Charging the iPhone 6 Plus when staying in Saint Kitts

Instructions showing you how to recharge your iPhone 6 Plus with a St Kitts power outlet with a USB Lightning Apple connector with a three pin Type B power charger, recharging the iPhone 6 Plus using a Type G USB charger and recharging the iPhone 6 Plus using a Type A USB charger

St Kitts power outlet

If organizing a trip to Saint Kitts it can be helpful to know if you can power all your electrical devices when you arrive. However, without knowing which wall socket is being used you are likely to bring the wrong charger, thereby leaving you needing to buy or borrow a potentially expensive adaptor on arrival which might not be compatible. Different frequencies and standards can all be confusing when planning on staying in a foreign country, especially for the first time traveller. However this isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of standards used throughout the world this article shows exactly what to purchase in advance to charge the iPhone 6 Plus . These instructions have been written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPhone 6 Plus when you are travelling to Saint Kitts.The following simple instructions will show you exactly what you'll need to charge the iPhone 6 Plus when you're in Saint Kitts using their standard Type G, A, B or D 230 volt 60Hz wall outlets, please note Type G wall outlets are normally used by a majority of Kittitian. Power supplies vary regionally therefore we suggest reading the list of World power supplies for a full list of countries. If you are visiting Saint Kitts from another country please check the iPhone 6 Plus can be charged using a 240v supply. If your iPhone 6 Plus was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure that your device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to prevent the device from overheating whilst powering it up. If you plan to visit a St Kitts city like Basseterre refer to the St Kitts country entry on wikipedia [1] for further details on travelling to the location. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6 Plus.

Charging the iPhone 6 Plus in Saint Kitts

Can the iPhone 6 Plus be used in Saint Kitts?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 6 Plus in Saint Kitts.

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

If travelling with more than just your iPhone 6 Plus and visiting more than one country then the best travel adapter for Saint Kitts is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are four different standards of plug sockets in Saint Kitts (types G, A, B and D) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for both types A and G. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by changing the heads over. If your type of iPhone 6 Plus can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these types of travel adapters and additional support for certain power hungry devices. This will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy seperate travel adapters. By only needing a single lightweight travel charger will keep the overall weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage. Because of their flexibility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers without using up an additional plug socket.

We recommend buying this type of flexible travel charger at your preferred electronics retailer - the power 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 with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Saint Kitts

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be necessary for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Saint Kitts 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 portable option for travellers originating from North America visiting Saint Kitts.
  • 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 originating from the US using type B plugs. This offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a generous 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 a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Saint Kitts. [12] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 6 Plus in Saint Kitts?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 Plus from a St Kitts power outlet

Instructions showing how to power the iPhone 6 Plus with a St Kitts power outlet using a Lightning Apple cable with a three pinned Type G power adapter.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 6 Plus using the St Kitts power outlet you will need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will usually include the cable when you buy the iPhone 6 Plus).
  2. Begin by plugging the Type G USB power adapter into the St Kitts power outlet. You can recognise this power outlet by three holes with plastic shutters forming a triangle shape.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB Lightning cable into the bottom of the 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 situated at the bottom of the iPhone 6 Plus.
  4. Switch on the St Kitts power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your cellphone will display a charge icon to indicate that the mobile is recharging which takes around 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 Plus from a St Kitts power outlet

Powering the iPhone 6 Plus with a St Kitts power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Instructions showing how to power the iPhone 6 Plus with a St Kitts power outlet using a Lightning Apple cable and a double pinned Type A power adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 6 Plus from a St Kitts power outlet you'll need to use a Type A USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - the cable is normally already supplied with your iPhone 6 Plus by Apple.
  2. Plug in the Type A USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can recognise this wall outlet by the two thin adjacent slots.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB cable into the bottom of the 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 situated at the bottom of the iPhone 6 Plus.
  4. Turn on the St Kitts power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPhone will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is recharging, typically taking roughly 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
Powering the iPhone 6 Plus with a St Kitts power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Powering the iPhone 6 Plus with a St Kitts power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Instructions showing you how to recharge your iPhone 6 Plus with a St Kitts power outlet with a USB Lightning Apple connector with a three pin Type B power charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to your iPhone 6 Plus from a St Kitts power outlet you will need to use a Type B USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], the cable is normally already supplied with your device by Apple.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type B USB power adapter into the St Kitts power outlet. This power outlet (called the Type B power outlet [8]) can be recognised by the 2 slots parallel to each other with a single semicircular hole below for the long earth pin.
  3. Connect one end of the USB charging 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 St Kitts power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of your phone will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is charging and takes around 1 - 4 hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone 6 Plus with a St Kitts power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

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

A page showing how to power the iPhone 6 Plus from a St Kitts power outlet using the Apple USB Lightning cable and a Type D power adapter.

  1. To power the iPhone 6 Plus using a St Kitts power outlet you'll need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple usually supply the cable with the iPhone 6 Plus.
  2. Firstly you'll need to plug the Type D USB power adapter into the power supply. You can recognise the wall supply by the 3 round holes in a triangle pattern for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB 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 the iPhone 6 Plus.
  4. Turn on the St Kitts power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPhone 6 Plus will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 Plus is recharging, typically taking roughly 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
Powering the iPhone 6 Plus with a St Kitts power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - St Kitts country entry on wikipedia
  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, C$10-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. iec.ch - Type A power outlet
  7. Type A USB power adapter - An unearthed Type A USB charger has 2 parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes near the tip of each blade, under C$60.
  8. iec.ch - Type B power outlet
  9. Type B USB power adapter - 3 pinned Type B USB chargers have a single unearthed round pin along with 2 shorter parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes in the end of each blade, C$20-C$25.
  10. iec.ch - Type D power outlet
  11. Type D USB power adapter - The three pinned earthed Type D USB chargers have large rounded pins placed in a triangular shape, estimated cost under C$30.
  12. 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$20.