Charging the iPhone 6 Plus in Tanzania

Using a USB Lightning Apple connector with a 3 pin Type G USB charger to power the iPhone 6 Plus with a Tanzanian power outlet and recharging the iPhone 6 Plus using a three pinned Type D power plug.

Tanzanian power outlet

Differing combinations of voltages and standards can all be confusing when planning on visiting a new country if you've never been there before. This page contains step by step instructions which shows exactly what you'll need to charge the iPhone 6 Plus when you are in Tanzania using their standard types G or D 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets, please be aware that Type G plug outlets are normally used by a majority of Tanzanians. When travelling to Tanzania from another region make sure that the iPhone 6 Plus can accept a 240v supply. If the iPhone 6 Plus was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure the device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from being damaged whilst powering it. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6 Plus.

Charging the iPhone 6 Plus in Tanzania

Can you use the iPhone 6 Plus in Tanzania?

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

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

When travelling with more than your iPhone 6 Plus then the best travel adapter for Tanzania to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two standards of power outlets that Tanzanians use (G and D) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type G. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by switching the included 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 along with additional support for certain power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other adapters this means you can power more than one device at the same time without needing to pack seperate travel adapters for your trip or using up additional wall outlets. Because you are only packing a single travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling as well as being on hand for recharging your iPhone 6 Plus at the airport or on a plane. Due to their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when you return home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table 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 travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Tanzania

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which is necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Tanzania using type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs. This is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 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 Tanzania. [8] [AD]
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 6 Plus in Tanzania?

Charging the iPhone 6 Plus from a Tanzanian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Using a USB Lightning Apple connector with a 3 pin Type G USB charger to power the iPhone 6 Plus with a Tanzanian power outlet.

  1. In order to power the iPhone 6 Plus from the Tanzanian power outlet you will need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will normally include this cable when you buy your iPhone 6 Plus).
  2. Start by taking the Type G USB power adapter and inserting it in the power outlet. You can recognise this power outlet by three vertical slots in a triangular pattern for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB Lightning cord into the mains USB 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 situated at the bottom of the iPhone 6 Plus.
  4. Switch on the Tanzanian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the phone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is powering up which should take between 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
Charging the iPhone 6 Plus from a Tanzanian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

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

Using a USB Lightning cable and a three pinned Type D power charger to charge the iPhone 6 Plus from a Tanzanian power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge your iPhone 6 Plus using the Tanzanian power outlet you'll need a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple should normally include this cable when you buy the iPhone 6 Plus.
  2. First insert the Type D USB power adapter in the power supply. You can recognise the wall outlet by the 3 circular holes forming a triangle configuration.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple charging cable into the bottom of the USB mains 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 the iPhone 6 Plus under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Tanzanian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your iPhone will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is recharging taking around 1 to 4 hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 Plus from a Tanzanian power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia page about Tanzania
  2. Apple - official iPhone user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - A Type G USB charger has three thick rectangular blades in a triangular shape with the longer top blade acting as the earthing pin, priced at £15-£20.
  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, estimated cost £10-£15.
  6. iec.ch - Type D power outlet
  7. Type D USB power adapter - The three pinned earthed Type D USB chargers have large rounded pins placed in a triangular shape, estimated cost £20-£25.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated price under £15.