How to charge the iPhone 6 when staying in El Salvador

Instructions showing how to recharge the iPhone 6 with a Salvadoranf power outlet by using a USB Lightning cable with a two pinned Type A USB adapter and charging the iPhone 6 using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter.

Salvadoranf power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of voltages and standards can all be daunting when planning on travelling to another country especially for the first time traveller. These instructions were written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge the iPhone 6 when you're visiting abroad.When you're travelling to El Salvador these instructions show powering your iPhone 6 using their B or A type 115 volt 60Hz power outlets. If the iPhone 6 slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when you are visiting El Salvador from a different country check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Devices which come from another country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) sometimes take longer to charge or won't turn on, check your device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to ensure proper use. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6.

Charging the iPhone 6 in El Salvador

Can the iPhone 6 be used in El Salvador?

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

What is the best power charger for the iPhone 6 in El Salvador?

If travelling to more than one country the best travel charger for El Salvador is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Salvadoransf 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 iPhone 6 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these 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 El Salvador 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 convenient 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 El Salvador

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 El Salvador 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 El Salvador.
What is the best power charger for the iPhone 6 in El Salvador?

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

Instructions showing how to recharge the iPhone 6 with a Salvadoranf power outlet by using a USB Lightning cable with a two pinned Type A USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to the iPhone 6 using a Salvadoranf power outlet you will need a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple normally include the USB cable with your iPhone 6.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type A USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 2 adjacent slots.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the cord into the USB power charger 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. Switch on the Salvadoranf power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPhone will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 is recharging taking between 60-240 minutes to completely recharge.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 from a Salvadoranf power outlet

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

A step-by-step guide showing you how to charge the iPhone 6 with a Salvadoranf 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 Salvadoranf 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 power 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 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. Turn on the Salvadoranf power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your cell screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the mobile is charging which should take 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 Salvadoranf power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/El_Salvador - Wikipedia entry about El Salvador
  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, under $25.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced at between $10 to $15.