How to charge the iPhone 6 when staying in Rwanda

A step-by-step guide showing you how to charge the iPhone 6 with a Rwandan power outlet by using a USB Lightning cable with a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter and charging the iPhone 6 using a 3 pinned Type J USB adapter.

Rwandan power outlet

Varying different combinations of standards and plugs can all cause confusion when planning on visiting another country, especially for the first time traveller. This page has been specifically written to stop you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge your iPhone 6 when you're visiting abroad.When you're travelling to Rwanda these instructions show how to supply power to your iPhone 6 using their Type J or C 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. When you are visiting Rwanda from a different country double check your iPhone 6 can be used with a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) double check your device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from overheating when powering up. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6.

Charging the iPhone 6 in Rwanda

Can the iPhone 6 be used in Rwanda?

You can connect the iPhone 6 to a Rwandan power outlet by using a power convertor.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 6 in Rwanda?

When you are travelling with more than just your iPhone 6 or visiting multiple countries then the best international travel power adapter for Rwanda to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two different standards of power outlets in Rwanda (types J and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by changing the supplied heads over. If your model of iPhone 6 can support Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters, along with additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel adapters this will also allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel adapters on your trip to Rwanda or occupying additional power outlets. By only needing to pack a single international USB travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling and suitable for recharging your iPhone 6 at the airport or on the plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets without using up an additional power outlet.

If you travel frequently we recommend searching for this type of versatile travel adapter online, the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Rwanda

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, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact option for travellers originating from North America going to Rwanda using 3 pinned type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs. This offers practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more generous 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 a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Rwanda.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 6 in Rwanda?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPhone 6 from a Rwandan power outlet

A step-by-step guide showing you how to charge the iPhone 6 with a Rwandan power outlet by using a USB Lightning cable with a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter.

  1. If you want to power your iPhone 6 using a Rwandan power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will typically include the USB cable with your iPhone 6).
  2. Start the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it into the Rwandan power outlet. The power outlet (sometimes known as the Type C power outlet [3]) is recognised by the two circular holes adjacent to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the mains USB adapter 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 Rwandan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your phone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is powering up, typically taking around 1 to 4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPhone 6 from a Rwandan power outlet

How to use a Type J power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 from a Rwandan power outlet

A step-by-step guide showing you how to charge the iPhone 6 with a Rwandan power outlet by using a USB Lightning cable with a 3 pinned Type J USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to the iPhone 6 using a Rwandan power outlet you will need a Type J USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple normally include the USB cable with your iPhone 6.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type J USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can identify this squashed hexagon shaped power supply by 3 circular holes in a triangle shape.
  3. Connect the USB end of the power cord into the USB power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6. The iPhone 6 Lightning connector can be found at bottom of your iPhone 6 under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Rwandan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the cellphone will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is charging which typically takes roughly one-four hours to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type J power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 from a Rwandan power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rwanda - Rwanda country Wikipedia page
  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/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  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/typeJ.htm - Type J power outlet
  7. Type J USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type J mains power outlet
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters