How to charge the iPhone 6 Plus when staying in The Republic of the Congo

Simple instructions showing how to charge the iPhone 6 Plus with a Congo power outlet with the Lightning Apple connector with a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter, how to recharge the iPhone 6 Plus using a three pin Type D USB adapter and how to recharge the iPhone 6 Plus using a Type E power charger

Congo power outlet

Different combinations of voltages and standards can often be confusing when planning to travel to a different country especially to the first time traveller. However this isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used in the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need in advance to power the iPhone 6 Plus in The Republic of the Congo. This page has been specifically written to assist travellers wanting to charge their iPhone 6 Plus when they are staying abroad.This page contains simple instructions which shows exactly how to power the iPhone 6 Plus in The Republic of the Congo by using the E, C or D type 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. When you are visiting The Republic of the Congo from a different country check your iPhone 6 Plus can accept a 240 volt supply. If the iPhone 6 Plus originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure that the iPhone 6 Plus is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from overheating when charging it. If you intend to stay at a Congo destination like Kinshasa or Lubumbashi we suggest referring to the wikipedia.org page about The Republic of the Congo [1] for further details on visiting the area. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6 Plus.

Charging the iPhone 6 Plus in The Republic of the Congo

Can the iPhone 6 Plus be used in The Republic of the Congo?

You can connect the iPhone 6 Plus to a Congo power outlet by using a power convertor.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 6 Plus in The Republic of the Congo?

When you are travelling with more than just your iPhone 6 Plus then the best international travel power adapter for The Republic of the Congo to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. Congolese use three different types of plug sockets (types E, C and D) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the supplied heads over. If your iPhone 6 Plus supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters, and support for certain power demanding devices. Unlike other chargers this will also allow you to charge multiple devices at once without needing to pack seperate power chargers for your trip to The Republic of the Congo or occupying additional power outlets. Only bringing a single travel charger will help keep the size down, making it perfect to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers without needing an additional power outlet.

We suggest buying this type of flexible power charger online, the multipurpose travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for The Republic of the Congo

The 4 port USB travel charger [10] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 6 Plus, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both The Republic of the Congo 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 North America going to The Republic of the Congo.
  • 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 and offers almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half 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 perfect for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting The Republic of the Congo.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 6 Plus in The Republic of the Congo?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPhone 6 Plus from a Congo power outlet

Simple instructions showing how to charge the iPhone 6 Plus with a Congo power outlet with the Lightning Apple connector with a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 6 Plus using a Congo power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the cable is usually already supplied with the iPhone 6 Plus by Apple).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can identify this wall supply by two round adjacent holes.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB Apple Lightning power cord into the power charger 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. Turn on the Congo power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the iPhone 6 Plus will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 Plus is charging which should take roughly 1 to 4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPhone 6 Plus from a Congo power outlet

How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 Plus from a Congo power outlet

Using an Apple Lightning cable with a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter to recharge your iPhone 6 Plus from a Congo power outlet.

  1. To supply power to the iPhone 6 Plus using a Congo power outlet you'll need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (this cable is usually already supplied with the device).
  2. Plug in the Type D USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 3 circular holes forming a triangular pattern for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger 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 your iPhone 6 Plus.
  4. Switch on the Congo power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your phone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the mobile is charging taking between 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 Plus from a Congo power outlet

How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 Plus from a Congo power outlet

Using the Lightning Apple connector with a two pinned Type E USB adapter to charge the iPhone 6 Plus with a Congo power outlet.

  1. To power your iPhone 6 Plus from the Congo power outlet you'll need to use a Type E USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple will typically supply this cable when you first purchase the iPhone 6 Plus.
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type E USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can recognise the power outlet by two adjacent holes next to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins go and one metal earth pin protruding in the top to form a triangular pattern.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple USB power cord into the bottom of the mains USB 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 your iPhone 6 Plus.
  4. Switch on the Congo power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of your mobile screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is powering up, typically taking roughly 60-240 minutes to recharge.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 Plus from a Congo power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Congo,_Republic_of_the - wikipedia.org page about The Republic of the Congo
  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/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  7. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D mains power outlet
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  9. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet
  10. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters