Charging your iPhone 6 Plus from a power outlet in French Polynesia

A guide on how to charge your iPhone 6 Plus from a French Polynesian power outlet with the USB Lightning Apple connector with a two pin Type A power charger, charging the iPhone 6 Plus using a three pin Type B power plug and how to charge the iPhone 6 Plus using a Type E USB adapter

French Polynesian power outlet

Varying different frequencies and standards can all be daunting when planning on staying in a different country, especially to the first time traveller. These instructions were specifically written to prevent you having to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPhone 6 Plus abroad.This step-by-step guide will show exactly how to supply power to the iPhone 6 Plus when going to French Polynesia using the standard E, A or B type French Polynesian 110 volt 60Hz wall outlets. If your iPhone 6 Plus doesn't power up or recharges slowly when you are visiting French Polynesia from another country please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Devices which originated from a different country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) may take longer to charge or won't turn on, check that your device is a dual voltage device (you'll find these are normally indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to ensure proper use. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6 Plus.

Charging the iPhone 6 Plus in French Polynesia

Can you use the iPhone 6 Plus in French Polynesia?

You can connect the iPhone 6 Plus to a French Polynesian power outlet by using the correct power convertor.

French Polynesia

What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 6 Plus in French Polynesia?

When travelling to multiple countries then the best travel adapter for French Polynesia is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Tahitians use three different standards of wall outlets (types E, A and B) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type A. As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the supplied heads. If your model of iPhone 6 Plus is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these types of USB power adapters, plus additional compatibility with certain power hungry devices like tablets. This will also allow you to power more than one device at the same time without needing to pack individual travel chargers on your French Polynesian trip or occupying additional wall outlets. Because you are only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand baggage while travelling. Because of their flexibility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets using only a single power outlet.

We suggest searching for a flexible power adapter like this online; the multipurpose power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for French Polynesia

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be crucial for visitors of counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These power converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both French Polynesia and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power converter for travellers originating from North America visiting French Polynesia.
  • 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 gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 French Polynesia. [10]
What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 6 Plus in French Polynesia?

How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 Plus from a French Polynesian power outlet

Using a USB Lightning connector and a Type A USB charger to recharge the iPhone 6 Plus from a French Polynesian power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 6 Plus from the French Polynesian power outlet you will need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (this USB cable is usually supplied with the device).
  2. Begin by inserting the Type A USB power adapter into the wall supply. The power supply, technically known as a Type A power outlet [3], is identified by the two adjacent slots next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Connect one end of the USB Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6 Plus. The iPhone 6 Plus Lightning connector can be found at bottom of your iPhone 6 Plus under the home button.
  4. Turn on the French Polynesian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the cellphone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is powering up taking roughly 1 to 4 hours to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 Plus from a French Polynesian power outlet

How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 Plus from a French Polynesian power outlet

Instructions showing how to power the iPhone 6 Plus with a French Polynesian power outlet using the Apple USB Lightning cable and a Type B USB adapter.

  1. In order to power the iPhone 6 Plus from the French Polynesian power outlet you will need to use a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (this USB cable is typically supplied with the device by Apple).
  2. Plug the Type B USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can recognise this wall outlet by two slots next to each other where the twin blades go with a single semicircular hole below for the slightly long earth pin.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6 Plus. The iPhone 6 Plus Lightning connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 6 Plus under the home button.
  4. Turn on the French Polynesian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the mobile screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is powering up and takes roughly 1 to 4 hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 Plus from a French Polynesian power outlet

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

Using a Lightning Apple cable and a Type E power adapter to power your iPhone 6 Plus with a French Polynesian power outlet.

  1. To power the iPhone 6 Plus using the French Polynesian power outlet you'll need a Type E USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple typically supply the USB cable with the iPhone 6 Plus.
  2. Start by plugging the Type E USB power adapter in the French Polynesian power outlet. This circular power supply can be recognised by the two circular holes 19mm adjacent to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins sit with a single metal grounding pin protruding the top in a triangular pattern.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple power 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 found at the bottom of the iPhone 6 Plus.
  4. Switch on the French Polynesian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPhone will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 Plus is charging, typically taking roughly 60-240 minutes to fully recharge.
Powering the iPhone 6 Plus with a French Polynesian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia web page about French Polynesia
  2. Apple - official iPhone user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type A power outlet
  4. Type A USB power adapter - An unearthed Type A USB charger has 2 parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes near the tip of each blade, estimated cost £2-£3.
  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 at £15-£20.
  6. iec.ch - Type B power outlet
  7. Type B USB power adapter - 3 pinned Type B USB chargers have a single unearthed round pin along with 2 shorter parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes in the end of each blade, around £20.
  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, estimated price £5-£10.
  10. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, £10-£15.