How to charge the iPhone 6 when staying in Chile

A step-by-step guide showing you how to charge the iPhone 6 with a Chilean power outlet by using a USB Lightning cable with a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter and how to recharge the iPhone 6 using a Type L power plug.

Chilean power outlet

If packing for a vacation it can be useful to know in advance if you can charge any electronics like mobiles or laptop computers when you're there. However without knowing which plug socket is used in Chile you are likely to bring the wrong power adaptor, therefore leaving you having to buy a suitable charger when you arrive. Varying different combinations of standards and plugs can all cause confusion when planning on staying in another country, especially for the first time traveller. This page is a simple guide which shows how to charge the iPhone 6 in Chile by using the standard types L or C Chilean 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets, you'll discover most Chileans will typically use the Type L wall outlets. When you are visiting Chile from a different country double check your iPhone 6 can be used with a 240v supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v check that your device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to avoid the device from over-heating whilst powering it up. If you intend to stay in a Chilean destination like Santiago please read the Chilean Wikipedia page [1] for more information on visiting the area. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6.

Charging the iPhone 6 in Chile

Can the iPhone 6 be used in Chile?

You can connect the iPhone 6 to a Chilean power outlet by using a power convertor.

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

If travelling with more than your iPhone 6 then the best international travel power adapter for Chile to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two different standards of power outlets in Chile (types L and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by changing the supplied heads over. If your model of iPhone 6 supports Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times with one of these power chargers and support for certain power demanding devices. Having a four port charger means you can power multiple devices at once without needing to pack seperate power chargers. Because you are only bringing a single travel charger will help keep the size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage as well as being convenient for recharging your iPhone 6 at the airport or on the plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets without using up an additional power outlet.

If you travel frequently we recommend searching for this type of versatile travel adapter online - the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Chile

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unstable power grids. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Chile 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 best selling portable power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Chile.
  • 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 set of features as the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Chile.
What is the best power charger for the iPhone 6 in Chile?

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

Using the Lightning Apple connector and a Type C power charger to recharge your iPhone 6 from a Chilean power outlet.

  1. To supply power to the iPhone 6 using a Chilean power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple normally include the USB cable with your iPhone 6).
  2. Start the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it into the Chilean power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by 2 round adjacent holes.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the cord into the USB 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 Chilean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPhone will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is charging which typically takes roughly one to four hours to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 from a Chilean power outlet

How to use a Type L power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 from a Chilean power outlet

Learn how to recharge your iPhone 6 from a Chilean power outlet with an Apple Lightning cable with a 3 pinned Type L USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to the iPhone 6 using a Chilean power outlet you will need a Type L USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (typically included with your device).
  2. Start the process by taking the Type L USB power adapter and plugging it into the Chilean power outlet. You can identify this hexagon shaped wall supply by 3 holes in a line. There are two variations of Type L wall supply rated for 10 amps and 16 amps. A 10 amp wall supply has 4mm pins spaced 5.5mm apart and a 16 amp version has larger 5mm pins spaced 8mm apart.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the mains USB 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. Turn on the Chilean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your phone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is powering up, typically taking around 1 to 4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type L power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 from a Chilean power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chile - Chilean Wikipedia 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/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C 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/typeL.htm - Type L power outlet
  7. Type L USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type L 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