Charging the iPhone 6 from a power outlet in Gabon

Using the USB Lightning Apple cable and a Type C Europlug power adapter to power the iPhone 6 from a Gabonese power outlet.

Gabonese power outlet

Varying different region codes and voltages can all lead to confusion when planning to travel to a foreign country especially for the first time traveller. These instructions have been specifically written to prevent you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPhone 6 abroad.This page contains step-by-step instructions which shows how to supply power to the iPhone 6 when you are visiting Gabon using a standard 220 volt 50Hz C Type Gabonese power outlet, with the Gabonese using Europlugs for charging. If you are visiting Gabon from another country make sure your iPhone 6 can accept a 240 volt supply. If your iPhone 6 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts double check the iPhone 6 is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from being damaged when powering up. If you intend on taking a trip to a Gabonese place such as Libreville read the Gabonese Wikipedia web page [1] for further details. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6.

Charging the iPhone 6 in Gabon

Can the iPhone 6 be used in Gabon?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 6 to a Gabonese power outlet.

What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 6 in Gabon?

When travelling with more than just your iPhone 6 the best international travel adapter for Gabon to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. As these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by changing the heads. If your iPhone 6 supports Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from faster charging times with one of these types of travel chargers, plus additional compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

Unlike other adapters this will allow you to charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to pack multiple power adapters. By only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand luggage while travelling. Because of their versatility these types of chargers can be used when you return home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets without needing an additional wall outlet.

We recommend buying this type of versatile travel charger at an electronics retailer. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Gabon

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 6, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Gabon 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 best selling compact option for travellers originating from America visiting Gabon.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs and 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 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 ideal for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Gabon. [6] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 6 in Gabon?

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

Instructions showing how to recharge your iPhone 6 with a Gabonese power outlet using the USB Lightning Apple cable and a 2 pin Europlug Type C power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPhone 6 from a Gabonese power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (this USB cable is normally already supplied with your iPhone 6).
  2. Insert the Type C USB power adapter into the Gabonese power outlet. You can identify the wall outlet by the two adjacent holes for live and neutral pins.
  3. Connect one 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. You can find the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6 situated at the bottom of the iPhone 6.
  4. Turn on the Gabonese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the phone will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 is powering up which typically takes roughly 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 from a Gabonese power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Gabonese Wikipedia web page
  2. Apple - official iPhone user guide
  3. - 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, costing between $10 to $15 USD (£10-£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, between $15 to $20 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under C$15).
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, around $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).