Charging your iPhone 6 Plus from a power outlet in The Maldives

Using an Apple USB Lightning connector with a three pin Type D power adapter to recharge your iPhone 6 Plus with a Maldivian power outlet, charging the iPhone 6 Plus using a three pinned Type G power adapter and charging the iPhone 6 Plus using a three pinned Type J power adapter

Maldivian power outlet

If packing for a trip it's useful to know if you'll be able to charge all your indispensable electronics such as mobiles and tablets when you're there. However, without knowing which wall socket is being used in Maldives you are more likely to bring the wrong power charger, meaning needing to buy or borrow a suitable adaptor when you need to recharge which might be incompatible and damage the device. Differing voltages and standards can often be confusing when planning on travelling to a foreign country, especially to the first time traveller. These instructions have been specifically written to prevent you having to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPhone 6 Plus when you're travelling abroad.This step-by-step guide will show exactly what you'll need to charge the iPhone 6 Plus when you're travelling to Maldives using the standard G, D, J, K or L type Maldivian 230 volt 50Hz power outlets, you will discover a majority of Maldivians will use the Type G sockets in their wall outlets. If you are visiting Maldives from another country please double check the iPhone 6 Plus can be used with a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) double check the device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from overheating during charging. If you intend on travelling to a Maldivian city such as Mal' we also suggest reading the Maldivian entry on Wikipedia.org [1] for further information. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6 Plus.

Charging the iPhone 6 Plus in The Maldives

Can the iPhone 6 Plus be used in The Maldives?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 6 Plus to a Maldivian power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 6 Plus in Maldives?

If travelling to more than one country or bringing more than your iPhone 6 Plus then the best international travel adapter for Maldives is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Maldivians use five different types of power outlets (types G, D, J, K and L) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type G. As these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the included heads. If your model of iPhone 6 Plus is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times by using one of these travel chargers, and compatibility with certain power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other travel chargers having a four port adapter means you can recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring seperate travel chargers for your Maldivian trip. Because you are only packing a single international travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand luggage while travelling as well as being on hand for recharging your iPhone 6 Plus at an airport or on your flight. Due to their versatility these types of chargers can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets without needing an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling to Maldives we recommend buying a versatile power adapter of this nature at your preferred 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 countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for The Maldives

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both The Maldives 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 The Maldives.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise 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 gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for 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 The Maldives. [14] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 6 Plus in Maldives?

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

Using an Apple USB Lightning connector with a three pin Type G power adapter to charge your iPhone 6 Plus with a Maldivian power outlet.

  1. If you want to power the iPhone 6 Plus using the Maldivian power outlet you'll need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], the cable is normally already included with your iPhone 6 Plus.
  2. Firstly insert the Type G USB power adapter in the Maldivian power outlet. The wall outlet (known as the Type G power outlet [3]) looks like 3 rectangular slots forming a triangle shape for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Apple charging cord into the bottom of the USB 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 Maldivian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPhone 6 Plus screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 Plus is powering up and takes roughly one-four hours to recharge.
Powering the iPhone 6 Plus with a Maldivian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

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

Using an Apple USB Lightning connector with a three pin Type D power adapter to recharge your iPhone 6 Plus with a Maldivian power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 6 Plus using the Maldivian power outlet you'll need a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], the cable is normally already included with your iPhone 6 Plus.
  2. Firstly insert the Type D USB power adapter in the Maldivian power outlet. The wall outlet (known as the Type D power outlet [6]) looks like 3 circular holes forming a triangle shape for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Apple Lightning power cord into the bottom of the USB 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 Maldivian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPhone 6 Plus screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is powering up and takes roughly one-four hours to completely recharge.
Powering the iPhone 6 Plus with a Maldivian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

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

Using an Apple USB Lightning connector with a three pin Type J power adapter to recharge your iPhone 6 Plus with a Maldivian power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPhone 6 Plus from a Maldivian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type J USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should normally include this USB cable with the iPhone 6 Plus).
  2. Start by inserting the Type J USB power adapter into the power supply. The squashed hexagon shaped plug supply, technically known as a Type J power outlet [8], can be identified by the 3 large circular holes in a flattened triangle shape for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Apple Lightning charging cord into the bottom of the USB 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 Maldivian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPhone 6 Plus screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 Plus is powering up and takes roughly one-four hours to recharge.
How to use a Type J power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 Plus from a Maldivian power outlet

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

Instructions showing how to charge your iPhone 6 Plus with a Maldivian power outlet with the Apple Lightning cable and a Type K USB charger.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPhone 6 Plus from a Maldivian power outlet you'll need a Type K USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], the USB cable is normally already supplied with your iPhone 6 Plus.
  2. Plug the Type K USB power adapter into the power outlet. The wall outlet (sometimes called the Type K power outlet [10]) looks like three holes forming an upside-down triangle pattern for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Connect one end of the USB cable into 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 your iPhone 6 Plus under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Maldivian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of the phone will display a charge icon to indicate that the mobile is recharging, typically taking roughly one to four hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type K power charger for charging your iPhone 6 Plus from a Maldivian power outlet

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

A guide showing how to recharge your iPhone 6 Plus with a Maldivian power outlet with the Apple USB Lightning connector and a 3 pin Type L USB charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 6 Plus using the Maldivian power outlet you'll need a Type L USB power adapter [13] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], the cable is normally already included with your iPhone 6 Plus.
  2. Firstly insert the Type L USB power adapter in the Maldivian power outlet. You can recognise the hexagon shaped power supply by the three large adjecent holes in a line. Note there are two different variations of Type L plug supply, one rated for 10 amps and one at 16 amps. A 10 amp plug supply has 4mm thick pins that are spaced 5.5mm apart whilst a 16 amp version has larger 5mm round pins spaced 8mm apart.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Apple power 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 is situated at bottom of your iPhone 6 Plus under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Maldivian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your mobile will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is charging, typically taking between 1 - 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone 6 Plus with a Maldivian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type L USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Maldivian entry on Wikipedia.org
  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 under $15 USD (£15-£20 GBP / C$15-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, priced at between $15 to $20 USD (around £15 GBP / under C$15).
  6. iec.ch - Type D power outlet
  7. Type D USB power adapter - The three pinned earthed Type D USB chargers have large rounded pins placed in a triangular shape, estimated price between $10 to $15 USD (£20-£25 GBP / around C$15).
  8. iec.ch - Type J power outlet
  9. Type J USB power adapter - Type J USB chargers have three rounded pins placed in a flattened triangular pattern with the top pin acting as an earth, between $10 to $15 USD (around £20 GBP / under C$20).
  10. iec.ch - Type K power outlet
  11. Type K USB power adapter - There are three pins on a Type K USB charger comprising of two large rounded pins and a bottom semi-circular grounding pin, between $10 to $15 USD (£5-£10 GBP / under C$20).
  12. iec.ch - Type L power outlet
  13. Type L USB power adapter - Earthed Type L USB chargers comprise of three 4mm pins placed in parallel 5.5mm apart, costing between $10 to $15 USD (under £30 GBP / under C$20).
  14. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated price between $15 to $20 USD (around £10 GBP / under C$20).