Charging the iPhone 6 Plus when staying in Madagascar

Instructions on how to charge your iPhone 6 Plus from a Malagasy power outlet by using a USB Lightning connector and a Type D USB adapter, charging the iPhone 6 Plus using a two pin Type C Europlug power charger and charging the iPhone 6 Plus using a double pin Type E power plug

Malagasy power outlet

Varying different standards and voltages can often be daunting when planning to travel to another country if you've never been there before. If travelling to Madagascar the following useful instructions show how to supply power to the iPhone 6 Plus using the standard D, C, E, J or K type Malagasy 127 volt 50Hz wall outlets, please be aware Type D plug outlets are typically used by a majority of Malagasy. If the iPhone 6 Plus charges slowly or does not power up when visiting Madagascar from a different country then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically electrical devices which come from a different country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts can take longer to charge or won't turn on, so check that your iPhone 6 Plus is a dual voltage device (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to ensure proper use. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6 Plus.

Charging the iPhone 6 Plus in Madagascar

Can the iPhone 6 Plus be used in Madagascar?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 6 Plus in Madagascar.

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

If you are travelling with more than just your iPhone 6 Plus and visiting more than one country then the best travel adapter for Madagascar is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Malagasy use five different standards of wall outlets (types D, C, E, J and K) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type C. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by changing the supplied plugs. If your model of iPhone 6 Plus is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these USB travel chargers along with support for more power hungry devices. This will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy seperate travel adapters for your trip. Only bringing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand baggage while travelling and on hand for recharging your iPhone 6 Plus at the airport or on a plane. Due to their space saving versatility these types of adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets with just a single plug socket.

If you travel to Madagascar we recommend buying this type of flexible travel charger at your preferred electronics retailer; 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 Madagascar

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 visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial when visiting counties with unstable power supplies. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover 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 best selling portable option for travellers originating from America visiting Madagascar 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 the US using type B plugs. This gives the same set of features as the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 Madagascar. [14]
What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 6 Plus in Madagascar?

Powering the iPhone 6 Plus with a Malagasy power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Using an Apple USB Lightning cable and a Type C USB adapter to power the iPhone 6 Plus with a Malagasy power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 6 Plus from a Malagasy power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should normally include this cable when you purchase your iPhone 6 Plus).
  2. Firstly plug the Type C USB power adapter in the power supply. The power supply (sometimes called a Europlug) can be recognised by the two adjacent holes for live and neutral pins.
  3. Connect one end of the Lightning charging cord into 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. Turn on the Malagasy power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the iPhone 6 Plus screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 Plus is charging, typically taking roughly 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
Powering the iPhone 6 Plus with a Malagasy power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Charging the iPhone 6 Plus from a Malagasy power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Instructions on how to charge your iPhone 6 Plus from a Malagasy power outlet by using a USB Lightning connector and a Type D USB adapter.

  1. To power the iPhone 6 Plus using a Malagasy power outlet you'll need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the cable is normally supplied with your device by Apple).
  2. Firstly plug the Type D USB power adapter in the power outlet. The power supply (known as the Type D power outlet [6]) looks like 3 circular holes forming a triangle shape.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB Apple power cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6 Plus. The iPhone 6 Plus Lightning connector is situated at bottom of the iPhone 6 Plus under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Malagasy power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the cellphone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 Plus is powering up which should take between one to four hours to fully recharge.
Charging the iPhone 6 Plus from a Malagasy power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

How to use a Type E power charger for charging your iPhone 6 Plus from a Malagasy power outlet

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

  1. To charge your iPhone 6 Plus using the Malagasy power outlet you'll need a Type E USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (normally already supplied with your device by Apple).
  2. Begin the process by inserting the Type E USB power adapter into the power outlet. The sunken round plug outlet can be recognised by the two 4.8mm adjacent holes for live and neutral pins plus a metal grounding pin protruding the top in a triangle pattern.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Apple USB power 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 Malagasy power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your mobile will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is recharging taking around 1 - 4 hours to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type E power charger for charging your iPhone 6 Plus from a Malagasy power outlet

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

Using the USB Lightning Apple connector with a 3 pin Type J USB charger to recharge the iPhone 6 Plus from a Malagasy power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to your iPhone 6 Plus from a Malagasy power outlet you will need to use a Type J USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should typically include this cable when you buy your iPhone 6 Plus).
  2. Insert the Type J USB power adapter into the wall supply. This flattened hexagon shaped wall outlet, technically called a Type J power outlet [10], looks like 3 round holes in a triangular pattern for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB 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 Malagasy 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 phone is recharging taking around one-four hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone 6 Plus with a Malagasy power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type J USB adapter

Powering the iPhone 6 Plus with a Malagasy power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type K USB adapter

A guide on how to charge the iPhone 6 Plus from a Malagasy power outlet by using an Apple USB Lightning cable and a Type K power adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 6 Plus from a Malagasy power outlet you'll need to use a Type K USB power adapter [13] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should normally include this cable when you purchase your iPhone 6 Plus).
  2. Firstly plug the Type K USB power adapter into the power supply. This plug supply (known as the Type K power outlet [12]) looks like 3 holes forming an upside-down triangle shape for the live, neutral and ground.
  3. Connect one end of the Lightning power cord into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6 Plus. The iPhone 6 Plus Lightning connector is situated at bottom of your iPhone 6 Plus under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Malagasy power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPhone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 Plus is charging, typically taking between 60-240 minutes to fully recharge.
Powering the iPhone 6 Plus with a Malagasy power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type K USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia web page about Madagascar
  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, under $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-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, costs between $15 to $20 USD (£15-£20 GBP / under 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, costing between $10 to $15 USD (£20-£25 GBP / around C$15).
  8. iec.ch - Type E power outlet
  9. Type E USB power adapter - There are two 4.8mm pins on Type E USB chargers which are placed 19mm apart and may include a hole for an earthing pin, between $10 to $15 USD (£5-£10 GBP / under C$20).
  10. iec.ch - Type J power outlet
  11. Type J USB power adapter - Type J USB chargers have three rounded pins placed in a flattened triangular pattern with the top pin acting as an earth, between $10 to $15 USD (£20-£25 GBP / under C$20).
  12. iec.ch - Type K power outlet
  13. Type K USB power adapter - There are three pins on a Type K USB charger comprising of two large rounded pins and a bottom semi-circular grounding pin, priced at between $10 to $15 USD (around £5 GBP / under C$20).
  14. 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).