Charging the iPhone 6 when visiting The Ascension Islands

Simple instructions showing you how to recharge your iPhone 6 from an Ascensionian Island power outlet by using a USB Lightning Apple connector with a Type G USB adapter.

Ascensionian Island power outlet

Complicated voltages and plugs can often be daunting when planning on staying in a foreign country especially if you've never been there before. This isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards used throughout the world this article shows exactly what you'll need to buy in advance to power the iPhone 6 in The Ascension Islands. The following step-by-step guide will show you exactly how to charge your iPhone 6 when you are travelling to The Ascension Islands using their 240 volt 50Hz Type G Ascensionian Island power outlet, the Ascensionians will use a 13 amp plug for charging. If travelling to The Ascension Islands from a different region check that the iPhone 6 can be charged using a 240v supply. If your iPhone 6 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v check your iPhone 6 is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to prevent the device from overloading when charging it. If you're planning to visit a city like Georgetown we recommend reading the The Ascension Islands Wiki page [1] for more indepth information. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6.

Charging the iPhone 6 in The Ascension Islands

Can you use the iPhone 6 in The Ascension Islands?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 6 to an Ascensionian Island power outlet.

What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 6 in The Ascension Islands?

If you are travelling with more than just your iPhone 6 and visiting more than one country the best travel power adapter for The Ascension Islands 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 plugs and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the supplied heads. If your type of iPhone 6 can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these power adapters, plus compatibility with more power demanding devices. Unlike other travel adapters this will also allow you to power multiple devices at the same time without needing to bring individual power adapters. Only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand baggage while travelling. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of chargers can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple phones and tablets without using up an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling frequently we suggest buying an adaptable travel adapter like this online. The travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for The Ascension Islands

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] 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 the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be necessary for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both The Ascension Islands 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 The Ascension Islands.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also 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 cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with 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 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 The Ascension Islands.
What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 6 in The Ascension Islands?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 from an Ascensionian Island power outlet

Simple instructions showing you how to recharge your iPhone 6 from an Ascensionian Island power outlet by using a USB Lightning Apple connector with a Type G USB adapter.

  1. If you want to charge your iPhone 6 using an Ascensionian Island power outlet you'll need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple normally supply this cable when you buy the iPhone 6).
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type G USB power adapter into the Ascensionian Island power outlet. The wall supply, technically known as a Type G power outlet [3], can be identified by 3 rectangular holes containing shutters forming a triangle configuration for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB mains 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. Switch on the Ascensionian Island power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPhone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is recharging which should take around 1 - 4 hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 from an Ascensionian Island power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Helena,_Ascension_and_Tristan_da_Cunha - The Ascension Islands 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/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