Charging the iPhone 6 from a power outlet in Micronesia

Instructions on how to power the iPhone 6 with a Micronesian power outlet with a USB Lightning Apple cable with a double pinned Type A power charger and how to power the iPhone 6 using a Type B power adapter.

Micronesian power outlet

Various standards and sockets can all be daunting when planning on staying in a different country, especially to the first time traveller. However this isn't as complex as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards used throughout the world this guide shows exactly what to purchase in advance to charge the iPhone 6 in Micronesia. These instructions have been written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPhone 6 when you are travelling to Micronesia.This page contains a step by step guide showing exactly what you'll need to supply power to the iPhone 6 when you are visiting Micronesia by using their standard types B or A 120 volt 60Hz plug outlets. Power sockets will change from region to region therefore we recommend reading the Wikiconnections travel power supplies list for a full list of destinations. If the iPhone 6 doesn't power up or recharges slowly when travelling to Micronesia from a different region check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically devices which originate from another country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts may take longer to charge or won't turn on, so check that your device is a dual voltage device (you'll find these are usually indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to ensure proper use. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6.

Charging the iPhone 6 in Micronesia

Can you use the iPhone 6 in Micronesia?

You can connect the iPhone 6 to a Micronesian power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 6 in Micronesia?

If travelling to multiple countries then the best international travel adapter for Micronesia to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Micronesians use two different standards of wall outlets (types B and A) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type A. Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by changing the included plugs over. If your iPhone 6 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster charging times with one of these types of USB power adapters, plus compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other adapters this means you can recharge more than one device at once without needing to buy multiple power adapters on your Micronesian trip or using up additional wall outlets. Because you are only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage while travelling and on hand for charging your iPhone 6 at the airport or on a plane. Due to their space saving versatility these types of chargers can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets using only a single power outlet.

If you travel on a regular basis we suggest buying this type of versatile power charger online. The travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Micronesia

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable power grids. These power adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 option for travellers originating from America visiting Micronesia using 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 originating from America using type B plugs. This gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 Micronesia.
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 6 in Micronesia?

How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 from a Micronesian power outlet

Instructions on how to power the iPhone 6 with a Micronesian power outlet with a USB Lightning Apple cable with a double pinned Type A power charger.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 6 using the Micronesian power outlet you will need a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will usually include the cable when you buy the iPhone 6).
  2. Firstly plug the Type A USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can recognise this power outlet by two slots next to each other.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB adapter 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 Micronesian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the mobile screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is powering up taking between 1 to 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 from a Micronesian power outlet

How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 from a Micronesian power outlet

Simple instructions showing how to power your iPhone 6 with a Micronesian power outlet with a USB Lightning Apple cable with a three pin Type B power charger.

  1. In order to power the iPhone 6 from the Micronesian power outlet you will need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will usually include the cable when you buy the iPhone 6).
  2. Begin by plugging the Type B USB power adapter into the power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by the two thin slots parallel to each other for live and neutral blades with a hole below for the grounded pin.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB adapter 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 Micronesian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the cell screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is powering up taking between 1 to 4 hours to fully recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 from a Micronesian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federated_States_of_Micronesia - Micronesian country entry on wikipedia
  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/typeA.htm - Type A power outlet
  4. Type A USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type A mains power outlet, 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, costs between $5 to $10.
  6. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeB.htm - Type B power outlet
  7. Type B USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type B mains power outlet, estimated cost between $20 to $25.
  8. 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.