How to charge your iPhone 6 from a power outlet in Tonga

How to connect a Tongan power outlet to the iPhone 6

Tongan power outlet

Varying different combinations of voltages and plug types can all cause confusion when planning on travelling to a different country to the first time traveller. This page has been written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge the iPhone 6 when you're staying abroad.If you're travelling to Tonga these useful instructions show powering your iPhone 6 using the standard 240 volt 50Hz Type I Tongan plug outlet. You'll discover most power sockets vary from country to country so please read our Wikiconnections world power connections guide where you'll find a complete list of regions and countries. If travelling to Tonga from another region check your iPhone 6 can be used with a 240v supply. If the iPhone 6 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts make sure that your device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to prevent the device from being damaged whilst powering it. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6.

Charging the iPhone 6 in Tonga

Can you use the iPhone 6 in Tonga?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 6 in Tonga by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 6 in Tonga?

If travelling to multiple countries the best travel power adapter for Tonga to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [6]. Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the supplied heads. If your iPhone 6 is compatible with Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times with one of these travel adapters, along with additional support for certain power demanding devices. Having a four port charger will allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to buy individual power chargers for your trip. Because you are only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage while travelling. Due to their versatility these types of power chargers can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers without needing an additional power outlet.

We suggest buying a versatile travel adapter like this at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Tonga

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 power converter for travellers originating from America going to Tonga using 3 pinned type B US plug sockets.
  • 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 from America using type B plugs. This is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Tonga.
What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 6 in Tonga?

Charging the iPhone 6 from a Tongan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type I USB adapter

The WikiConnections page on how to recharge the iPhone 6 with a Tongan power outlet by using the Lightning Apple cable with a 3 pinned Type I power charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 6 using a Tongan power outlet you'll need to use a Type I USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (this cable is typically included with your device by Apple).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type I USB power adapter in the Tongan power outlet. The power supply, sometimes called a Type I power outlet [3], can be recognised by three thin slots in an upside-down triangle configuration with a single vertical pin at the base and the top pair of slots sloping upwards for the live, neutral and ground.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB Lightning charging cable into the bottom of 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 your iPhone 6 under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Tongan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your iPhone will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 is charging which takes around one to four hours to recharge.
Charging the iPhone 6 from a Tongan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type I USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tonga - Tonga 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/typeI.htm - Type I power outlet
  4. Type I USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type I 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. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters