Charging your iPhone 6 Plus from a power outlet in Saint Martin

Using a USB Lightning Apple cable with a double pin Type C power adapter to power your iPhone 6 Plus with a St Martins power outlet and charging the iPhone 6 Plus using a two pin Type F Schuko power charger.

St Martins power outlet

Varying complicated frequencies and standards can all be daunting when planning on staying in a different country, especially to the first time traveller. These instructions have been written to help prepare travellers wanting to charge the iPhone 6 Plus abroad.This page is a simple guide telling you how to charge your iPhone 6 Plus when staying in Saint Martin by using their standard Type F or C 230 volt 60Hz plug outlets, please be aware that Type F power outlets are typically used by most Saint Martins. Most power sockets change depending on which region you visiting so please read our WikiConnections global power sockets page where you'll find a full list showing countries. When visiting Saint Martin from another country make sure that the iPhone 6 Plus can be used with a 240v supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts double check your iPhone 6 Plus is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from being damaged when powering up. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6 Plus.

Charging the iPhone 6 Plus in Saint Martin

Can you use the iPhone 6 Plus in Saint Martin?

You can connect the iPhone 6 Plus to a St Martins power outlet by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 6 Plus in Saint Martin?

When you are travelling to multiple countries or bringing more than just your iPhone 6 Plus the best international travel charger for Saint Martin to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Saint Martins use two different standards of plug sockets (types F and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C. As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the supplied heads. If your model of iPhone 6 Plus is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these types of USB power adapters, plus compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets. This will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy seperate travel chargers or occupying additional power sockets. Only packing a single USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand luggage while travelling. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers with just a single plug socket.

If you travel to Saint Martin we recommend buying this type of versatile travel charger online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Saint Martin

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 converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter 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 Martin 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 North America using type B plugs and is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 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 perfect for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Saint Martin. [8]
What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 6 Plus in Saint Martin?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 Plus from a St Martins power outlet

Using the Apple USB Lightning cable and a Europlug Type C USB charger to recharge the iPhone 6 Plus from a St Martins power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the iPhone 6 Plus from the St Martins power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (this USB cable is usually supplied with the device).
  2. Start by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the St Martins power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the 2 circular holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB Apple power cable into the bottom of the mains power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6 Plus. You can find the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6 Plus situated at the bottom of the iPhone 6 Plus.
  4. Switch on the St Martins power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPhone 6 Plus will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 Plus is charging, typically taking between 60-240 minutes to fully recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 Plus from a St Martins power outlet

Powering the iPhone 6 Plus with a St Martins power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

Using a Lightning Apple cable and a Type F USB adapter to power the iPhone 6 Plus with a St Martins power outlet.

  1. To power the iPhone 6 Plus using a St Martins power outlet you'll need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], the USB cable is typically supplied with the device by Apple.
  2. Firstly you'll need to plug the Type F USB power adapter in the power outlet. The round plug supply (sometimes called a Schuko plug) can be identified by the two 4.8mm holes 19 mm next to each other, plus thin grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Apple charging cord into the USB mains charger 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. Switch on the St Martins power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of your cell will display a charge icon to indicate that the mobile is recharging which takes roughly 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
Powering the iPhone 6 Plus with a St Martins power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Saint Martin wikipedia page
  2. Apple - official iPhone user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, between $10 to $15 USD (around £10 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, priced around $15 USD (£15-£20 GBP / C$10-C$15).
  6. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  7. Type F USB power adapter - Type F USB chargers are earthed using two clips at the top and bottom with two rounded 4.8mm pins set 19mm apart, costing between $10 to $15 USD (£15-£20 GBP / under C$20).
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced between $15 to $20 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under C$20).