Charging your iPhone from a power outlet in Aruba

Instructions showing how to charge your iPhone with an Aruban power outlet with the USB 30-pin Apple cable and a Type A USB adapter, powering the iPhone using a Type B power adapter and charging the iPhone using a two pinned Type F power adapter

Aruban 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. These instructions have been written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPhone abroad.When planning a vacation to Aruba these instructions show powering the iPhone by using the types F, A or B 127 volt 60Hz power outlets. Most power will vary depending on which country you are visiting so please read the power supplies and North America page for a full list of regions and countries. If the iPhone slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when travelling to Aruba from a different country please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically devices which come from a country which use a higher voltage such as 240 volts sometimes take longer to charge or won't power up, check the device is dual voltage (usually indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to ensure proper use. If you're planning on staying in an Aruban city like Oranjestad or Sint Nicolaas we recommend reading the Aruban country Wiki page [1] for more information.

This page details the iPhone 1st generation, the original iPhone is missing some features which have since been introduced to more recent iPhones. Visit the Apple category page for a full range of Apple iPhones. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 3 or greater on the iPhone.

Charging the iPhone in Aruba

Can you use the iPhone in Aruba?

You can use the iPhone in Aruba.

What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone in Aruba?

When travelling with more than just your iPhone or visiting more than one country the best international travel charger for Aruba to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are three different standards of plug sockets in Aruba (F, A and B) and using a power adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type A. Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by changing the supplied plugs over. If your iPhone can support Fast Charge (note 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 4 port adapter means you can recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy seperate travel chargers for your Aruban trip. Because you are only packing a single international travel charger will keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage while travelling. Because of their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones, tablets and speakers using just a single power outlet.

We suggest searching for this type of flexible travel adapter online. The multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with 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 is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPhone, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids. These power converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Aruba and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable option for travellers originating from America going to Aruba.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise 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 at 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 Aruba. [10] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone in Aruba?

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

Instructions showing how to charge your iPhone with an Aruban power outlet with the USB 30-pin Apple cable and a Type A USB adapter.

  1. To power the iPhone using the Aruban power outlet you'll need a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], the USB cable is normally already supplied with your iPhone by Apple.
  2. Start by plugging the Type A USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can recognise the wall outlet by two slots adjacent to each other for live and neutral blades.
  3. Connect one end of the charging cable into the bottom of the mains power adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone. The iPhone dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone.
  4. Switch on the Aruban power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your cell will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is charging, typically taking between 1 - 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone with an Aruban power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

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

Using the 30-pin Apple cable with a three pinned Type B power adapter to recharge your iPhone with an Aruban power outlet.

  1. To charge your iPhone using the Aruban power outlet you will need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], the cable is normally already supplied with your iPhone.
  2. Start by inserting the Type B USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can identify the wall supply by the two thin slots parallel to each other with a hole below for the earth pin.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone. The iPhone dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone.
  4. Switch on the Aruban power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPhone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is powering up and takes roughly one-four hours to recharge.
Powering the iPhone 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 from an Aruban power outlet

Using a 30-pin Apple connector with a two pinned Type F power adapter to recharge your iPhone with an Aruban power outlet.

  1. In order to power the iPhone from an Aruban power outlet you will need to use a Type F USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple should normally supply this USB cable with the iPhone.
  2. First insert the Type F USB power adapter in the Aruban power outlet. The circular power supply (known as a Type F power outlet [8]) can be identified by the two circular adjacent holes where the twin pins go, plus thin grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in one end of the cord into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone. The iPhone dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone.
  4. Switch on the Aruban power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPhone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is powering up which typically takes roughly 1 to 4 hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone from an Aruban power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Aruban country Wiki page
  2. Apple - the original iPhone product manual
  3. iec.ch - Type A power outlet
  4. Type A USB power adapter - An unearthed Type A USB charger has 2 parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes near the tip of each blade, between $5 to $10.
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music, estimated cost between $5 to $10.
  6. iec.ch - Type B power outlet
  7. Type B USB power adapter - 3 pinned Type B USB chargers have a single unearthed round pin along with 2 shorter parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes in the end of each blade, between $5 to $10.
  8. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  9. Type F USB power adapter - Type F USB chargers are earthed using two clips at the top and bottom with two rounded 4.8mm pins set 19mm apart, estimated cost between $10 to $15.
  10. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costs around $15.