Charging the iPhone 6 in Swaziland

The WikiConnections guide showing how to recharge the iPhone 6 with a Swazi power outlet with a Lightning connector and a Type M power adapter.

Swazi power outlet

Varying complicated voltages and plugs can often lead to confusion when planning on visiting a different country, especially if you've never visited before. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used in the world this guide tells you exactly what to purchase in advance to charge the iPhone 6 . These instructions were specifically written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPhone 6 abroad.If you're staying in Swaziland these useful instructions show how to power the iPhone 6 using the standard 230 volt 50Hz M Type wall supply. You will find power sockets differ depending on which region you are travelling to therefore we suggest reading the World power supplies page for a full list of countries. If you are visiting Swaziland from a different country please ensure that your iPhone 6 can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) ensure that your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from being damaged when powering up. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6.

Charging the iPhone 6 in Swaziland

Can you use the iPhone 6 in Swaziland?

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

What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 6 in Swaziland?

When you are travelling to more than one country then the best international travel charger for Swaziland to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [6].

Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the included plugs. If your model of iPhone 6 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these types of USB power chargers, along with support for more power hungry devices. Unlike other travel adapters this means you can power more than one device at the same time without needing to pack seperate travel adapters for your trip or using up additional wall outlets. Only needing to bring a single lightweight travel charger will keep the overall size down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage while travelling and convenient for charging your iPhone 6 at the airport or on the flight. Because of their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when you return home so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers and using only a single power outlet.

If you travel often we recommend buying an adaptable power adapter like this online. The travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Swaziland

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices via USB, however 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 is necessary when visiting regions with unstable power supplies. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Swaziland and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Swaziland using 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 and offers almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a 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 majority of travellers from around the world visiting Swaziland.
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 6 in Swaziland?

Charging the iPhone 6 from a Swazi power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

Simple instructions showing you how to power your iPhone 6 with a Swazi power outlet with a USB Lightning cable and a three pinned Type M power charger.

  1. In order to power the iPhone 6 from the Swazi power outlet you will need a Type M USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - the cable is normally supplied with the device.
  2. Begin the process by inserting the Type M USB power adapter into the Swazi power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by three large holes in a triangular pattern for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB 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 Swazi power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your phone will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is powering up which typically takes between 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Charging the iPhone 6 from a Swazi power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swaziland - Swazi page on Wikipedia.org
  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/typeM.htm - Type M power outlet
  4. Type M USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type M mains power outlet, priced under $15 USD (£4-£5 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, costing between $5 to $10 USD (around £4 GBP / under C$140).
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, between $10 to $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under C$20).