Charging the iPhone 6 from a power outlet in Tristan da Cunha

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

Tristanian power outlet

Various combinations of standards and plug types can all lead to confusion when planning on visiting a different country, especially to the first time traveller. This isn't as complex as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards being used throughout the world this guide shows exactly what to purchase in advance to charge the iPhone 6 in Tristan da Cunha. When you're planning a trip to Tristan da Cunha these useful instructions show how to power your iPhone 6 by using a 240 volt 50Hz Type G Tristanian power outlet, with the Tristanians using a 13 amp plug for wall outlets. If you are travelling to Tristan da Cunha from a different country please make sure your iPhone 6 can accept a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v double check the iPhone 6 is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from being damaged when powering up. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6.

Charging the iPhone 6 in Tristan da Cunha

Can you use the iPhone 6 in Tristan da Cunha?

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

What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 6 in Tristan da Cunha?

When you are travelling to more than one country or bringing more than your iPhone 6 the best international travel charger for Tristan da Cunha to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [6]. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by changing the supplied plugs over. If your iPhone 6 supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these USB power chargers, and compatibility with more power demanding devices.

Unlike other chargers having a 4 port charger means you can charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack multiple travel chargers or occupying additional wall sockets. Only needing to bring a single USB travel charger will also keep the size down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage and suitable for charging your iPhone 6 at an airport or on the flight. Because of their versatility these types of power adapters can be used when you return home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple phones, tablets and e-readers without using up an additional plug socket.

We recommend buying this type of flexible travel adapter at your preferred electronics retailer - the power adapter illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Tristan da Cunha

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 6, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is necessary when visiting regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Tristan da Cunha and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power adapter for travellers originating from North America going to Tristan da Cunha.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also 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 cheaper alternative to 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 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Tristan da Cunha.
What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 6 in Tristan da Cunha?

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

The WikiConnections guide showing how to recharge the iPhone 6 from a Tristanian power outlet using an Apple USB Lightning cable and a Type G power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPhone 6 from a Tristanian power outlet you will need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the USB cable is typically supplied with the device).
  2. Begin by inserting the Type G USB power adapter into the Tristanian power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by three vertical holes containing shutters forming a triangle configuration.
  3. Connect one end of the USB Apple charging cable 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 the iPhone 6.
  4. Turn on the Tristanian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPhone will display a charge icon to indicate that the mobile is recharging which takes around 60 to 240 minutes to recharge.
Powering the iPhone 6 with a Tristanian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Helena,_Ascension_and_Tristan_da_Cunha - Wikipedia.org entry about Tristan da Cunha
  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
  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
  6. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters