Charging the iPhone 6 from a power outlet in Tuvalu

Using a USB Lightning connector and a Type I USB charger to power the iPhone 6 with a Tuvaluan power outlet.

Tuvaluan power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of voltages and region codes can often cause confusion when planning to travel to another country if you've never been there before. This guide has been written to stop visitors worrying if they'll be able to power their iPhone 6 when they're staying in Tuvalu.This page has instructions demonstrating exactly what you'll need to charge the iPhone 6 when you're travelling to Tuvalu using their standard 220 volt 50Hz Type I plug supply. When travelling to Tuvalu from a different region ensure the iPhone 6 can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check that your iPhone 6 is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to stop the device from over-heating during charging. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6.

Charging the iPhone 6 in Tuvalu

Can you use the iPhone 6 in Tuvalu?

You can connect the iPhone 6 to a Tuvaluan power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 6 in Tuvalu?

If travelling to multiple countries then the best international travel adapter for Tuvalu to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by changing the heads over. If your iPhone 6 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times by using one of these types of power adapters plus additional compatibility with certain power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other adapters this means you can recharge multiple devices at once without needing to bring individual power adapters on your trip. Because you are only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage while travelling. Due to their space saving versatility these types of chargers can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets using only a single power outlet.

If you travel regularly we suggest buying this type of versatile power charger at an electronics retailer. The travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Tuvalu

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices using USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power grids. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental 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 most popular portable option for travellers originating from North America visiting Tuvalu.
  • 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 originating from the US using type B plugs. This is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 perfect for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Tuvalu. [6] [AD]
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 6 in Tuvalu?

How to use a Type I power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 from a Tuvaluan power outlet

Using the USB Lightning Apple connector with a 3 pin Type I USB charger to recharge the iPhone 6 from a Tuvaluan power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge your iPhone 6 using the Tuvaluan power outlet you'll need a Type I USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple usually include the cable when you buy the iPhone 6.
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type I USB power adapter into the power supply. This plug supply (known as the Type I power outlet [3]) can be identified by the 3 slots forming an upside-down triangle pattern with the top pair of slots sloping upwards for the live, neutral and earth.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB charging cord into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6. You can find the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6 situated at the bottom of your iPhone 6.
  4. Turn on the Tuvaluan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your iPhone 6 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 is charging, typically taking roughly 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
How to use a Type I power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 from a Tuvaluan power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Tuvaluan Wikipedia web page
  2. Apple - official iPhone user guide
  3. - 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, C$20-C$25.
  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 under C$25.
  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.