How to charge the iPhone 6 when visiting Cuba

Simple instructions showing how to charge your iPhone 6 from a Cuban power outlet by using a Lightning Apple cable with a two pin Type C Europlug power charger, recharging the iPhone 6 using a double pinned Type A power plug and how to recharge the iPhone 6 using a Type B power adapter

Cuban power outlet

Varying different combinations of region codes and sockets can all be daunting when planning on staying in a foreign country especially if you've never been there before. This page has been specifically written to prevent people needing to worry if they can charge their iPhone 6 when they are staying in Cuba.This page contains a useful guide which shows how to power your iPhone 6 when you're travelling to Cuba using their standard Type C, A or B 110 volt 60Hz plug outlets, most Cubans will normally use Type C plug outlets. You will find power sockets differ depending on which region you are travelling to therefore we suggest reading the World power supplies page for a full list of countries. If your iPhone 6 slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when you are visiting Cuba from another country then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Electrical devices which come from a different country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts can take longer to charge or won't turn on, so check that your device is dual voltage (normally marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to ensure proper use. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6.

Charging the iPhone 6 in Cuba

Can the iPhone 6 be used in Cuba?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 6 in Cuba.

What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 6 in Cuba?

If you are travelling to multiple countries and bringing more than just your iPhone 6 the best international travel charger for Cuba is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. Cubans use three different standards of wall outlets (C, A and B) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for both types A and C.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the supplied heads. If your type of iPhone 6 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these USB travel chargers along with additional support for certain power hungry devices like tablets. Having a 4 port adapter will also allow you to charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring individual power adapters on your Cuban trip or occupying additional wall sockets. By only packing a single international travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage. Due to their space saving versatility these types of adapters can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets and smartphones using just a single wall outlet.

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 [10] which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Cuba

The 4 port USB travel charger [10] 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 unreliable power grids. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Cuba 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 Cuba.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from North America using type B plugs and gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Cuba.
What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 6 in Cuba?

How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 from a Cuban power outlet

Simple instructions showing you how to power your iPhone 6 with a Cuban power outlet with a USB Lightning cable and a double pinned Type A power charger.

  1. If you want to charge your iPhone 6 using the Cuban power outlet you'll need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the cable is typically included with the iPhone 6).
  2. Begin by plugging the Type A USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by two thin slots next to each other where the twin plug outlet blades sit.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6. You can find the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6 situated at the bottom of your iPhone 6.
  4. Turn on the Cuban power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the phone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is powering up which should take between 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 from a Cuban power outlet

How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 from a Cuban power outlet

The WikiConnections guide showing how to recharge the iPhone 6 with a Cuban power outlet with a Lightning connector and a Type B power adapter.

  1. To charge the iPhone 6 using a Cuban power outlet you'll need to use a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the USB cable is usually included with the iPhone 6).
  2. Begin by plugging the Type B USB power adapter in the power outlet. The plug supply, sometimes known as the Type B power outlet [6], is identified by 2 slots adjacent to each other where the short two blades go with a single semicircular hole below for the earthed pin.
  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 Cuban power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your iPhone will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is recharging and takes around 1 to 4 hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 from a Cuban power outlet

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

Simple instructions showing how to charge your iPhone 6 from a Cuban power outlet by using a Lightning Apple cable with a two pin Type C Europlug power charger.

  1. If you want to charge your iPhone 6 using the Cuban power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the cable is typically supplied with the device).
  2. Begin by plugging the Type C USB power adapter in the power outlet. The wall supply, sometimes known as a Type C power outlet [8] or Europlug, is identified by 2 holes adjacent to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6. You can find the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6 situated at the bottom of your iPhone 6.
  4. Turn on the Cuban power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your phone will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is powering up which typically takes between 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 from a Cuban power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cuba - Cuba 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/typeA.htm - Type A power outlet
  4. Type A USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type A mains power outlet, 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, between $5 to $10.
  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, between $20 to $25.
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  9. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet, costs between $10 to $15.
  10. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, between $10 to $15.