Charging the iPhone 6 when staying in Nigeria

Using a Lightning Apple cable and a three pinned Type G power charger to charge the iPhone 6 from a Nigerian power outlet and how to charge the iPhone 6 using a Type D power adapter.

Nigerian power outlet

Varying complicated standards and voltages can often be daunting when planning to travel to another country especially to the first time traveller. This page has been written to prepare people wanting to power the iPhone 6 abroad.This step by step guide shows you exactly how to supply power to your iPhone 6 when travelling to Nigeria using their standard types G or D 240 volt 50Hz power outlets. When travelling to Nigeria from another region make sure that the iPhone 6 can accept a 240v supply. If the iPhone 6 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure that the device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from being damaged when powering up. If you're planning on taking a trip to a place like Lagos or Ibadan read the Nigeria page on wikipedia [1] for further details. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6.

Charging the iPhone 6 in Nigeria

Can you use the iPhone 6 in Nigeria?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 6 to a Nigerian power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

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

When travelling with more than your iPhone 6 the best travel power adapter for Nigeria is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Nigerians use two different standards of wall outlets (G and D) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type G.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world just by changing the plugs over. If your iPhone 6 supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these USB travel chargers along with additional support for certain power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other travel adapters this means you can charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack multiple travel chargers. Only bringing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage and convenient for charging your iPhone 6 at an airport or on the flight. Because of their flexibility these types of power chargers can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets using just a single plug socket.

We recommend searching for a multipurpose power adapter of this nature online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Nigeria

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 6, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial when visiting counties with unstable power grids. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Nigeria and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Nigeria 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 from America using type B plugs. This is a much more cost effective alternative to 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 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 Nigeria.
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 6 in Nigeria?

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

Using a Lightning Apple cable with a three pin Type G USB charger to recharge the iPhone 6 from a Nigerian power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to your iPhone 6 from a Nigerian power outlet you will need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple should typically include this cable when you buy the iPhone 6.
  2. Start the process by taking the Type G USB power adapter and inserting it in the power outlet. The power supply (known as the Type G power outlet [3]) can be identified by the three holes containing shutters forming a triangle configuration.
  3. Plug in one 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. You can find the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6 situated at the bottom of your iPhone 6.
  4. Turn on the Nigerian 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 charging and takes around 1 to 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone 6 with a Nigerian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 from a Nigerian power outlet

The WikiConnections guide showing how to recharge the iPhone 6 with a Nigerian power outlet using a USB Lightning Apple connector with a Type D USB charger.

  1. In order to charge the iPhone 6 using the Nigerian power outlet you'll need a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], usually included with the iPhone 6.
  2. First plug in the Type D USB power adapter into the power supply. You can recognise this power outlet by the three round holes in a triangle pattern.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB Lightning power cord into the USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6. The iPhone 6 Lightning connector is situated at bottom of the iPhone 6 under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Nigerian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the iPhone 6 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 is recharging, typically taking roughly one-four hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 from a Nigerian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nigeria - Nigeria page on wikipedia
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/1000/MA1565/en_US/iphone_user_guide.pdf - Official iPhone user guide
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeG.htm - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - Provides power from a type G mains power supply
  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
  6. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  7. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D mains power outlet
  8. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters