Charging the iPhone 6 Plus from a power outlet in Saint Helena

Using the Apple USB Lightning connector with a 3 pin Type G power adapter to recharge your iPhone 6 Plus with a St Helenian power outlet.

St Helenian power outlet

Various combinations of region codes and sockets can often lead to confusion when planning to travel to a new country especially for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets used throughout the world this article shows exactly what to purchase in advance to power your iPhone 6 Plus . This guide has been written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPhone 6 Plus abroad.This step-by-step guide shows you exactly what you'll need to power the iPhone 6 Plus when you're in Saint Helena by using their standard 240 volt 50Hz G Type St Helenian plug outlet, the St Helenians will use a 13 amp plug for wall outlets. If you are visiting Saint Helena from another region please check the iPhone 6 Plus can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure your device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to avoid the device from being damaged when charging it. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6 Plus.

Charging the iPhone 6 Plus in Saint Helena

Can you use the iPhone 6 Plus in Saint Helena?

You can use the iPhone 6 Plus in Saint Helena.

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What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 6 Plus in Saint Helena?

If you are travelling with more than your iPhone 6 Plus the best international travel charger for Saint Helena to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by switching the included heads. If your iPhone 6 Plus supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of USB power adapters and additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other adapters having a four port adapter means you can recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack individual travel chargers on your trip or using up additional power sockets. Only bringing a single international travel charger will keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage while travelling as well as being convenient for recharging your iPhone 6 Plus at an airport or on the plane. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets without needing an additional plug socket.

If you travel to Saint Helena we suggest searching for this type of versatile power adapter online. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Saint Helena

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for visitors of counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Saint Helena and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable option for travellers originating from America going to Saint Helena.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs and offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at almost half 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Saint Helena. [6]
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 6 Plus in Saint Helena?

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

A guide showing how to charge your iPhone 6 Plus with a St Helenian power outlet with the Apple USB Lightning connector with a three pin Type G power adapter.

  1. To power your iPhone 6 Plus using the St Helenian power outlet you will need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should typically include this USB cable with the iPhone 6 Plus).
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type G USB power adapter and inserting it in the St Helenian power outlet. This plug supply, sometimes known as a Type G power outlet [3], looks like three rectangular slots forming a triangle pattern for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Plug in one end of the Lightning cable into the bottom of the mains power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6 Plus. The iPhone 6 Plus Lightning connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 6 Plus under the home button.
  4. Switch on the St Helenian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the iPhone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is charging which typically takes around one to four hours to fully recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone 6 Plus with a St Helenian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia web page about Saint Helena
  2. Apple - official iPhone user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - A Type G USB charger has three thick rectangular blades in a triangular shape with the longer top blade acting as the earthing pin, costs between $10 to $15 USD (£15-£20 GBP / under C$5).
  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, around $15 USD (£15-£20 GBP / 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, around $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).