Charging your iPhone 6 from a power outlet in Samoa

How to connect a Samoan power outlet to the iPhone 6

Samoan power outlet

When organizing to travel it can often be helpful to know in advance if you'll be able to power your common electronics such as mobile phones or tablets when you're there. Without knowing which plug socket is used in Samoa you may pack the wrong adaptor, therefore needing to borrow a potentially expensive charger when you're there that could be incompatible and damage the iPhone 6. Differing region codes and voltages can all be daunting when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never been there before. If planning a trip to Samoa the following useful instructions show how to charge the iPhone 6 by using their standard 230 volt 50Hz Type I wall outlet. When travelling to Samoa from a different country please ensure your iPhone 6 can be charged using a 240v supply. If the iPhone 6 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts double check the iPhone 6 is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to prevent the device from overheating during charging. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6.

Charging the iPhone 6 in Samoa

Can the iPhone 6 be used in Samoa?

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

What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 6 in Samoa?

If you are travelling with more than your iPhone 6 the best international travel charger for Samoa to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [6].

Because these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by changing the plugs over. If your type of iPhone 6 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these travel chargers, and compatibility with certain power hungry devices. This will allow you to power more than one device simultaneously without needing to buy multiple power adapters or occupying additional wall sockets. Because you are only packing a single international travel charger will also keep the 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 needing an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling to Samoa we suggest buying this type of versatile power adapter at an electronics retailer. The multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Samoa

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, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 best selling compact power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Samoa using 3 pinned type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 Samoa.
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 6 in Samoa?

How to use a Type I power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 from a Samoan power outlet

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

  1. In order to power your iPhone 6 from a Samoan power outlet you'll need to buy a Type I USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - usually included with the device by Apple.
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type I USB power adapter in the Samoan power outlet. You can identify the wall outlet by three slots for the live, neutral and earth blades.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of 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 the iPhone 6 under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Samoan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your cell will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 is charging which should take between one-four hours to recharge.
How to use a Type I power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 from a Samoan power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samoa - Samoan Wikipedia 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, priced under $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, 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, estimated cost between $10 to $15.