Charging the iPhone 6 Plus when staying in Mali

Using a USB Lightning connector and a Type C Europlug USB charger to recharge the iPhone 6 Plus from a Malian power outlet and recharging the iPhone 6 Plus using a double pinned Type E power charger.

Malian power outlet

Complicated combinations of voltages and plug types can often lead to confusion when planning on travelling to another country, especially to the first time traveller. This isn't as complex as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards used throughout the world this guide shows exactly what to purchase in advance to charge the iPhone 6 Plus . This page was written to prevent you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPhone 6 Plus abroad.This page has step-by-step instructions demonstrating what you'll need to power your iPhone 6 Plus when you're travelling to Mali using their standard Type E or C 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. If you are travelling to Mali from a different country please ensure your iPhone 6 Plus can accept a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) check the iPhone 6 Plus is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from being damaged whilst powering it. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6 Plus.

Charging the iPhone 6 Plus in Mali

Can the iPhone 6 Plus be used in Mali?

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

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

When travelling to multiple countries and bringing more than just your iPhone 6 Plus the best international travel charger for Mali to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two types of power outlets that Malians use (E and C) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the included heads. If your type of iPhone 6 Plus can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times by using one of these types of power adapters plus additional compatibility with certain power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other adapters this means you can recharge more than one device at once without needing to buy multiple power chargers on your Malian trip or occupying additional wall outlets. Because you are only packing a single USB travel charger will also keep the size down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage and suitable for charging your iPhone 6 Plus at an airport or on the flight. Because of their versatility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers without using up an additional wall outlet.

We suggest searching for a flexible power adapter of this nature online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Mali

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power grids. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Mali 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 compact option for travellers originating from North America visiting Mali.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more flexible 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 Mali. [8] [AD]
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 6 Plus in Mali?

Powering the iPhone 6 Plus with a Malian 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 Malian power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 6 Plus from a Malian power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should typically include this cable when you purchase your iPhone 6 Plus).
  2. Firstly plug the Type C USB power adapter into the power supply. The power supply (sometimes called a Europlug) can be recognised by the two adjacent holes for live and neutral pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple 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 Malian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your 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 Malian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

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

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

  1. To charge your iPhone 6 Plus using the Malian power outlet you'll need a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the cable is 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 Malian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of your phone will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is charging and takes 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 Malian power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Malian Wikipedia web 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, between $10 to $15 USD (around £10 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, priced between $15 to $20 USD (around £15 GBP / under C$15).
  6. iec.ch - Type E power outlet
  7. 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, priced between $10 to $15 USD (under £10 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, estimated cost between $15 to $20 USD (around £10 GBP / under C$20).