How to charge the iPhone 6 when staying in Miquelon

How to connect a Miquelonnais power outlet to the iPhone 6

Miquelonnais power outlet

Varying different combinations of voltages and standards can often be confusing when planning to travel to a different country to the first time traveller. This guide was specifically written to stop you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge your iPhone 6 when you are travelling abroad.This page has instructions showing exactly how to power the iPhone 6 when visiting Miquelon by using the standard 230 volt 50Hz Type E Miquelonnais wall outlet, with the Miquelonnais using a CEE 7/5 French socket for power outlets. When you are visiting Miquelon from a different country check that your iPhone 6 can accept a 240 volt supply. If the iPhone 6 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure that the iPhone 6 is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from overheating when charging it. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6.

Charging the iPhone 6 in Miquelon

Can the iPhone 6 be used in Miquelon?

You can connect the iPhone 6 to a Miquelonnais power outlet by using a power convertor.

What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 6 in Miquelon?

If travelling with more than your iPhone 6 then the best international travel power adapter for Miquelon to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [6]. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by changing the supplied heads over. If your model of iPhone 6 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these USB travel adapters, along with additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Having a four port charger means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel adapters. Because you are only bringing a single lightweight travel charger will keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to their flexibility these types of travel adapters can be used back at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers with only a single wall outlet.

For those travelling on a regular basis we recommend searching for a versatile travel adapter like this at an electronics retailer. The power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been successfully tested for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Miquelon

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Miquelon 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 best selling portable power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Miquelon using 3 pinned type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 suitable for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Miquelon.
What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 6 in Miquelon?

Powering the iPhone 6 with a Miquelonnais power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

Using an Apple Lightning cable with a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter to charge the iPhone 6 with a Miquelonnais power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your iPhone 6 using a Miquelonnais power outlet you will need a Type E USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple should usually supply this cable when you first purchase the iPhone 6.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type E USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can identify this wall supply by two 4.8mm round adjacent holes next to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins slide into and one metal earth pin protruding in the top forming a triangular pattern.
  3. Then connect one end of the cord into the power 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. Turn on the Miquelonnais power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your cellphone will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 is recharging and takes between one-four hours to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone 6 with a Miquelonnais power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Pierre_and_Miquelon - Miquelon country page 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/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  4. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet, estimated cost around $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, between $5 to $10.
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced under $15.