Charging your iPhone 6 Plus from a power outlet in Nigeria

Using the Apple USB Lightning connector with a 3 pin Type G power adapter to recharge your iPhone 6 Plus with a Nigerian power outlet and charging the iPhone 6 Plus using a three pin Type D power adapter.

Nigerian power outlet

Varying different voltages and plugs can often be daunting when planning to visit a new country especially for the first time traveller. These instructions have been specifically written to prevent you having to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPhone 6 Plus when staying in Nigeria.This page contains instructions telling you how to power your iPhone 6 Plus when staying in Nigeria using their standard G or D type Nigerian 240 volt 50Hz plug outlets. You'll discover that power sockets are different depending on which area you are travelling to so please read the list of World power supplies for a complete list of regions and countries. When you are travelling to Nigeria from another country ensure 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 such as 120v ensure that your iPhone 6 Plus is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from over-heating when powering up. If you plan on taking a trip to a Nigerian place such as Lagos we also suggest reading the Nigerian Wikipedia page [1] for further information prior to visiting 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 Nigeria

Can you use the iPhone 6 Plus in Nigeria?

You can use the iPhone 6 Plus in Nigeria.

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

If you are travelling with more than your iPhone 6 Plus the best international travel charger for Nigeria to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Nigerians use two different types of power outlets (G and D) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type G. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the supplied plugs over. If your iPhone 6 Plus can support Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these types of travel adapters along with support for more power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other adapters having a four port adapter means you can recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy individual travel chargers on your Nigerian trip. By only packing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage and on hand for recharging your iPhone 6 Plus at the airport or on your flight. Because of their versatility these types of adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple phones, tablets and e-readers with just a single wall outlet.

We suggest searching for this type of flexible travel adapter online; the multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Nigeria

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 3 power converters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 Nigeria using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs. This is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Nigeria. [8] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 6 Plus in Nigeria?

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

Using the Apple USB Lightning connector with a 3 pin Type G power adapter to recharge your iPhone 6 Plus with a Nigerian power outlet.

  1. To power your iPhone 6 Plus using the Nigerian power outlet you will need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple will usually include this USB cable with the iPhone 6 Plus.
  2. Start by plugging the Type G USB power adapter into the wall supply. The power supply (technically called the Type G power outlet [3]) looks like 3 rectangular slots containing shutters forming a triangle pattern for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Plug in one end of the Lightning cable into the mains power 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. Switch on the Nigerian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPhone will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 Plus is powering up taking roughly one-four hours to completely recharge.
Powering the iPhone 6 Plus with a Nigerian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

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

Instructions on how to power the iPhone 6 Plus from a Nigerian power outlet by using a USB Lightning Apple cable and a Type D USB charger.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPhone 6 Plus using a Nigerian power outlet you'll need a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - usually supplied with the device by Apple.
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type D USB power adapter into the Nigerian power outlet. You can identify the wall outlet by the three holes forming a triangular configuration for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB mains charger 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 Nigerian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of the phone will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is charging, typically taking between 1 to 4 hours to recharge.
How to use a Type D power charger for charging your iPhone 6 Plus from a Nigerian power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Nigerian Wikipedia 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, priced at 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, costing 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, 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, priced at between $15 to $20 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under C$20).