How to charge the iPhone 6 when staying in Nicaragua

A step-by-step guide showing you how to charge the iPhone 6 with a Nicaraguan power outlet by using a USB Lightning cable with a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter and charging the iPhone 6 using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter.

Nicaraguan power outlet

Differing frequencies and region codes can often be daunting when planning to stay in a foreign country especially if you've never visited before. This page has been specifically written to stop you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge your iPhone 6 when you're travelling abroad.This page contains step-by-step instructions demonstrating exactly how to power the iPhone 6 when visiting Nicaragua by using the standard types B or A Nicaraguan 120 volt 60Hz wall outlets. When travelling anywhere you'll find that most power sockets will vary regionally so please read the WikiConnections world power supplies page for a full list showing regions and countries. If your iPhone 6 charges slowly or does not power up when travelling to Nicaragua 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 may take longer to charge or won't power up, so check that the iPhone 6 is a dual voltage device (normally marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to ensure proper use. If you are planning to stay at a Nicaraguan destination like Managua please read the wikipedia.org page about Nicaragua [1] for more information on visiting the area. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6.

Charging the iPhone 6 in Nicaragua

Can the iPhone 6 be used in Nicaragua?

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

What is the best power charger for the iPhone 6 in Nicaragua?

If travelling to more than one country the best travel charger for Nicaragua is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Nicaraguans use two different types of wall outlets (B and A) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for type A. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by switching the included plugs. If your type of iPhone 6 supports Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters, and additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel adapters this will also allow you to charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to buy individual travel adapters on your trip to Nicaragua or occupying additional power outlets. Only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the overall weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling and suitable for recharging your iPhone 6 at the airport or on the plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets without using up an additional power outlet.

If you travel frequently we recommend searching for this type of versatile travel adapter online, the multipurpose travel 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 on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Nicaragua

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, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 Nicaragua using 3 pinned type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs. This offers almost 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 a more generous 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 a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Nicaragua.
What is the best power charger for the iPhone 6 in Nicaragua?

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

A step-by-step guide showing you how to charge the iPhone 6 with a Nicaraguan power outlet by using a USB Lightning cable with a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to the iPhone 6 using a Nicaraguan power outlet you will need a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple will typically include the USB cable with your iPhone 6.
  2. Insert the Type A USB power adapter in the Nicaraguan power outlet. The power outlet, technically known as the Type A power outlet [3], is recognised by the two thin slots adjacent to each other where the twin plug outlet pins slide into.
  3. Connect one end of the Apple USB Lightning power cable 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 is situated at bottom of the iPhone 6 under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Nicaraguan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your mobile screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is powering up which takes around 1 to 4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 from a Nicaraguan power outlet

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

A step-by-step guide showing you how to charge the iPhone 6 with a Nicaraguan power outlet by using a USB Lightning cable with a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to the iPhone 6 using a Nicaraguan power outlet you will need a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple normally include the USB cable with your iPhone 6.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type B USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 2 slots where the twin blades slide into with a hole below for the ground pin.
  3. Connect the USB end of the power cord into the USB power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6. The iPhone 6 Lightning connector can be found at bottom of your iPhone 6 under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Nicaraguan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the cellphone will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is charging which typically takes roughly one to four hours to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 from a Nicaraguan power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicaragua - wikipedia.org page about Nicaragua
  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, costing 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. 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.