How to charge the iPhone 6 Plus in Guernsey

Using a Lightning Apple cable with a three pin Type G power charger to charge the iPhone 6 Plus from a Guernsey power outlet.

Guernsey power outlet

Varying different voltages and region codes can often cause confusion when planning to visit another country, especially to the first time traveller. This page has been specifically written to prepare people wanting to charge the iPhone 6 Plus abroad.This step by step guide will show how to charge your iPhone 6 Plus when going to Guernsey by using their 230 volt 50Hz Type G Guernsey power outlet, with the Channel Islander using a 13 amp plug for power outlets. When travelling you'll find power supplies differ depending on which region you in therefore we recommend reading the Wiki Connections global power sockets list where you'll find a complete list showing charging devices in different destinations. When you are visiting Guernsey from another country please check your iPhone 6 Plus can be charged using a 240v supply. If your iPhone 6 Plus originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) double check the iPhone 6 Plus is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to stop the device from over-heating during charging. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6 Plus.

Charging the iPhone 6 Plus in Guernsey

Can the iPhone 6 Plus be used in Guernsey?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 6 Plus in Guernsey.

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

If travelling to multiple countries and bringing more than just your iPhone 6 Plus the best international travel charger for Guernsey to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world just by changing the plugs over. If your iPhone 6 Plus supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times with one of these USB travel chargers along with additional support for certain power hungry devices. Unlike other travel adapters this means you can charge more than one device at once without needing to pack multiple travel chargers. By only packing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage and convenient for charging your iPhone 6 Plus at the airport or on the flight. Because of their flexibility these types of power chargers can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets using just a single plug socket.

We recommend buying an adaptable power adapter like this online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Guernsey

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 6 Plus, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial when visiting counties with unstable power grids. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Guernsey 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 compact power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Guernsey using type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs. This gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with just 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 Guernsey. [6] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 6 Plus in Guernsey?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 Plus from a Guernsey power outlet

Instructions on how to charge your iPhone 6 Plus from a Guernsey power outlet by using a Lightning Apple cable and a three pinned Type G power charger.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 6 Plus using the Guernsey power outlet you'll need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], usually already included with the iPhone 6 Plus.
  2. Firstly plug in the Type G USB power adapter into the power supply. You can recognise this wall outlet by the 3 vertical slots in a triangular shape for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB charging cord into the bottom of the USB mains 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. Turn on the Guernsey power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your iPhone 6 Plus will display a charge icon to indicate that the mobile is recharging which should take around 1 - 4 hours to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 Plus from a Guernsey power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia.org entry about Guernsey
  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, estimated price 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, costs 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, between $15 to $20 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under C$20).