Charging the iPhone 6 Plus when planning a trip to Montserrat

Instructions on how to recharge the iPhone 6 Plus from a Montserratian power outlet with the USB Lightning Apple cable and a 2 pin Type A power adapter and recharging the iPhone 6 Plus using a 3 pin Type B power adapter.

Montserratian power outlet

Various combinations of region codes and voltages can all be daunting when planning to stay in another country especially for the first time traveller. When you are planning a holiday to Montserrat this page contains useful instructions showing powering the iPhone 6 Plus by using their Type B or A 230 volt 60Hz plug outlets. If you are visiting Montserrat from another country ensure that your iPhone 6 Plus can be charged using a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure your iPhone 6 Plus is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to avoid the device from overloading whilst powering it up. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6 Plus.

Charging the iPhone 6 Plus in Montserrat

Can you use the iPhone 6 Plus in Montserrat?

You can connect the iPhone 6 Plus to a Montserratian power outlet.

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

When travelling with more than just your iPhone 6 Plus and visiting multiple countries the best international travel adapter for Montserrat is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different types of power outlets that Montserratians use (types B and A) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type A. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the included heads. If your type of iPhone 6 Plus supports Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these USB power adapters along with compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

Unlike other travel chargers this will allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel chargers or occupying additional power sockets. Only needing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage and on hand for recharging your iPhone 6 Plus at an airport or on the flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones, tablets and e-readers using just a single wall outlet.

For those travelling to Montserrat we suggest searching for this type of flexible travel charger online - the travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Montserrat

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 those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which can be useful for visitors of counties with unreliable power supplies. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Montserrat and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact option for travellers originating from America going to Montserrat.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This gives almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers 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 a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Montserrat. [8]
What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 6 Plus in Montserrat?

Powering the iPhone 6 Plus with a Montserratian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Instructions on how to recharge the iPhone 6 Plus from a Montserratian power outlet with the USB Lightning Apple cable and a 2 pin Type A power adapter.

  1. To charge the iPhone 6 Plus from a Montserratian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], typically already included with the device by Apple.
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type A USB power adapter into the Montserratian power outlet. You can recognise this plug supply by the two adjacent slots where the twin plug outlet pins slide into. Please note power cords with type A plugs which are rated at less that 240 volts should not be used in Montserrat so please check prior to turning the power on.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6 Plus. You can find the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6 Plus found at the bottom of the iPhone 6 Plus.
  4. Turn on the Montserratian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of the cell will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 Plus is powering up and takes around 1-4 hours to recharge.
Powering the iPhone 6 Plus with a Montserratian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Charging the iPhone 6 Plus from a Montserratian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Using the USB Lightning Apple cable and a 3 pin Type B power adapter to recharge the iPhone 6 Plus from a Montserratian power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your iPhone 6 Plus using the Montserratian power outlet you will need to use a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - this USB cable is normally already included with the device by Apple.
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type B USB power adapter into the Montserratian power outlet. This power supply (sometimes called the Type B power outlet [6]) is identified by the 2 thin slots parallel to each other where the short twin plug outlet blades slide into with a semicircle hole below for the earth pin. Please note power cords with type B sockets which are rated at less that 240 volts shouldn't be used so we recommend checking first.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB Lightning cable 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 is situated at bottom of the iPhone 6 Plus under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Montserratian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the phone will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 Plus is powering up and takes around one to four hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPhone 6 Plus from a Montserratian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Montserratian country wikipedia page
  2. Apple - official iPhone user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type A power outlet
  4. Type A USB power adapter - An unearthed Type A USB charger has 2 parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes near the tip of each blade, priced between $10 to $15 USD (under £3 GBP / under C$5).
  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 B power outlet
  7. Type B USB power adapter - 3 pinned Type B USB chargers have a single unearthed round pin along with 2 shorter parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes in the end of each blade, priced at under $15 USD (£20-£25 GBP / C$4-C$5).
  8. 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).