How to charge the iPhone 6 when visiting Vanuatu

Simple instructions showing how to recharge your iPhone 6 from a Vanuatuan power outlet by using an Apple USB Lightning cable and a three pinned Type G power charger and powering the iPhone 6 using a Europlug Type C USB charger.

Vanuatuan power outlet

Various standards and plugs can all be daunting when planning to travel to another country especially to the first time traveller. These guidelines were specifically written to stop people having to worry if they'll be able to power their iPhone 6 when they're abroad.If you are going to Vanuatu the following instructions show how to charge the iPhone 6 using the standard G, C or I type 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. If you are travelling to Vanuatu from a different country please ensure that your iPhone 6 can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts ensure that your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from being damaged when powering up. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6.

Charging the iPhone 6 in Vanuatu

Can the iPhone 6 be used in Vanuatu?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 6 in Vanuatu.

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

If you are travelling to more than one country then the best international travel charger for Vanuatu to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Ni-Vanuatu use three different standards of wall outlets (types G, C and I) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for both types C and G.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the supplied plugs. If your model of iPhone 6 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these types of USB power chargers, and support for more power hungry devices. Unlike other travel chargers this means you can charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack individual travel chargers. Because you are only bringing a single USB travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling as well as being on hand for recharging your iPhone 6 at the airport or on a plane. Due to their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when you return home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets with just a single plug socket.

We recommend searching for this type of flexible power adapter at an electronics retailer - the power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Vanuatu

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial when visiting counties with unstable power grids. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Vanuatu and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable option for travellers originating from America visiting Vanuatu using type B 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 originating from the US using type B plugs and offers almost the same functionality 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 a 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 perfect for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Vanuatu.
What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 6 in Vanuatu?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 from a Vanuatuan power outlet

Simple instructions showing how to recharge your iPhone 6 from a Vanuatuan power outlet by using an Apple USB Lightning cable and a three pinned Type G power charger.

  1. If you want to charge your iPhone 6 using the Vanuatuan power outlet you'll need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - the cable is normally supplied with the device.
  2. Begin the process by inserting the Type G USB power adapter into the Vanuatuan power outlet. This wall outlet (sometimes known as a Type G power outlet [3]) looks like three holes forming a triangular configuration for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB charging cable into the mains USB 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 Vanuatuan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your iPhone 6 will display a charge icon to indicate that the mobile is recharging which typically takes around 1 - 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 from a Vanuatuan power outlet

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 from a Vanuatuan power outlet

Using a Lightning connector and a Europlug Type C USB adapter to power the iPhone 6 with a Vanuatuan power outlet.

  1. To charge the iPhone 6 using a Vanuatuan power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], the USB cable is typically supplied with the device.
  2. Begin the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter into the Vanuatuan power outlet. You can recognise this power outlet by the 2 circular adjacent holes for live and neutral pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the Lightning charging cord 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 is situated at bottom of the iPhone 6 under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Vanuatuan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPhone 6 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 is recharging, typically taking around 1-4 hours to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 from a Vanuatuan power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vanuatu - wikipedia.org entry about Vanuatu
  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, costing 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 at between $5 to $10.
  6. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  7. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet, estimated cost between $10 to $15.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced between $10 to $15.