Charging the iPhone 6 Plus in Aruba

Instructions showing you how to charge your iPhone 6 Plus from an Aruban power outlet by using an Apple USB Lightning cable and a double pinned Type A power charger, how to power the iPhone 6 Plus using a three pinned Type B power plug and charging the iPhone 6 Plus using a double pin Schuko Type F power charger

Aruban power outlet

Differing standards and voltages can often be daunting when planning to travel to another country especially to the first time traveller. When you are planning a vacation to Aruba the following useful instructions show how to supply power to the iPhone 6 Plus using the standard Type F, A or B 127 volt 60Hz wall outlets. If the iPhone 6 Plus does not power up or charges slowly when travelling to Aruba from a different region check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically electrical devices which originated from another country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) may take longer to charge or won't power up, check the iPhone 6 Plus is dual-voltage (you'll find these are normally marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional transformer to ensure proper use. If you are planning on taking a trip to a destination like Oranjestad or Sint Nicolaas read the Aruban page on Wikipedia.org [1] for further details. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6 Plus.

Charging the iPhone 6 Plus in Aruba

Can you use the iPhone 6 Plus in Aruba?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 6 Plus to an Aruban power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 6 Plus in Aruba?

If you are travelling to more than one country then the best international travel charger for Aruba to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are three types of wall outlets in Aruba (types F, A and B) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type A. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the heads over. If your iPhone 6 Plus can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these USB travel chargers along with additional support for certain power hungry devices. Unlike other travel adapters this means you can charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack individual travel chargers. Because you are only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of chargers can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers without needing an additional power outlet.

For those travelling on a regular basis we suggest buying this type of versatile travel charger at your preferred electronics retailer; the multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Aruba

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unstable power grids. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Aruba and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power adapter for travellers originating from North America going to Aruba using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs. This is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Aruba. [10] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 6 Plus in Aruba?

Powering the iPhone 6 Plus with an Aruban power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Using a USB Lightning Apple connector with a Type A USB charger to power the iPhone 6 Plus with an Aruban power outlet.

  1. To power the iPhone 6 Plus from an Aruban power outlet you will need to use a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple should typically include the cable when you buy the iPhone 6 Plus.
  2. First plug in the Type A USB power adapter in the power supply. You can identify this plug outlet by two thin slots next to each other for live and neutral blades.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Lightning charging cord into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6 Plus. The iPhone 6 Plus Lightning connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 6 Plus under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Aruban power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your iPhone will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is recharging taking around 1 - 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone 6 Plus with an Aruban power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

How to use a Type B power charger for charging your iPhone 6 Plus from an Aruban power outlet

Instructions on how to charge your iPhone 6 Plus from an Aruban power outlet by using a Lightning Apple cable with a three pin Type B power charger.

  1. To power the iPhone 6 Plus using an 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 typically include this cable when you buy the iPhone 6 Plus.
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type B USB power adapter in the power supply. You can recognise this power outlet by the two thin slots parallel to each other where the blades go with a hole below for the grounded pin.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB Lightning cord into the mains USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6 Plus. You can find the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6 Plus situated at the bottom of the iPhone 6 Plus.
  4. Switch on the Aruban power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of your phone will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is powering up taking between 60-240 minutes to fully recharge.
How to use a Type B power charger for charging your iPhone 6 Plus from an Aruban power outlet

How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPhone 6 Plus from an Aruban power outlet

Using a USB Lightning Apple connector with a two pin Type F Schuko power charger to recharge the iPhone 6 Plus from an Aruban power outlet.

  1. In order to power the iPhone 6 Plus from the Aruban power outlet you will need a Type F USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will normally include this cable when you purchase your iPhone 6 Plus).
  2. Begin by plugging the Type F USB power adapter in the Aruban power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by the two circular adjacent holes for live and neutral pins and a pair of two grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB Lightning charging cord into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6 Plus. The iPhone 6 Plus Lightning connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 6 Plus under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Aruban power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your iPhone will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is recharging and takes around 1 to 4 hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPhone 6 Plus from an Aruban power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Aruban page on Wikipedia.org
  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 between $5 to $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, costing around $15.
  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, 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 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, estimated cost between $15 to $20.