How to charge your iPhone 6 from a power outlet in The Cook Islands

How to connect a Cook Islands power outlet to the iPhone 6

Cook Islands power outlet

When packing for a vacation it is helpful to know if you'll be able to power your electronics when you're there. Without knowing which power supply is being used you are likely to bring the wrong charger, leaving you needing to buy a suitable charger when you're there. Varying complicated combinations of region codes and plug types can all be daunting when planning to visit a different country to the first time traveller. When staying in The Cook Islands the following instructions show charging your iPhone 6 by using the standard 240 volt 50Hz Type I Cook Islands plug outlet. You'll discover that most power sockets are different regionally so we recommend reading our Wikiconnections global power sockets guide where you'll find a complete list showing regions and countries. If visiting The Cook Islands from a different country check your iPhone 6 can accept a 240 volt supply. If the iPhone 6 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) check that your device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from being damaged whilst powering it up. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6.

Charging the iPhone 6 in The Cook Islands

Can you use the iPhone 6 in The Cook Islands?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 6 in The Cook Islands by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 6 in The Cook Islands?

If travelling to multiple countries the best travel adapter for The Cook Islands to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [6]. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world just by changing the supplied heads over. If your iPhone 6 is compatible with Fast Charge (note not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these power adapters, along with additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices. Having a 4 port charger means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring individual power chargers for your Cook Islands trip or occupying additional power outlets. Only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage. Due to their versatility these types of power chargers can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers without needing an additional power outlet.

We suggest buying a versatile travel adapter like this at an electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for The Cook Islands

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 the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable power converter for travellers originating from America visiting The Cook Islands using 3 pinned type B US plug sockets.
  • 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 the US using type B plugs. This is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting The Cook Islands.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 6 in The Cook Islands?

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

Using the Lightning Apple connector with a 3 pinned Type I USB charger to power your iPhone 6 from a Cook Islands power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the iPhone 6 from a Cook Islands power outlet you will need a Type I USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple normally include this cable when you first purchase your iPhone 6.
  2. Insert the Type I USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can recognise the power supply by 3 thin slots forming a triangular shape with the top two slots sloping upward for the live, neutral and earth blades.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB Apple Lightning charging cord into the power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6. You can find the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6 situated at the bottom of the iPhone 6.
  4. Switch on the Cook Islands power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of your phone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the mobile is recharging and takes between 1-4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone 6 with a Cook Islands power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type I USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cook_Islands - The Cook Islands Wiki page
  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/typeI.htm - Type I power outlet
  4. Type I USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type I mains power outlet, 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, priced 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.