How to charge the iPhone 6 Plus when planning a trip to Antigua

The Wiki Connections page on how to recharge the iPhone 6 Plus with an Antiguan power outlet with the Lightning Apple cable with a Type A USB adapter and recharging the iPhone 6 Plus using a 3 pinned Type B power plug.

Antiguan power outlet

Various combinations of standards and sockets can often be confusing when planning on visiting another country to the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used throughout the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need to purchase in advance to power the iPhone 6 Plus in Antigua. This guide was specifically written to assist visitors wanting to charge the iPhone 6 Plus when visiting abroad.The following step-by-step guide will show you how to power the iPhone 6 Plus when you're visiting Antigua using their types B or A Antiguan 230 volt 60Hz plug outlets, Type B wall outlets will be normally used by most Antiguans. When you are visiting Antigua from another region please make sure your iPhone 6 Plus can be used with a 240 volt supply. If the iPhone 6 Plus was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check that the iPhone 6 Plus is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to prevent the device from being damaged when powering up. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6 Plus.

Charging the iPhone 6 Plus in Antigua

Can you use the iPhone 6 Plus in Antigua?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 6 Plus in Antigua.

What is the best power charger for the iPhone 6 Plus in Antigua?

When you are travelling with more than just your iPhone 6 Plus and visiting more than one country then the best travel charger for Antigua to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two standards of power outlets that Antiguans use (types B and A) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type A.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the supplied heads. If your iPhone 6 Plus can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these USB travel adapters plus additional compatibility with more power demanding devices. This means you can recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack seperate travel adapters on your Antiguan trip. Only packing a single travel charger will keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage as well as being on hand for recharging your iPhone 6 Plus at the airport or on a flight. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of adapters can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones, tablets and speakers without needing an additional plug socket.

For those travelling frequently we suggest buying this type of flexible travel adapter at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Antigua

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 6 Plus, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, North 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 compact power converter for travellers originating from America going to Antigua.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs. This offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with only one 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 a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Antigua.
What is the best power charger for the iPhone 6 Plus in Antigua?

Powering the iPhone 6 Plus with an Antiguan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

The Wiki Connections page on how to recharge the iPhone 6 Plus with an Antiguan power outlet with the Lightning Apple cable with a Type A USB adapter.

  1. In order to power the iPhone 6 Plus using the Antiguan power outlet you'll need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple will usually supply the USB cable when you purchase the iPhone 6 Plus.
  2. Begin the process by inserting the Type A USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can identify this power outlet by the 2 adjacent slots next to each other where the pins go.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6 Plus. The iPhone 6 Plus Lightning connector is situated at bottom of your iPhone 6 Plus under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Antiguan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your mobile will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is powering up, typically taking roughly 1-4 hours to completely recharge.
Powering the iPhone 6 Plus with an Antiguan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Powering the iPhone 6 Plus with an Antiguan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Using a USB Lightning Apple connector and a 3 pinned Type B power charger to recharge the iPhone 6 Plus with an Antiguan power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 6 Plus using the Antiguan power outlet you'll need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple will usually supply the USB cable when you purchase your iPhone 6 Plus.
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type B USB power adapter into the wall outlet. The plug supply (technically known as a Type B power outlet [6]) is recognised by the 2 slots next to each other where the short live and neutral blades sit with a single hole below for the ground pin.
  3. Then connect one 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 Plus. The iPhone 6 Plus Lightning connector can be found at bottom of your iPhone 6 Plus under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Antiguan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your iPhone 6 Plus will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is powering up which typically takes between one to four hours to recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone 6 Plus with an Antiguan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antigua_and_Barbuda - wikipedia page about Antigua
  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
  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
  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
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters