How to charge the iPhone 6 Plus in Samoa

How to connect a Samoan power outlet to the iPhone 6 Plus

Samoan power outlet

Varying different voltages and region codes can often lead to confusion when planning to stay in another country, especially to the first time traveller. This page has been specifically written to prepare people wanting to power the iPhone 6 Plus abroad.The following step by step guide will show you exactly how to supply power to your iPhone 6 Plus when staying in Samoa using their standard 230 volt 50Hz Type I plug supply. You'll discover that power sockets will vary depending on which region you are visiting therefore we suggest reading the travel power supplies page for a full list of countries. If you are visiting Samoa from a different region please check that your iPhone 6 Plus can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) check the iPhone 6 Plus is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to stop the device from overloading during charging. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6 Plus.

Charging the iPhone 6 Plus in Samoa

Can the iPhone 6 Plus be used in Samoa?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 6 Plus in Samoa.

What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 6 Plus in Samoa?

When travelling with more than your iPhone 6 Plus the best travel power adapter for Samoa is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the included plugs over. If your iPhone 6 Plus is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times by using one of these travel adapters and additional support for certain power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other adapters having a 4 port charger means you can power more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack individual travel chargers. Only bringing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage and convenient for charging your iPhone 6 Plus at an airport or on the flight. Because of their flexibility these types of power chargers can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets using just a single wall outlet.

If you travel to Samoa we recommend buying an adaptable power adapter like this online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Samoa

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using 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 useful when visiting regions with unstable power supplies. These power adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover 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 most popular portable option for travellers originating from North America visiting Samoa.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from North America using type B plugs and gives almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with only 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 generous 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 a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Samoa. [6] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 6 Plus in Samoa?

Powering the iPhone 6 Plus with a Samoan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type I USB adapter

Instructions showing how to power the iPhone 6 Plus with a Samoan power outlet with the USB Lightning Apple connector with a Type I USB adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to your iPhone 6 Plus from a Samoan power outlet you will need to use a Type I USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (usually already included with the iPhone 6 Plus).
  2. Start by taking the Type I USB power adapter and inserting it in the Samoan power outlet. The wall supply (sometimes known as a Type I power outlet [3]) can be recognised by the 3 slots for the live, neutral and ground blades.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple charging cable into the bottom of the USB mains 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 the iPhone 6 Plus under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Samoan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the cellphone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 Plus is charging, typically taking between 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
Powering the iPhone 6 Plus with a Samoan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type I USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Samoa page on wikipedia
  2. Apple - official iPhone user guide
  3. iec.ch - 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, costing £15-£20.
  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. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, £10-£15.