Charging the iPhone 6 when visiting Solomon Islands

How to connect a Solomon Islands power outlet to the iPhone 6

Solomon Islands power outlet

Varying different combinations of standards and plugs can all be daunting when planning to travel to another country, especially if you've never visited before. When you're visiting Solomon Islands this page has useful instructions showing you how to power your iPhone 6 using the standard G or I type 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. If you are travelling to Solomon Islands from a different country ensure the iPhone 6 can accept a 240v supply. If your iPhone 6 came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) double check the 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. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6.

Charging the iPhone 6 in Solomon Islands

Can you use the iPhone 6 in Solomon Islands?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 6 to a Solomon Islands power outlet.

What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 6 in Solomon Islands?

When you are travelling to more than one country and bringing more than just your iPhone 6 the best international travel power adapter for Solomon Islands is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [6]. Solomon Islanders use two different types of plug sockets (types G and I) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type G.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by changing the plugs over. If your iPhone 6 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times with one of these USB travel chargers and additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel chargers this means you can power more than one device at the same time without needing to buy seperate power adapters. Only bringing a single USB travel charger will also keep the overall weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage. 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 sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers and using only a single wall outlet.

We recommend searching for this type of flexible power charger online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Solomon 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 power supplies. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Solomon 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 most popular portable option for travellers originating from North America visiting Solomon Islands 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 functionality 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 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Solomon Islands.
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 6 in Solomon Islands?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 from a Solomon Islands power outlet

Using a Lightning cable and a three pinned Type G USB charger to power the iPhone 6 with a Solomon Islands power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 6 using a Solomon Islands 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. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type G USB power adapter in the Solomon Islands power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by the 3 rectangular holes containing shutters forming a triangular configuration for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB Lightning power cord into the bottom of the USB mains adapter 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 Solomon Islands power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your cell will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is powering up which typically takes between 60 to 240 minutes to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 from a Solomon Islands power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solomon_Islands - Wikipedia.org entry about Solomon Islands
  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