Charging your iPhone 6 Plus from a power outlet in Eritrea

Instructions showing you how to power your iPhone 6 Plus with an Eritrean power outlet with a Lightning Apple cable and a double pinned Type C USB adapter and how to charge the iPhone 6 Plus using a Type L USB adapter.

Eritrean power outlet

Varying complicated frequencies and standards can all be daunting when planning on staying in a different country, especially to the first time traveller. This page contains a useful guide showing exactly what you'll need to supply power to the iPhone 6 Plus when you are visiting Eritrea using their standard L or C type 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. Power supplies will vary from region to region therefore we suggest reading the power supplies list for a full list of countries. When you are visiting Eritrea from another country double check the iPhone 6 Plus can accept a 240v supply. If the iPhone 6 Plus was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts make sure your iPhone 6 Plus is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from overloading during charging. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6 Plus.

Charging the iPhone 6 Plus in Eritrea

Can you use the iPhone 6 Plus in Eritrea?

You can connect the iPhone 6 Plus to an Eritrean power outlet by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 6 Plus in Eritrea?

If you are travelling with more than just your iPhone 6 Plus and visiting more than one country the best travel charger for Eritrea is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different types of wall outlets in Eritrea (L and C) and using a travel adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by changing the supplied plugs over. If your iPhone 6 Plus supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster charging times with one of these types of USB power adapters, plus additional compatibility with certain power hungry devices like tablets. This will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy seperate travel adapters. By only needing a single travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage and convenient for charging your iPhone 6 Plus at the airport or on the plane. Due to their versatility these types of adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and phones without needing an additional power outlet.

We suggest searching for a multipurpose power adapter like this online; the multipurpose power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Eritrea

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, but for those also wishing 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 Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable option for travellers originating from America going to Eritrea 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 Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs and is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more flexible 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 Eritrea. [8] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 6 Plus in Eritrea?

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

Instructions showing you how to power your iPhone 6 Plus with an Eritrean power outlet with a Lightning Apple cable and a double pinned Type C USB adapter.

  1. In order to power the iPhone 6 Plus from the Eritrean power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple typically supply the USB cable with the iPhone 6 Plus.
  2. Firstly you'll need to plug the Type C USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can recognise this power outlet by two adjacent holes where the twin pins go.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB Lightning cable into the bottom of the 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 situated at the bottom of the iPhone 6 Plus.
  4. Turn on the Eritrean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPhone 6 Plus screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 Plus is charging, typically taking between 60-240 minutes to fully recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 Plus from an Eritrean power outlet

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

Instructions on how to charge your iPhone 6 Plus from an Eritrean power outlet with a Lightning connector with a 3 pin Type L USB charger.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 6 Plus from the Eritrean power outlet you will need to buy a Type L USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], the cable is normally supplied with your device by Apple.
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type L USB power adapter in the power supply. The squashed hexagon shaped plug outlet (known as the Type L power outlet [6]) looks like three round adjecent holes in a line. Note there are two different variations of Type L power outlet rated at 10 amps and 16 amps. The 10 amp version has 4mm pins that are spaced 5.5mm apart whilst the 16 amp version has larger 5mm thick pins that are spaced 8mm apart.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Apple charging cord into the USB mains 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 the iPhone 6 Plus under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Eritrean 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 one-four hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type L power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 Plus from an Eritrean power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Eritrea wikipedia page
  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 price between $10 to $15 USD (under £10 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, priced between $10 to $15 USD (around £10 GBP / under C$15).
  6. iec.ch - Type L power outlet
  7. Type L USB power adapter - Earthed Type L USB chargers comprise of three 4mm pins placed in parallel 5.5mm apart, under $15 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$15-C$20).
  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).