Charging your iPhone 6 from a power outlet in Lesotho

How to connect a Basotho power outlet to the iPhone 6

Basotho power outlet

Various combinations of region codes and voltages can all be confusing when planning on staying in a foreign country, especially to the first time traveller. These instructions were specifically written to prevent you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPhone 6 when you're in staying in Lesotho.This page is a step by step guide demonstrating exactly what you'll need to charge the iPhone 6 when you're travelling to Lesotho using the 220 volt 50Hz M Type Basotho power supply. If visiting Lesotho from a different country please double check your iPhone 6 can be charged using a 240v supply. If the iPhone 6 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts double check your iPhone 6 is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from overheating whilst powering it up. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6.

Charging the iPhone 6 in Lesotho

Can you use the iPhone 6 in Lesotho?

You can use the iPhone 6 in Lesotho.

What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 6 in Lesotho?

If you are travelling to more than one country or bringing more than just your iPhone 6 then the best travel adapter for Lesotho is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 volts - 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 supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these types of power adapters and additional support for more power demanding devices.

This will also allow you to power more than one device simultaneously without needing to buy multiple power adapters or using up additional power sockets. Only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used when you return home so when you’re not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers with just a single wall outlet.

We suggest searching for this type of flexible travel adapter online. The multipurpose power 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 Lesotho

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, but for visitors 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 crucial for visitors of counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental 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 best selling compact power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Lesotho using 3 pin type B plug sockets.
  • 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 America using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at 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 Lesotho. [6] [AD]
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 6 in Lesotho?

Charging the iPhone 6 from a Basotho power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

Using an Apple USB Lightning connector with a three pin Type M power adapter to charge your iPhone 6 with a Basotho power outlet.

  1. To charge your iPhone 6 using the Basotho power outlet you will need to buy a Type M USB power plug adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (this USB cable is typically supplied with your iPhone 6 by Apple).
  2. Start by inserting the Type M USB power plug adapter into the Basotho power outlet. This plug outlet, sometimes known as a Type M power outlet [3], can be recognised by 3 large holes in a triangular configuration.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Apple power cable into the bottom of the mains power 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. Switch on the Basotho power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPhone 6 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 is powering up taking roughly one-four hours to recharge. [AD]
Charging the iPhone 6 from a Basotho power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Basotho entry on
  2. Apple - official iPhone user guide
  3. - Type M power outlet
  4. Type M USB power plug adapter - South African Type M USB chargers have three large circular pins in a triangular shape with the top earthed pin longer and larger in diameter.
  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 4-port USB wall charger is an electrical device that provides simultaneous charging for up to four USB-compatible devices. It often includes interchangeable international plug adapters for global use..