How to charge the iPhone 6 when visiting Reunion

Using a USB Lightning cable and a double pinned Type E power charger to recharge the iPhone 6 from a Reunionese power outlet.

Reunionese power outlet

Various frequencies and region codes can often cause confusion when planning to stay in a different country, especially if you've never visited before. This page was specifically written to prevent people needing to worry if they can charge their iPhone 6 when abroad.This page contains instructions which shows what you'll need to charge the iPhone 6 in Reunion by using a 220 volt 50Hz Type E Reunionese plug outlet, with the Reunionnais using a CEE 7/5 French socket for wall outlets. If visiting Reunion from a different country ensure that the iPhone 6 can be used with a 240v supply. If the iPhone 6 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure the device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from over-heating during charging. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6.

Charging the iPhone 6 in Reunion

Can the iPhone 6 be used in Reunion?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 6 in Reunion by using a power convertor.

What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 6 in Reunion?

If travelling with more than just your iPhone 6 then the best travel adapter for Reunion to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [6]. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the included plugs. If your model of iPhone 6 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these types of USB power chargers, along with support for certain power hungry devices like tablets. Having a 4 port adapter will also allow you to power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring individual power adapters. By only packing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage as well as being convenient for recharging your iPhone 6 at an airport or on a plane. Due to their 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 sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and phones without using up an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling frequently we suggest buying an adaptable travel adapter similar to this online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Reunion

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices via USB, 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 useful when visiting regions with unstable power supplies. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Reunion and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable option for travellers originating from America visiting Reunion.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs. This is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Reunion.
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 6 in Reunion?

Powering the iPhone 6 with a Reunionese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

The WikiConnections guide showing how to power the iPhone 6 with a Reunionese power outlet with a Lightning cable and a two pinned Type E power charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to your iPhone 6 from a Reunionese power outlet you will need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - normally already supplied with your device.
  2. Begin the process by inserting the Type E USB power adapter into the power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by the two circular holes 19mm adjacent to each other where the two plug outlet pins go and a long metal earth pin protruding the top in a triangle pattern.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB mains 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 the iPhone 6.
  4. Switch on the Reunionese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the mobile screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 is charging, typically taking roughly one-four hours to recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone 6 with a Reunionese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R%C3%A9union - Reunion 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/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  4. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E 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. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters