Charging the iPhone 6 Plus when visiting Tonga

A guide showing you how to recharge your iPhone 6 Plus from a Tongan power outlet by using a Lightning Apple connector with a Type I USB adapter.

Tongan power outlet

Differing combinations of standards and plugs can all be daunting when planning to travel to another country, especially to the first time traveller. These instructions were specifically written to help assist travellers wanting to power the iPhone 6 Plus when they are staying abroad.When visiting Tonga these instructions show how to power your iPhone 6 Plus using the standard 240 volt 50Hz I Type plug supply. If travelling to Tonga from another region check that the iPhone 6 Plus can be charged using a 240v supply. If your iPhone 6 Plus originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v check your iPhone 6 Plus is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to prevent the device from overloading when charging it. If you're planning to visit a city such as Nuku?alofa we recommend reading the Tonga Wikipedia web page [1] for more indepth information. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6 Plus.

Charging the iPhone 6 Plus in Tonga

Can you use the iPhone 6 Plus in Tonga?

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

Tonga

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

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

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

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

Alternative travel adapter for Tonga

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 these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 best selling compact power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Tonga.
  • 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 and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 Tonga. [6]
What is the best power charger for the iPhone 6 Plus in Tonga?

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

Instructions showing how to power your iPhone 6 Plus with a Tongan power outlet with a Lightning Apple cable with a three pin Type I USB charger.

  1. To power the iPhone 6 Plus from a Tongan power outlet you will need to use 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 by taking the Type I USB power adapter and inserting it into the Tongan power outlet. The power 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 power 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 Tongan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your iPhone will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is charging and takes roughly 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 Tongan power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Tonga 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, priced 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, costing C$10-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.