Charging your iPhone 6 from a power outlet in Trinidad

Using the Apple USB Lightning connector with a two pin Type A power adapter to power the iPhone 6 with a Trinidad power outlet and powering the iPhone 6 using a 3 pin Type B power adapter.

Trinidad power outlet

Different combinations of region codes and plugs can often be confusing when planning to stay in a new country, especially to the first time traveller. These instructions have been written to help assist people wanting to power the iPhone 6 when they are abroad.If you're staying in Trinidad these instructions show how to supply power to the iPhone 6 by using their standard Type B or A 115 volt 60Hz wall outlets, Type B plug outlets will be used by a majority of Trinidadians. Power sockets will vary depending on which region you are travelling to so we suggest reading the travel power supplies page for a complete list of regions and countries. If the iPhone 6 doesn't power up or recharges slowly when travelling to Trinidad from a different country then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Electrical devices which originate from a country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) may take longer to charge or won't turn on, so check that your iPhone 6 is dual-voltage (usually marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to ensure proper use. If you're planning on staying in a place like Port of Spain or San Fernando please refer to the wikipedia.org web page about Trinidad [1] for more indepth information. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6.

Charging the iPhone 6 in Trinidad

Can the iPhone 6 be used in Trinidad?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 6 to a Trinidad power outlet.

What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 6 in Trinidad?

When you are travelling to more than one country and bringing along more than your iPhone 6 the best international travel adapter for Trinidad is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two standards of wall outlets that Trinidadians use (B and A) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type A. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the supplied plugs over. If your iPhone 6 can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these types of travel chargers, and compatibility with certain power hungry devices. This means you can charge more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate power adapters for your Trinidad trip. By only needing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage and on hand for recharging your iPhone 6 at an airport or on your flight. Due to their space saving versatility these types of chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and phones without using up an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling to Trinidad we suggest buying this type of versatile power adapter online. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Trinidad

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unstable power supplies. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Trinidad 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 best selling portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Trinidad using 3 pin type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Trinidad.
What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 6 in Trinidad?

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

Using the Apple USB Lightning connector with a two pin Type A power adapter to power the iPhone 6 with a Trinidad power outlet.

  1. If you want to power the iPhone 6 from a Trinidad power outlet you'll need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple usually include this USB cable with the iPhone 6.
  2. Insert the Type A USB power adapter into the Trinidad power outlet. This unearthed plug supply (technically called the Type A power outlet [3]) is recognised by 2 thin slots next to each other where the live and neutral pins sit.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB power 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 the iPhone 6.
  4. Turn on the Trinidad power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the phone will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is charging, typically taking between one-four hours to recharge.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 from a Trinidad power outlet

Charging the iPhone 6 from a Trinidad power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

The WikiConnections page showing how to charge your iPhone 6 with a Trinidad power outlet with the Apple USB Lightning connector with a three pin Type B power adapter.

  1. To charge the iPhone 6 from a Trinidad power outlet you will need to use a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - usually supplied with your device by Apple.
  2. Start by plugging the Type B USB power adapter into the power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the two slots where the live and neutral blades go with a single hole below for the earth pin.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB charging cord into the bottom of the USB mains 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 Trinidad power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPhone 6 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 is powering up and takes around 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPhone 6 from a Trinidad power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trinidad_%26_Tobago - wikipedia.org web page about Trinidad
  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, around $10.
  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 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, priced at 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, under $15.