Charging the iPhone 6 Plus when visiting Zimbabwe

Instructions on how to recharge the iPhone 6 Plus from a Zimbabwe power outlet with the Apple USB Lightning connector with a Type G USB charger and how to power the iPhone 6 Plus using a Type D USB plug.

Zimbabwe power outlet

Differing voltages and plug types can often be daunting when planning to visit a new country, especially if you've never been there before. However this isn't as complicated as it appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards being used in the world this article shows exactly what to buy in advance to power your iPhone 6 Plus . This guide has been written to help assist people wanting to power their iPhone 6 Plus when travelling abroad.When you are visiting Zimbabwe the following useful instructions show how to supply power to the iPhone 6 Plus by using their standard G or D type Zimbabwe 220 volt 50Hz power outlets, please be aware Type G power outlets will be used by a majority of Zimbabweans. If you are travelling to Zimbabwe from another region please double check the iPhone 6 Plus can be used with a 240 volt supply. If your iPhone 6 Plus was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) make sure that your iPhone 6 Plus is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from over-heating whilst powering it up. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6 Plus.

Charging the iPhone 6 Plus in Zimbabwe

Can you use the iPhone 6 Plus in Zimbabwe?

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

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

If you are travelling to multiple countries and bringing along more than your iPhone 6 Plus then the best travel adapter for Zimbabwe is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Zimbabweans use two different types of power outlets (types G and D) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type G.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the heads. If your type of iPhone 6 Plus is compatible with Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times with one of these types of travel chargers, and additional compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

Unlike other adapters this will allow you to power more than one device simultaneously without needing to buy multiple power adapters for your Zimbabwe trip. By only bringing a single international travel charger will keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage and convenient for charging your iPhone 6 Plus at the airport or on your flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers using just a single power outlet.

For those travelling to Zimbabwe we suggest searching for an adaptable travel charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer - the travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Zimbabwe

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Zimbabwe 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 portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Zimbabwe.
  • 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 set of features as the BESTEK with 1 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 suitable for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Zimbabwe. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 6 Plus in Zimbabwe?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 Plus from a Zimbabwe power outlet

Instructions on how to recharge the iPhone 6 Plus from a Zimbabwe power outlet with the Apple USB Lightning connector with a Type G USB charger.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPhone 6 Plus using a Zimbabwe power outlet you'll need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - this USB cable is normally already supplied with your iPhone 6 Plus.
  2. Start by inserting the Type G USB power adapter into the wall supply. The power supply, technically called the Type G power outlet [3], can be identified by 3 rectangular slots with plastic shutters in a triangular shape.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter 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 your iPhone 6 Plus under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Zimbabwe power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPhone 6 Plus screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is charging which typically takes roughly 1-4 hours to recharge.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 Plus from a Zimbabwe power outlet

How to use a Type D power charger for charging your iPhone 6 Plus from a Zimbabwe power outlet

Using the USB Lightning Apple cable and a 3 pin Type D USB charger to charge your iPhone 6 Plus with a Zimbabwe power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 6 Plus from a Zimbabwe power outlet you'll need a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - usually supplied with your iPhone 6 Plus.
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type D USB power adapter into the Zimbabwe power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the three holes forming a triangle pattern for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Plug in one 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 Plus. You can find the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6 Plus found at the bottom of the iPhone 6 Plus.
  4. Turn on the Zimbabwe power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the phone will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 Plus is powering up which typically takes roughly 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type D power charger for charging your iPhone 6 Plus from a Zimbabwe power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Zimbabwe Wikipedia page
  2. Apple - official iPhone user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - A Type G USB charger has three thick rectangular blades in a triangular shape with the longer top blade acting as the earthing pin, between $10 to $15 USD (under £15 GBP / under C$15).
  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, estimated cost between $15 to $20 USD (around £10 GBP / under C$15).
  6. iec.ch - Type D power outlet
  7. Type D USB power adapter - The three pinned earthed Type D USB chargers have large rounded pins placed in a triangular shape, priced at between $10 to $15 USD (£20-£25 GBP / around C$15).
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, between $15 to $20 USD (under £15 GBP / under C$20).