Charging the iPhone 6 Plus when staying in Gabon

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

Gabonese power outlet

Various standards and plug types can all lead to confusion when planning on visiting another country, especially to the first time traveller. This step by step guide will show you exactly what you'll need to supply power to the iPhone 6 Plus in Gabon using their standard 220 volt 50Hz Type C wall outlet, with the Gabonese using Europlugs for charging. If you are visiting Gabon from a different region please check that your iPhone 6 Plus can be charged using a 240v supply. If your iPhone 6 Plus came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure the device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to prevent the device from overheating when powering up. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6 Plus.

Charging the iPhone 6 Plus in Gabon

Can the iPhone 6 Plus be used in Gabon?

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

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

If you are travelling with more than your iPhone 6 Plus the best international travel charger for Gabon to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by changing the plugs over. If your iPhone 6 Plus can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times by using one of these types of travel adapters and additional support for certain power hungry devices. This will also allow you to power more than one device at the same time without needing to pack individual travel chargers or occupying additional wall sockets. Only needing to bring a single USB travel charger will also keep the size down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage and convenient for charging your iPhone 6 Plus at the airport or on the plane. Due to their space saving versatility these types of chargers can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and phones without needing an additional power outlet.

We suggest searching for a multipurpose power adapter like this online; the multipurpose power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Gabon

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 those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental 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 portable option for travellers originating from America visiting Gabon using 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 originating from America using type B plugs. This gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at almost half 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Gabon. [6]
What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 6 Plus in Gabon?

Charging the iPhone 6 Plus from a Gabonese power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Using a Lightning Apple cable with a double pinned Type C USB adapter to power the iPhone 6 Plus with a Gabonese power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPhone 6 Plus from a Gabonese power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple usually supply the cable when you buy the iPhone 6 Plus.
  2. Firstly you'll need to plug the Type C USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can recognise this power outlet by two round adjacent holes for live and neutral pins.
  3. Connect one end of the USB charging cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger 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 your iPhone 6 Plus under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Gabonese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your cell will display a charge icon to indicate that the mobile is recharging which takes around 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
Charging the iPhone 6 Plus from a Gabonese power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Gabonese Wiki 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, priced at 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, costing between $15 to $20 USD (£15-£20 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, between $15 to $20 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under C$20).