Charging your iPhone 6 Plus from a power outlet in Ghana

Using the USB Lightning Apple cable with a three pinned Type G power adapter to power your iPhone 6 Plus with a Ghanaian power outlet and how to charge the iPhone 6 Plus using a Type D USB plug.

Ghanaian power outlet

Different standards and plug types can often be daunting when planning to travel to a new country especially for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of common standards being used in the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need to buy in advance to charge the iPhone 6 Plus . This guide was specifically written to prepare visitors wanting to charge the iPhone 6 Plus when they're staying in Ghana.This step by step guide shows you exactly what you'll need to charge the iPhone 6 Plus when you're travelling to Ghana using their standard G or D type 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. When travelling to Ghana from a different country ensure that your iPhone 6 Plus can accept a 240 volt supply. If your iPhone 6 Plus was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure that your device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to stop the device from being damaged whilst powering it up. If you're planning on staying in a Ghanaian city like Accra or Kumasi we suggest reading the Ghanaian entry on wikipedia [1] for more information. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6 Plus.

Charging the iPhone 6 Plus in Ghana

Can you use the iPhone 6 Plus in Ghana?

You can use the iPhone 6 Plus in Ghana.

What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 6 Plus in Ghana?

If you are travelling to more than one country or bringing more than your iPhone 6 Plus then the best international travel adapter for Ghana to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Ghanaians use two different types of power outlets (G and D) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type G. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by changing the included plugs over. If your iPhone 6 Plus can support Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times with one of these types of USB power adapters, plus additional support for certain power hungry devices.

Unlike other travel chargers having a 4 port adapter will allow you to recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy seperate travel chargers for your Ghanaian trip. Because you are only packing a single international travel charger will keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage. Because of their flexibility these types of power adapters can be used back at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers with just a single wall outlet.

If you travel on a regular basis we suggest searching for this type of flexible power adapter at your preferred electronics retailer. The travel charger illustrated here 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 Ghana

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Ghana and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact option for travellers originating from North America visiting Ghana using type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from North America using type B plugs and offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 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 suitable for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Ghana. [8] [AD]
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 6 Plus in Ghana?

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

Using a Lightning Apple cable and a Type G USB adapter to power the iPhone 6 Plus from a Ghanaian power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 6 Plus using a Ghanaian power outlet you'll need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should normally supply this USB cable with the iPhone 6 Plus).
  2. Begin by taking the Type G USB power adapter and plugging it into the Ghanaian power outlet. This power outlet (known as a Type G power outlet [3]) can be recognised by 3 rectangular slots forming a triangular configuration.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Apple power cable into the bottom of the mains 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 your iPhone 6 Plus under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Ghanaian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of the phone will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is recharging which takes roughly 60-240 minutes to fully recharge.
Powering the iPhone 6 Plus with a Ghanaian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

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

Instructions on how to power the iPhone 6 Plus from a Ghanaian power outlet by using the USB Lightning Apple connector with a three pinned Type D power adapter.

  1. To power the iPhone 6 Plus using the Ghanaian power outlet you will need a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will normally supply the USB cable when you buy the iPhone 6 Plus).
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type D USB power adapter and inserting it in the Ghanaian power outlet. This plug supply, sometimes known as a Type D power outlet [6], can be identified by 3 round holes in a triangle pattern for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to 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 Ghanaian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPhone 6 Plus screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 Plus is powering up which should take between 1 to 4 hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone 6 Plus with a Ghanaian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Ghanaian entry on wikipedia
  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, estimated cost 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, around $15 USD (£15-£20 GBP / C$10-C$15).
  6. iec.ch - Type D power outlet
  7. Type D USB power adapter - The three pinned earthed Type D USB chargers have large rounded pins placed in a triangular shape, estimated price between $10 to $15 USD (under £25 GBP / under 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 $15 to $20 USD (around £10 GBP / under C$20).