and using only a single plug socket.

We suggest buying this type of versatile travel adapter at an electronics retailer; the multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Botswana

The 4 port USB travel charger [10] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 6, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Botswana.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and offers almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 1 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 a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Botswana.
What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 6 in Botswana?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 from a Botswana power outlet

Instructions on how to charge the iPhone 6 from a Botswana power outlet with a USB Lightning cable with a Type G USB adapter.

  1. To charge the iPhone 6 from a Botswana power outlet you will need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (normally supplied with the iPhone 6).
  2. Firstly insert the Type G USB power adapter into the Botswana power outlet. The power supply (technically called a Type G power outlet [3]) can be recognised by the 3 rectangular holes in a triangular pattern.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6. You can find the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6 situated at the bottom of your iPhone 6.
  4. Turn on the Botswana 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 iPhone is recharging and takes roughly 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 from a Botswana power outlet

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

Learn how to charge the iPhone 6 with a Botswana power outlet with the Lightning Apple cable with a Type D power adapter.

  1. To supply power to your iPhone 6 from the Botswana power outlet you will need a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple should usually supply the USB cable when you first purchase your iPhone 6.
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type D USB power adapter into the wall outlet. The plug outlet (technically known as the Type D power outlet [6]) can be identified by the three holes in a triangle pattern.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple USB cord into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6. You can find the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6 situated at the bottom of your iPhone 6.
  4. Switch on the Botswana power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPhone 6 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the mobile is recharging and takes roughly 60 to 240 minutes to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type D power charger for charging your iPhone 6 from a Botswana power outlet

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

Using the Lightning Apple cable with a Type M USB adapter to charge your iPhone 6 from a Botswana power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the iPhone 6 using a Botswana power outlet you'll need to use a Type M USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should usually supply the USB cable when you purchase your iPhone 6).
  2. Insert the Type M USB power adapter in the Botswana power outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by 3 large round holes in a triangle configuration 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 Botswana power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your iPhone will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is powering up which should take between 1-4 hours to completely recharge.
Charging the iPhone 6 from a Botswana power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Botswana - Botswana 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/typeG.htm - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - Provides power from a type G mains power supply, under $15 USD (£15-£20 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, around $5 USD (£4-£5 GBP / C$130-C$140).
  6. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  7. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D mains power outlet, estimated price under $20 USD (£20-£25 GBP / C$15-C$20).
  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, under $15 USD (£4-£5 GBP / C$15-C$20).
  10. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costs under $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).