Charging your iPhone 6 Plus from a power outlet in Cape Verde

A guide showing you how to recharge your iPhone 6 Plus with a Cape Verdean power outlet using the USB Lightning Apple cable with a Europlug Type C USB charger and how to power the iPhone 6 Plus using a Type F Schuko power adapter.

Cape Verdean power outlet

Complicated combinations of region codes and plugs can often lead to confusion when planning to travel to a new country especially for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets used throughout the world this article shows exactly what you'll need to pick up in advance to power your iPhone 6 Plus . This step-by-step guide shows you exactly what you'll need to power your iPhone 6 Plus when you are travelling to Cape Verde by using their standard F or C type Cape Verdean 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets, Type F wall outlets are normally used by a majority of Cape Verdeans. If you are visiting Cape Verde from another country make sure that the iPhone 6 Plus can be used with a 240 volt supply. If your iPhone 6 Plus came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure that your iPhone 6 Plus is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from overloading when powering up. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6 Plus.

Charging the iPhone 6 Plus in Cape Verde

Can the iPhone 6 Plus be used in Cape Verde?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 6 Plus to a Cape Verdean power outlet by using the correct power convertor.

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What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 6 Plus in Cape Verde?

When travelling to more than one country or bringing along more than your iPhone 6 Plus then the best international travel adapter for Cape Verde is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two standards of wall outlets that Cape Verdeans use (F and C) and using a power adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the supplied plugs. If your iPhone 6 Plus can support Fast Charge (note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these types of travel adapters along with compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other travel chargers having a four port adapter will allow you to power more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack multiple power adapters or occupying additional power sockets. Because you are only packing a single international travel charger will also keep the size down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage whilst travelling. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple phones and tablets without needing an additional plug socket.

If you travel on a regular basis we suggest searching for a multipurpose travel charger of this nature online; the power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Cape Verde

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 visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unreliable power supplies. These power adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Cape Verde 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 most popular portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Cape Verde 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 the US using type B plugs. This offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Cape Verde. [8]
What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 6 Plus in Cape Verde?

Powering the iPhone 6 Plus with a Cape Verdean power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

A guide showing you how to recharge your iPhone 6 Plus with a Cape Verdean power outlet using the USB Lightning Apple cable with a Europlug Type C USB charger.

  1. To power your iPhone 6 Plus using the Cape Verdean power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should typically include this USB cable when you buy the iPhone 6 Plus).
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it in the Cape Verdean power outlet. The power supply is recognised by 2 circular holes next to each other where the live and neutral pins go.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter 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 the iPhone 6 Plus under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Cape Verdean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the cell screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is recharging which should take roughly one to four hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone 6 Plus with a Cape Verdean power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 Plus from a Cape Verdean power outlet

Using a Lightning cable and a 2 pin Schuko Type F power adapter to power the iPhone 6 Plus with a Cape Verdean power outlet.

  1. If you want to power the iPhone 6 Plus from a Cape Verdean power outlet you'll need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - usually supplied with your device by Apple.
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type F USB power adapter into the wall supply. The sunken round plug supply can be recognised by two 4.8mm round holes 19 mm adjacent to each other for live and neutral and a pair of two metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the mains power adapter 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. Switch on the Cape Verdean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPhone 6 Plus screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is powering up and takes around 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 Plus from a Cape Verdean power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Cape Verde 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, costs between $10 to $15 USD (under £10 GBP / under C$5).
  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. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  7. Type F USB power adapter - Type F USB chargers are earthed using two clips at the top and bottom with two rounded 4.8mm pins set 19mm apart, priced between $15 to $20 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under C$5).
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, between $15 to $20 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under C$20).