Charging the iPhone 6 when staying in Saint Helena

How to connect a St Helenian power outlet to the iPhone 6

St Helenian power outlet

Varying different combinations of voltages and region codes can often lead to confusion when planning to stay in another country, especially to the first time traveller. These step by step instructions shows you how to power your iPhone 6 when you're visiting Saint Helena by using their 240 volt 50Hz Type G power outlet, with the St Helenians using a 13 amp plug for wall outlets. If visiting Saint Helena from a different country please ensure that your iPhone 6 can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check that your iPhone 6 is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overheating whilst powering it. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6.

Charging the iPhone 6 in Saint Helena

Can you use the iPhone 6 in Saint Helena?

You can connect the iPhone 6 to a St Helenian power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 6 in Saint Helena?

When travelling with more than your iPhone 6 the best international travel charger for Saint Helena is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [6].

Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world just by switching the heads over. If your iPhone 6 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these types of USB power chargers, and compatibility with more power demanding devices.

This will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to bring seperate power adapters for your trip. Because you are only bringing a single USB travel charger will keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage. Because of their flexibility these types of power chargers can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets using just a single wall outlet.

If you travel to different continents we recommend buying this type of versatile travel charger at your preferred electronics retailer; the multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Saint Helena

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 visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Saint Helena and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Saint Helena using type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs. This gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a generous 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 majority of travellers from around the world visiting Saint Helena.
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 6 in Saint Helena?

Charging the iPhone 6 from a St Helenian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Using a USB Lightning Apple connector with a Type G USB charger to power the iPhone 6 with a St Helenian power outlet.

  1. To power the iPhone 6 using a St Helenian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], usually included with the iPhone 6.
  2. Start the process by taking the Type G USB power adapter and inserting it into the power outlet. The power supply (sometimes known as a Type G power outlet [3]) looks like 3 rectangular holes with shutters in a triangle pattern for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB charging cable into the USB mains 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 St Helenian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the phone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is powering up taking between one to four hours to fully recharge.
Charging the iPhone 6 from a St Helenian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Helena,_Ascension_and_Tristan_da_Cunha - Saint Helena Wikipedia web 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/typeG.htm - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - Provides power from a type G mains power supply
  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