Charging the iPhone 6 when staying in The Central African Republic

Simple instructions showing how to power the iPhone 6 with a Central African power outlet with a USB Lightning Apple connector with a double pin Europlug Type C power adapter and charging the iPhone 6 using a two pin Type E USB plug.

Central African power outlet

Complicated frequencies and standards can all be confusing when planning on staying in a foreign country especially if you've never visited before. These instructions have been written to stop people having to worry if they can charge their iPhone 6 when they are going to The Central African Republic.This page has simple instructions telling you what you'll need to power the iPhone 6 when you're travelling to The Central African Republic using their standard Type E or C 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. If you are visiting The Central African Republic from a different region please check that your iPhone 6 can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If your iPhone 6 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check that the device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from being damaged when charging it. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6.

Charging the iPhone 6 in The Central African Republic

Can the iPhone 6 be used in The Central African Republic?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 6 in The Central African Republic.

What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 6 in The Central African Republic?

When travelling to multiple countries or bringing more than just your iPhone 6 the best international travel charger for The Central African Republic to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two types of power outlets that Central Africans use (E and C) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the included heads. If your type of iPhone 6 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these types of travel adapters and additional support for certain power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other travel adapters this will allow you to recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring individual power adapters on your trip. Because you are only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand luggage and convenient for charging your iPhone 6 at the airport or on the plane. Due to their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets and phones with just a single plug socket.

If you travel to The Central African Republic we recommend buying this type of flexible travel charger at your preferred electronics retailer; the power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for The Central African Republic

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 6, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting regions with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power adapter for travellers originating from America going to The Central African Republic using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs. This gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at almost half the 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 most travellers from around the world visiting The Central African Republic.
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 6 in The Central African Republic?

Powering the iPhone 6 with a Central African power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Simple instructions showing how to power the iPhone 6 with a Central African power outlet with a USB Lightning Apple connector with a double pin Europlug Type C power adapter.

  1. To power the iPhone 6 using a Central African power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the cable is normally supplied with your device by Apple).
  2. Begin the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter into the Central African power outlet. You can recognise the wall supply by the 2 circular holes adjacent to each other where the twin plug outlet pins sit.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB cable into the bottom of the power adapter 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. Turn on the Central African power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your iPhone 6 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 is recharging, typically taking roughly 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
Powering the iPhone 6 with a Central African power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 from a Central African power outlet

Using a USB Lightning connector and a Type E USB adapter to power the iPhone 6 with a Central African power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 6 using the Central African power outlet you'll need a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - typically already included with your iPhone 6 by Apple.
  2. Start the process by taking the Type E USB power adapter and inserting it in the Central African power outlet. You can recognise the wall outlet by the two 4.8mm circular holes 19mm apart from each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins sit and a long metal earth pin protruding in the top to form a triangular configuration.
  3. Connect one end of the USB Apple power cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6. The iPhone 6 Lightning connector can be found at bottom of your iPhone 6 under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Central African power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of your phone will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is charging and takes around 1 - 4 hours to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 from a Central African power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Central_African_Republic - Central African country entry on wikipedia
  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, between $10 to $15 USD (around £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, priced at between $5 to $10 USD (£4-£5 GBP / under C$140).
  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, costing between $10 to $15 USD (£5-£10 GBP / around C$20).
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, between $10 to $15 USD (around £10 GBP / under C$20).