Charging the iPhone 6 Plus when visiting Tuvalu

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

Tuvaluan power outlet

Various combinations of region codes and sockets can often be daunting when planning to visit a new country, especially to the first time traveller. This page has been written to stop you having to worry if you'll be able to charge your iPhone 6 Plus when staying in Tuvalu.The following guide tells you exactly how to supply power to the iPhone 6 Plus when you're travelling to Tuvalu using the standard 220 volt 50Hz I Type Tuvaluan power supply. Power sockets will vary depending on which area you are travelling to so please read the list of World power supplies for a complete list of regions and countries. When travelling to Tuvalu from a different region ensure your iPhone 6 Plus can be charged using a 240v supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts check the device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to stop the device from being damaged when charging it. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6 Plus.

Charging the iPhone 6 Plus in Tuvalu

Can you use the iPhone 6 Plus in Tuvalu?

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

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

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 Tuvalu is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger.

As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by changing the heads. If your iPhone 6 Plus supports Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these types of travel chargers, and compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

This means you can recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy seperate travel chargers on your trip or using up additional power sockets. Only bringing a single international travel charger will also keep the size down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage. Because of their versatility these types of chargers can be used when you return home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets without needing an additional plug socket.

If you travel often we suggest searching for a multipurpose travel charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer - the travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Tuvalu

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices using USB, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for visitors of counties with unstable power supplies. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Tuvalu and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter 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 Tuvalu.
  • 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 originating from America using type B plugs and gives almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Tuvalu. [6] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 6 Plus in Tuvalu?

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

Using a Lightning connector with a 3 pin Type I power adapter to recharge the iPhone 6 Plus with a Tuvaluan power outlet.

  1. If you want to power the iPhone 6 Plus using the Tuvaluan power outlet you will need to use a Type I USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the USB cable is normally already included with the device).
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type I USB power adapter and inserting it in the wall supply. You can identify the power supply by the three slots for the live, neutral and earth.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB power 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 the iPhone 6 Plus.
  4. Turn on the Tuvaluan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your cell will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 Plus is powering up and takes roughly 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone 6 Plus with a Tuvaluan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type I USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Tuvaluan country Wiki page
  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, under £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, priced at £15-£20.
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, £10-£15.