Charging the iPhone 6 Plus when staying in The Grenadines

Instructions showing you how to recharge your iPhone 6 Plus with a Grenadines power outlet with a USB Lightning cable and a Type C USB adapter, charging the iPhone 6 Plus using a three pin Type G USB plug and how to charge the iPhone 6 Plus using a Type E power charger

Grenadines power outlet

When planning a vacation it is helpful to know in advance if you can use all your electronics when you get there. By not knowing which power supply is being used in The Grenadines you are more likely to bring the wrong power charger, therefore needing to purchase a suitable power adaptor when you need to recharge. Complicated standards and voltages can often be daunting when planning to travel to another country to the first time traveller. This page was written to prepare people wanting to power the iPhone 6 Plus abroad.This step by step guide will show how to charge your iPhone 6 Plus in The Grenadines by using their types G, C, E, I or K Grenadines 230 volt 50Hz power outlets, please be aware Type G plug outlets are normally used by a majority of Vincentians. You will discover that power sockets will vary depending on which area you are visiting therefore we suggest reading the World power supplies page for a full list of countries. If you are visiting The Grenadines from a different region please make sure that your iPhone 6 Plus can accept a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts check your iPhone 6 Plus is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overheating whilst powering it. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6 Plus.

Charging the iPhone 6 Plus in The Grenadines

Can you use the iPhone 6 Plus in The Grenadines?

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

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

If you are travelling to more than one country then the best international travel charger for The Grenadines to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are five types of power outlets in The Grenadines (types G, C, E, I and K) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for both types C and G. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by switching the supplied heads. If your type of iPhone 6 Plus supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these types of USB power chargers, and compatibility with more power demanding devices.

This will allow you to recharge multiple devices at once without needing to bring individual power chargers on your Grenadines trip or occupying additional wall sockets. By only needing a single lightweight travel charger will keep the overall size down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage while travelling and on hand for charging your iPhone 6 Plus at the airport or on the plane. Due to their versatility these types of power adapters can be used when you return home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple phones and tablets using just a single wall outlet.

If you travel to The Grenadines we recommend buying an adaptable power adapter like this online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for The Grenadines

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 The Grenadines 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 best selling compact power converter for travellers originating from North America going to The Grenadines 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 is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs. This is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting The Grenadines. [12] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 6 Plus in The Grenadines?

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

A guide on how to charge the iPhone 6 Plus from a Grenadines power outlet using a Lightning Apple cable with a three pin Type G USB charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to your iPhone 6 Plus from a Grenadines power outlet you will need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple should typically include the cable when you buy the iPhone 6 Plus.
  2. Plug the Type G USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by three vertical slots forming a triangular configuration for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Lightning charging cord into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6 Plus. The iPhone 6 Plus Lightning connector is situated at bottom of the iPhone 6 Plus under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Grenadines power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your iPhone 6 Plus screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is recharging which takes around one-four hours to recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone 6 Plus with a Grenadines power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

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

Instructions showing how to power the iPhone 6 Plus with a Grenadines power outlet with a Lightning connector and a Europlug Type C USB charger.

  1. If you want to charge your iPhone 6 Plus using the Grenadines power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should typically include this cable when you buy the iPhone 6 Plus).
  2. Begin by plugging the Type C USB power adapter in the Grenadines power outlet. This unearthed plug outlet is recognised by two holes adjacent to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB charging cable into 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 Grenadines power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPhone will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is recharging taking around 1 - 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 Plus from a Grenadines power outlet

Charging the iPhone 6 Plus from a Grenadines power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

Using a USB Lightning Apple connector with a two pin Type E USB charger to power the iPhone 6 Plus with a Grenadines power outlet.

  1. To power the iPhone 6 Plus using a Grenadines power outlet you'll need to use a Type E USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the USB cable is usually included with the iPhone 6 Plus).
  2. Start by taking the Type E USB power adapter and inserting it in the power outlet. You can recognise the wall supply by the two round adjacent holes for live and neutral pins plus a single metal grounding pin protruding in the top to form a triangle configuration.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB 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. Switch on the Grenadines power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the phone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is powering up which should take between 60-240 minutes to fully recharge.
Charging the iPhone 6 Plus from a Grenadines power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

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

A guide on how to charge the iPhone 6 Plus from a Grenadines power outlet using a Lightning Apple cable with a double pin Type K USB charger.

  1. If you want to charge your iPhone 6 Plus using the Grenadines power outlet you'll need a Type K USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should typically include this cable when you buy the iPhone 6 Plus).
  2. Begin by plugging the Type K USB power adapter in the Grenadines power outlet. This wall outlet (technically known as a Type K power outlet [10]) looks like 3 holes forming an upside-down triangle shape for the live, neutral and ground.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Apple power cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6 Plus. The iPhone 6 Plus Lightning connector is situated at bottom of the iPhone 6 Plus under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Grenadines power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the iPhone 6 Plus screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 Plus is recharging, typically taking around one-four hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type K power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 Plus from a Grenadines power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - The Grenadines Wikipedia web page
  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 cost between $10 to $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under C$15).
  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 between $15 to $20 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under C$15).
  6. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  7. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, priced between $10 to $15 USD (around £10 GBP / under C$20).
  8. iec.ch - Type E power outlet
  9. Type E USB power adapter - There are two 4.8mm pins on Type E USB chargers which are placed 19mm apart and may include a hole for an earthing pin, between $10 to $15 USD (£5-£10 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, costing between $10 to $15 USD (under £10 GBP / under C$10).
  12. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced around $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).