Charging the iPhone 6 Plus when planning a trip to American Samoa

Instructions on how to recharge your iPhone 6 Plus with an American Samoan power outlet using a Lightning connector with a Type A USB charger, charging the iPhone 6 Plus using a Type B USB plug and charging the iPhone 6 Plus using a Type F Schuko power adapter

American Samoan power outlet

If you are planning to travel it can often be helpful to know in advance if you'll be able to power your indispensable gadgets like mobile phones or cameras when you reach your hotel. By not knowing which plug socket is used you could pack the wrong power charger, meaning having to purchase a potentially expensive charger when you need to recharge which might not be compatible and cause problems with your iPhone 6 Plus. Various combinations of region codes and voltages can all lead to confusion when planning to travel to a new country, especially if you've never been there before. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets used throughout the world this guide tells you exactly what to pick up in advance to power your iPhone 6 Plus . These instructions have been specifically written to prepare travellers wanting to power their iPhone 6 Plus when staying in American Samoa.When you are staying in American Samoa these useful instructions show powering the iPhone 6 Plus by using their standard Type I, A, B or F American Samoan 120 volt 60Hz plug outlets, most American Samoans will normally use the Type I plug outlets. If your iPhone 6 Plus slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when travelling to American Samoa from a different country then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Devices which originated from another country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts sometimes take longer to charge or won't power up, check that your iPhone 6 Plus is dual-voltage (normally indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to ensure proper use. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6 Plus.

Charging the iPhone 6 Plus in American Samoa

Can you use the iPhone 6 Plus in American Samoa?

You can use the iPhone 6 Plus in American Samoa by using a power adaptor.

American Samoa

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

When travelling to multiple countries and bringing along more than your iPhone 6 Plus then the best travel charger for American Samoa to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. American Samoans use four different types of power outlets (types I, A, B and F) 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 heads. If your iPhone 6 Plus can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of travel chargers, plus additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other travel chargers this will allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel chargers. By only bringing a single international travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage while travelling as well as being suitable for charging your iPhone 6 Plus at the airport or on your 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 without using up an additional wall outlet.

We recommend buying a multipurpose travel charger like this at your preferred electronics retailer - the travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for American Samoa

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices using USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of counties with unstable power supplies. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both American Samoa 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 American Samoa 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 America using type B plugs and is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one 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 American Samoa. [12]
What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 6 Plus in American Samoa?

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

A page showing how to charge your iPhone 6 Plus with an American Samoan power outlet using a Lightning connector with a Type A USB charger.

  1. To charge the iPhone 6 Plus from an American Samoan power outlet you'll need a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - this USB cable is normally already included with the device by Apple.
  2. Start by taking the Type A USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. You can recognise this plug supply by the two slots adjacent to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB power cord 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 can be found at bottom of the iPhone 6 Plus under the home button.
  4. Turn on the American Samoan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your cellphone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is charging which typically takes roughly one to four hours to completely recharge.
Powering the iPhone 6 Plus with an American Samoan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Powering the iPhone 6 Plus with an American Samoan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

A page showing how to charge your iPhone 6 Plus with an American Samoan power outlet using a Lightning connector with a Type B USB charger.

  1. To charge the iPhone 6 Plus from an American Samoan power outlet you'll need 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. Start by taking the Type B USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. The power outlet (sometimes called the Type B power outlet [6]) is identified by the 2 thin slots next to each other where the short twin plug outlet blades slide into with a semicircle hole below for the earth pin.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Apple Lightning power cable into the USB power 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 American Samoan 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 1-4 hours to recharge.
Powering the iPhone 6 Plus with an American Samoan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 Plus from an American Samoan power outlet

Using the USB Lightning Apple cable and a 2 pin Type F USB charger to charge your iPhone 6 Plus with an American Samoan power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPhone 6 Plus using the American Samoan power outlet you will need to use a Type F USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should normally supply the cable with the iPhone 6 Plus).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type F USB power adapter into the American Samoan power outlet. This recessed round plug supply, sometimes called the Schuko outlet, can be identified by the two 4.8mm round adjacent holes where the twin plug outlet pins slide into along with two metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Connect one end of the Apple Lightning power cable into the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6 Plus. The iPhone 6 Plus Lightning connector can be found at bottom of your iPhone 6 Plus under the home button.
  4. Switch on the American Samoan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the mobile will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 Plus is powering up taking around 1-4 hours to recharge.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 Plus from an American Samoan power outlet

Powering the iPhone 6 Plus with an American Samoan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type I USB adapter

Instructions showing how to recharge the iPhone 6 Plus from an American Samoan power outlet with the USB Lightning Apple cable and a 3 pin Type I power charger.

  1. To charge the iPhone 6 Plus from an American Samoan power outlet you'll need a Type I USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (this USB cable is normally already included with the device by Apple).
  2. Plug the Type I USB power adapter into the American Samoan power outlet. You can recognise this plug supply by the three slots for the live, neutral and earth.
  3. Plug in one 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 American Samoan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPhone 6 Plus screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is recharging, typically taking between 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone 6 Plus with an American Samoan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type I USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia entry about American Samoa
  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, costs between $10 to $15 USD (£3-£4 GBP / under C$20).
  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, estimated price between $15 to $20 USD (£15-£20 GBP / under 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, between $10 to $15 USD (around £20 GBP / under C$20).
  8. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  9. Type F USB power adapter - Type F USB chargers are earthed using two clips at the top and bottom with two rounded 4.8mm pins set 19mm apart, costs between $10 to $15 USD (£15-£20 GBP / under C$20).
  10. iec.ch - Type I power outlet
  11. Type I USB power adapter - Type I USB chargers use three short flat blades in a V format with the top blade acting as a grounding pin, estimated price between $10 to $15 USD (around £20 GBP / under C$20).
  12. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated cost around $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).