How to charge your iPhone 6 from a power outlet in Jamaica

Instructions showing how to power your iPhone 6 from a Jamaican power outlet by using the Lightning Apple cable with a Type A power charger and powering the iPhone 6 using a Type B USB adapter.

Jamaican power outlet

Differing combinations of voltages and region codes can all be daunting when planning to visit a different country especially for the first time traveller. This page has been written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPhone 6 when you're in Jamaica.The following step-by-step guide will show you what you'll need to power the iPhone 6 when visiting Jamaica using their Type B or A Jamaican 110 volt 50Hz wall outlets, please be aware Type B wall outlets will be normally used by most Jamaicans. You will discover that power sockets vary regionally so we recommend reading the list of World power supplies for a complete list of countries. If your iPhone 6 charges slowly or does not power up when you are travelling to Jamaica from a different country check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Normally electrical devices which originate from a country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts either take longer to charge or won't turn on, check the iPhone 6 is a dual voltage device (usually indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to ensure proper use. If you're planning on visiting a destination like Kingston please refer to the wikipedia.org page about Jamaica [1] for more information prior to the location. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6.

Charging the iPhone 6 in Jamaica

Can you use the iPhone 6 in Jamaica?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 6 in Jamaica by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 6 in Jamaica?

If travelling with more than just your iPhone 6 or visiting multiple countries then the best travel charger for Jamaica is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two types of plug sockets in Jamaica (B and A) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type A.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by changing the included plugs. If your type of iPhone 6 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times by using one of these power chargers, along with additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices.

Unlike other travel adapters having a 4 port charger means you can power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy multiple travel adapters for your Jamaican trip. Because you are only needing a single international USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand luggage. Due to their versatility these types of power chargers can be used when you return home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets with only a single power outlet.

We suggest buying this type of versatile travel adapter online. The power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Jamaica

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices via USB, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is necessary when visiting counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 portable option for travellers originating from North America going to Jamaica.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at almost half the 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 ideal for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Jamaica.
What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 6 in Jamaica?

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

Instructions showing how to power your iPhone 6 from a Jamaican power outlet by using the Lightning Apple cable with a Type A power charger.

  1. In order to charge your iPhone 6 using a Jamaican power outlet you will need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should typically include the USB cable when you first purchase the iPhone 6).
  2. Begin by taking the Type A USB power adapter and inserting it into the Jamaican power outlet. This wall outlet (sometimes called a Type A power outlet [3]) is recognised by the two thin adjacent slots for live and neutral.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the 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. Switch on the Jamaican power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your cellphone will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 is charging, typically taking around 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Charging the iPhone 6 from a Jamaican power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

Powering the iPhone 6 with a Jamaican power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Simple instructions showing how to recharge your iPhone 6 from a Jamaican power outlet using the Lightning Apple cable with a Type B power charger.

  1. In order to power your iPhone 6 using a Jamaican 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 usually included with your device by Apple.
  2. Begin by taking the Type B USB power adapter and plugging it into the power supply. This wall outlet (sometimes called a Type B power outlet [6]) is recognised by the two thin slots parallel to each other for live and neutral blades with a single hole below for the longer earthed pin.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the 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 the iPhone 6.
  4. Switch on the Jamaican power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your mobile will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 is charging, typically taking around 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone 6 with a Jamaican power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jamaica - wikipedia.org page about Jamaica
  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