Charging your iPhone 6 from a power outlet in Senegal

Simple instructions showing how to recharge your iPhone 6 with a Senegalese power outlet using a USB Lightning Apple cable and a 2 pin Europlug Type C power adapter, how to power the iPhone 6 using a Type D USB plug and recharging the iPhone 6 using a 2 pin Type E power adapter

Senegalese power outlet

Differing voltages and region codes can all lead to confusion when planning to travel to a new country especially for the first time traveller. These instructions have been specifically written to stop people worrying if they'll be able to charge their iPhone 6 when staying in Senegal.This useful guide will show exactly what you'll need to power your iPhone 6 when you are visiting Senegal using the types D, C, E or K 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. When travelling to Senegal from a different country please double check the iPhone 6 can accept a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure your device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from overheating whilst powering it up. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6.

Charging the iPhone 6 in Senegal

Can the iPhone 6 be used in Senegal?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 6 to a Senegalese power outlet.

What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 6 in Senegal?

If you are travelling to multiple countries and bringing along more than your iPhone 6 the best international travel adapter for Senegal is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [12]. There are four standards of plug sockets in Senegal (D, C, E and K) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by switching the included heads. If your iPhone 6 can support Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these travel chargers, plus additional support for certain power hungry devices.

Unlike other adapters this will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple power adapters. Only needing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage while travelling. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers using only a single power outlet.

For those travelling to Senegal we suggest buying this type of versatile power adapter online; the travel adapter illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [12] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Senegal

The 4 port USB travel charger [12] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices using USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unstable power supplies. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Senegal and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact option for travellers originating from North America visiting Senegal.
  • 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 offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for 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 suitable for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Senegal.
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 6 in Senegal?

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

Simple instructions showing how to recharge your iPhone 6 with a Senegalese power outlet using a USB Lightning Apple cable and a 2 pin Europlug Type C power adapter.

  1. If you want to power the iPhone 6 from a Senegalese power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple typically supply the cable with the iPhone 6.
  2. Start by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. The wall outlet, also known as a Europlug or Type C power outlet [3], can be recognised by the two round adjacent holes for live and neutral pins.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the mains USB 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 Senegalese 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 mobile is recharging, typically taking between one-four hours to recharge.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPhone 6 from a Senegalese power outlet

How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 from a Senegalese power outlet

Using a Lightning cable and a 3 pin Type D power adapter to recharge your iPhone 6 with a Senegalese power outlet.

  1. In order to power your iPhone 6 from a Senegalese power outlet you'll need a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should typically include this USB cable when you buy your iPhone 6).
  2. Begin by taking the Type D USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. You can identify the wall outlet by the three holes forming a triangle shape for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB power cable into the bottom of the USB charger 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. Switch on the Senegalese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the iPhone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is recharging which takes roughly 1 - 4 hours to recharge.
How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 from a Senegalese power outlet

How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 from a Senegalese power outlet

The WikiConnections guide showing how to charge your iPhone 6 with a Senegalese power outlet using the USB Lightning Apple cable and a Type E USB charger.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPhone 6 using the Senegalese power outlet you'll need a Type E USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (this USB cable is normally already supplied with your iPhone 6).
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type E USB power adapter and inserting it in the wall supply. You can identify the wall outlet by two large holes 19mm adjacent to each other for live and neutral plus one long metal grounding pin protruding in the top in a triangular configuration.
  3. 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. You can find the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6 situated at the bottom of the iPhone 6.
  4. Turn on the Senegalese 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 is charging which takes between one-four hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 from a Senegalese power outlet

How to use a Type K power charger for charging your iPhone 6 from a Senegalese power outlet

Using a USB Lightning Apple cable and a 2 pin Type K power charger to charge your iPhone 6 with a Senegalese power outlet.

  1. If you want to power the iPhone 6 from a Senegalese power outlet you'll need a Type K USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple typically supply the cable with the iPhone 6.
  2. Start by taking the Type K USB power adapter and plugging it in the Senegalese power outlet. You can identify this power supply by the three holes forming an upside-down triangle pattern with the bottom hole being in a semicircle shape.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple power cable into the bottom of the USB mains 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. Switch on the Senegalese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPhone 6 screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is charging which typically takes roughly 1-4 hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type K power charger for charging your iPhone 6 from a Senegalese power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Senegal - wikipedia entry about Senegal
  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/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  7. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D mains power outlet
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  9. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet
  10. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeK.htm - Type K power outlet
  11. Type K USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type K mains power outlet
  12. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters