How to charge your iPhone 6 Plus from a power outlet in Rwanda

A guide on how to power your iPhone 6 Plus with a Rwandan power outlet by using the Apple Lightning cable with a Type C power adapter and how to charge the iPhone 6 Plus using a Type J USB adapter.

Rwandan power outlet

Various region codes and plugs can often cause confusion when planning on staying in a foreign country to the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of common standards used in the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to power the iPhone 6 Plus in Rwanda. If you are visiting Rwanda these useful instructions show charging your iPhone 6 Plus by using the standard types J or C 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. When you are visiting Rwanda from a different country make sure the iPhone 6 Plus can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure that the iPhone 6 Plus is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from over-heating whilst powering it. If you are planning on visiting a Rwandan destination like Kigali refer to the Rwanda Wikipedia web page [1] for more information. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6 Plus.

Charging the iPhone 6 Plus in Rwanda

Can you use the iPhone 6 Plus in Rwanda?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 6 Plus in Rwanda by using the correct power convertor.

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

If you are travelling with more than just your iPhone 6 Plus then the best international travel charger for Rwanda is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different types of plug sockets that Banyarwanda use (J and C) and using a travel charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world simply by changing the supplied heads over. If your iPhone 6 Plus is compatible with Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these types of USB travel adapters plus support for more power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other chargers having a four port charger means you can power multiple devices at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel chargers for your Rwandan trip. Because you are only packing a single international USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage whilst travelling as well as being on hand for charging your iPhone 6 Plus at an airport or on the plane. Due to their flexibility these types of chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers without needing an additional wall outlet.

We recommend searching for this type of versatile travel charger online. The power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Rwanda

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices via USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Rwanda and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Rwanda using 3 pinned type B US plug sockets.
  • 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 from America using type B plugs. This is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at 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 ideal for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Rwanda. [8] [AD]
What is the best power charger for the iPhone 6 Plus in Rwanda?

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

A guide on how to power your iPhone 6 Plus with a Rwandan power outlet by using the Apple Lightning cable with a Type C power adapter.

  1. To power the iPhone 6 Plus from the Rwandan power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], this cable is typically included with your iPhone 6 Plus by Apple.
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the Rwandan power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by two circular adjacent holes next to each other.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the power 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 your iPhone 6 Plus.
  4. Turn on the Rwandan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your iPhone 6 Plus will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is powering up, typically taking around 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 Plus from a Rwandan power outlet

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

Instructions showing how to charge the iPhone 6 Plus with a Rwandan power outlet with an Apple USB Lightning connector and a three pin Type J USB adapter.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 6 Plus from a Rwandan power outlet you will need a Type J USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple will typically include the USB cable when you first purchase the iPhone 6 Plus.
  2. Begin by taking the Type J USB power adapter and plugging it into the Rwandan power outlet. This hexagon shaped wall outlet (sometimes called a Type J power outlet [6]) can be identified by the three large holes in a triangle pattern for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Lightning charging cable into the bottom of the USB power 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 Rwandan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your phone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 Plus is recharging taking roughly one to four hours to recharge.
How to use a Type J power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 Plus from a Rwandan power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Rwanda Wikipedia web page
  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, costing around $10 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-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 J power outlet
  7. Type J USB power adapter - Type J USB chargers have three rounded pins placed in a flattened triangular pattern with the top pin acting as an earth, between $10 to $15 USD (around £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, around $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).