How to charge the iPhone 6 when planning a trip to Curacao

A guide showing you how to recharge your iPhone 6 from a Curacaon power outlet by using an Apple Lightning connector and a 3 pinned Type B power charger, charging the iPhone 6 using a Type A USB adapter and how to charge the iPhone 6 using a double pinned Type C Europlug power plug

Curacaon power outlet

Various standards and plugs can often be daunting when planning on staying in a new country to the first time traveller. These instructions were specifically written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge the iPhone 6 when you're in going to Curacao.This page contains a simple guide showing what you'll need to power the iPhone 6 when you are visiting Curacao using their standard types C, A or B Curacaon 127 volt 50Hz power outlets. If the iPhone 6 charges slowly or does not power up when travelling to Curacao from a different region check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Normally electrical devices which originated from a country which use a higher voltage (for example 220 volts) sometimes take longer to charge or won't turn on, so check that your device is dual voltage (usually marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional transformer to ensure proper use. If you're planning to visit a Curacaon place such as Willemstad or Sint Michiel please read the Curacao Wikipedia web page [1] for more information prior to the location. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6.

Charging the iPhone 6 in Curacao

Can you use the iPhone 6 in Curacao?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 6 to a Curacaon power outlet.

What is the best power charger for the iPhone 6 in Curacao?

When you are travelling with more than your iPhone 6 and visiting more than one country then the best travel adapter for Curacao to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. There are three different standards of plug sockets that Curacaoans use (C, A and B) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for both types A and C. Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by changing the plugs over. If your model of iPhone 6 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times by using one of these power adapters, and support for more power hungry devices. This means you can recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack seperate travel adapters on your Curacaon trip. Only bringing a single travel charger will also keep the overall size down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage as well as being suitable for recharging your iPhone 6 at an airport or on a plane. Due to their flexibility these types of power chargers can be used back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets and smartphones with only a single power outlet.

We recommend searching for a versatile travel charger similar to this online. The travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Curacao

The 4 port USB travel charger [10] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 6, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Curacao and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable option for travellers originating from North America going to Curacao using type B American plug sockets.
  • 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 North America using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Curacao.
What is the best power charger for the iPhone 6 in Curacao?

Charging the iPhone 6 from a Curacaon power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

Using a USB Lightning Apple connector with a Type A power adapter to charge the iPhone 6 from a Curacaon power outlet.

  1. To supply power to your iPhone 6 from the Curacaon power outlet you will need a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - the cable is typically included with the iPhone 6 by Apple.
  2. Begin by plugging the Type A USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by 2 thin slots adjacent to each other where the two pins go.
  3. Then connect one end of the Lightning charging cable into the mains USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6. You can find the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6 situated at the bottom of the iPhone 6.
  4. Switch on the Curacaon power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPhone 6 will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is charging and takes roughly 60-240 minutes to recharge to 100% capacity.
Charging the iPhone 6 from a Curacaon power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

How to use a Type B power charger for charging your iPhone 6 from a Curacaon power outlet

A guide showing you how to recharge your iPhone 6 from a Curacaon power outlet by using the Apple Lightning connector and a 3 pinned Type B power charger.

  1. To power the iPhone 6 from a Curacaon power outlet you will need a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple typically supply this USB cable when you buy the iPhone 6.
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type B USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by 2 thin slots where the plug outlet blades go with a semicircle shaped hole below for the earthed pin.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB Lightning power cord into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6. You can find the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6 situated at the bottom of your iPhone 6.
  4. Turn on the Curacaon power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the cell screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 is recharging which should take around one-four hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type B power charger for charging your iPhone 6 from a Curacaon power outlet

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

Using the Apple Lightning connector and a two pinned Type C power charger to charge the iPhone 6 from a Curacaon power outlet.

  1. To supply power to your iPhone 6 from the Curacaon power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - the cable is typically included with the iPhone 6 by Apple.
  2. Begin by plugging the Type C USB power adapter in the power outlet. The power supply, also known as the Europlug, can be identified by two round holes next to each other.
  3. Then connect one end of the Lightning charging cable into the USB power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6. The iPhone 6 Lightning connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 6 under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Curacaon power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPhone 6 will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is charging and takes between 60 to 240 minutes to recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone 6 with a Curacaon power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cura%C3%A7ao - Curacao Wikipedia web page
  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. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  9. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  10. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters