How to charge your iPhone 6 from a power outlet in Ethiopia

A step-by-step guide showing how to charge the iPhone 6 from an Ethiopian power outlet with a USB Lightning Apple connector and a double pinned Type E USB adapter, powering the iPhone 6 using a Europlug Type C USB adapter and recharging the iPhone 6 using a Schuko Type F USB adapter

Ethiopian power outlet

Varying different combinations of voltages and plug types can all be confusing when planning to travel to another country, especially if you've never been there before. This guide was specifically written to prevent travellers needing to worry if they'll be able to power the iPhone 6 when they're travelling abroad.This guide shows exactly how to power the iPhone 6 when you are in Ethiopia by using their E, C, F or L type 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. If travelling to Ethiopia from another country please make sure that your iPhone 6 can be used with a 240v supply. If your iPhone 6 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts make sure that your device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from over-heating when powering up. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6.

Charging the iPhone 6 in Ethiopia

Can the iPhone 6 be used in Ethiopia?

You can connect the iPhone 6 to an Ethiopian power outlet.

What is the best power charger for the iPhone 6 in Ethiopia?

If you are travelling with more than just your iPhone 6 then the best international travel charger for Ethiopia is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [11]. There are four different types of plug sockets that Ethiopians use (types E, C, F and L) and using a power charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C. As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the included heads over. If your model of iPhone 6 supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these travel adapters, along with support for certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel adapters having a 4 port charger will also allow you to power multiple devices at once without needing to buy multiple travel adapters or using up additional power outlets. Only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage whilst travelling and convenient for charging your iPhone 6 at an airport or on a plane. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of adapters can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones, tablets and e-readers without needing an additional power outlet.

We suggest buying a flexible power charger similar to this online, the power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [11] which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Ethiopia

The 4 port USB travel charger [11] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unreliable power supplies. These travel converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Ethiopia and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact option for travellers originating from America visiting Ethiopia using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at almost half the 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 perfect for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Ethiopia.
What is the best power charger for the iPhone 6 in Ethiopia?

Powering the iPhone 6 with an Ethiopian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Using an Apple USB Lightning connector and a double pin Type C Europlug USB adapter to recharge your iPhone 6 from an Ethiopian power outlet.

  1. If you want to power the iPhone 6 using an Ethiopian power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will typically include the USB cable when you first purchase the iPhone 6).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by the 2 holes next to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins go.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Lightning charging cable into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6. The iPhone 6 Lightning connector is situated at bottom of the iPhone 6 under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Ethiopian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the cellphone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is charging taking between 1-4 hours to fully recharge.
Powering the iPhone 6 with an Ethiopian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 from an Ethiopian power outlet

Using an Apple USB Lightning connector and a double pin Type E USB adapter to charge your iPhone 6 from an Ethiopian power outlet.

  1. To supply power to your iPhone 6 from the Ethiopian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple normally include this cable with your iPhone 6).
  2. Insert the Type E USB power adapter in the Ethiopian power outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by the two holes 19mm apart from each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins slide into and one metal grounding pin protruding from the top in a triangle configuration.
  3. Connect one end of the Apple USB cord into the power charger 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. Switch on the Ethiopian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your cell will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 is charging which takes around 60-240 minutes to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 from an Ethiopian power outlet

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 from an Ethiopian power outlet

Using an Apple USB Lightning connector and a double pin Type F Schuko USB adapter to recharge your iPhone 6 from an Ethiopian power outlet.

  1. To power the iPhone 6 from the Ethiopian power outlet you'll need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], this cable is typically included with your iPhone 6 by Apple.
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type F USB power adapter in the Ethiopian power outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by two round adjacent holes where the twin plug outlet pins go and thin metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Lightning charging cable into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6. The iPhone 6 Lightning connector is situated at bottom of the iPhone 6 under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Ethiopian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the cellphone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is charging taking between 1-4 hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 from an Ethiopian power outlet

Charging the iPhone 6 from an Ethiopian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type L USB adapter

Using a Lightning Apple connector and a 3 pinned Type L USB adapter to power your iPhone 6 from an Ethiopian power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 6 using the Ethiopian power outlet you'll need to use a Type L USB power adapter [10] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will normally include the cable when you first purchase your iPhone 6).
  2. Firstly you'll need to plug in the Type L USB power adapter into the wall outlet. You can identify the flattened hexagon shaped power supply by 3 large round adjecent holes forming a line. You'll find there are two different types of Type L plug outlet, one rated for 10 amps and one for 16 amps. The 10 amp plug outlet has 4mm pins spaced 5.5mm apart, whilst the 16 amp version has slightly larger 5mm pins which are spaced 8mm apart.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB Apple Lightning power cord into the USB mains adapter 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 Ethiopian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPhone 6 will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is powering up, typically taking around 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Charging the iPhone 6 from an Ethiopian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type L USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ethiopia - Ethiopian country Wikipedia page
  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. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  7. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  9. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeL.htm - Type L power outlet
  10. Type L USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type L mains power outlet
  11. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters