Charging the iPhone 6 Plus when planning a trip to Guadeloupe

A page showing how to charge your iPhone 6 Plus with a Guadeloupe power outlet using the USB Lightning Apple cable and a 2 pin Type E power adapter, how to power the iPhone 6 Plus using a 2 pin Europlug Type C power charger and how to power the iPhone 6 Plus using a 3 pin Type D power adapter

Guadeloupe power outlet

Different region codes and voltages can all lead to confusion when planning to travel to a new country especially for the first time traveller. This isn't as complicated as it appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards being used in the world this article shows exactly what to buy in advance to power your iPhone 6 Plus . These instructions have been specifically written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPhone 6 Plus when staying abroad.These step by step instructions shows how to charge your iPhone 6 Plus when visiting Guadeloupe using the types D, C or E 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. When you are travelling to Guadeloupe from another region ensure your iPhone 6 Plus can be charged using a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure your iPhone 6 Plus is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise 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 Guadeloupe

Can you use the iPhone 6 Plus in Guadeloupe?

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

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What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 6 Plus in Guadeloupe?

If you are travelling with more than your iPhone 6 Plus or visiting more than one country the best international travel charger for Guadeloupe to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Guadeloupians use three different types of wall outlets (D, C and E) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

Because these types of 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 heads. If your iPhone 6 Plus can support Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these USB power adapters and compatibility with more power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other travel chargers this means you can charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple power adapters for your Guadeloupe trip. Only bringing a single international travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage. Because of their versatility these types of travel chargers can be used back at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones, tablets and e-readers with just a single power outlet.

For those travelling to Guadeloupe we suggest searching for a multipurpose travel charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Guadeloupe

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices using USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Guadeloupe and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact option for travellers originating from America visiting Guadeloupe.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico 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 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 ideal for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Guadeloupe. [10]
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 6 Plus in Guadeloupe?

Powering the iPhone 6 Plus with a Guadeloupe power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Using a Lightning connector with a two pin Type C USB charger to charge your iPhone 6 Plus with a Guadeloupe power outlet.

  1. To charge the iPhone 6 Plus from a Guadeloupe power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (usually supplied with your iPhone 6 Plus).
  2. Insert the Type C USB power adapter in the Guadeloupe power outlet. You can recognise this plug supply by the two round adjacent holes for live and neutral pins.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter 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. Switch on the Guadeloupe power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the cell screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is recharging, typically taking between 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone 6 Plus with a Guadeloupe power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

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

Using the USB Lightning Apple cable and a 3 pin Type D power charger to recharge your iPhone 6 Plus with a Guadeloupe power outlet.

  1. To charge the iPhone 6 Plus from a Guadeloupe power outlet you'll need a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should normally supply the cable with the iPhone 6 Plus).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type D USB power adapter into the wall supply. This power supply, technically called the Type D power outlet [6], looks like 3 round holes in a triangular configuration for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the mains power 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 the iPhone 6 Plus.
  4. Turn on the Guadeloupe power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your cellphone will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 Plus is powering up and takes around 1-4 hours to recharge.
Powering the iPhone 6 Plus with a Guadeloupe power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

How to use a Type E power charger for charging your iPhone 6 Plus from a Guadeloupe power outlet

A page showing how to charge your iPhone 6 Plus with a Guadeloupe power outlet using the USB Lightning Apple cable and a 2 pin Type E power adapter.

  1. If you want to power your iPhone 6 Plus from a Guadeloupe power outlet you'll need a Type E USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will typically supply the cable with the iPhone 6 Plus).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type E USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can recognise this plug supply by the two large adjacent holes for live and neutral pins and a metal grounding pin protruding the top to form a triangle pattern.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB power 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 the iPhone 6 Plus.
  4. Turn on the Guadeloupe 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 phone is charging which should take roughly 1 - 4 hours to recharge.
How to use a Type E power charger for charging your iPhone 6 Plus from a Guadeloupe power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia.org web page about Guadeloupe
  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, estimated price under 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, estimated cost under C$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 price around C$15.
  8. iec.ch - Type E power outlet
  9. 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, estimated price C$15-C$20.
  10. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced at under C$20.