Charging your iPhone 6 Plus from a power outlet in Colombia

The WikiConnections guide showing how to charge the iPhone 6 Plus from a Colombian power outlet with a USB Lightning Apple cable with a Type A power adapter and charging the iPhone 6 Plus using a three pin Type B power charger.

Colombian 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. This guide has been written to help prepare travellers wanting to power the iPhone 6 Plus when they are travelling to Colombia.This page is a step by step guide showing you exactly what you'll need to charge the iPhone 6 Plus when you're travelling to Colombia using their standard B or A type 110 volt 60Hz wall outlets. Most power sources change depending on which region you travelling to so please read our WikiConnections travel power supplies list for a complete list showing charging devices in different regions and countries. If the iPhone 6 Plus charges slowly or does not power up when visiting Colombia from a different country then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Normally electrical devices which come from a country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) can take longer to charge or won't power up, check that the device is a dual voltage device (you'll find these are normally indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to ensure proper use. If you're planning on staying at a city like Bogotá or MedellĂ­n we recommend reading the wikipedia entry about Colombia [1] for more information. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6 Plus.

Charging the iPhone 6 Plus in Colombia

Can the iPhone 6 Plus be used in Colombia?

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

What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 6 Plus in Colombia?

If you are travelling to more than one country or bringing more than your iPhone 6 Plus then the best international travel adapter for Colombia to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two different types of wall outlets in Colombia (B and A) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type A. Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs 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 6 Plus can support Fast Charge (note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times by using one of these USB power chargers, plus compatibility with certain power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other travel chargers having a four port adapter means you can recharge multiple devices at once without needing to bring seperate power adapters or occupying additional power sockets. Only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets and phones without needing an additional plug socket.

For those travelling to Colombia we recommend buying a versatile power charger of this nature 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 foreign countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Colombia

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 6 Plus, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These power converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Colombia and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable option for travellers originating from America going to Colombia.
  • 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 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 majority of travellers from around the world visiting Colombia.
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 6 Plus in Colombia?

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

Using a Lightning Apple cable and a Type A USB adapter to power the iPhone 6 Plus from a Colombian power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 6 Plus using a Colombian power outlet you'll need a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should normally supply this USB cable with the iPhone 6 Plus).
  2. Begin by taking the Type A USB power adapter and plugging it into the Colombian power outlet. This unearthed plug supply, sometimes known as a Type A power outlet [3], can be identified by the 2 thin adjacent slots next to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6 Plus. You can find the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6 Plus found at the bottom of the iPhone 6 Plus.
  4. Switch on the Colombian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPhone 6 Plus screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 Plus is powering up taking roughly 1 to 4 hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone 6 Plus with a Colombian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Charging the iPhone 6 Plus from a Colombian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Using a Lightning Apple cable and a Type B USB adapter to power the iPhone 6 Plus from a Colombian power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 6 Plus using a Colombian power outlet you'll need a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (typically already included with the device).
  2. First insert the Type B USB power adapter in the Colombian power outlet. You can recognise the wall outlet by two slots next to each other with a hole below for the earth pin.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6 Plus. You can find the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6 Plus found at the bottom of the iPhone 6 Plus.
  4. Turn on the Colombian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPhone 6 Plus screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is powering up and takes roughly one-four hours to recharge.
Charging the iPhone 6 Plus from a Colombian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colombia - wikipedia entry about Colombia
  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. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters