Charging your iPhone 6 from a power outlet in New Caledonia

The WikiConnections page showing how to recharge the iPhone 6 from a New Caledonian power outlet by using the USB Lightning Apple connector with a double pinned Type C USB charger and recharging the iPhone 6 using a 2 pin Schuko Type F power adapter.

New Caledonian power outlet

Various combinations of region codes and voltages can all be confusing when planning on staying in a foreign country, especially to the first time traveller. This guide has been written to help prepare travellers wanting to power their iPhone 6 when they are visiting New Caledonia.This page has step-by-step instructions showing you exactly what you'll need to power your iPhone 6 when you are visiting New Caledonia using the F or C type New Caledonian 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. If visiting New Caledonia from a different country please check that your iPhone 6 can be charged using a 240v supply. If the iPhone 6 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts make sure that your iPhone 6 is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from over-heating when charging it. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6.

Charging the iPhone 6 in New Caledonia

Can the iPhone 6 be used in New Caledonia?

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

What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 6 in New Caledonia?

When you are travelling with more than your iPhone 6 then the best travel charger for New Caledonia is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. New Caledonians use two different standards of wall outlets (types F and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the included heads. If your model of iPhone 6 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these types of travel chargers along with support for more power demanding devices like tablets.

This will also allow you to power more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack multiple power chargers on your trip. By only needing a single USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand baggage whilst travelling as well as being suitable for recharging your iPhone 6 at an airport or on the flight. Due to their space saving versatility these types of chargers can be used back at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets without needing an additional power outlet.

We recommend buying a flexible travel charger of this nature online. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for New Caledonia

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 6, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These power converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both New Caledonia 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 most popular portable option for travellers originating from America going to New Caledonia.
  • 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 originating from the US using type B plugs. This gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with 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 perfect for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting New Caledonia.
What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 6 in New Caledonia?

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

Using an Apple USB Lightning connector with a two pin Type C power adapter to power the iPhone 6 with a New Caledonian power outlet.

  1. To power your iPhone 6 using the New Caledonian power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will normally supply the USB cable when you buy the iPhone 6).
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it in the wall supply. You can identify the power supply by the 2 circular adjacent holes.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Apple power cable into the bottom of the mains power adapter 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 New Caledonian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPhone will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 is charging which takes between 1 to 4 hours to recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone 6 with a New Caledonian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 from a New Caledonian power outlet

Using the USB Lightning Apple connector with a double pinned Type F USB charger to power the iPhone 6 from a New Caledonian power outlet.

  1. In order to power the iPhone 6 from a New Caledonian power outlet you will need to use a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple should normally include this USB cable with the iPhone 6.
  2. Firstly insert the Type F USB power adapter into the power outlet. The circular plug supply, sometimes known as a Schuko plug, can be identified by two 4.8mm adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral along with a pair of thin metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB Apple charging cord into the bottom of the power adapter 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. Switch on the New Caledonian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPhone 6 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 is powering up taking roughly 1 to 4 hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 from a New Caledonian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Caledonia - New Caledonian country Wiki 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/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C 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/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  7. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F mains power outlet
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters