How to charge your iPhone 6 from a power outlet in The Grenadines

The Wiki Connections page on how to recharge the iPhone 6 with a Grenadines power outlet with an Apple USB Lightning connector and a double pinned Type C Europlug USB charger, recharging the iPhone 6 using a Type G USB adapter and recharging the iPhone 6 using a Type E USB adapter

Grenadines power outlet

If you are organizing a vacation to The Grenadines it is useful to know in advance if you can power all your common gadgets when you get there. But, without knowing which plug socket is used you are more likely to bring the wrong charger, meaning having to buy or borrow a potentially expensive power adaptor when you're there that might not be compatible. Varying different combinations of voltages and plug types can often be confusing when planning to stay in another country especially if you've never visited before. This isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of standards used in the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to power your iPhone 6 in The Grenadines. When going to The Grenadines this page has instructions showing how to power the iPhone 6 using their types G, C, E, I or K Grenadines 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets, most Vincentians will typically use the Type G sockets in their power outlets. When travelling to The Grenadines from another country please check that your iPhone 6 can be used with a 240v supply. If the iPhone 6 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v check your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from overheating whilst powering it up. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6.

Charging the iPhone 6 in The Grenadines

Can you use the iPhone 6 in The Grenadines?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 6 in The Grenadines by using a power convertor.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 6 in The Grenadines?

When travelling with more than your iPhone 6 and visiting multiple countries then the best international travel charger for The Grenadines is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [12]. There are five different types of plug sockets that Vincentians use (types G, C, E, I and K) and using a travel charger like this will ensure that you are covered for both types C and G.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the included plugs. If your type of iPhone 6 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times with one of these power adapters, along with support for certain power demanding devices like tablets.

This means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to buy seperate power chargers on your trip to The Grenadines or using up additional wall sockets. By only bringing a single travel charger will keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling and convenient for charging your iPhone 6 at an airport or on a plane. Because of their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets with only a single wall outlet.

We suggest buying a versatile power charger similar to this online. The power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [12] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for The Grenadines

The 4 port USB travel charger [12] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 6, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be necessary for visitors of regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact option for travellers originating from America visiting The Grenadines using 3 pin type B US plug sockets.
  • 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 from North America using type B plugs. This gives the same functionality as the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting The Grenadines.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 6 in The Grenadines?

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

Using a Lightning cable with a Type G power adapter to charge the iPhone 6 with a Grenadines power outlet.

  1. If you want to power the iPhone 6 using a Grenadines power outlet you'll need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (normally already supplied with the iPhone 6).
  2. Insert the Type G USB power adapter in the Grenadines power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by three vertical rectangular slots containing shutters forming a triangular shape.
  3. Connect one end of the USB Apple Lightning power cord into the USB mains charger 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. Turn on the Grenadines power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the cell screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the mobile is recharging and takes between one to four hours to recharge.
Powering the iPhone 6 with a Grenadines power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Powering the iPhone 6 with a Grenadines power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Using an Apple Lightning cable and a Type C Europlug USB adapter to recharge your iPhone 6 from a Grenadines power outlet.

  1. In order to power the iPhone 6 using a Grenadines power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple will normally include the cable with your iPhone 6.
  2. Insert the Type C USB power adapter in the Grenadines power outlet. The wall supply (sometimes called a Type C power outlet [6] or Europlug) is recognised by the two holes next to each other where the twin plug outlet pins go.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the power 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 your iPhone 6.
  4. Switch on the Grenadines power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPhone 6 will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is powering up which takes roughly 1-4 hours to fully recharge.
Powering the iPhone 6 with a Grenadines power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 from a Grenadines power outlet

Using the Lightning Apple cable with a Type E power adapter to charge the iPhone 6 with a Grenadines power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 6 from a Grenadines power outlet you will need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple should usually include the USB cable when you purchase the iPhone 6.
  2. Begin by taking the Type E USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall outlet. You can recognise the power supply by two 4.8mm circular holes 19mm adjacent to each other where the two pins slide into plus a metal earth pin protruding from the top forming a triangle configuration.
  3. Connect one end of the Apple Lightning charging cord into the USB mains charger 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. Turn on the Grenadines power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the cellphone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the mobile is charging and takes between one to four hours to recharge.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 from a Grenadines power outlet

Powering the iPhone 6 with a Grenadines power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type K USB adapter

Using an Apple Lightning cable and a Type K USB adapter to recharge your iPhone 6 from a Grenadines power outlet.

  1. In order to power the iPhone 6 using a Grenadines power outlet you'll need to use a Type K USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple will normally include the cable with your iPhone 6.
  2. Insert the Type K USB power adapter in the Grenadines power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by three large holes forming an upside-down triangle configuration with the bottom hole appearing semicircular in shape.
  3. Then connect one end of the power cable into the bottom of the USB power charger 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 Grenadines power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of your phone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 is recharging which typically takes around 60-240 minutes to recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone 6 with a Grenadines power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type K USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Vincent_and_the_Grenadines - Grenadines 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
  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. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  7. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  9. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet
  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
  12. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters