Charging the iPhone 6 in Burundi

Simple instructions showing you how to power your iPhone 6 with a Burundian power outlet with a USB Lightning connector and a Type C USB adapter and how to charge the iPhone 6 using a Type E power adapter.

Burundian power outlet

Varying different combinations of region codes and plug types can all be daunting when planning on staying in a foreign country especially if you've never visited before. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used in the world this guide tells you exactly what to buy in advance to power the iPhone 6 in Burundi. These guidelines have been written to stop travellers having to worry if they'll be able to power their iPhone 6 when they are abroad.The following step by step guide will show you exactly how to supply power to your iPhone 6 when travelling to Burundi by using their types E or C Burundian 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. You'll discover that power sockets will vary depending on which region you are visiting therefore we suggest reading the travel power supplies page for a full list of countries. If you are visiting Burundi from a different country please make sure your iPhone 6 can accept a 240 volt supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check that your iPhone 6 is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to prevent the device from overheating when powering up. If you intend on travelling to a Burundian destination such as Bujumbura or Muyinga please read the Burundi Wikipedia web page [1] for more indepth details. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6.

Charging the iPhone 6 in Burundi

Can you use the iPhone 6 in Burundi?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 6 to a Burundian power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 6 in Burundi?

If travelling to multiple countries or bringing more than your iPhone 6 the best international travel charger for Burundi is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two different standards of plug sockets in Burundi (E and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by switching the supplied heads. If your type of iPhone 6 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster charging times with one of these types of USB power chargers, along with support for more power hungry devices. Unlike other travel adapters this means you can recharge more than one device at once without needing to pack multiple travel chargers. By only bringing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers without using up an additional wall outlet.

We suggest searching for this type of versatile power charger at your preferred electronics retailer - the power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Burundi

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices using USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which is necessary when visiting regions with unstable power supplies. These power adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 converter for travellers originating from North America going to Burundi.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs. This is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just 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 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Burundi.
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 6 in Burundi?

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

Simple instructions showing you how to power your iPhone 6 with a Burundian power outlet with a USB Lightning connector and a Type C USB adapter.

  1. To charge the iPhone 6 using a Burundian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the USB cable is typically supplied with the device).
  2. Start by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it in the power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by the 2 circular adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple charging cable into the bottom of the USB mains 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 the iPhone 6.
  4. Switch on the Burundian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the phone will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is powering up taking between 60-240 minutes to fully recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 from a Burundian power outlet

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

Instructions showing how to charge your iPhone 6 from a Burundian power outlet by using a Lightning Apple cable with a double pin Type E power charger.

  1. To supply power to the iPhone 6 from a Burundian power outlet you will need to use a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], the USB cable is typically supplied with the device.
  2. First plug in the Type E USB power adapter into the power supply. You can identify this plug outlet by two large round adjacent holes next to each other along with one metal grounding pin protruding the top forming a triangle shape.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB Lightning cord into the mains USB charger 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. Turn on the Burundian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your iPhone 6 will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is recharging which takes around 1 - 4 hours to recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone 6 with a Burundian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burundi - Burundi Wikipedia web 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