Charging your iPhone 6 from a power outlet in American Samoa

Simple instructions showing you how to recharge your iPhone 6 with an American Samoan power outlet using the Apple USB Lightning connector with a 3 pin Type B power charger, how to power the iPhone 6 using a Type A USB plug and powering the iPhone 6 using a two pin Type F power adapter

American Samoan power outlet

Varying different standards and sockets can often be daunting when planning to visit a new country especially for the first time traveller. These instructions have been specifically written to prevent you having to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPhone 6 when you're travelling abroad.This step-by-step guide shows you exactly what you'll need to charge the iPhone 6 when you're travelling to American Samoa using the Type I, A, B or F American Samoan 120 volt 60Hz power outlets, Type I plug outlets will be used by a majority of American Samoans. Most power is different depending on which area you are in so we recommend reading the power supplies and Oceania page for a full list of countries. If the iPhone 6 does not power up or charges slowly when visiting American Samoa from a different country then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Electrical devices which originate from a country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) either take longer to charge or won't power up, check that your device is a dual voltage device (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to ensure proper use. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6.

Charging the iPhone 6 in American Samoa

Can you use the iPhone 6 in American Samoa?

You can use the iPhone 6 in American Samoa.

What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 6 in American Samoa?

If travelling to more than one country or bringing more than your iPhone 6 then the best international travel adapter for American Samoa is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [12]. American Samoans use four different types of power outlets (types I, A, B and F) 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 around the world just by switching the included heads. If your iPhone 6 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these USB travel chargers, plus additional compatibility with certain power hungry devices. Unlike other travel chargers having a 4 port adapter will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy individual travel chargers on your American Samoan trip. By only needing a single travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand baggage whilst travelling as well as being suitable for charging your iPhone 6 at an airport or on the plane. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers with just a single plug socket.

If you travel regularly we suggest searching for this type of flexible power adapter at an electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [12] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for American Samoa

The 4 port USB travel charger [12] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 6, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters 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 converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting American Samoa using 3 pin type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs and offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a more flexible 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 a majority of travellers from around the world visiting American Samoa.
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 6 in American Samoa?

Charging the iPhone 6 from an American Samoan power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

Using a USB Lightning Apple cable and a Type A USB adapter to power the iPhone 6 from an American Samoan power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 6 using an American Samoan power outlet you'll need a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], the cable is normally already included with your iPhone 6.
  2. Start by plugging the Type A USB power adapter into the American Samoan power outlet. You can identify the wall supply by the two thin slots next to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Apple Lightning power 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 American Samoan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the phone will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is recharging which should take around 60-240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPhone 6 from an American Samoan power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

Powering the iPhone 6 with an American Samoan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Simple instructions showing you how to recharge your iPhone 6 with an American Samoan power outlet using the Apple USB Lightning connector with a 3 pin Type B power charger.

  1. If you want to power the iPhone 6 using the American Samoan power outlet you'll need a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple should typically include this USB cable with the iPhone 6.
  2. Start by plugging the Type B USB power adapter into the American Samoan power outlet. This power outlet, sometimes known as a Type B power outlet [6], is identified by the 2 thin slots parallel to each other where the live and neutral blades go with a hole below for the earth pin.
  3. Connect one end of the USB Lightning cable into the mains power 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 American Samoan 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 charging which takes between 1 to 4 hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone 6 with an American Samoan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 from an American Samoan power outlet

A guide showing you how to power the iPhone 6 with an American Samoan power outlet using an Apple USB Lightning connector with a double pinned Type F USB charger.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 6 from an American Samoan power outlet you will need to use a Type F USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the cable is normally already included with your iPhone 6).
  2. Start by plugging the Type F USB power adapter into the wall supply. The sunken round plug supply, also known as a Schuko plug, can be identified by the two round adjacent holes, plus two thin grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Connect one end of the USB cable into the mains power 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. Switch on the American Samoan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPhone will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 is powering up which should take between 1 to 4 hours to recharge.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 from an American Samoan power outlet

Powering the iPhone 6 with an American Samoan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type I USB adapter

The WikiConnections guide showing how to charge your iPhone 6 with an American Samoan power outlet with the Apple Lightning cable and a Type I USB charger.

  1. To charge your iPhone 6 using the American Samoan power outlet you will need to buy a Type I USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (this USB cable is typically supplied with your iPhone 6 by Apple).
  2. Start by taking the Type I USB power adapter and plugging it into the American Samoan power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the 3 thin slots in a triangle configuration with the top pair of slots sloping upwards for the live, neutral and ground.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB mains adapter 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. Turn on the American Samoan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of the phone will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is recharging, typically taking roughly one to four hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone 6 with an American Samoan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type I USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Samoa - American Samoan Wikipedia web 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. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  9. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F mains power outlet
  10. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeI.htm - Type I power outlet
  11. Type I USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type I mains power outlet
  12. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters