How to charge your iPhone 6 Plus from a power outlet in Reunion

Using an Apple USB Lightning connector and a Type E USB adapter to charge the iPhone 6 Plus from a Reunionese power outlet.

Reunionese power outlet

Complicated combinations of region codes and plugs can often cause confusion when planning on staying in a foreign country to the first time traveller. These guidelines have been written to stop visitors worrying if they can power their iPhone 6 Plus when they are visiting Reunion.This useful guide shows how to power the iPhone 6 Plus when going to Reunion by using the 220 volt 50Hz E Type power outlet, with the Reunionnais using a CEE 7/5 French socket for power outlets. When travelling to Reunion from another country please make sure your iPhone 6 Plus can be used with a 240v supply. If your iPhone 6 Plus originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure the device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to prevent the device from being damaged whilst powering it. If you plan to visit a Reunionese place such as Saint-Denis or Saint-Paul refer to the Reunion Wikipedia page [1] for further details prior to the location. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6 Plus.

Charging the iPhone 6 Plus in Reunion

Can the iPhone 6 Plus be used in Reunion?

You can connect the iPhone 6 Plus to a Reunionese power outlet.

Reunion

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

When you are travelling with more than just your iPhone 6 Plus then the best travel charger for Reunion is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by changing the supplied heads. If your iPhone 6 Plus supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these types of USB travel adapters plus support for more power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel chargers having a four port charger means you can power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring multiple travel adapters or occupying additional power outlets. Only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage while travelling and suitable for recharging your iPhone 6 Plus at an airport or on a flight. Because of their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets with only a single plug socket.

If you travel frequently we recommend buying a flexible travel adapter of this nature at an electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Reunion

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices via USB, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Reunion 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 most popular compact power adapter for travellers originating from America visiting Reunion using type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly 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. This is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at almost half the 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Reunion. [6]
What is the best power charger for the iPhone 6 Plus in Reunion?

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

Instructions showing how to recharge your iPhone 6 Plus from a Reunionese power outlet with a Lightning Apple connector and a two pinned Type E USB adapter.

  1. If you want to power the iPhone 6 Plus using a Reunionese power outlet you'll need to use a Type E USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple normally include the cable when you first purchase your iPhone 6 Plus.
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type E USB power adapter in the Reunionese power outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by the two holes 19mm apart from each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins go along with one metal earth pin protruding from the top to form a triangle configuration.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB power 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. Switch on the Reunionese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of your phone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is recharging and takes between 1 - 4 hours to completely recharge.
Powering the iPhone 6 Plus with a Reunionese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Reunion Wikipedia page
  2. Apple - official iPhone user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type E power outlet
  4. 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, costing C$15-C$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, priced under C$15.
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, under C$20.