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

A page on how to recharge the iPhone 6 Plus with a Palauan power outlet with a USB Lightning Apple connector and a two pinned Type A power charger and how to recharge the iPhone 6 Plus using a three pinned Type B USB charger.

Palauan power outlet

Differing standards and plugs can often cause confusion when planning on visiting a foreign country for the first time traveller. This guide was specifically written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPhone 6 Plus when you're in Palau.These instructions shows you exactly how to charge your iPhone 6 Plus when you're visiting Palau by using their B or A type Palauan 120 volt 60Hz wall outlets. If the iPhone 6 Plus slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when visiting Palau from another country then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Normally electrical devices which come from another country which use a higher voltage such as 240 volts may take longer to charge or won't power up, so check your device is a dual voltage device (normally marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to ensure proper use. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6 Plus.

Charging the iPhone 6 Plus in Palau

Can you use the iPhone 6 Plus in Palau?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 6 Plus in Palau by using a power convertor.

What is the best power charger for the iPhone 6 Plus in Palau?

When you are travelling to multiple countries the best international travel power adapter for Palau is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different types of plug sockets that Palauans use (B and A) and using a travel charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type A.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the plugs over. If your model of iPhone 6 Plus is compatible with Fast Charge (note not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker charging times by using one of these types of USB power chargers and additional compatibility with more power demanding devices. Unlike other travel adapters having a 4 port charger means you can power multiple devices at the same time without needing to bring individual power chargers for your trip to Palau or using up additional wall sockets. By only bringing a single travel charger will also keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to their versatility these types of power chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers without needing an additional plug socket.

For those travelling on a regular basis we recommend buying a versatile travel adapter similar to this online, the power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Palau

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country 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 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to regions with unreliable power supplies. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Palau and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable option for travellers originating from North America going to Palau.
  • 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 from the US using type B plugs. This offers almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Palau. [8] [AD]
What is the best power charger for the iPhone 6 Plus in Palau?

How to use a Type A power charger for charging your iPhone 6 Plus from a Palauan power outlet

A guide on how to power the iPhone 6 Plus with a Palauan power outlet with an Apple USB Lightning connector and a two pinned Type A USB charger.

  1. In order to charge the iPhone 6 Plus using a Palauan power outlet you will need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (normally included with the iPhone 6 Plus by Apple).
  2. Begin by taking the Type A USB power adapter and inserting it into the wall outlet. You can recognise the power supply by two thin adjacent slots where the plug outlet pins go.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Apple Lightning charging cord into the USB power charger 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 Palauan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your cellphone will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is powering up, typically taking roughly 1-4 hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type A power charger for charging your iPhone 6 Plus from a Palauan power outlet

Charging the iPhone 6 Plus from a Palauan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

A guide on how to recharge the iPhone 6 Plus with a Palauan power outlet with a USB Lightning Apple connector and a 3 pinned Type B USB charger.

  1. In order to charge your iPhone 6 Plus using a Palauan power outlet you'll need to use a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (normally supplied with the iPhone 6 Plus).
  2. Begin by taking the Type B USB power adapter and inserting it into the wall outlet. You can recognise the power supply by two thin slots adjacent to each other for live and neutral blades with a single hole below for the slightly longer ground pin.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple Lightning power cord into the USB power charger 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 your iPhone 6 Plus.
  4. Switch on the Palauan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your iPhone will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is powering up which takes roughly 1-4 hours to fully recharge.
Charging the iPhone 6 Plus from a Palauan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Palauan entry on wikipedia.org
  2. Apple - official iPhone user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type A power outlet
  4. 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, 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, costs under C$15.
  6. iec.ch - Type B power outlet
  7. 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$15-C$20.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, under C$20.