How to charge the iPhone 6 when staying in Palau

Using a USB Lightning cable with a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter to recharge the iPhone 6 with a Palauan power outlet and how to recharge the iPhone 6 using a three pin Type B USB charger.

Palauan power outlet

Various frequencies and region codes can all cause confusion when planning on staying in another country, especially for the first time traveller. This page has been specifically written to stop visitors needing to worry if they'll be able to power the iPhone 6 when going to Palau.This useful guide will show you what you'll need to supply power to your iPhone 6 when you're visiting Palau by using the standard Type B or A Palauan 120 volt 60Hz plug outlets. If your iPhone 6 charges slowly or does not power up when travelling to Palau from another country then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically devices which originated from a country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts may take longer to charge or won't power up, so check your device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to ensure proper use. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6.

Charging the iPhone 6 in Palau

Can the iPhone 6 be used in Palau?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 6 in Palau.

What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 6 in Palau?

If travelling to more than one country the best international travel power adapter for Palau to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two different standards of power outlets in Palau (B and A) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for type A. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by changing the supplied heads over. If your model of iPhone 6 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these power chargers plus support for certain power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel adapters this will also allow you to charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy seperate power chargers. Only packing a single international USB travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets without using up an additional wall outlet.

We suggest buying an adaptable power charger like this online, the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Palau

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Palau.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs. This offers almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Palau.
What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 6 in Palau?

Charging the iPhone 6 from a Palauan power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

Using a USB Lightning cable with a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter to recharge the iPhone 6 with a Palauan power outlet.

  1. If you want to power the iPhone 6 using a Palauan power outlet you will need a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (normally included with your device by Apple).
  2. Start by inserting the Type A USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This wall supply, sometimes called the Type A power outlet [3], is recognised by the two thin adjacent slots where the blades slide into.
  3. Connect one end of the Apple USB Lightning charging cable into the bottom of the USB power charger 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 your iPhone 6.
  4. Switch on the Palauan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the cellphone will display a charge icon to indicate that the mobile is powering up, typically taking around 1 to 4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
Charging the iPhone 6 from a Palauan power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 from a Palauan power outlet

Using a USB Lightning connector and a Type B power charger to power your iPhone 6 from a Palauan power outlet.

  1. To supply power to the iPhone 6 using a Palauan power outlet you will need a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (typically supplied with the iPhone 6 by Apple).
  2. Begin by inserting the Type B USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by the 2 slots parallel to each other with a single semicircle shaped hole below for the slightly longer earthed pin.
  3. Then connect one end of the cord into the USB 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 the iPhone 6 under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Palauan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your phone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is powering up which takes roughly 60-240 minutes to recharge.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 from a Palauan power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palau - Palauan Wikipedia 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/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. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters