Charging the iPhone 6 when planning a trip to The Maldives

The Wiki Connections page showing how to charge your iPhone 6 with a Maldivian power outlet using a Lightning connector with a Type G USB charger, charging the iPhone 6 using a Type D USB plug and powering the iPhone 6 using a Type J USB charger

Maldivian power outlet

When packing for a trip to Maldives it can be helpful to know in advance if you'll be able to charge all your devices like cell phones or tablets that you'll be bringing along with you. By not knowing which power socket to expect you could pack the wrong power charger, leaving you having to purchase a potentially expensive charger when you need to recharge which might not be compatible and cause problems with your iPhone 6. Various combinations of region codes and voltages can all lead to confusion when planning to travel to a new country, especially if you've never been there before. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets used throughout the world this guide tells you exactly what to pick up in advance to power your iPhone 6 . These instructions have been specifically written to prepare travellers wanting to power their iPhone 6 when staying in Maldives.When you are planning a holiday to Maldives this page contains useful instructions showing charging the iPhone 6 by using their standard G, D, J, K or L type Maldivian 230 volt 50Hz power outlets, please note Type G power outlets will be used by a majority of Maldivians. Most power changes from region to region therefore we suggest reading the Asia page for a complete list of regions and countries. When travelling to Maldives from a different country please double check the iPhone 6 can be used with a 240 volt supply. If your iPhone 6 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts double check the device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from overheating during charging. If you're planning on taking a trip to a Maldivian city like Mal' or Addu City we also suggest reading the Maldives Wikipedia page [1] for more details. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6.

Charging the iPhone 6 in The Maldives

Can you use the iPhone 6 in The Maldives?

You can use the iPhone 6 in The Maldives by using a power adaptor.

What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 6 in Maldives?

When travelling to multiple countries and bringing along more than your iPhone 6 then the best travel charger for Maldives to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [14]. Maldivians use five different types of power outlets (types G, D, J, K and L) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type G. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the heads. If your iPhone 6 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of travel chargers, plus additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other travel chargers this will allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel chargers. By only bringing a single international travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage while travelling as well as being suitable for charging your iPhone 6 at the airport or on your flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers without using up an additional plug socket.

We recommend buying an adaptable travel charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [14] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries.

Alternative travel adapter for The Maldives

The 4 port USB travel charger [14] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 6, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 most popular portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting The Maldives.
  • 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 the US using type B plugs. This gives almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting The Maldives.
What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 6 in Maldives?

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

The Wiki Connections page showing how to charge your iPhone 6 with a Maldivian power outlet using a Lightning connector with a Type G USB charger.

  1. To charge the iPhone 6 from a Maldivian power outlet you'll need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - this USB cable is normally already included with the device by Apple.
  2. Start by taking the Type G USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. The wall outlet (technically called the Type G power outlet [3]) can be recognised by 3 vertical holes forming a triangle pattern.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB power adapter 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. Switch on the Maldivian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the phone will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 is powering up and takes around 1-4 hours to recharge.
Powering the iPhone 6 with a Maldivian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 from a Maldivian power outlet

The Wiki Connections page showing how to charge your iPhone 6 with a Maldivian power outlet using a Lightning connector with a Type D USB charger.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPhone 6 using the Maldivian power outlet you will need to use a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should normally supply the cable with the iPhone 6).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type D USB power adapter into the Maldivian power outlet. You can recognise this plug supply by the three holes forming a triangle pattern.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB power adapter 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. Switch on the Maldivian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the phone will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 is powering up and takes around 1-4 hours to recharge.
How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 from a Maldivian power outlet

How to use a Type J power charger for charging your iPhone 6 from a Maldivian power outlet

Learn how to recharge your iPhone 6 with a Maldivian power outlet using a Lightning connector with a Type J USB charger.

  1. If you want to power your iPhone 6 using the Maldivian power outlet you will need to buy a Type J USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will typically supply the cable with the iPhone 6).
  2. Plug the Type J USB power adapter into the Maldivian power outlet. You can recognise this squashed hexagon shaped power supply by the three circular holes in a flattened triangle shape.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Apple Lightning power cable into the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6. The iPhone 6 Lightning connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 6 under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Maldivian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the cell will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is charging which typically takes roughly one to four hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type J power charger for charging your iPhone 6 from a Maldivian power outlet

How to use a Type K power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 from a Maldivian power outlet

Using a Lightning connector with a Type K USB charger to charge your iPhone 6 with a Maldivian power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPhone 6 using the Maldivian power outlet you will need to use a Type K USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should normally supply the cable with the iPhone 6).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type K USB power adapter into the Maldivian power outlet. You can recognise this plug supply by the three holes forming an inverted triangular configuration and the bottom hole appearing in a semicircle shape.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB 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 Maldivian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPhone 6 screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is recharging, typically taking between 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type K power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 from a Maldivian power outlet

How to use a Type L power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 from a Maldivian power outlet

Using a Lightning connector with a Type L USB charger to charge your iPhone 6 with a Maldivian power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPhone 6 using the Maldivian power outlet you will need to use a Type L USB power adapter [13] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should normally supply the cable with the iPhone 6).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type L USB power adapter into the Maldivian power outlet. You can recognise this flattened hexagon shaped plug supply by the three round holes forming a line. Note that there are two types of Type L wall outlet rated for 10 and 16 amps. The 10 amp wall outlet has 4mm thick pins spaced 5.5mm apart, and the 16 amp version has larger 5mm round pins which are spaced 8mm apart.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB 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 Maldivian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPhone 6 screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is recharging, typically taking between 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type L power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 from a Maldivian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maldives - Maldives Wikipedia page
  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, between $10 to $15 USD (£15-£20 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 (£4-£5 GBP / under C$140).
  6. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  7. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D mains power outlet, between $15 to $20 USD (around £20 GBP / under C$20).
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeJ.htm - Type J power outlet
  9. Type J USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type J mains power outlet, priced between $10 to $15 USD (£20-£25 GBP / under C$20).
  10. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeK.htm - Type K power outlet
  11. Type K USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type K mains power outlet, priced at between $10 to $15 USD (under £15 GBP / under C$20).
  12. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeL.htm - Type L power outlet
  13. Type L USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type L mains power outlet, costing under $15 USD (£30-£35 GBP / C$15-C$20).
  14. 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).