Charging your iPhone 6 Plus from a power outlet in French Guiana

The WikiConnections guide showing how to charge your iPhone 6 Plus with a French Guianese power outlet with the Apple Lightning cable and a 2 pin Type E USB charger, how to charge the iPhone 6 Plus using a Type C Europlug power adapter and charging the iPhone 6 Plus using a three pin Type D power adapter

French Guianese power outlet

Varying different voltages and plugs can often be daunting when planning to travel to a new country especially for the first time traveller. This page has been written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPhone 6 Plus when you're going abroad.These step by step instructions shows how to supply power to your iPhone 6 Plus when travelling to French Guiana using their standard D, C or E type French Guianese 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. When travelling to French Guiana from a different country please check that your iPhone 6 Plus can be charged using a 240v supply. If the iPhone 6 Plus was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts double check the iPhone 6 Plus is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional converter to prevent the device from overheating whilst powering it. If you plan on taking a trip to a French Guianese place such as Cayenne we suggest reading the French Guianese Wikipedia web page [1] for further information. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6 Plus.

Charging the iPhone 6 Plus in French Guiana

Can the iPhone 6 Plus be used in French Guiana?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 6 Plus to a French Guianese power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 6 Plus in French Guiana?

If you are travelling with more than your iPhone 6 Plus the best travel charger for French Guiana to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. There are three standards of plug sockets in French Guiana (D, C and E) and using a power adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by changing the heads. If your type of iPhone 6 Plus is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times by using one of these travel chargers, and compatibility with certain power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other travel chargers having a four port adapter will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack individual travel chargers on your French Guianese trip. By only needing to bring a single USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage. Because of their flexibility these types of power adapters can be used back at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and smartphones without using up an additional power outlet.

We recommend buying a versatile power adapter of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer - the travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been tested successfully for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for French Guiana

The 4 port USB travel charger [10] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental 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 best selling compact power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting French Guiana using 3 pinned 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 North America using type B plugs and offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a flexible 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 wide range of travellers from around the world visiting French Guiana.
What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 6 Plus in French Guiana?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPhone 6 Plus from a French Guianese power outlet

The WikiConnections page showing how to charge your iPhone 6 Plus from a French Guianese power outlet with a Lightning cable and a Type C Europlug power adapter.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 6 Plus from a French Guianese power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - this USB cable is typically supplied with your iPhone 6 Plus by Apple.
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the French Guianese power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the two round holes next to each other.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB Lightning cable into the mains 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. Switch on the French Guianese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your mobile will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 Plus is charging, typically taking between 1 to 4 hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPhone 6 Plus from a French Guianese power outlet

How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 Plus from a French Guianese power outlet

The WikiConnections guide on how to charge your iPhone 6 Plus with a French Guianese power outlet with the Apple Lightning connector and a 3 pin Type D USB charger.

  1. In order to power the iPhone 6 Plus from a French Guianese power outlet you'll need to use a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], the USB cable is normally already supplied with your iPhone 6 Plus.
  2. Start by plugging the Type D USB power adapter into the French Guianese power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the three circular holes in a triangular configuration.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Apple power cable 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. Switch on the French Guianese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPhone 6 Plus screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 Plus is powering up and takes roughly one-four hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 Plus from a French Guianese power outlet

How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 Plus from a French Guianese power outlet

The WikiConnections guide showing how to charge your iPhone 6 Plus with a French Guianese power outlet with the Apple Lightning cable and a 2 pin Type E USB charger.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPhone 6 Plus from a French Guianese power outlet you'll need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple should typically include this USB cable with the iPhone 6 Plus.
  2. Start by inserting the Type E USB power adapter into the French Guianese power outlet. This recessed round power outlet, also known as a CEE 7/7 outlet, can be identified by two round holes 19mm adjacent to each other for live and neutral and a single metal grounding pin protruding the top forming a triangular configuration.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple power cable into the bottom of the mains 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. Switch on the French Guianese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPhone 6 Plus screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 Plus is powering up taking roughly one-four hours to recharge.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 Plus from a French Guianese power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_Guiana - French Guianese Wikipedia web 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/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C 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/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  7. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D mains power outlet
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  9. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet
  10. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters