Charging your iPhone 6 from a power outlet in Guernsey

How to connect a Guernsey power outlet to the iPhone 6

Guernsey power outlet

If you are organizing a trip it's useful to know if you'll be able to charge all your vital electrical devices such as mobiles and laptops when you get there. Without knowing which power socket is used you may pack the wrong power adaptor, therefore needing to buy a potentially expensive charger when you're there that could be incompatible and damage the device. Various combinations of region codes and voltages can all be daunting when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never been there before. This page has been written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPhone 6 abroad.If you're staying in Guernsey these instructions show charging the iPhone 6 by using a 230 volt 50Hz Type G plug outlet, with the Channel Islander using 13 amp plugs for charging. If you are visiting Guernsey from another region please check the iPhone 6 can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure that the device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to stop the device from being damaged when powering up. If you're planning to visit a destination such as Saint Peter Port or Vale please refer to the entry about Guernsey [1] for more indepth information. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6.

Charging the iPhone 6 in Guernsey

Can the iPhone 6 be used in Guernsey?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 6 to a Guernsey power outlet by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 6 in Guernsey?

When travelling to more than one country and bringing along more than your iPhone 6 the best international travel adapter for Guernsey is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by changing the heads. If your model of iPhone 6 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these USB power chargers, plus additional support for certain power hungry devices.

This means you can power more than one device at once without needing to bring individual power adapters or occupying additional wall outlets. Because you are only packing a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage while travelling. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used when you return home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets without using up an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling to Guernsey we recommend buying this type of versatile power adapter at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Guernsey

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, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Guernsey 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 most popular portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America going to Guernsey using 3 pin type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from North America using type B plugs and offers 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 a 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 Guernsey. [6] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 6 in Guernsey?

Charging the iPhone 6 from a Guernsey power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Using the Apple USB Lightning connector with a 3 pin Type G power adapter to charge your iPhone 6 with a Guernsey power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 6 using the Guernsey power outlet you'll need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - usually supplied with your device by Apple.
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type G USB power adapter into the Guernsey power outlet. You can identify the wall outlet by three rectangular slots forming a triangular configuration for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the mains USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6. The iPhone 6 Lightning connector is situated at bottom of the iPhone 6 under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Guernsey power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPhone will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 is powering up taking roughly one-four hours to completely recharge.
Charging the iPhone 6 from a Guernsey power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - entry about Guernsey
  2. Apple - official iPhone user guide
  3. - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - A Type G USB charger has three thick rectangular blades in a triangular shape with the longer top blade acting as the earthing pin, between $10 to $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, costing between $15 to $20.
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced between $15 to $20.