Charging the iPhone 6 in Seychelles

Using a USB Lightning cable and a three pinned Type G power charger to recharge the iPhone 6 with a Seychellois power outlet.

Seychellois power outlet

If you are packing for a holiday it's helpful to know in advance if you can use your electrical devices when you arrive at your destination. But, without knowing which wall socket is used you may end up either bringing unnecessary adaptors or pack the wrong adaptor, meaning needing to buy or borrow a potentially expensive power adaptor when you arrive. Complicated frequencies and region codes can often cause confusion when planning to visit another country, especially to the first time traveller. However this isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets used in the world this article tells you exactly what to buy in advance to power the iPhone 6 in Seychelles. If visiting Seychelles this page contains useful instructions showing you how to charge your iPhone 6 by using the 240 volt 50Hz G Type Seychellois wall outlet, the Seychellois will use 13 amp plugs for charging. If travelling to Seychelles from another region make sure that the iPhone 6 can accept a 240v supply. If your iPhone 6 came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure that the iPhone 6 is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to stop the device from overloading during charging. If you plan on visiting a Seychellois place such as Victoria or Anse Etoile please read the Seychellois country entry on Wikipedia.org [1] for more indepth details. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6.

Charging the iPhone 6 in Seychelles

Can you use the iPhone 6 in Seychelles?

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

What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 6 in Seychelles?

When you are travelling to more than one country then the best international travel charger for Seychelles to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [6].

Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the supplied plugs. If your model of iPhone 6 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these types of USB power chargers, along with support for more power hungry devices. Unlike other travel adapters this means you can power multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy seperate power adapters on your Seychellois trip or occupying additional wall sockets. Only needing a single lightweight travel charger will keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of chargers can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers and using only a single power outlet.

If you travel to Seychelles we recommend buying an adaptable power adapter of this nature online. The travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Seychelles

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting regions with unstable power supplies. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Seychelles and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 America visiting Seychelles.
  • 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 gives almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with only 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 flexible 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 Seychelles.
What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 6 in Seychelles?

Powering the iPhone 6 with a Seychellois power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

The WikiConnections guide showing how to recharge the iPhone 6 with a Seychellois power outlet with a Lightning connector and a Type G power adapter.

  1. To supply power to the iPhone 6 from a Seychellois power outlet you will need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple normally supply this USB cable when you purchase your iPhone 6).
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type G USB power adapter into the Seychellois power outlet. This power outlet (technically known as a Type G power outlet [3]) looks like three holes containing shutters forming a triangular configuration for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB charging cable into the mains USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6. The iPhone 6 Lightning connector is situated at bottom of the iPhone 6 under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Seychellois 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 recharging and takes around 1 to 4 hours to fully recharge.
Powering the iPhone 6 with a Seychellois power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seychelles - Seychellois country entry on Wikipedia.org
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/1000/MA1565/en_US/iphone_user_guide.pdf - Official iPhone user guide
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeG.htm - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - Provides power from a type G mains power supply, priced at between $10 to $15 USD (around £15 GBP / 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, between $5 to $10 USD (around £4 GBP / under C$140).
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, between $10 to $15 USD (around £10 GBP / under C$20).