Charging the iPhone 6 Plus when planning a trip to Niger

A page showing how to charge your iPhone 6 Plus with a Nigerien power outlet using a Lightning connector with a two pin Europlug Type C USB charger, how to power the iPhone 6 Plus using a 2 pin Type A power adapter and how to power the iPhone 6 Plus using a 3 pin Type B power charger

Nigerien power outlet

Various combinations of frequencies and standards can all be daunting when planning on visiting another country for the first time traveller. This isn't as complicated as it appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards being used in the world this article shows exactly what to buy in advance to power your iPhone 6 Plus . This guide has been written to stop you having to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPhone 6 Plus when you are going abroad.The following guide tells you exactly what you'll need to power your iPhone 6 Plus in Niger using the types D, A, B, C, E or F 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. You'll discover power sockets change depending on which area you are visiting so we suggest reading the power supplies list for a complete list of regions and countries. When travelling to Niger from a different country please check the iPhone 6 Plus can be used with a 240 volt supply. If your iPhone 6 Plus was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts double check the device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from being damaged when powering up. If you plan to stay in a destination such as Niamey we recommend referring to the Nigerien country entry on wikipedia [1] for further details. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6 Plus.

Charging the iPhone 6 Plus in Niger

Can you use the iPhone 6 Plus in Niger?

You can use the iPhone 6 Plus in Niger by using a power adaptor.

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

When travelling to multiple countries and bringing along more than your iPhone 6 Plus then the best travel adapter for Niger is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are six different types of power outlets that Nigeriens use (D, A, B, C, E and F) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for both types A and C.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the heads. If your iPhone 6 Plus supports Fast Charge (note not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these USB power adapters along with compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

Unlike other chargers this will allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel chargers or using up additional power sockets. Because you are only needing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage and convenient for charging your iPhone 6 Plus at the airport or on your flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets with just a single power outlet.

For those travelling to Niger we suggest searching for a flexible travel charger like this at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Niger

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unstable power supplies. These power adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental 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 most popular portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Niger.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs and is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 Niger. [16] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 6 Plus in Niger?

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

Using the USB Lightning Apple connector with a Type A USB charger to charge your iPhone 6 Plus with a Nigerien power outlet.

  1. To charge the iPhone 6 Plus from a Nigerien power outlet you'll need a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], usually supplied with your iPhone 6 Plus.
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type A USB power adapter into the Nigerien power outlet. You can recognise this plug supply by the two adjacent slots for live and neutral blades. Please note power cords with type A plugs which are rated at less that 240 volts should not be used in Niger so please check prior to continuing.
  3. Connect one end of the USB Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB 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 the iPhone 6 Plus under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Nigerien power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the phone will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 Plus is powering up and takes around one to four hours to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone 6 Plus with a Nigerien power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

How to use a Type B power charger for charging your iPhone 6 Plus from a Nigerien power outlet

Using the Apple USB Lightning connector with a Type B USB charger to charge your iPhone 6 Plus with a Nigerien power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your iPhone 6 Plus from a Nigerien power outlet you'll need a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], usually supplied with your iPhone 6 Plus.
  2. Insert the Type B USB power adapter into the Nigerien power outlet. This plug supply, technically called the Type B power outlet [6], can be recognised by 2 thin slots next to each other where the plug outlet blades sit with a single semicircular hole below for the earth pin. Please note power cords with type B plugs which are rated at less that 240 volts should not be used in Niger so please check prior to continuing.
  3. Connect one end of the USB Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB charger 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 Nigerien power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the phone will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 Plus is powering up and takes around one to four hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type B power charger for charging your iPhone 6 Plus from a Nigerien power outlet

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

A page showing how to charge your iPhone 6 Plus with a Nigerien power outlet using a Lightning connector with a two pin Europlug Type C USB charger.

  1. To charge the iPhone 6 Plus from a Nigerien power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], usually supplied with your iPhone 6 Plus.
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the Nigerien power outlet. You can recognise this plug supply by the two adjacent holes for live and neutral pins.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Apple Lightning cable into the USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6 Plus. You can find the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6 Plus found at the bottom of the iPhone 6 Plus.
  4. Turn on the Nigerien power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPhone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is charging which typically takes roughly 1 - 4 hours to recharge.
Powering the iPhone 6 Plus with a Nigerien power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

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

Instructions on how to recharge the iPhone 6 Plus from a Nigerien power outlet with the USB Lightning Apple cable and a 3 pin Type D power adapter.

  1. To charge the iPhone 6 Plus from a Nigerien power outlet you'll need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], typically already included with the device by Apple.
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type D USB power adapter into the Nigerien power outlet. This power supply (sometimes called the Type D power outlet [10]) can be recognised by 3 round holes in a triangular shape.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the mains 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 found at the bottom of the iPhone 6 Plus.
  4. Turn on the Nigerien power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPhone 6 Plus screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is recharging which takes roughly one-four hours to completely recharge.
Powering the iPhone 6 Plus with a Nigerien power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

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

A page showing how to charge your iPhone 6 Plus with a Nigerien power outlet using the USB Lightning Apple cable and a 2 pin Type E power adapter.

  1. If you want to power your iPhone 6 Plus from the Nigerien power outlet you will need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [13] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (usually supplied with your iPhone 6 Plus).
  2. Plug the Type E USB power adapter into the wall supply. The circular wall outlet (sometimes called the CEE 7/7 plug or Type E power outlet [12]) can be identified by the two circular holes 19mm apart from each other where the two plug outlet pins sit plus one long metal grounding pin protruding the top to form a triangle pattern.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable 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 your iPhone 6 Plus under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Nigerien power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPhone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is recharging, typically taking between 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone 6 Plus with a Nigerien power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPhone 6 Plus from a Nigerien power outlet

A page showing how to recharge your iPhone 6 Plus with a Nigerien power outlet with the USB Lightning Apple cable and a 2 pin Type F USB charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 6 Plus using the Nigerien power outlet you will need to use a Type F USB power adapter [15] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (usually supplied with your iPhone 6 Plus).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type F USB power adapter into the wall supply. The circular wall outlet, also known as a Schuko outlet or Type F power outlet [14], can be identified by the two circular holes 19 mm next to each other where the twin pins slide into and a pair of thin grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB 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 the iPhone 6 Plus under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Nigerien power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the phone will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 Plus is powering up and takes around 1-4 hours to recharge.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPhone 6 Plus from a Nigerien power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Nigerien country entry on wikipedia
  2. Apple - official iPhone user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type A power outlet
  4. Type A USB power adapter - An unearthed Type A USB charger has 2 parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes near the tip of each blade, estimated cost between $5 to $10 USD (around £1 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. iec.ch - Type B power outlet
  7. Type B USB power adapter - 3 pinned Type B USB chargers have a single unearthed round pin along with 2 shorter parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes in the end of each blade, costs between $5 to $10 USD (£20-£25 GBP / under C$20).
  8. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  9. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, estimated price around $10 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).
  10. iec.ch - Type D power outlet
  11. 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 (£20-£25 GBP / around C$15).
  12. iec.ch - Type E power outlet
  13. 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 at under $15 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$15-C$20).
  14. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  15. Type F USB power adapter - Type F USB chargers are earthed using two clips at the top and bottom with two rounded 4.8mm pins set 19mm apart, between $10 to $15 USD (£15-£20 GBP / under C$20).
  16. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, around $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).