Charging your iPhone 6 Plus from a power outlet in Brazil

Instructions showing how to power the iPhone 6 Plus from a Brazilian power outlet by using a USB Lightning Apple cable and a Type C Europlug power adapter and charging the iPhone 6 Plus using a three pinned Type N power adapter.

Brazilian power outlet

Brazil uses 2 different types of voltage depending on the location - both 127 volts and 240 volts. Always ensure that you familiarise yourself with the voltage of the outlet prior to using any electrical appliance in a Brazilian power outlet. Instructions on this page assume that you understand which voltage you will be using, however the safest option is always to use a dual voltage device or appliance.

If packing for a trip to Brazil it can often be useful to know if you can use any essential devices when you arrive. However, without knowing which wall socket is being used in Brazil you are more likely to bring the wrong adaptor, thereby leaving you having to purchase a potentially expensive adaptor on arrival that could be incompatible and damage the iPhone 6 Plus. Differing region codes and voltages can all be daunting when planning on visiting another country if you've never been there before. These guidelines have been specifically written to prepare visitors wanting to power their iPhone 6 Plus abroad.When you are staying in Brazil these instructions show powering the iPhone 6 Plus by using their types N or C 60Hz wall outlets, a majority of Brazilians will normally use Type N plugs in their wall outlets. If the iPhone 6 Plus charges slowly or does not power up when you are visiting Brazil from another country check that it is compatible with a Brazilian power supply. Normally devices which originate from another country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts sometimes take longer to charge or won't power up, so check the device is a dual voltage device (you'll find these are normally marked with 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 6 Plus.

Charging the iPhone 6 Plus in Brazil

Can the iPhone 6 Plus be used in Brazil?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 6 Plus to a Brazilian power outlet by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 6 Plus in Brazil?

If you are travelling with more than your iPhone 6 Plus the best international travel adapter for Brazil to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Brazilians use two different standards of wall outlets (types N and C) and using a travel adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by changing the heads. If your iPhone 6 Plus is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these USB power adapters and additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other adapters this means you can recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy individual travel chargers on your trip or using up additional power sockets. Only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage while travelling as well as being convenient for recharging your iPhone 6 Plus at an airport or on a flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets without needing an additional wall outlet.

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

Alternative travel adapter for Brazil

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, 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 can be useful for travellers to counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Brazil 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 Brazil.
  • 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 America using type B plugs and offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Brazil.
What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 6 Plus in Brazil?

Powering the iPhone 6 Plus with a Brazilian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Instructions showing how to power the iPhone 6 Plus from a Brazilian power outlet by using a USB Lightning Apple cable and a Type C Europlug power adapter.

  1. To charge your iPhone 6 Plus using the Brazilian power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should normally supply this USB cable when you buy the iPhone 6 Plus).
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it in the Brazilian power outlet. The wall supply is recognised by 2 circular holes next to each other where the live and neutral pins go. Prior to January 2010 buildings may be installed using this power outlet.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB charger 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 your iPhone 6 Plus under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Brazilian 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 6 Plus is powering up which typically takes roughly one-four hours to completely recharge.
Powering the iPhone 6 Plus with a Brazilian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Powering the iPhone 6 Plus with a Brazilian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type N USB adapter

Simple instructions showing you how to power the iPhone 6 Plus with a Brazilian power outlet using the USB Lightning Apple cable and a Type N USB charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 6 Plus using the Brazilian power outlet you will need to buy a Type N USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will typically include this USB cable with the iPhone 6 Plus).
  2. Firstly you'll need to plug the Type N USB power adapter in the Brazilian power outlet. You can identify the squashed hexagon shaped plug supply by the 3 large holes forming a triangle pattern. Please note that since 2010 all buildings will be installed using this power outlet.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB charger 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 your iPhone 6 Plus under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Brazilian 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 6 Plus is powering up which typically takes roughly one-four hours to completely recharge.
Powering the iPhone 6 Plus with a Brazilian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type N USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brazil - Brazilian country entry on Wikipedia
  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/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C 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/typeN.htm - Type N power outlet
  7. Type N USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type N mains power outlet
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters