How to charge the iPhone 6 Plus when visiting New Caledonia

A guide showing you how to recharge your iPhone 6 Plus with a New Caledonian power outlet with a Lightning Apple cable with a double pin Type C Europlug power charger and charging the iPhone 6 Plus using a Type F Schuko USB plug.

New Caledonian power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of voltages and standards can all be confusing when planning to visit another country to the first time traveller. If you are going to New Caledonia the following instructions show how to supply power to the iPhone 6 Plus using their standard Type F or C 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. You will discover most power sources will vary from region to region therefore we recommend reading our WikiConnections global power supplies page where you'll find a full list showing powering devices in different countries. If you are visiting New Caledonia from a different region please make sure your iPhone 6 Plus can accept a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts ensure your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from being damaged whilst powering it up. If you intend to visit a New Caledonian city such as Nouméa we recommend reading the New Caledonia Wikipedia web page [1] for more indepth information on travelling to 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 New Caledonia

Can the iPhone 6 Plus be used in New Caledonia?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 6 Plus in New Caledonia by using a power convertor.

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What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 6 Plus in New Caledonia?

If travelling with more than just your iPhone 6 Plus then the best travel adapter for New Caledonia to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two types of power outlets in New Caledonia (types F and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the supplied plugs. If your model of iPhone 6 Plus supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these USB travel chargers along with additional support for certain power hungry devices like tablets. This will allow you to charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring multiple power chargers. Only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the size down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling as well as being on hand for recharging your iPhone 6 Plus at the airport or on a plane. Due to their versatility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers without using up an additional power outlet.

For those travelling on a regular basis we suggest buying an adaptable power adapter like this online. The travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for New Caledonia

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices via USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is crucial when visiting counties with unstable power grids. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both New Caledonia and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable option for travellers originating from North America visiting New Caledonia.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also 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 more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 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 ideal for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting New Caledonia. [8]
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 6 Plus in New Caledonia?

Powering the iPhone 6 Plus with a New Caledonian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

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

  1. To supply power to the iPhone 6 Plus from a New Caledonian power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - normally already supplied with your device by Apple.
  2. Begin the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter into the power outlet. The wall supply (sometimes known as a Type C power outlet [3] or Europlug) is identified by two adjacent holes next to each other.
  3. Connect one end of the Lightning charging cord 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 your iPhone 6 Plus.
  4. Turn on the New Caledonian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your phone will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is powering up which should take between 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone 6 Plus with a New Caledonian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 Plus from a New Caledonian power outlet

A guide showing how to power the iPhone 6 Plus with a New Caledonian power outlet with a Lightning cable and a two pinned Type F power adapter.

  1. If you want to charge your iPhone 6 Plus using the New Caledonian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the USB cable is typically included with the iPhone 6 Plus).
  2. First you'll need to plug in the Type F USB power adapter into the New Caledonian power outlet. This circular plug supply, also known as the Schuko outlet, can be recognised by two large adjacent holes next to each other where the pins go along with a pair of two grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Apple USB cable into the USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6 Plus. The iPhone 6 Plus Lightning connector is situated at bottom of the iPhone 6 Plus under the home button.
  4. Switch on the New Caledonian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPhone 6 Plus screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is recharging which should take around 1 - 4 hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 Plus from a New Caledonian power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - New Caledonia 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, £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, £15-£20.
  6. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  7. Type F USB power adapter - Type F USB chargers are earthed using two clips at the top and bottom with two rounded 4.8mm pins set 19mm apart, £10-£15.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, around £10.