Charging the iPhone 6 when staying in Sierra Leone

Using a Lightning connector with a 3 pin Type G USB charger to recharge the iPhone 6 from a Sierra Leonean power outlet and recharging the iPhone 6 using a three pinned Type D power charger.

Sierra Leonean power outlet

Various standards and sockets can all be daunting when planning on staying in a different country, especially to the first time traveller. This guide has been specifically written to assist people wanting to power their iPhone 6 when they are abroad.This page has instructions telling you what you'll need to power the iPhone 6 when you're travelling to Sierra Leone using the standard G or D type 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. If visiting Sierra Leone from a different country please ensure your iPhone 6 can accept a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v check the iPhone 6 is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from being damaged when powering up. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6.

Charging the iPhone 6 in Sierra Leone

Can the iPhone 6 be used in Sierra Leone?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 6 in Sierra Leone.

What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 6 in Sierra Leone?

If you are travelling with more than just your iPhone 6 and visiting more than one country then the best travel power adapter for Sierra Leone is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two different types of plug sockets in Sierra Leone (types G and D) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type G. As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world just by switching the heads over. If your type of iPhone 6 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these travel adapters and additional support for certain power hungry devices. This will also allow you to power multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy seperate travel adapters. By only needing a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage as well as being suitable for charging your iPhone 6 at an airport or on the flight. Because of their flexibility these types of power adapters can be used when you return home so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple phones, tablets and e-readers without using up an additional plug socket.

If you travel to Sierra Leone we recommend buying this type of flexible travel charger at your preferred electronics retailer - the power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Sierra Leone

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be necessary for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power grids. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable option for travellers originating from America visiting Sierra Leone using 3 pinned type B plug sockets.
  • 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. This gives the same set of features as the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for 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 perfect for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Sierra Leone.
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 6 in Sierra Leone?

Charging the iPhone 6 from a Sierra Leonean power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Using an Apple USB Lightning connector and a Type G USB adapter to power the iPhone 6 with a Sierra Leonean power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPhone 6 from a Sierra Leonean power outlet you will need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], the cable is normally supplied with your device by Apple.
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type G USB power adapter and inserting it into the Sierra Leonean power outlet. This power outlet, sometimes called the Type G power outlet [3], can be identified by the 3 rectangular holes with shutters in a triangular pattern for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into 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 Sierra Leonean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of the phone will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is charging and takes around 1 to 4 hours to recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPhone 6 from a Sierra Leonean power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

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

Using a USB Lightning connector and a Type D USB adapter to power the iPhone 6 with a Sierra Leonean power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge your iPhone 6 using the Sierra Leonean power outlet you'll need a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple usually supply the cable when you buy the iPhone 6).
  2. Start by plugging the Type D USB power adapter into the power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by three circular holes in a triangular pattern for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into 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 Sierra Leonean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the phone will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is charging and takes around 1 - 4 hours to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 from a Sierra Leonean power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sierra_Leone - Sierra Leonean country entry on wikipedia
  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/typeG.htm - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - Provides power from a type G mains power supply, between $10 to $15 USD (£15-£20 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, costs around $5 USD (£4-£5 GBP / C$130-C$140).
  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, between $15 to $20 USD (£20-£25 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, costing between $10 to $15 USD (around £10 GBP / under C$20).