How to charge the iPhone 6 Plus when staying in Botswana

Instructions showing how to charge the iPhone 6 Plus with a Botswana power outlet by using the Lightning Apple connector and a three pinned Type D USB adapter, how to charge the iPhone 6 Plus using a Type G power plug and how to recharge the iPhone 6 Plus using a Type M USB charger

Botswana power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of region codes and plugs can often be daunting when planning on travelling to another country, especially for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of common standards used in the world this guide shows exactly what to pick up in advance to charge your iPhone 6 Plus in Botswana. These guidelines were written to assist travellers wanting to charge their iPhone 6 Plus when they are travelling abroad.These instructions shows exactly how to power the iPhone 6 Plus when staying in Botswana by using the standard types G, D or M Botswana 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. If travelling to Botswana from another country please ensure that the iPhone 6 Plus can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check your device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to prevent the device from being damaged during charging. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6 Plus.

Charging the iPhone 6 Plus in Botswana

Can the iPhone 6 Plus be used in Botswana?

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

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

When you are travelling to more than one country then the best international travel power adapter for Botswana to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Botswanans use three different types of plug sockets (G, D and M) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type G.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world just by changing the supplied heads over. If your model of iPhone 6 Plus can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these travel adapters, along with additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other chargers having a four port charger will also allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel chargers. Only needing to pack a single international USB travel charger will also keep the overall weight and size down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage as well as being on hand for charging your iPhone 6 Plus at an airport or on the plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used when you return home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple phones and tablets without using up an additional wall outlet.

We suggest buying this type of flexible power adapter online. The power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Botswana

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, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Botswana 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 best selling compact option for travellers originating from North America going to Botswana using 3 pinned type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and gives practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 Botswana. [10] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 6 Plus in Botswana?

Powering the iPhone 6 Plus with a Botswana power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

A guide showing you how to charge the iPhone 6 Plus with a Botswana power outlet with the Lightning Apple connector with a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge your iPhone 6 Plus using a Botswana power outlet you will need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple should usually supply this USB cable with your iPhone 6 Plus.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type G USB power adapter in the Botswana power outlet. The plug outlet (sometimes known as a Type G power outlet [3]) looks like three vertical rectangular holes containing plastic shutters in a triangle configuration.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Lightning charging cable into the USB power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6 Plus. The iPhone 6 Plus Lightning connector is situated at bottom of your iPhone 6 Plus under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Botswana power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your cell will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 Plus is recharging and takes between one-four hours to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone 6 Plus with a Botswana power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Powering the iPhone 6 Plus with a Botswana power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Using a USB Lightning cable with a 3 pinned Type D power charger to power your iPhone 6 Plus from a Botswana power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the iPhone 6 Plus from the Botswana power outlet you will need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple should usually supply this cable with your iPhone 6 Plus.
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type D USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can identify this wall supply by three circular holes forming a triangular pattern for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. 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 Plus. You can find the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6 Plus found at the bottom of your iPhone 6 Plus.
  4. Switch on the Botswana power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of your mobile screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is powering up, typically taking around 60-240 minutes to recharge.
Powering the iPhone 6 Plus with a Botswana power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

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

Instructions on how to recharge your iPhone 6 Plus from a Botswana power outlet with an Apple Lightning cable with a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to the iPhone 6 Plus 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] (this cable is usually already supplied with the device).
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type M USB power adapter in the Botswana power outlet. This power supply, sometimes called a Type M power outlet [8], can be recognised by the 3 holes in a triangle configuration.
  3. Connect one end of the USB Apple power cord into the power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6 Plus. The iPhone 6 Plus Lightning connector is situated at bottom of the iPhone 6 Plus under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Botswana power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPhone 6 Plus will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 Plus is recharging taking roughly 1 - 4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type M power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 Plus from a Botswana power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Botswana country page on wikipedia.org
  2. Apple - official iPhone user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - A Type G USB charger has three thick rectangular blades in a triangular shape with the longer top blade acting as the earthing pin, 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, costs around $15 USD (£15-£20 GBP / C$10-C$15).
  6. iec.ch - Type D power outlet
  7. Type D USB power adapter - The three pinned earthed Type D USB chargers have large rounded pins placed in a triangular shape, between $10 to $15 USD (under £25 GBP / under C$20).
  8. iec.ch - Type M power outlet
  9. Type M USB power adapter - South African Type M USB chargers have three large circular pins in a triangular shape with the top earthed pin longer and larger in diameter, under $15 USD (£5-£10 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, costing between $15 to $20 USD (around £10 GBP / under C$20).