How to charge the iPhone 6 Plus from a power outlet in Kiribati

How to connect a Kiribati power outlet to the iPhone 6 Plus

Kiribati power outlet

Varying different combinations of voltages and plug types can all be daunting when planning to visit a different country to the first time traveller. This page has simple instructions demonstrating exactly how to charge your iPhone 6 Plus when you're visiting Kiribati by using the standard 240 volt 50Hz I Type power outlet. When you are visiting Kiribati from a different region please ensure that the iPhone 6 Plus can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure that the iPhone 6 Plus is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from overheating when powering up. If you are planning on travelling to a city such as Bairiki we also recommend referring to the Kiribati Wiki page [1] for more indepth details prior to travelling to the area. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6 Plus.

Charging the iPhone 6 Plus in Kiribati

Can the iPhone 6 Plus be used in Kiribati?

You can connect the iPhone 6 Plus to a Kiribati power outlet.

Kiribati

What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 6 Plus in Kiribati?

If travelling to multiple countries the best travel power adapter for Kiribati to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the included plugs. If your iPhone 6 Plus supports Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these USB travel adapters, and support for certain power demanding devices.

Having a four port charger will also allow you to recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack seperate power chargers on your trip to Kiribati. Because you are only needing to bring a single international USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage whilst travelling and convenient for charging your iPhone 6 Plus at an airport or on a flight. Because of their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and phones and using just a single plug socket.

For those travelling to different continents we recommend searching for this type of versatile travel charger online, the power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Kiribati

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, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable power grids. These travel adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Kiribati and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 compact option for travellers originating from North America visiting Kiribati.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and gives the same set of features as the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for almost half 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 suitable for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Kiribati. [6]
What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 6 Plus in Kiribati?

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

Using a Lightning Apple connector and a 3 pinned Type I USB adapter to recharge your iPhone 6 Plus from a Kiribati power outlet.

  1. If you want to power the iPhone 6 Plus using a Kiribati power outlet you will need to buy a Type I USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will usually supply this cable with your iPhone 6 Plus).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type I USB power adapter in the Kiribati power outlet. The power supply, sometimes called a Type I power outlet [3], can be recognised by three slots for the live, neutral and ground.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB power charger 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. Turn on the Kiribati power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the cell screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is powering up which typically takes between one-four hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone 6 Plus with a Kiribati power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type I USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Kiribati Wiki 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, priced C$15-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, under C$20.