Charging your iPhone 6 Plus from a power outlet in The Ascension Islands

Using a Lightning Apple cable and a Type G power adapter to power the iPhone 6 Plus with an Ascensionian Island power outlet.

Ascensionian Island power outlet

Varying different frequencies and standards can all lead to confusion when planning on visiting another country especially if you've never been there before. This page contains step-by-step instructions showing what you'll need to power your iPhone 6 Plus when you are visiting The Ascension Islands using their standard 240 volt 50Hz G Type wall outlet, the Ascensionians will use 13 amp plugs for charging. If visiting The Ascension Islands from a different country please make sure that your iPhone 6 Plus can be charged using a 240v supply. If your iPhone 6 Plus was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure that your device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from over-heating whilst powering it. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6 Plus.

Charging the iPhone 6 Plus in The Ascension Islands

Can you use the iPhone 6 Plus in The Ascension Islands?

You can connect the iPhone 6 Plus to an Ascensionian Island power outlet.

The Ascension Islands

What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 6 Plus in The Ascension Islands?

When travelling with more than just your iPhone 6 Plus or visiting more than one country the best travel charger for The Ascension Islands is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by switching the supplied plugs. If your iPhone 6 Plus supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times by using one of these travel chargers along with support for more power demanding devices.

Unlike other adapters this will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy individual travel chargers for your Ascensionian Island trip or occupying additional wall outlets. Because you are only bringing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the overall size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage as well as being suitable for charging your iPhone 6 Plus at the airport or on the plane. Due to their space saving versatility these types of chargers can be used when you return home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets and smartphones using just a single power outlet.

We suggest searching for this type of flexible power adapter at your preferred electronics retailer - the travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for The Ascension Islands

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 6 Plus, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both The Ascension Islands and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact option for travellers originating from North America visiting The Ascension Islands 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 from America using type B plugs and is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting The Ascension Islands. [6]
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 6 Plus in The Ascension Islands?

Powering the iPhone 6 Plus with an Ascensionian Island power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Instructions showing how to charge your iPhone 6 Plus with an Ascensionian Island power outlet with a USB Lightning Apple cable with a Type G power adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 6 Plus using an Ascensionian Island power outlet you'll need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - typically already included with the iPhone 6 Plus.
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type G USB power adapter and inserting it in the Ascensionian Island power outlet. You can recognise the wall outlet by three holes with shutters in a triangular pattern for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple Lightning power cord into the bottom of the power adapter 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 Ascensionian Island power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of the phone will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is recharging which typically takes around 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
Powering the iPhone 6 Plus with an Ascensionian Island power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Ascensionian Island Wikipedia web page
  2. Apple - official iPhone user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - A Type G USB charger has three thick rectangular blades in a triangular shape with the longer top blade acting as the earthing pin, estimated price 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, around $15.
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced at around $15.