Charging the iPhone 6 when staying in Fiji

How to connect a Fijian power outlet to the iPhone 6

Fijian power outlet

If planning a trip to Fiji it can be helpful to know if you can charge all your common electronics when you get to your destination. Without knowing which wall socket is used in Fiji you are likely to bring the wrong power charger, therefore having to purchase a suitable adaptor when you need to recharge. Complicated standards and voltages can all be daunting when planning to travel to another country if you've never been there before. With only a handful of different types of common standards being used throughout the world this guide shows exactly what to purchase in advance to charge the iPhone 6 . When you are planning a vacation to Fiji the following instructions show how to charge the iPhone 6 using the standard 240 volt 50Hz I Type Fijian wall outlet. When visiting Fiji from another country double check the iPhone 6 can accept a 240v supply. If your iPhone 6 was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure the device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from being damaged when powering up. If you're planning to visit a place like Nasinu or Suva read the entry about Fiji [1] for further details. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6.

Charging the iPhone 6 in Fiji

Can you use the iPhone 6 in Fiji?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 6 to a Fijian power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 6 in Fiji?

If you are travelling to multiple countries and bringing more than just your iPhone 6 then the best international travel charger for Fiji to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger.

Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the heads over. If your iPhone 6 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these types of USB power chargers, along with support for more power hungry devices.

This will allow you to recharge multiple devices at once without needing to bring individual power chargers on your Fijian trip or occupying additional wall sockets. Only needing a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the overall weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage whilst travelling as well as being on hand for recharging your iPhone 6 at the airport or on a plane. Due to their space saving versatility these types of adapters can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers without needing an additional power outlet.

For those travelling frequently we suggest searching for this type of versatile power charger at your preferred electronics retailer - the power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Fiji

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Fiji 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 best selling portable option for travellers originating from America going to Fiji using type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs. This is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Fiji. [6] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 6 in Fiji?

How to use a Type I power charger for charging your iPhone 6 from a Fijian power outlet

Using a Lightning Apple cable with a three pinned Type I power charger to charge the iPhone 6 from a Fijian power outlet.

  1. To charge the iPhone 6 using a Fijian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type I USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should typically include this cable when you buy the iPhone 6).
  2. Firstly plug the Type I USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can recognise this wall outlet by the three thin slots in an upside-down triangular pattern with the top pair of slots sloping upwards for the live, neutral and earth.
  3. Then connect one end of the Lightning power cord into the USB 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. Turn on the Fijian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the iPhone 6 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 is charging, typically taking roughly one to four hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type I power charger for charging your iPhone 6 from a Fijian power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - entry about Fiji
  2. Apple - official iPhone user guide
  3. - Type I power outlet
  4. Type I USB power adapter - Type I USB chargers use three short flat blades in a V format with the top blade acting as a grounding pin, £10-£15.
  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, estimated price under £15.
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated price around £10.