Charging the iPhone 6 when planning a trip to Angola

Using a Lightning connector with a two pinned Europlug Type C USB charger to recharge your iPhone 6 with an Angolan power outlet.

Angolan power outlet

Various combinations of region codes and voltages can all lead to confusion when planning to travel to a new country, especially if you've never been there before. This page contains instructions telling you how to supply power to the iPhone 6 when you're visiting Angola using a standard 220 volt 50Hz C Type Angolan plug outlet, with the Angolans using Europlugs for power outlets. If you are travelling to Angola from another region make sure your iPhone 6 can accept a 240v supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) make sure that the device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to avoid the device from overloading whilst powering it. If you're planning on taking a trip to an Angolan city like Luanda or Cabinda we also suggest reading the Angola page on Wikipedia [1] for more details. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6.

Charging the iPhone 6 in Angola

Can you use the iPhone 6 in Angola?

You can use the iPhone 6 in Angola by using a power adaptor.

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

If you are travelling with more than your iPhone 6 or visiting more than one country the best international travel adapter for Angola is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [6].

Because these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the heads. If your iPhone 6 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of travel chargers, plus additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other travel chargers this will allow you to power more than one device simultaneously without needing to buy individual travel chargers or occupying additional power sockets. Only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage. Because of their versatility these types of chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets with just a single power outlet.

For those travelling to different destinations we suggest searching for this type of flexible travel charger at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Angola

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 6, but 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 crucial when visiting regions with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Angola.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at 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 Angola.
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 6 in Angola?

Charging the iPhone 6 from an Angolan power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Using the USB Lightning Apple cable and a 2 pin Europlug Type C USB charger to recharge your iPhone 6 with an Angolan power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your iPhone 6 from an Angolan power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - this USB cable is normally already included with the device by Apple.
  2. Plug the Type C USB power adapter into the Angolan power outlet. The wall outlet is identified by the 2 circular adjacent holes for live and neutral pins.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Apple Lightning power cable into the mains power 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. Turn on the Angolan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPhone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is recharging, typically taking between 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPhone 6 from an Angolan power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angola - Angola page 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/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. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters