How to charge the iPhone 6 when planning a trip to French Polynesia

Simple instructions showing you how to recharge your iPhone 6 from a French Polynesian power outlet by using the Apple Lightning connector and a Type B power charger, powering the iPhone 6 using a double pin Type A USB charger and how to recharge the iPhone 6 using a two pinned Type E power plug

French Polynesian power outlet

Various standards and plugs can often be daunting when planning on staying in a new country to the first time traveller. This page has step-by-step instructions telling you what you'll need to charge the iPhone 6 when visiting French Polynesia using their standard types E, A or B French Polynesian 110 volt 60Hz power outlets. Most power sockets change depending on which area you taking a trip to therefore we recommend reading the WikiConnections travel power sockets list for a complete list of regions. If the iPhone 6 slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when you are travelling to French Polynesia from another country then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Electrical devices which come from a different country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts either take longer to charge or won't turn on, check that the iPhone 6 is dual-voltage (you'll find these are usually marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to ensure proper use. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6.

Charging the iPhone 6 in French Polynesia

Can you use the iPhone 6 in French Polynesia?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 6 to a French Polynesian power outlet.

What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 6 in French Polynesia?

If you are travelling with more than just your iPhone 6 then the best international travel charger for French Polynesia to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. French Polynesians use three different standards of wall outlets (E, A and B) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type A.

As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the supplied plugs. If your type of iPhone 6 can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker charging times by using one of these types of power adapters, along with support for more power hungry devices like tablets. This means you can recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack individual travel adapters for your French Polynesian trip. By only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand baggage while travelling. Due to their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when you return home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers and using just a single plug socket.

We suggest searching for a multipurpose travel adapter like this online. The power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for French Polynesia

The 4 port USB travel charger [10] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 6, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is crucial when visiting counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both French Polynesia 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 option for travellers originating from America visiting French Polynesia.
  • 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 originating from the US using type B plugs. This offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half the 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 most travellers from around the world visiting French Polynesia.
What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 6 in French Polynesia?

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

The Wiki Connections guide on how to recharge the iPhone 6 with a French Polynesian power outlet with a Lightning cable and a double pin Type A USB charger.

  1. In order to power the iPhone 6 using the French Polynesian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple normally supply this USB cable when you buy the iPhone 6.
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type A USB power adapter into the French Polynesian power outlet. This unearthed wall outlet (sometimes known as the Type A power outlet [3]) can be identified by the 2 adjacent slots next to each other.
  3. Then connect one end of the charging cable into the USB adapter 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 the iPhone 6.
  4. Switch on the French Polynesian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPhone 6 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the mobile is recharging taking around 60-240 minutes to fully recharge.
Powering the iPhone 6 with a French Polynesian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Powering the iPhone 6 with a French Polynesian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Simple instructions showing you how to recharge your iPhone 6 from a French Polynesian power outlet by using the Apple Lightning connector and a Type B power charger.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPhone 6 from the French Polynesian power outlet you'll need a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple typically supply this USB cable when you purchase the iPhone 6.
  2. Firstly insert the Type B USB power adapter in the French Polynesian power outlet. This wall outlet, technically known as a Type B power outlet [6], can be identified by the 2 slots next to each other where the short live and neutral blades sit with a semicircular shaped hole below for the earthed pin.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Apple Lightning power cord into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6. The iPhone 6 Lightning connector can be found at bottom of your iPhone 6 under the home button.
  4. Turn on the French Polynesian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the phone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 is charging, typically taking roughly 1-4 hours to completely recharge.
Powering the iPhone 6 with a French Polynesian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

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

A guide showing you how to recharge your iPhone 6 from a French Polynesian power outlet by using a USB Lightning Apple connector and a Type E power charger.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 6 using a French Polynesian power outlet you'll need to use a Type E USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (typically already supplied with your device by Apple).
  2. Begin by taking the Type E USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by two 4.8mm circular adjacent holes plus a metal grounding pin protruding from the top in a triangular pattern.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB Lightning power cord into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6. The iPhone 6 Lightning connector can be found at bottom of your iPhone 6 under the home button.
  4. Turn on the French Polynesian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your phone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 is charging, typically taking roughly 1-4 hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 from a French Polynesian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_Polynesia - wikipedia web page about French Polynesia
  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/typeA.htm - Type A power outlet
  4. Type A USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type A mains power outlet
  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/typeB.htm - Type B power outlet
  7. Type B USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type B 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. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters