Charging the iPhone 6 Plus when staying in Kenya

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

Kenyan power outlet

If you are packing for a vacation to Kenya it can often be useful to know if you'll be able to charge your common electrical devices when you arrive. By not knowing which power socket is used in Kenya you could pack the wrong adaptor, leaving you having to buy or borrow a potentially overpriced charger on arrival that might not be compatible. Different standards and plugs can all be confusing when planning on travelling to a new country if you've never visited before. These instructions were specifically written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPhone 6 Plus when you are visiting Kenya.When you're planning a trip to Kenya these useful instructions show how to power your iPhone 6 Plus by using a 240 volt 50Hz Type G Kenyan power outlet, the Kenyans will use a 13 amp plug for power outlets. You will find power supplies will vary from region to region so please read our Wiki Connections global power supplies guide for a complete list of destinations. When you are travelling to Kenya from another country double check the iPhone 6 Plus can accept a 240v supply. If the iPhone 6 Plus was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v ensure that your device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to prevent the device from overheating when powering up. If you intend on travelling to a place such as Nairobi or Mombasa read the Kenyan country Wiki page [1] for more indepth details on travelling to the location. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6 Plus.

Charging the iPhone 6 Plus in Kenya

Can you use the iPhone 6 Plus in Kenya?

You can connect the iPhone 6 Plus to a Kenyan power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

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

If travelling to multiple countries then the best international travel adapter for Kenya to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the included plugs over. If your iPhone 6 Plus supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these USB power chargers, and compatibility with more power demanding devices.

Having a 4 port adapter will also allow you to power more than one device at the same time without needing to pack individual travel chargers. By only needing a single international travel charger will keep the overall weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage whilst travelling. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of chargers can be used when you return home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets using only a single power outlet.

If you travel regularly we suggest buying this type of versatile travel charger at an electronics retailer, the travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Kenya

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 converters offer surge protection which is necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Kenya 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 compact power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Kenya 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 travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs. This gives almost 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Kenya. [6] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 6 Plus in Kenya?

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

Using the USB Lightning Apple connector with a Type G USB charger to power the iPhone 6 Plus with a Kenyan power outlet.

  1. To power the iPhone 6 Plus using a Kenyan power outlet you'll need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the cable is normally supplied with your device by Apple).
  2. Firstly plug the Type G USB power adapter in the power supply. The plug supply (known as the Type G power outlet [3]) looks like 3 rectangular slots containing plastic shutters in a triangular pattern for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6 Plus. You can find the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6 Plus situated at the bottom of the iPhone 6 Plus.
  4. Switch on the Kenyan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your mobile will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is recharging taking around 1 - 4 hours to recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone 6 Plus with a Kenyan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Kenyan country Wiki 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, 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 (£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).