Charging the iPhone 6 Plus when planning a trip to Saint Lucia

How to connect a St Lucian power outlet to the iPhone 6 Plus

St Lucian power outlet

If you are planning a vacation it's useful to know if you'll be able to power all your devices like cell phones or tablets when you're there. But by not knowing which plug socket is used you could pack the wrong adaptor, therefore needing to buy or borrow a suitable adaptor when you're there which might not be compatible and cause problems with your iPhone 6 Plus. Differing voltages and plug types can often be daunting when planning to stay in a foreign country, especially if you've never been there before. However this isn't as complex as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of standards being used in the world this article shows exactly what you'll need to pick up in advance to charge your iPhone 6 Plus . These instructions have been specifically written to stop you having to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPhone 6 Plus abroad.The following instructions tells you how to supply power to the iPhone 6 Plus when you're travelling to Saint Lucia using the 240 volt 50Hz Type G wall outlet, the St Lucians will use a 13 amp plug for power outlets. If you are visiting Saint Lucia from another country make sure your iPhone 6 Plus can accept a 240 volt supply. If your iPhone 6 Plus was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check the device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to stop the device from being damaged when charging it. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6 Plus.

Charging the iPhone 6 Plus in Saint Lucia

Can you use the iPhone 6 Plus in Saint Lucia?

You can use the iPhone 6 Plus in Saint Lucia by using a power adaptor.

What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 6 Plus in Saint Lucia?

If you are travelling to multiple countries and bringing along more than your iPhone 6 Plus then the best travel charger for Saint Lucia is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs 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 plugs over. If your type of iPhone 6 Plus is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of travel chargers, and compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

Unlike other adapters this will allow you to power more than one device simultaneously without needing to buy individual power adapters for your St Lucian trip. Only bringing a single international travel charger will also keep the weight and size 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 back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones, tablets and speakers without using up an additional plug socket.

If you travel regularly we suggest searching for a versatile power adapter like this at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Saint Lucia

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world 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 strips offer surge protection which can be useful for visitors of counties with unstable power supplies. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 portable power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Saint Lucia using 3 pin type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs. This gives almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 suitable for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Saint Lucia. [6] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 6 Plus in Saint Lucia?

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

Using a Lightning Apple cable and a 3 pin Type G power adapter to power the iPhone 6 Plus from a St Lucian power outlet.

  1. To charge the iPhone 6 Plus from a St Lucian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - usually supplied with your iPhone 6 Plus.
  2. Start by plugging the Type G USB power adapter into the wall supply. The power supply, technically called the Type G power outlet [3], can be identified by 3 vertical rectangular slots with plastic shutters in a triangular configuration for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Apple power cable into the bottom of the USB 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 your iPhone 6 Plus under the home button.
  4. Switch on the St Lucian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the cell screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is recharging, typically taking between one-four hours to completely recharge.
Powering the iPhone 6 Plus with a St Lucian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia.org web page about Saint Lucia
  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, costing under $15 USD (£15-£20 GBP / C$10-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, under $15 USD (£10-£15 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, estimated cost between $15 to $20 USD (under £15 GBP / under C$20).