Charging your iPhone 6 from a power outlet in Guam

Simple instructions showing you how to recharge your iPhone 6 with a Guamanian power outlet using the USB Lightning Apple connector with a Type A power adapter and charging the iPhone 6 using a three pin Type B power adapter.

Guamanian power outlet

Complicated region codes and voltages can all be daunting when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never been there before. This guide has been written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPhone 6 abroad.If you're staying in Guam these instructions show charging the iPhone 6 by using the types B or A 110 volt 60Hz plug outlets. If your iPhone 6 does not power up or charges slowly when you are visiting Guam from another country check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Normally devices which originated from another country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts sometimes take longer to charge or won't turn on, so check the device is dual voltage (usually indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to ensure proper use. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6.

Charging the iPhone 6 in Guam

Can the iPhone 6 be used in Guam?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 6 to a Guamanian power outlet by using the correct power convertor.

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

If you are travelling with more than your iPhone 6 the best travel charger for Guam to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Guamanians use two different types of power outlets (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 just by switching the supplied plugs over. If your iPhone 6 can support Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these types of travel adapters along with support for more power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other adapters having a four port adapter means you can recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy individual travel chargers on your Guamanian trip. By only packing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight and 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 adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple phones, tablets and e-readers with just a single wall outlet.

We suggest searching for this type of flexible travel adapter online; the multipurpose 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 Guam

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 wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel converters 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 North America visiting Guam using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also 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 only 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Guam.
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 6 in Guam?

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

Simple instructions showing you how to recharge your iPhone 6 with a Guamanian power outlet using the USB Lightning Apple connector with a Type A power adapter.

  1. In order to power the iPhone 6 from a Guamanian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (typically already included with the device by Apple).
  2. Firstly plug the Type A USB power adapter into the Guamanian power outlet. This unearthed plug supply, technically known as a Type A power outlet [3], can be recognised by two adjacent slots for live and neutral pins.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Apple charging cord into the bottom of the USB 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 Guamanian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the phone will display a charge icon to indicate that the mobile is recharging, typically taking between 1 - 4 hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 from a Guamanian power outlet

How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 from a Guamanian power outlet

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

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 6 from a Guamanian power outlet you will need to use a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should normally supply the USB cable when you buy your iPhone 6).
  2. Insert the Type B USB power adapter into the power outlet. The wall outlet (known as a Type B power outlet [6]) is identified by the 2 thin slots parallel to each other with a semicircle hole below for the slightly long grounded pin.
  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. Switch on the Guamanian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your cellphone will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 is powering up which should take between one-four hours to recharge.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 from a Guamanian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guam - Guam country entry on Wikipedia
  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