How to charge the iPhone 6 Plus when visiting Gambia

How to connect a Gambian power outlet to the iPhone 6 Plus

Gambian power outlet

If planning a trip to Gambia it can often be useful to know if you'll be able to power any indispensable devices when you get there. By not knowing which wall socket is being used you may end up either having to bring unnecessary adaptors or pack the wrong adaptor, meaning needing to buy a potentially expensive power adaptor when you need it that could be incompatible. Varying different region codes and sockets can often be daunting when planning on staying in a foreign country especially if you've never been there before. If you're going to Gambia the following instructions show how to charge the iPhone 6 Plus using a standard 230 volt 50Hz Type G plug outlet, with the Gambians using a 13 amp plug for wall outlets. If travelling to Gambia from a different region make sure that the iPhone 6 Plus can accept a 240v supply. If your iPhone 6 Plus came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) double check the iPhone 6 Plus is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overheating whilst powering it up. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6 Plus.

Charging the iPhone 6 Plus in Gambia

Can the iPhone 6 Plus be used in Gambia?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 6 Plus in Gambia by using a power convertor.

What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 6 Plus in Gambia?

If you are travelling with more than just your iPhone 6 Plus the best travel power adapter for Gambia is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world just by changing the included plugs over. If your iPhone 6 Plus is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these types of USB power chargers, along with support for more power hungry devices like tablets. Having a 4 port adapter will also allow you to charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring individual power chargers. By only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling as well as being convenient for recharging your iPhone 6 Plus at the airport or on a plane. Due to their versatility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home as well as 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 power outlet.

For those travelling often we recommend buying an adaptable power adapter of this nature online. The travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Gambia

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel converters come 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 travel converter 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 Gambia using type B US 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 originating from the US using type B plugs. This offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with 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 a generous 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 a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Gambia. [6] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 6 Plus in Gambia?

Powering the iPhone 6 Plus with a Gambian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Using the Lightning Apple cable with a three pin Type G USB charger to power the iPhone 6 Plus with a Gambian power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPhone 6 Plus from the Gambian power outlet you will need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (this cable is normally supplied with the device).
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type G USB power adapter in the power supply. This power outlet (technically known as a Type G power outlet [3]) looks like three vertical slots in a triangular pattern for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning 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 the iPhone 6 Plus under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Gambian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of your cell will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is powering up and takes between 60-240 minutes to completely recharge.
Powering the iPhone 6 Plus with a Gambian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Gambian Wikipedia web page
  2. Apple - official iPhone user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - A Type G USB charger has three thick rectangular blades in a triangular shape with the longer top blade acting as the earthing pin, priced at 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, between $15 to $20 USD (around £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, between $15 to $20 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under C$20).