Charging your iPhone 6 Plus from a power outlet in Saint Vincent

A guide showing how to power the iPhone 6 Plus from a St Vincentian power outlet by using a Lightning Apple cable and a 3 pin Type G power charger, powering the iPhone 6 Plus using a two pin Type C USB charger and how to power the iPhone 6 Plus using a 2 pin Type E power charger

St Vincentian power outlet

Different standards and voltages can all lead to confusion when planning to visit another country for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets used throughout the world this article shows exactly what you'll need to pick up in advance to charge your iPhone 6 Plus . This guide has been written to help assist people wanting to power the iPhone 6 Plus when they are abroad.This step-by-step guide shows you exactly what you'll need to power your iPhone 6 Plus when you are in Saint Vincent using the Type G, C, E, I or K St Vincentian 230 volt 50Hz power outlets, please be aware Type G power outlets will be used by a majority of St Vincentians. You will discover that power sockets will change depending on which country you are travelling to so please read the power supplies and North America page for a full list of countries. When travelling to Saint Vincent from a different country please make sure that your iPhone 6 Plus can be charged using a 240v supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) double check the device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to stop the device from being damaged when charging it. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6 Plus.

Charging the iPhone 6 Plus in Saint Vincent

Can the iPhone 6 Plus be used in Saint Vincent?

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

What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 6 Plus in Saint Vincent?

If you are travelling with more than your iPhone 6 Plus the best international travel adapter for Saint Vincent is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are five standards of wall outlets that St Vincentians use (G, C, E, I and K) and using a power adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for both types C and G. 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 charging times by using one of these USB power adapters and additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other adapters having a four port adapter will allow you to charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to pack multiple power adapters or occupying additional wall outlets. Only needing a single USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage and on hand for recharging your iPhone 6 Plus at an airport or on your flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets without needing an additional plug socket.

We suggest searching for a flexible travel charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer - the travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Saint Vincent

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 those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Saint Vincent 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 most popular portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Saint Vincent using 3 pinned type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also 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 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 perfect for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Saint Vincent. [12] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 6 Plus in Saint Vincent?

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

A guide showing how to power the iPhone 6 Plus from a St Vincentian power outlet by using a Lightning Apple cable and a 3 pin Type G power charger.

  1. To charge the iPhone 6 Plus from a St Vincentian power outlet you will need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (typically already included with the device by Apple).
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type G USB power adapter and inserting it in the wall supply. You can identify this plug supply by the three holes forming a triangular configuration for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Plug in one end of the Lightning cable into the bottom of 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 St Vincentian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the phone will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is charging which takes between one-four hours to completely recharge.
Charging the iPhone 6 Plus from a St Vincentian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

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

Instructions on how to recharge the iPhone 6 Plus from a St Vincentian power outlet with a Lightning connector with a two pin Type C USB charger.

  1. To power your iPhone 6 Plus using the St Vincentian power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the cable is normally already included with the device by Apple).
  2. Begin by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it in the St Vincentian power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the two holes adjacent to each other 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. You can find the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6 Plus found at the bottom of the iPhone 6 Plus.
  4. Turn on the St Vincentian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the phone will display a charge icon to indicate that the mobile is recharging, typically taking between one-four hours to recharge.
Powering the iPhone 6 Plus with a St Vincentian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

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

Using the Apple USB Lightning connector with a double pinned Type E power adapter to power the iPhone 6 Plus from a St Vincentian power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 6 Plus from a St Vincentian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple usually include the cable with the iPhone 6 Plus).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type E USB power adapter in the wall supply. You can recognise this plug supply by the two 4.8mm circular adjacent holes next to each other where the live and neutral pins slide into and a single metal grounding pin protruding the top to form a triangle shape.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Apple Lightning power cord into the mains power 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. Switch on the St Vincentian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the mobile will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is recharging, typically taking between 1 - 4 hours to recharge.
How to use a Type E power charger for charging your iPhone 6 Plus from a St Vincentian power outlet

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

Using a Lightning connector and a 2 pin Type K power adapter to recharge your iPhone 6 Plus with a St Vincentian power outlet.

  1. To power your iPhone 6 Plus using the St Vincentian power outlet you will need to use a Type K USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the cable is normally already included with the device).
  2. Begin by taking the Type K USB power adapter and plugging it in the St Vincentian power outlet. This plug supply (technically called the Type K power outlet [10]) looks like 3 large holes in a triangle shape for the live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Then connect the USB 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. The iPhone 6 Plus Lightning connector is situated at bottom of your iPhone 6 Plus under the home button.
  4. Switch on the St Vincentian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the iPhone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is recharging which should take roughly 1-4 hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone 6 Plus with a St Vincentian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type K USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - St Vincentian country Wiki page
  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, 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, priced under C$15.
  6. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  7. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, under C$20.
  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 under C$20.
  10. iec.ch - Type K power outlet
  11. Type K USB power adapter - There are three pins on a Type K USB charger comprising of two large rounded pins and a bottom semi-circular grounding pin, under C$15.
  12. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced at C$15-C$20.