Charging your iPhone 5 from a power outlet in Aruba

A page showing how to recharge the iPhone 5 from an Aruban power outlet with the Apple USB Lightning connector with a double pinned Schuko Type F USB charger, charging the iPhone 5 using a double pinned Type A power adapter and how to power the iPhone 5 using a Type B USB plug

Aruban power outlet

Different combinations of frequencies and standards can often be confusing when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never been there before. This page was written to prevent visitors having to worry if they'll be able to charge the iPhone 5 when they're travelling to Aruba.This simple guide will show exactly what you'll need to power your iPhone 5 when you are in Aruba using the types F, A or B 127 volt 60Hz plug outlets. Power sockets are different depending on which country you are visiting therefore please read the World power supplies page for a complete list of regions and countries. If the iPhone 5 doesn't power up or recharges slowly when travelling to Aruba from a different country then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Devices which originated from a different country which use a higher voltage (for example 220 volts) may take longer to charge or won't turn on, so check the device is dual voltage (usually indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to ensure proper use. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5.

Charging the iPhone 5 in Aruba

Can the iPhone 5 be used in Aruba?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 5 to an Aruban power outlet.

What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 5 in Aruba?

When travelling with more than just your iPhone 5 and visiting multiple countries then the best travel charger for Aruba to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Arubans use three different standards of wall outlets (types F, A and B) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type A.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by switching the supplied plugs over. If your iPhone 5 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these USB power chargers, plus additional support for more power demanding devices.

Unlike other adapters having a four port adapter will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple power adapters. Only needing a single USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage and on hand for recharging your iPhone 5 at an airport or on the flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used when you return home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple phones, tablets and e-readers with just a single power outlet.

We recommend buying this type of versatile power charger at an electronics retailer. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Aruba

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 5, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international 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 - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and offers the same set of features as 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 Aruba. [10] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 5 in Aruba?

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

A guide showing how to power the iPhone 5 from an Aruban power outlet by using a Lightning cable and a 2 pin Type A power adapter.

  1. To charge your iPhone 5 using the Aruban power outlet you will need to use a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (typically already included with the device by Apple).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type A USB power adapter into the wall supply. This ungrounded plug supply (technically called the Type A power outlet [3]) can be recognised by 2 thin adjacent slots for live and neutral pins.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the mains power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5. The iPhone 5 Lightning connector is situated at bottom of your iPhone 5 under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Aruban power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the iPhone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is recharging which takes roughly 1 - 4 hours to recharge.
Powering the iPhone 5 with an Aruban power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

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

Using a Lightning cable and a 3 pin Type B power adapter to recharge your iPhone 5 with an Aruban power outlet.

  1. To power your iPhone 5 using the Aruban power outlet you will need to use a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the cable is normally already included with the device by Apple).
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type B USB power adapter and inserting it in the wall supply. You can identify the power supply by the two slots adjacent to each other for live and neutral blades with a hole below for the slightly long grounded pin.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5. You can find the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5 found at the bottom of the iPhone 5.
  4. Turn on the Aruban power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of the mobile will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 5 is powering up which typically takes roughly 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge.
Powering the iPhone 5 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 5 from an Aruban power outlet

A page showing how to recharge the iPhone 5 from an Aruban power outlet with the Apple USB Lightning connector with a double pinned Schuko Type F USB charger.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPhone 5 from an Aruban power outlet you'll need a Type F USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], typically already included with the device by Apple.
  2. First you'll need to plug the Type F USB power adapter in the Aruban power outlet. This recessed round power outlet can be recognised by two circular adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral, plus thin grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the mains power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5. The iPhone 5 Lightning connector is situated at bottom of your iPhone 5 under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Aruban power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the cellphone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is recharging which takes roughly 1 - 4 hours to recharge.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 5 from an Aruban power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Aruba Wikipedia page
  2. Apple - official iPhone user guide
  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, priced around $5.
  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 $15 to $20.
  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, priced under $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 price under $15.
  10. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, between $15 to $20.