Charging the iPhone 6 Plus when visiting The Cook Islands

How to connect a Cook Islands power outlet to the iPhone 6 Plus

Cook Islands power outlet

Various frequencies and region codes can often lead to confusion when planning on visiting a different country especially if you've never visited before. These instructions have been written to stop you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPhone 6 Plus when you are going to The Cook Islands.This page is a guide demonstrating exactly how to supply power to your iPhone 6 Plus when going to The Cook Islands using their standard 240 volt 50Hz Type I power supply. When you are travelling to The Cook Islands from another country please double check your iPhone 6 Plus can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts make sure your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from being damaged whilst powering it. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6 Plus.

Charging the iPhone 6 Plus in The Cook Islands

Can you use the iPhone 6 Plus in The Cook Islands?

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

The Cook Islands

What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 6 Plus in The Cook Islands?

When you are travelling to multiple countries and bringing more than just your iPhone 6 Plus the best travel power adapter for The Cook Islands is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. As these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the supplied plugs. If your model of iPhone 6 Plus supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these travel adapters plus additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices.

Unlike other travel chargers this means you can power more than one device at the same time without needing to buy seperate travel adapters on your Cook Islands trip or occupying additional wall sockets. By only bringing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling as well as being on hand for recharging your iPhone 6 Plus at the airport or on a flight. Because of their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when you return home so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets and smartphones using just a single plug socket.

We suggest searching for a flexible travel adapter similar to this online. The multipurpose travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for The Cook Islands

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which can be crucial for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both The Cook Islands 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 best selling compact power adapter for travellers originating from America visiting The Cook Islands.
  • 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 North America using type B plugs. This is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting The Cook Islands. [6]
What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 6 Plus in The Cook Islands?

How to use a Type I power charger for charging your iPhone 6 Plus from a Cook Islands power outlet

A step by step guide showing how to power your iPhone 6 Plus with a Cook Islands power outlet with a Lightning Apple cable with a Type I USB adapter.

  1. To power the iPhone 6 Plus from a Cook Islands power outlet you will need to buy a Type I USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (typically already supplied with your device by Apple).
  2. Start the process by taking the Type I USB power adapter and inserting it into the wall outlet. The plug supply, sometimes known as the Type I power outlet [3], can be recognised by three slots for the live, neutral and earth blades.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple USB cable into the USB 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. Turn on the Cook Islands power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your cellphone will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is powering up and takes between 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type I power charger for charging your iPhone 6 Plus from a Cook Islands power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - The Cook Islands Wikipedia web page
  2. Apple - official iPhone user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type I power outlet
  4. Type I USB power adapter - Type I USB chargers use three short flat blades in a V format with the top blade acting as a grounding pin, estimated cost 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, 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, priced C$15-C$20.