Charging the iPhone 6 Plus in Sao Tome

A guide on how to charge the iPhone 6 Plus from a Sao Tome power outlet using a USB Lightning Apple connector with a Europlug Type C USB charger and charging the iPhone 6 Plus using a two pin Type F Schuko power plug.

Sao Tome power outlet

Varying different combinations of region codes and plug types can all be confusing when planning on staying in a new country if you've never been there before. This page has been specifically written to prevent people needing to worry if they can charge their iPhone 6 Plus when they're abroad.The following step-by-step instructions shows what you'll need to power the iPhone 6 Plus when you're travelling to Sao Tome using their standard Type F or C 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. When visiting Sao Tome from another country check the iPhone 6 Plus can be charged using a 240v supply. If your iPhone 6 Plus originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v check the iPhone 6 Plus is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overheating whilst powering it up. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6 Plus.

Charging the iPhone 6 Plus in Sao Tome

Can you use the iPhone 6 Plus in Sao Tome?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 6 Plus to a Sao Tome power outlet.

What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 6 Plus in Sao Tome?

If you are travelling to multiple countries and bringing more than just your iPhone 6 Plus the best international travel charger for Sao Tome is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Sao Tomean use two different standards of power outlets (F and C) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the supplied heads. If your type of iPhone 6 Plus can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these USB travel chargers and additional support for certain power hungry devices like tablets. Having a 4 port adapter will also allow you to charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring individual power adapters on your Sao Tome trip. By only packing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage. Due to their space saving versatility these types of adapters can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple phones and tablets using just a single plug socket.

We recommend searching for this type of flexible power adapter at an electronics retailer, the power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Sao Tome

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable power grids. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Sao Tome and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable option for travellers originating from North America visiting Sao Tome.
  • 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 America using type B plugs. This is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Sao Tome. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 6 Plus in Sao Tome?

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

A guide on how to charge the iPhone 6 Plus from a Sao Tome power outlet using a USB Lightning Apple connector with a Europlug Type C USB charger.

  1. To power the iPhone 6 Plus using a Sao Tome power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple typically supply this USB cable when you purchase your iPhone 6 Plus).
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type C USB power adapter in the power supply. The plug supply is recognised by two adjacent holes next to each other where the plug outlet pins go.
  3. Connect one end of the Lightning charging cord into the bottom of the USB mains charger 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 the iPhone 6 Plus under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Sao Tome power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your cell will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is charging and takes roughly one to four hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPhone 6 Plus from a Sao Tome power outlet

Powering the iPhone 6 Plus with a Sao Tome power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

Using a Lightning Apple cable with a two pin Type F Schuko power charger to recharge the iPhone 6 Plus from a Sao Tome power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPhone 6 Plus from the Sao Tome power outlet you will need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple should typically include this cable when you buy the iPhone 6 Plus.
  2. Start the process by taking the Type F USB power adapter and inserting it into the Sao Tome power outlet. The round plug outlet, also called the Schuko plug, can be recognised by two large adjacent holes next to each other, plus a pair of metal grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in one end of the Lightning charging cord into the bottom of the USB mains 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 your iPhone 6 Plus.
  4. Turn on the Sao Tome power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your phone will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is powering up which typically takes between 60-240 minutes to completely recharge.
Powering the iPhone 6 Plus with a Sao Tome power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Sao Tome Wikipedia web 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, costing £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, costs £10-£15.
  6. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  7. Type F USB power adapter - Type F USB chargers are earthed using two clips at the top and bottom with two rounded 4.8mm pins set 19mm apart, £15-£20.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, £10-£15.