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

A step-by-step guide showing how to charge the iPhone 6 from an Aruban power outlet with a Lightning Apple connector with a 2 pinned Type F power charger, powering the iPhone 6 using a 2 pinned Type A power plug and recharging the iPhone 6 using a 3 pinned Type B power plug

Aruban power outlet

Various voltages and region codes can all cause confusion when planning to stay in a different country especially for the first time traveller. This page has been written to prevent you having to worry if you'll be able to charge your iPhone 6 when Aruba.When going to Aruba this page has instructions showing how to power the iPhone 6 using their standard types F, A or B Aruban 127 volt 60Hz plug outlets. If your iPhone 6 charges slowly or does not power up when travelling to Aruba from a different region check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Devices which originate from a country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts may take longer to charge or won't turn on, check your iPhone 6 is a dual voltage device (usually marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to ensure proper use. If you intend on visiting a place like Oranjestad please refer to the Aruba Wikipedia web page [1] for more information. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6.

Charging the iPhone 6 in Aruba

Can you use the iPhone 6 in Aruba?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 6 in Aruba by using a power convertor.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 6 in Aruba?

When travelling to multiple countries then the best international travel charger for Aruba is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. There are three different types of plug sockets that Arubans use (types F, A and B) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for type A.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by changing the supplied heads. If your iPhone 6 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these types of power chargers along with additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices. Unlike other travel adapters having a 4 port adapter will also allow you to power multiple devices at once without needing to buy multiple travel adapters. 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 space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets without needing an additional power outlet.

We suggest searching for this type of versatile travel adapter online. The travel adapter illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Aruba

The 4 port USB travel charger [10] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 6, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which can be necessary for visitors of regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact option for travellers originating from America visiting Aruba using 3 pin type B US 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 from America using type B plugs. This offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Aruba.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 6 in Aruba?

How to use a Type A power charger for charging your iPhone 6 from an Aruban power outlet

Using an Apple Lightning cable and a double pin Type A USB adapter to recharge your iPhone 6 from an Aruban power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the iPhone 6 using an Aruban power outlet you will need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - the cable is usually already included with your device.
  2. Begin by taking the Type A USB power adapter and inserting it into the power supply. This power outlet, technically known as a Type A power outlet [3], is recognised by 2 adjacent slots.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple USB Lightning cord into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6. The iPhone 6 Lightning connector can be found at bottom of your iPhone 6 under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Aruban power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPhone 6 will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is powering up which should take between 1-4 hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type A power charger for charging your iPhone 6 from an Aruban power outlet

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

Using an Apple Lightning cable and a Type B USB adapter to charge your iPhone 6 from an Aruban power outlet.

  1. In order to charge your iPhone 6 using an Aruban power outlet you will need to buy 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 outlet. This power outlet, technically known as a Type B power outlet [6], is recognised by two slots parallel to each other where the twin plug outlet blades go with a hole below for the slightly longer ground pin.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Apple USB Lightning power cord into the power 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 your iPhone 6.
  4. Turn on the Aruban power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPhone 6 will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is powering up which takes roughly 1-4 hours to fully recharge.
Charging the iPhone 6 from an Aruban power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPhone 6 from an Aruban power outlet

Using an Apple Lightning cable and a Schuko Type F USB adapter to recharge your iPhone 6 from an Aruban power outlet.

  1. To supply power to your iPhone 6 from the Aruban power outlet you'll need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (typically already supplied with the device).
  2. Insert the Type F USB power adapter in the Aruban power outlet. The recessed round wall supply (known as the Type F power outlet [8] or Schuko outlet) can be recognised by the two large circular holes 19 mm next to each other for live and neutral, plus a pair of grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect one end of the power cable into the bottom of the USB power charger 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. Turn on the Aruban power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of your phone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is recharging and takes roughly one to four hours to recharge.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPhone 6 from an Aruban power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aruba - Aruba 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/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  9. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F mains power outlet
  10. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters