How to charge the iPhone 6 when staying in The Dominican Republic

The WikiConnections page on how to power your iPhone 6 from a Dominican Republic power outlet with a USB Lightning cable with a Type A power charger and how to recharge the iPhone 6 using a Type B power charger.

Dominican Republic power outlet

When planning a trip to The Dominican Republic it can often be useful to know in advance if you can charge any electronics at your destination. However without knowing which power socket is being used in The Dominican Republic you are likely to bring the wrong power adaptor, therefore leaving you having to borrow a potentially overpriced power adaptor on arrival. Varying different combinations of region codes and plugs can often be confusing when planning to travel to a different country especially to the first time traveller. The following step-by-step instructions will show exactly what you'll need to supply power to your iPhone 6 when you're travelling to The Dominican Republic by using their B or A type 110 volt 60Hz power outlets, please note that Type B wall outlets will be normally used by most Dominicanse. If the iPhone 6 does not power up or charges slowly when visiting The Dominican Republic from another country then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically devices which originated from a country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts either take longer to charge or won't power up, check your device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to ensure proper use. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6.

Charging the iPhone 6 in The Dominican Republic

Can the iPhone 6 be used in The Dominican Republic?

You can connect the iPhone 6 to a Dominican Republic power outlet by using a power convertor.

What is the best power charger for the iPhone 6 in The Dominican Republic?

If travelling with more than your iPhone 6 then the best international travel power adapter for The Dominican Republic to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Dominicanse use two different types of wall outlets (types B and A) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type A.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by changing the included heads over. If your model of iPhone 6 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these power chargers, and additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Having a four port charger means you can charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to bring multiple travel adapters on your trip to The Dominican Republic. Because you are only bringing a single travel charger will keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used back at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers with only a single wall outlet.

If you travel frequently we recommend searching for a multipurpose power charger similar to this at an electronics retailer. The power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for The Dominican Republic

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both The Dominican Republic 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 most popular compact option for travellers originating from North America going to The Dominican Republic.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting The Dominican Republic.
What is the best power charger for the iPhone 6 in The Dominican Republic?

How to use a Type A power charger for charging your iPhone 6 from a Dominican Republic power outlet

Using a USB Lightning cable and a Type A power charger to power your iPhone 6 from a Dominican Republic power outlet.

  1. If you want to power the iPhone 6 from the Dominican Republic power outlet you'll need to use a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (this cable is typically included with your device).
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type A USB power adapter in the Dominican Republic power outlet. The power supply (called a Type A power outlet [3]) can be recognised by the two thin slots next to each other.
  3. Then connect one end of the cord into the power 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. Turn on the Dominican Republic power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPhone 6 will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 is recharging and takes roughly 1 - 4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type A power charger for charging your iPhone 6 from a Dominican Republic power outlet

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

Instructions on how to recharge your iPhone 6 from a Dominican Republic power outlet with the Lightning Apple cable with a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter.

  1. If you want to power your iPhone 6 from the Dominican Republic power outlet you'll need to use a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (this cable is usually already included with your device).
  2. Start the process by taking the Type B USB power adapter and plugging it into the Dominican Republic power outlet. The plug outlet (called a Type B power outlet [6]) can be identified by two thin slots with a semicircle shaped hole below for the slightly longer earthed pin.
  3. Connect one end of the cord into the bottom of the mains USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6. The iPhone 6 Lightning connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 6 under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Dominican Republic power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPhone 6 will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is charging which takes around 1 to 4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 from a Dominican Republic power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dominican_Republic - The Dominican Republic country page on wikipedia.org
  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, costs around $5.
  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. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costs between $10 to $15.