How to charge your iPhone 6 from a power outlet in Sao Tome

The Wiki Connections page on how to recharge the iPhone 6 with a Sao Tome power outlet by using an Apple Lightning cable with a Europlug Type C USB adapter and how to recharge the iPhone 6 using a two pinned Type F Schuko USB charger.

Sao Tome power outlet

Different frequencies and standards can often be confusing when planning to visit another country, especially if you've never visited before. This guide was specifically written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge the iPhone 6 abroad.When you're going to travel to Sao Tome this page contains instructions showing how to power the iPhone 6 using their Type F or C Sao Tome 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. If travelling to Sao Tome from another region check your iPhone 6 can be used with a 240 volt supply. If the iPhone 6 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v double check your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from overheating when charging it. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6.

Charging the iPhone 6 in Sao Tome

Can you use the iPhone 6 in Sao Tome?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 6 in Sao Tome by using the correct power convertor.

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

When travelling to multiple countries the best international travel power adapter for Sao Tome to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Sao Tomean use two different types of plug sockets (F and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the included plugs. If your iPhone 6 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these types of USB power chargers and additional compatibility with more power hungry devices. Having a 4 port charger will allow you to recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to buy seperate power chargers on your trip to Sao Tome. Only needing to pack a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand baggage. Due to their versatility these types of power chargers can be used back at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and smartphones and using only a single plug socket.

For those travelling frequently we recommend buying a flexible travel adapter like this at an electronics retailer; the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Sao Tome

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 6, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, 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 best selling portable power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Sao Tome.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs and gives the same functionality as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Sao Tome.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 6 in Sao Tome?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 from a Sao Tome power outlet

The Wiki Connections page on how to recharge the iPhone 6 with a Sao Tome power outlet by using an Apple Lightning cable with a Europlug Type C USB adapter.

  1. If you want to power the iPhone 6 from the Sao Tome power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], normally included with the iPhone 6 by Apple.
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the Sao Tome power outlet. This unearthed wall supply (sometimes called a Type C power outlet [3] or Europlug) is recognised by the two circular adjacent holes next to each other.
  3. Connect one end of the Apple USB cord into the power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6. You can find the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6 situated at the bottom of your iPhone 6.
  4. Switch on the Sao Tome power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your cell will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 is charging which takes around 60-240 minutes to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 from a Sao Tome power outlet

Powering the iPhone 6 with a Sao Tome power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

Using the Apple Lightning cable with a Type F power adapter to charge the iPhone 6 with a Sao Tome power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 6 using the Sao Tome power outlet you'll need to use a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will normally include the USB cable when you first purchase the iPhone 6).
  2. Firstly you'll need to plug in the Type F USB power adapter into the wall outlet. The recessed circular plug supply, also called a Schuko plug, can be recognised by two 4.8mm holes 19 mm apart from each other for live and neutral, plus a pair of grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB Apple Lightning power cord into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6. You can find the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6 situated at the bottom of your iPhone 6.
  4. Turn on the Sao Tome power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPhone 6 will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is powering up, typically taking around 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone 6 with a Sao Tome power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S%C3%A3o_Tom%C3%A9_and_Pr%C3%ADncipe - Sao Tome 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, under $15 USD (£15-£20 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, costs between $5 to $10 USD (around £4 GBP / under C$140).
  6. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  7. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F mains power outlet, around $10 USD (£15-£20 GBP / C$20-C$25).
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated cost between $10 to $15 USD (around £10 GBP / under C$20).