Charging the iPhone 6 when planning a trip to French Guiana

A guide showing how to power the iPhone 6 from a French Guianese power outlet with the USB Lightning Apple cable and a 3 pin Type D USB charger, charging the iPhone 6 using a Type C Europlug power adapter and how to power the iPhone 6 using a 2 pin Type E power adapter

French Guianese power outlet

Complicated combinations of frequencies and standards can often be daunting when planning on visiting another country for the first time traveller. This page was written to stop travellers worrying if they'll be able to charge their iPhone 6 when they're visiting abroad.The following guide tells you exactly what you'll need to power your iPhone 6 when visiting French Guiana using the types D, C or E 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. You'll find power supplies will change depending on which region you are in therefore we recommend reading the travel power supplies page for a complete list of regions and countries. When travelling to French Guiana from a different country please check the iPhone 6 can be used with a 240 volt supply. If your iPhone 6 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check the device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from overheating during charging. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6.

Charging the iPhone 6 in French Guiana

Can you use the iPhone 6 in French Guiana?

You can use the iPhone 6 in French Guiana by using a power adaptor.

What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 6 in French Guiana?

When travelling with more than just your iPhone 6 the best international travel adapter for French Guiana is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. There are three different types of power outlets that French Guianese use (D, C and E) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by switching the supplied plugs over. If your type of iPhone 6 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of travel chargers, plus additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other travel chargers this will allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel chargers. Only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the overall size down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage. Because of their versatility these types of chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets with just a single wall outlet.

We recommend buying a multipurpose travel charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries.

Alternative travel adapter for French Guiana

The 4 port USB travel charger [10] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 6, but for those also wanting 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 visitors of regions with unreliable power grids. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both French Guiana and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 option for travellers originating from America going to French Guiana using 3 pin type B 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 America using type B plugs and is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at almost half 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 a majority of travellers from around the world visiting French Guiana.
What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 6 in French Guiana?

Powering the iPhone 6 with a French Guianese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Using the USB Lightning Apple cable and a 2 pin Type C USB charger to charge your iPhone 6 with a French Guianese power outlet.

  1. To charge the iPhone 6 from a French Guianese power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (this USB cable is normally already included with the device by Apple).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the French Guianese power outlet. You can recognise this power supply by the two holes adjacent to each other.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB 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. Switch on the French Guianese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the mobile will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 is powering up taking around 1-4 hours to recharge.
Powering the iPhone 6 with a French Guianese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Powering the iPhone 6 with a French Guianese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

A guide showing how to power the iPhone 6 from a French Guianese power outlet with the USB Lightning Apple cable with a Type D USB charger.

  1. To charge the iPhone 6 from a French Guianese power outlet you'll need a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will typically include this USB cable with the iPhone 6).
  2. Plug the Type D USB power adapter into the power outlet. The power outlet (sometimes called the Type D power outlet [6]) can be recognised by 3 round holes in a triangular configuration for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB charging cord into the bottom of the USB charger 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. Switch on the French Guianese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the mobile will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 is powering up and takes around 1-4 hours to recharge.
Powering the iPhone 6 with a French Guianese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Powering the iPhone 6 with a French Guianese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

Using a Lightning connector with a Type E USB charger to charge your iPhone 6 with a French Guianese power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your iPhone 6 from a French Guianese power outlet you'll need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should normally supply the cable with the iPhone 6).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type E USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can recognise this plug supply by the two 4.8mm round adjacent holes for live and neutral pins and a single metal earth pin protruding in the top in a triangular configuration.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB power 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. Switch on the French Guianese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your cellphone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is charging which takes between 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone 6 with a French Guianese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_Guiana - Wikipedia entry about French Guiana
  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/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C 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/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  7. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D mains power outlet
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  9. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet
  10. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters