How to charge your iPhone 6 from a power outlet in The Isle of Man

How to connect a Manx power outlet to the iPhone 6

Manx power outlet

Varying different combinations of voltages and plug types can often be confusing when planning to visit another country, especially if you've never visited before. These instructions have been written to prevent you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge your iPhone 6 when you are visiting abroad.The following useful guide shows how to power the iPhone 6 in The Isle of Man using their 240 volt 50Hz Type G Manx wall outlet, with the Manx using 13 amp plugs for wall outlets. If travelling to The Isle of Man from another country double check your iPhone 6 can accept a 240 volt supply. If the iPhone 6 came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to stop the device from overheating when powering up. If you are planning on visiting a destination like Douglas refer to the Manx entry on wikipedia.org [1] for more information prior to the location. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6.

Charging the iPhone 6 in The Isle of Man

Can you use the iPhone 6 in The Isle of Man?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 6 in The Isle of Man by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 6 in The Isle of Man?

When you are travelling to multiple countries the best travel power adapter for The Isle of Man to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [6].

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle 100 to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world simply by changing the supplied heads over. If your iPhone 6 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times by using one of these types of USB travel chargers plus additional compatibility with more power hungry devices. Having a 4 port charger will also allow you to recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack seperate power adapters or using up additional wall outlets. By only bringing a single travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling and convenient for charging your iPhone 6 at an airport or on a plane. Because of their flexibility these types of adapters can be used back at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers without needing an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling often we recommend searching for this type of flexible power charger at an electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for The Isle of Man

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 6, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to regions with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 compact option for travellers originating from America visiting The Isle of Man using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs. This is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just 1 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 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 suitable for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting The Isle of Man.
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 6 in The Isle of Man?

Powering the iPhone 6 with a Manx power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Learn how to power your iPhone 6 from a Manx power outlet by using the Lightning Apple cable with a Type G power charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 6 using the Manx power outlet you'll need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - this cable is typically included with your iPhone 6 by Apple.
  2. Begin by taking the Type G USB power adapter and plugging it into the power supply. This wall supply (sometimes called a Type G power outlet [3]) can be recognised by the three vertical slots containing shutters forming a triangular shape.
  3. Connect one end of the Apple Lightning charging cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6. The iPhone 6 Lightning connector can be found at bottom of your iPhone 6 under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Manx power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPhone 6 will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is powering up which takes roughly one-four hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone 6 with a Manx power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isle_of_Man - Manx entry on wikipedia.org
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/1000/MA1565/en_US/iphone_user_guide.pdf - Official iPhone user guide
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeG.htm - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - Provides power from a type G mains power supply, 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, around $5.
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, between $10 to $15.