How to charge the iPhone 6 Plus when planning a trip to Martinique

A guide showing you how to recharge your iPhone 6 Plus from a Martinican power outlet by using the Apple Lightning connector and a Type E power charger, charging the iPhone 6 Plus using a Europlug Type C USB charger and recharging the iPhone 6 Plus using a Type D power charger

Martinican power outlet

If packing for a vacation to Martinique it's helpful to know in advance if you can use all your indispensable electronics like cell phones and laptops when you're there. By not knowing which wall socket is used you are likely to bring the wrong power charger, therefore leaving you having to borrow a potentially overpriced charger when you're there which might be incompatible. Varying complicated voltages and standards can all be confusing when planning to travel to another country especially to the first time traveller. These guidelines have been written to prevent travellers needing to worry if they can charge their iPhone 6 Plus abroad.The following step-by-step instructions shows exactly how to supply power to your iPhone 6 Plus when visiting Martinique by using their Type D, C or E Martinican 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets, you will find most Martiniquais will use Type D plug outlets. When travelling to Martinique from another country check the iPhone 6 Plus can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts make sure your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from being damaged during charging. If you plan on travelling to a destination like Fort-de-France or Le Lamentin we also recommend referring to the Martinique Wikipedia web page [1] for further information on the location. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6 Plus.

Charging the iPhone 6 Plus in Martinique

Can the iPhone 6 Plus be used in Martinique?

You can use the iPhone 6 Plus in Martinique by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 6 Plus in Martinique?

When travelling to more than one country and bringing along more than just your iPhone 6 Plus the best international travel power adapter for Martinique is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Martiniquais use three different types of plug sockets (types D, C and E) and using a power charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world just by changing the included plugs. If your model of iPhone 6 Plus supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these power adapters, plus compatibility with more power hungry devices. This will allow you to recharge more than one device at once without needing to pack multiple travel chargers for your trip or using up additional wall sockets. By only packing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of adapters can be used at home 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 a versatile travel charger similar to this online. The travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Martinique

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 6 Plus, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which is necessary when visiting counties with unstable power grids. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Martinique.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs. This is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Martinique. [10] [AD]
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 6 Plus in Martinique?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 Plus from a Martinican power outlet

Using a Lightning cable and a double pinned Europlug Type C power charger to charge the iPhone 6 Plus from a Martinican power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 6 Plus using a Martinican power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (typically already supplied with your device by Apple).
  2. Begin by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall outlet. The power supply can be recognised by the 2 adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6 Plus. You can find the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6 Plus situated at the bottom of the iPhone 6 Plus.
  4. Switch on the Martinican power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPhone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is recharging taking around one-four hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 Plus from a Martinican power outlet

How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 Plus from a Martinican power outlet

Using a USB Lightning Apple connector and a Type D power charger to charge the iPhone 6 Plus from a Martinican power outlet.

  1. In order to charge your iPhone 6 Plus using a Martinican power outlet you'll need to use a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], the USB cable is usually already included with your iPhone 6 Plus by Apple.
  2. Begin by plugging the Type D USB power adapter in the Martinican power outlet. You can identify the plug supply by three round holes in a triangle shape.
  3. Plug in one 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 Plus. You can find the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6 Plus situated at the bottom of your iPhone 6 Plus.
  4. Switch on the Martinican power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the cell screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 Plus is recharging which should take around one-four hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 Plus from a Martinican power outlet

Charging the iPhone 6 Plus from a Martinican power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

Using the Apple Lightning connector and a two pinned Type E power charger to recharge the iPhone 6 Plus with a Martinican power outlet.

  1. In order to power the iPhone 6 Plus using the Martinican power outlet you'll need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - the USB cable is usually included with the iPhone 6 Plus by Apple.
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type E USB power adapter into the Martinican power outlet. You can identify the plug supply by two large circular holes 19mm apart from each other along with one metal grounding pin protruding in the top to form a triangular shape.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6 Plus. You can find the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6 Plus situated at the bottom of the iPhone 6 Plus.
  4. Switch on the Martinican power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPhone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is recharging taking around one-four hours to fully recharge.
Charging the iPhone 6 Plus from a Martinican power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Martinique Wikipedia web page
  2. Apple - official iPhone user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, estimated price £5-£10.
  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, priced £10-£15.
  6. iec.ch - Type D power outlet
  7. Type D USB power adapter - The three pinned earthed Type D USB chargers have large rounded pins placed in a triangular shape, costing £20-£25.
  8. iec.ch - Type E power outlet
  9. Type E USB power adapter - There are two 4.8mm pins on Type E USB chargers which are placed 19mm apart and may include a hole for an earthing pin, costs around £5.
  10. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced £10-£15.