Charging the iPhone 6 Plus when staying in Principe

A guide on how to recharge the iPhone 6 Plus from a Prinicipe power outlet using a Lightning Apple cable with a double pinned Type C power adapter and powering the iPhone 6 Plus using a Type F Schuko USB plug.

Prinicipe power outlet

Various frequencies and standards can all be confusing when planning on visiting a new country especially if you've never been there before. These guidelines were specifically written to assist people wanting to charge the iPhone 6 Plus when they're staying abroad.When you're staying in Principe the following useful instructions show how to charge the iPhone 6 Plus using the standard F or C type Prinicipe 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. When travelling to Principe from another region make sure that the iPhone 6 Plus can accept a 240v supply. If the iPhone 6 Plus was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v ensure that your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional converter to prevent the device from overloading when charging it. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6 Plus.

Charging the iPhone 6 Plus in Principe

Can you use the iPhone 6 Plus in Principe?

You can connect the iPhone 6 Plus to a Prinicipe power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

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

When travelling to multiple countries or bringing more than just your iPhone 6 Plus the best international travel charger for Principe is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different types of wall outlets in Principe (types F and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 to 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 can) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these travel adapters and additional support for certain power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other adapters this means you can charge more than one device at once without needing to pack multiple travel chargers or occupying additional power sockets. By only needing a single international travel charger will keep the overall size down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage while travelling as well as being 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 overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers without using up an additional wall outlet.

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

Alternative travel adapter for Principe

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 those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting regions with unstable power supplies. These power converters are supplied 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 travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable option for travellers originating from North America visiting Principe.
  • 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 originating from the US using type B plugs and is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at almost half 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 Principe. [8] [AD]
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 6 Plus in Principe?

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

A guide on how to recharge the iPhone 6 Plus from a Prinicipe power outlet using a Lightning Apple cable with a double pinned Type C power adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to your iPhone 6 Plus from a Prinicipe power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will usually include the cable with the iPhone 6 Plus).
  2. Firstly plug in the Type C USB power adapter in the power supply. You can recognise this power outlet by two round holes next to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB charging cord into the bottom of the USB mains 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 the iPhone 6 Plus under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Prinicipe 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 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
Powering the iPhone 6 Plus with a Prinicipe power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 Plus from a Prinicipe power outlet

Instructions on how to charge your iPhone 6 Plus from a Prinicipe power outlet by using a USB Lightning cable and a Type F USB adapter.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 6 Plus using the Prinicipe power outlet you'll need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (normally already supplied with your iPhone 6 Plus by Apple).
  2. Start by taking the Type F USB power adapter and inserting it in the Prinicipe power outlet. This circular plug supply can be recognised by the two 4.8mm holes 19 mm next to each other where the two pins go and two grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Apple power cable into the bottom of the 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 Prinicipe power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the phone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is powering up which typically takes between one to four hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 Plus from a Prinicipe power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Principe page on Wikipedia.org
  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, priced at 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, around $15 USD (£15-£20 GBP / C$10-C$15).
  6. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  7. 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).
  8. 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 (around £10 GBP / under C$20).