How to charge the iPhone 6 when planning a trip to Saint Martin

Using a Lightning cable and a double pinned Europlug Type C power charger to recharge the iPhone 6 with a St Martins power outlet and charging the iPhone 6 using a Schuko Type F USB charger.

St Martins power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of standards and plugs can often cause confusion when planning to stay in a different country, especially if you've never visited before. With only a handful of different types of common standards used throughout the world this article shows exactly what to pick up in advance to power the iPhone 6 . When you're visiting Saint Martin these instructions show how to power the iPhone 6 using the standard types F or C 230 volt 60Hz power outlets, a majority of Saint Martins normally use the Type F plugs in their power outlets. If travelling to Saint Martin from a different country make sure that the iPhone 6 can accept a 240v supply. If your iPhone 6 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) double check your iPhone 6 is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from being damaged whilst powering it up. If you plan on visiting a St Martins destination like Marigot or Rambaud we also suggest referring to the wikipedia page about Saint Martin [1] for more information prior to the location. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6.

Charging the iPhone 6 in Saint Martin

Can you use the iPhone 6 in Saint Martin?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 6 to a St Martins power outlet.

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

If travelling to more than one country then the best international travel charger for Saint Martin is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two standards of power outlets in Saint Martin (types F and C) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world just by changing the included plugs. If your model of iPhone 6 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these power adapters, and support for more power hungry devices. This will allow you to recharge more than one device at once without needing to pack individual travel adapters for your trip or occupying additional wall sockets. By only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand baggage while travelling. Due to their space saving 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 be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones, tablets and speakers using just a single plug socket.

We suggest searching for an adaptable travel adapter like this online, the power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Saint Martin

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Saint Martin 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 North America visiting Saint Martin 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 originating from the US using type B plugs and offers almost the same set of features as 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 perfect for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Saint Martin.
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 6 in Saint Martin?

Powering the iPhone 6 with a St Martins power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Using a Lightning cable and a double pinned Europlug Type C power charger to recharge the iPhone 6 with a St Martins power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to your iPhone 6 from the St Martins power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple typically supply this USB cable when you purchase the iPhone 6.
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type C USB power adapter in the St Martins power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by 2 circular adjacent holes.
  3. Connect one end of the Apple power 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 St Martins power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPhone 6 will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is charging and takes roughly 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone 6 with a St Martins power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 from a St Martins power outlet

Using the Apple Lightning connector and a two pinned Type F power adapter to charge the iPhone 6 from a St Martins power outlet.

  1. In order to charge your iPhone 6 using a St Martins power outlet you'll need to use a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (usually already included with your device by Apple).
  2. Begin by taking the Type F USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall outlet. You can identify this power outlet by the two round adjacent holes next to each other where the plug outlet pins go and a pair of two thin grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect one end of the Lightning charging cable into the mains USB adapter 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 St Martins power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPhone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is recharging taking around one-four hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 from a St Martins power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Martin - wikipedia page about Saint Martin
  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/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C 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/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  7. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F 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