Charging the iPhone 6 when planning a trip to Tobago

Instructions on how to recharge the iPhone 6 from a Tobagonian power outlet with the Apple USB Lightning connector with a Type A USB charger and charging the iPhone 6 using a Type B USB plug.

Tobagonian power outlet

If planning a vacation it's useful to know if you can use any common electronics when you get there. But by not knowing which power supply is being used you may pack the wrong power charger, meaning having to borrow a potentially expensive charger when you need to recharge which might not be compatible and cause problems with your iPhone 6. Various combinations of region codes and voltages can all lead to confusion when planning to travel to a new country, especially if you've never been there before. If travelling to Tobago these instructions show how to supply power to the iPhone 6 by using their standard Type B or A Tobagonian 115 volt 60Hz plug outlets, please note Type B power outlets will be used by a majority of Tobagonians. If your iPhone 6 doesn't power up or recharges slowly when visiting Tobago from a different country then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Electrical devices which originated from another country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts sometimes take longer to charge or won't power up, check that your iPhone 6 is dual-voltage (normally indicated by 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.

Charging the iPhone 6 in Tobago

Can you use the iPhone 6 in Tobago?

You can use the iPhone 6 in Tobago by using a power adaptor.

What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 6 in Tobago?

If you are travelling with more than your iPhone 6 or visiting more than one country the best international travel adapter for Tobago is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two different types of power outlets that Tobagonians use (B and A) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type A.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by changing the included heads. If your iPhone 6 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of travel chargers, plus additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other travel chargers this will allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel chargers. Only packing a single lightweight travel charger will keep the weight and size down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage. Because of their versatility these types of chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets with just a single power outlet.

For those travelling to Tobago we suggest searching for this type of flexible travel charger online; the travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Tobago

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 6, but for those also wanting 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 crucial when visiting regions with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Tobago.
  • 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 the US using type B plugs. This gives almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 majority of travellers from around the world visiting Tobago.
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 6 in Tobago?

How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 from a Tobagonian power outlet

Instructions on how to recharge the iPhone 6 from a Tobagonian power outlet with the Apple USB Lightning connector with a Type A USB charger.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPhone 6 using the Tobagonian power outlet you will need to use a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - this USB cable is typically already included with the device by Apple.
  2. Start by taking the Type A USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. You can recognise this power supply by the 2 thin adjacent slots next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6. The iPhone 6 Lightning connector is situated at bottom of the iPhone 6 under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Tobagonian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the phone will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 is powering up taking around one to four hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 from a Tobagonian power outlet

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

Learn how to charge your iPhone 6 with a Tobagonian power outlet using a Lightning connector with a Type B USB charger.

  1. If you want to power your iPhone 6 using the Tobagonian power outlet you will need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - this USB cable is normally already included with the device by Apple.
  2. Start by taking the Type B USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. You can recognise this power supply by the two slots adjacent to each other with a semicircle hole below for the earth pin.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB power adapter 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 Tobagonian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your cellphone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is charging which should take roughly 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type B power charger for charging your iPhone 6 from a Tobagonian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trinidad_%26_Tobago - Tobago page 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/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