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

The Wiki Connections guide on how to power the iPhone 6 with a Bolivian power outlet by using an Apple Lightning cable with a Type A USB adapter and powering the iPhone 6 using a 2 pinned Europlug Type C power plug.

Bolivian power outlet

Varying different combinations of voltages and plug types can often be confusing when planning to visit another country, especially if you've never visited before. These instructions have been written to prevent you having to worry if you'll be able to charge your iPhone 6 when you are visiting abroad.The following simple guide shows how to power the iPhone 6 in Bolivia using their Type C or A Bolivian 115 volt 50Hz wall outlets. If the iPhone 6 slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when you are travelling to Bolivia from another country then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically devices which originate from another country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) sometimes take longer to charge or won't power up, so check that the device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to ensure proper use. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6.

Charging the iPhone 6 in Bolivia

Can the iPhone 6 be used in Bolivia?

You can connect the iPhone 6 to a Bolivian power outlet.

What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 6 in Bolivia?

When you are travelling to multiple countries the best international travel power adapter for Bolivia to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Bolivians use two different types of plug sockets (types C and A) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for both types A and C. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the heads over. If your model of iPhone 6 supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times with one of these USB travel adapters, plus support for certain power hungry devices like tablets.

This means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring individual power chargers for your trip to Bolivia. Only needing to pack a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand baggage. Because of their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets and phones without needing an additional power outlet.

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

Alternative travel adapter for Bolivia

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 these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which can be 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 Bolivia.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one 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 perfect for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Bolivia.
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 6 in Bolivia?

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

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

  1. To power the iPhone 6 from the Bolivian power outlet you will need a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the USB cable is usually already supplied with your device).
  2. First you'll need to plug in the Type A USB power adapter into the wall outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by 2 adjacent slots.
  3. Connect one end of the USB Apple Lightning charging 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 Bolivian 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 recharging your iPhone 6 from a Bolivian power outlet

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 from a Bolivian power outlet

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

  1. To power the iPhone 6 from the Bolivian power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the USB cable is usually already included with your device).
  2. Firstly you'll need to plug in the Type C USB power adapter into the Bolivian power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by two circular adjacent holes next to each other.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB Apple Lightning power cord into the USB mains charger 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 Bolivian 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 typically takes between 1-4 hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 from a Bolivian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bolivia - Bolivian entry on wikipedia.org
  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/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  7. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C 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