Charging your iPhone 6 from a power outlet in Montserrat

Using the Apple USB Lightning connector with a double pinned Type A power adapter to power the iPhone 6 with a Montserratian power outlet and charging the iPhone 6 using a 3 pin Type B power charger.

Montserratian power outlet

Different combinations of region codes and plugs can often lead to confusion when planning to travel to a new country especially for the first time traveller. These instructions have been written to stop you having to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPhone 6 when you're travelling abroad.This page contains instructions telling you what you'll need to power your iPhone 6 when visiting Montserrat by using their standard B or A type Montserratian 230 volt 60Hz plug outlets. If you are visiting Montserrat from another country make sure the iPhone 6 can be used with a 240 volt supply. If your iPhone 6 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure that your iPhone 6 is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to avoid the device from being damaged when charging it. If you intend on taking a trip to a destination such as Brades we also suggest reading the Montserrat Wikipedia page [1] for more indepth information. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6.

Charging the iPhone 6 in Montserrat

Can you use the iPhone 6 in Montserrat?

You can use the iPhone 6 in Montserrat.

What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 6 in Montserrat?

If you are travelling with more than your iPhone 6 the best international travel charger for Montserrat to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Montserratians use two different types of power outlets (types B and A) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type A.

As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by switching the supplied plugs over. If your iPhone 6 can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these types of travel adapters along with compatibility with more power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other travel adapters having a four port adapter will allow you to recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack individual travel chargers on your Montserratian trip. By only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the overall size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage and on hand for recharging your iPhone 6 at the airport or on your flight. Because of their versatility these types of chargers can be used back at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers with just a single wall outlet.

We suggest searching for a multipurpose travel charger of this nature online; the power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Montserrat

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 option for travellers originating from America visiting Montserrat.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs. This is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 Montserrat.
What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 6 in Montserrat?

How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 from a Montserratian power outlet

Using the Apple USB Lightning connector with a double pinned Type A power adapter to power the iPhone 6 with a Montserratian power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPhone 6 from a Montserratian power outlet you'll need a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - usually included with the device by Apple.
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type A USB power adapter in the Montserratian power outlet. The power supply (sometimes called the Type A power outlet [3]) is recognised by 2 adjacent slots next to each other where the twin plug outlet blades go. Please note power cords with type A sockets which are rated at only 125 V shouldn't be used in Montserrat so please check first.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the mains power 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 the iPhone 6.
  4. Turn on the Montserratian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the cellphone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is charging which typically takes around one to four hours to fully recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 from a Montserratian power outlet

Charging the iPhone 6 from a Montserratian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Instructions showing how to power the iPhone 6 from a Montserratian power outlet by using the USB Lightning Apple cable and a Type B USB charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 6 using the Montserratian power outlet you'll need a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - usually supplied with your device by Apple.
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type B USB power adapter into the Montserratian power outlet. You can identify the wall outlet by two slots where the live and neutral blades slide into with a single semicircular shaped hole below for the earthed pin. Please be aware that power cables used with type B plugs which are rated at less that 240 volts shouldn't be used so we recommend checking prior to continuing.
  3. Then connect 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 is situated at bottom of the iPhone 6 under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Montserratian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your cell will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 is charging which should take between one-four hours to recharge.
Charging the iPhone 6 from a Montserratian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Montserrat - Montserrat Wikipedia 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/typeA.htm - Type A power outlet
  4. Type A USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type A 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/typeB.htm - Type B power outlet
  7. Type B USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type B 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