Charging the iPhone 6 Plus when planning a trip to Burkina Faso

Using a Lightning connector with a Europlug Type C USB charger to charge your iPhone 6 Plus with a Burkinabe power outlet and recharging the iPhone 6 Plus using a two pin Type E power adapter.

Burkinabe power outlet

Varying complicated standards and plug types can often be daunting when planning on travelling to a foreign country especially if you've never been there before. The following guide tells you exactly what you'll need to power your iPhone 6 Plus in Burkina Faso using their standard Type E or C Burkinabe 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. If you are visiting Burkina Faso from another country ensure that your iPhone 6 Plus can be charged using a 240v supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) check that the device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from overheating during charging. If you're planning to visit a destination such as Ouagadougou read the Wikipedia entry about Burkina Faso [1] for more indepth information. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6 Plus.

Charging the iPhone 6 Plus in Burkina Faso

Can you use the iPhone 6 Plus in Burkina Faso?

You can use the iPhone 6 Plus in Burkina Faso by using a power adaptor.

What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 6 Plus in Burkina Faso?

If you are travelling to multiple countries and bringing along more than your iPhone 6 Plus then the best travel charger for Burkina Faso to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different types of power outlets that Burkinabe use (E and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

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 included heads over. If your type of iPhone 6 Plus is compatible with Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these USB power chargers, plus additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets. This means you can recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple power adapters for your Burkinabe trip. By only bringing a single international travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage. Because of their versatility these types of travel chargers can be used back at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones, tablets and e-readers with just a single power outlet.

For those travelling to Burkina Faso we suggest searching for a flexible power charger like this at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Burkina Faso

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices using USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of 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 destinations:

  • 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 option for travellers originating from America going to Burkina Faso 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 travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This gives almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for 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 Burkina Faso. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 6 Plus in Burkina Faso?

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

Using a Lightning cable and a 2 pin Type C USB charger to charge your iPhone 6 Plus with a Burkinabe power outlet.

  1. If you want to power the iPhone 6 Plus from a Burkinabe power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will normally supply the cable with the iPhone 6 Plus).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the wall supply. This ungrounded plug supply is identified by the 2 round holes next to each other.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the mains 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 found at the bottom of the iPhone 6 Plus.
  4. Turn on the Burkinabe power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPhone 6 Plus screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is charging which typically takes roughly 1 - 4 hours to recharge.
Charging the iPhone 6 Plus from a Burkinabe power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Powering the iPhone 6 Plus with a Burkinabe power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

Instructions showing how to recharge your iPhone 6 Plus with a Burkinabe power outlet using a Lightning connector with a Type E power adapter.

  1. To charge the iPhone 6 Plus from a Burkinabe power outlet you'll need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (usually supplied with your iPhone 6 Plus).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type E USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can recognise this plug supply by the two large round adjacent holes for live and neutral pins and a metal grounding pin protruding the top to form a triangle pattern.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6 Plus. The iPhone 6 Plus Lightning connector can be found at bottom of your iPhone 6 Plus under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Burkinabe power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPhone 6 Plus screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is recharging, typically taking between one-four hours to completely recharge.
Powering the iPhone 6 Plus with a Burkinabe power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia entry about Burkina Faso
  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, £5-£10.
  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, £10-£15.
  6. iec.ch - Type E power outlet
  7. Type E USB power adapter - There are two 4.8mm pins on Type E USB chargers which are placed 19mm apart and may include a hole for an earthing pin, around £5.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated price £10-£15.