Charging your iPhone 6 from a power outlet in Panama

Instructions on how to power the iPhone 6 from a Panamanian power outlet using a USB Lightning connector with a two pin Type A power charger and charging the iPhone 6 using a three pin Type B power charger.

Panamanian power outlet

Various combinations of region codes and voltages can all be confusing when planning on staying in a foreign country, especially to the first time traveller. This guide has been written to help prepare travellers wanting to power the iPhone 6 when they're travelling to Panama.This page is a step by step guide showing you exactly what you'll need to charge the iPhone 6 when you're travelling to Panama using their standard B or A type 120 volt 60Hz wall outlets. You'll find power changes regionally therefore please read the North America and power supplies page for a full list of countries. If the iPhone 6 does not power up or charges slowly when visiting Panama from a different country then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Normally electrical devices which come from a country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) can take longer to charge or won't power up, check that the device is a dual voltage device (you'll find these are normally indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to ensure proper use. If you're planning on staying at a Panamanian city like Panama City or Colón we recommend reading the wikipedia page about Panama [1] for more information. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6.

Charging the iPhone 6 in Panama

Can you use the iPhone 6 in Panama?

You can use the iPhone 6 in Panama.

What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 6 in Panama?

If you are travelling to more than one country or bringing more than just your iPhone 6 then the best international travel adapter for Panama is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Panamanians use two different types of power outlets (B and A) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type A. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by changing the included plugs over. If your iPhone 6 can support Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these USB power adapters, plus additional compatibility with certain power hungry devices. Unlike other travel chargers having a four port adapter means you can recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring seperate travel adapters or occupying additional wall sockets. 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 luggage. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of power chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones, tablets and e-readers without needing an additional plug socket.

If you travel to Panama we recommend buying a versatile power adapter of this nature online; the power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Panama

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 6, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which can be crucial for visitors of counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Panama.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs. This gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for 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 Panama.
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 6 in Panama?

Powering the iPhone 6 with a Panamanian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Instructions on how to power the iPhone 6 from a Panamanian power outlet using a USB Lightning connector with a two pin Type A power charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 6 using a Panamanian power outlet you'll need a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should normally supply this USB cable with the iPhone 6).
  2. Begin by taking the Type A USB power adapter and plugging it into the Panamanian power outlet. This unearthed plug supply, sometimes known as a Type A power outlet [3], can be identified by the 2 thin adjacent slots next to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB mains 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 Panamanian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the cell screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is charging and takes around 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
Powering the iPhone 6 with a Panamanian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Powering the iPhone 6 with a Panamanian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

The WikiConnections guide showing how to charge the iPhone 6 from a Panamanian power outlet with a USB Lightning Apple cable with a Type B power adapter.

  1. To power the iPhone 6 using the Panamanian power outlet you'll need a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will normally supply the USB cable with the iPhone 6).
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type B USB power adapter and plugging it into the Panamanian power outlet. This power outlet (known as a Type B power outlet [6]) is identified by 2 slots for live and neutral blades with a semicircle hole below for the slightly long earth pin.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB power cable into the mains power 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. Switch on the Panamanian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of the phone will display a charge icon to indicate that the mobile is recharging, typically taking roughly one to four hours to fully recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone 6 with a Panamanian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panama - wikipedia page about Panama
  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
  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/typeB.htm - Type B power outlet
  7. Type B USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type B mains power outlet
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters