Charging your iPhone 6 Plus from a power outlet in Angola

Using a Lightning cable and a Type C Europlug power adapter to recharge your iPhone 6 Plus with an Angolan power outlet.

Angolan power outlet

Differing combinations of voltages and region codes can all lead to confusion when planning to visit another country if you've never been there before. However this isn't as complex as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards being used in the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need to buy in advance to charge the iPhone 6 Plus . These instructions have been specifically written to stop you having to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPhone 6 Plus when you're travelling abroad.If planning a holiday to Angola these instructions show charging the iPhone 6 Plus using the 220 volt 50Hz Type C Angolan power outlet, with the Angolans using Europlugs for power outlets. If you are visiting Angola from another country check that the iPhone 6 Plus can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure that the device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from over-heating whilst powering it. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6 Plus.

Charging the iPhone 6 Plus in Angola

Can the iPhone 6 Plus be used in Angola?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 6 Plus to an Angolan power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

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

When travelling to more than one country or bringing along more than your iPhone 6 Plus the best international travel adapter for Angola to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by changing the included plugs over. If your type of iPhone 6 Plus supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these types of travel adapters along with support for more power demanding devices like tablets.

Having a four port adapter means you can charge more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate power adapters or occupying additional wall outlets. Because you are only packing a single international travel charger will also keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand luggage while travelling as well as being convenient for recharging your iPhone 6 Plus at an airport or on the flight. Due to their space saving versatility these types of chargers can be used when you return home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple phones, tablets and e-readers without needing an additional plug socket.

If you travel often we suggest searching for this type of versatile power adapter at an electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Angola

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 6 Plus, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which can be crucial for visitors of counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, North 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 best selling compact option for travellers originating from North America visiting Angola using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This offers the same set of features 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 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Angola. [6] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 6 Plus in Angola?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 Plus from an Angolan power outlet

Using the Apple USB Lightning connector with a two pin Type C USB adapter to power the iPhone 6 Plus from an Angolan power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPhone 6 Plus from an Angolan power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple should typically include this USB cable with the iPhone 6 Plus.
  2. Start by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the Angolan power outlet. You can identify the wall outlet by the two round adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB Lightning cable into the mains power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6 Plus. The iPhone 6 Plus Lightning connector is situated at bottom of your iPhone 6 Plus 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 mobile will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is charging, typically taking between 1 - 4 hours to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 Plus from an Angolan power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia entry about Angola
  2. Apple - official iPhone user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, estimated cost around $10 USD (£10-£15 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, priced between $15 to $20 USD (£15-£20 GBP / under C$15).
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costs between $15 to $20 USD (around £10 GBP / under C$20).