Charging the iPhone 6 Plus when visiting Tristan da Cunha

Using a USB Lightning Apple cable and a 3 pin Type G USB charger to charge your iPhone 6 Plus with a Tristanian power outlet.

Tristanian power outlet

Varying complicated standards and voltages can all lead to confusion when planning to visit another country for the first time traveller. When you are travelling to Tristan da Cunha these instructions show how to supply power to the iPhone 6 Plus by using their standard 240 volt 50Hz G Type wall outlet, the Tristanians will use a 13 amp plug for wall outlets. If you are visiting Tristan da Cunha from another country check that the iPhone 6 Plus can be used with a 240 volt supply. If your iPhone 6 Plus was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v ensure your iPhone 6 Plus is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional converter to prevent the device from overheating during charging. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6 Plus.

Charging the iPhone 6 Plus in Tristan da Cunha

Can you use the iPhone 6 Plus in Tristan da Cunha?

You can use the iPhone 6 Plus in Tristan da Cunha by using a power adaptor.

What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 6 Plus in Tristan da Cunha?

If you are travelling with more than your iPhone 6 Plus the best international travel adapter for Tristan da Cunha is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the included plugs over. If your type of iPhone 6 Plus is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these USB power adapters and support for more power demanding devices like tablets. This will allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to buy individual power adapters for your Tristanian trip. By only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage while travelling. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers using just a single power outlet.

For those travelling to Tristan da Cunha we recommend buying this type of versatile power adapter online; the multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Tristan da Cunha

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 6 Plus, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Tristan da Cunha and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America going to Tristan da Cunha using 3 pin type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also 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 is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a more flexible 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 ideal for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Tristan da Cunha. [6] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 6 Plus in Tristan da Cunha?

Powering the iPhone 6 Plus with a Tristanian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Instructions showing how to recharge your iPhone 6 Plus with a Tristanian power outlet using the USB Lightning Apple cable and a Type G USB charger.

  1. If you want to power your iPhone 6 Plus using the Tristanian power outlet you will need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the USB cable is normally already included with the device).
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type G USB power adapter and inserting it in the wall supply. You can identify the power supply by the three rectangular slots forming a triangle pattern for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB power cable 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 your iPhone 6 Plus under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Tristanian 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 iPhone is powering up and takes around one to four hours to fully recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone 6 Plus with a Tristanian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia entry about Tristan da Cunha
  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, estimated cost under C$15.
  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, under C$25.
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated price under C$15.