Charging the iPhone 6 Plus when visiting Micronesia

Using the USB Lightning Apple cable and a Type A USB charger to charge your iPhone 6 Plus with a Micronesian power outlet and charging the iPhone 6 Plus using a three pin Type B power adapter.

Micronesian power outlet

Varying different region codes and voltages can all be daunting when planning to stay in another country for the first time traveller. This page contains instructions demonstrating how to supply power to the iPhone 6 Plus when you are travelling to Micronesia by using their standard B or A type Micronesian 120 volt 60Hz power outlets. If your iPhone 6 Plus slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when travelling to Micronesia from a different country please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Normally devices which come from a country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) may take longer to charge or won't turn on, so check that your iPhone 6 Plus is dual-voltage (normally indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to ensure proper use. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6 Plus.

Charging the iPhone 6 Plus in Micronesia

Can you use the iPhone 6 Plus in Micronesia?

You can use the iPhone 6 Plus in Micronesia by using a power adaptor.

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What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 6 Plus in Micronesia?

When you are travelling to more than one country or bringing along more than your iPhone 6 Plus then the best travel power adapter for Micronesia is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Micronesians use two different types of power outlets (types B and A) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type A.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world just by switching the supplied plugs. If your iPhone 6 Plus can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these USB travel chargers, plus additional support for more power hungry devices.

Unlike other adapters this will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple power adapters. Only needing a single USB travel charger will keep the weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage while travelling and on hand for recharging your iPhone 6 Plus at an airport or on the plane. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers with just a single power outlet.

We recommend buying this type of versatile power adapter online. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Micronesia

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 6 Plus, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Micronesia 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 most popular portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Micronesia 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 from the US using type B plugs. This 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 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Micronesia. [8]
What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 6 Plus in Micronesia?

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

Using the USB Lightning Apple cable and a Type A USB charger to charge your iPhone 6 Plus with a Micronesian power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPhone 6 Plus using a Micronesian power outlet you'll need a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (this USB cable is typically supplied with your iPhone 6 Plus).
  2. Start by taking the Type A USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. The wall outlet, sometimes known as a Type A power outlet [3], can be recognised by 2 thin slots adjacent to each other where the live and neutral pins sit.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6 Plus. The iPhone 6 Plus Lightning connector is situated at bottom of your iPhone 6 Plus under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Micronesian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPhone 6 Plus screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is charging which should take roughly 1-4 hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 Plus from a Micronesian power outlet

How to use a Type B power charger for charging your iPhone 6 Plus from a Micronesian power outlet

Instructions showing you how to recharge the iPhone 6 Plus with a Micronesian power outlet using a USB Lightning Apple cable and a 3 pin Type B USB charger.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPhone 6 Plus using the Micronesian power outlet you will need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (this USB cable is normally already included with your iPhone 6 Plus).
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type B USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. You can identify the power supply by the two slots adjacent to each other for live and neutral blades with a semicircle hole below for the slightly long grounded pin.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple Lightning power cable into the bottom of the USB power 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 Micronesian 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 Plus is powering up and takes around 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type B power charger for charging your iPhone 6 Plus from a Micronesian power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Micronesian Wikipedia web page
  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, priced at £3-£4.
  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, £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, £20-£25.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, around £10.