How to charge the iPhone 5S when staying in Aruba

The WikiConnections page on how to recharge your iPhone 5S from an Aruban power outlet by using a USB Lightning cable with a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter, charging the iPhone 5S using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter and charging the iPhone 5S using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Aruban power outlet

Varying different combinations of voltages and standards can all be daunting when planning to visit a different country if you've never visited before. With only a handful of different types of standards used in the world this article tells you exactly what to buy in advance to charge your iPhone 5S in Aruba. This page has been specifically written to stop you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge your iPhone 5S abroad.This guide shows what you'll need to charge your iPhone 5S when you are visiting Aruba by using the Type F, A or B 127 volt 60Hz power outlets. If your iPhone 5S charges slowly or does not power up when travelling to Aruba 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 5S is dual voltage (you'll find these are usually indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to ensure proper use. If you plan on visiting a place such as Oranjestad or Sint Nicolaas please read the Aruban page on wikipedia.org [1] for more information on visiting the area. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5S.

Charging the iPhone 5S in Aruba

Can the iPhone 5S be used in Aruba?

You can connect the iPhone 5S to an Aruban power outlet by using a power convertor.

What is the best power charger for the iPhone 5S in Aruba?

If travelling with more than your iPhone 5S then the best international travel power adapter for Aruba to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. Arubans use three different standards of wall outlets (F, A and B) 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 will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the supplied heads over. If your model of iPhone 5S can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these power chargers plus support for certain power demanding devices. Unlike other travel adapters this will also allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to buy individual power chargers. Because you are only bringing a single lightweight 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 5S at the airport or on the plane. Because of their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets and phones without using up an additional power outlet.

If you travel frequently we recommend searching for a multipurpose power charger similar to this at an electronics retailer. The power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Aruba

The 4 port USB travel charger [10] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 5S, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is useful for travellers to regions with unstable power grids. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, 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 Aruba using 3 pinned type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise 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 and is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a 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 ideal for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Aruba.
What is the best power charger for the iPhone 5S in Aruba?

Powering the iPhone 5S with an Aruban power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Using a USB Lightning cable with a 2 pinned Type A USB charger to recharge your iPhone 5S from an Aruban power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the iPhone 5S from the Aruban power outlet you'll need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple should typically supply the USB cable with your iPhone 5S.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type A USB power adapter in the Aruban power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by two thin slots adjacent to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Connect the USB end of the cord into the power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5S. The iPhone 5S Lightning connector is situated at bottom of the iPhone 5S under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Aruban power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your phone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the mobile is charging which typically takes roughly 60-240 minutes to recharge.
Powering the iPhone 5S with an Aruban power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Powering the iPhone 5S with an Aruban power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Using a USB Lightning cable with a Type B power charger to power your iPhone 5S from an Aruban power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the iPhone 5S from the Aruban power outlet you'll need to use a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple should usually supply this cable with your iPhone 5S.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type B USB power adapter in the Aruban power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 2 slots next to each other for live and neutral blades with a single semicircle shaped hole below for the ground pin.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the cord into the mains USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5S. The iPhone 5S Lightning connector is situated at bottom of the iPhone 5S under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Aruban power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your cell screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is charging taking between 60-240 minutes to recharge.
Powering the iPhone 5S with an Aruban power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 5S from an Aruban power outlet

Using a USB Lightning cable with a 2 pinned Schuko Type F USB charger to recharge your iPhone 5S from an Aruban power outlet.

  1. To supply power to the iPhone 5S using an Aruban power outlet you will need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should usually supply this cable when you first purchase the iPhone 5S).
  2. Begin by inserting the Type F USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can identify this wall supply by two holes 19 mm apart from each other where the two pins sit, plus a pair of two thin metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect one end of the cord into the USB power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5S. The iPhone 5S Lightning connector can be found at bottom of your iPhone 5S under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Aruban power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your phone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is powering up, typically taking around one to four hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 5S from an Aruban power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aruba - Aruban 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
  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. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  9. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F mains power outlet
  10. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters