Charging the iPhone 6 when planning a trip to Peru

The Wiki Connections page showing how to recharge the iPhone 6 from a Peruvian power outlet with the Apple USB Lightning connector with a Type A USB charger, how to power the iPhone 6 using a 3 pin Type B USB plug and how to power the iPhone 6 using a 2 pin Europlug Type C USB charger

Peruvian power outlet

If packing for a holiday to Peru it can be helpful to know in advance if you'll be able to power your essential electronics that you are bringing along. However, without knowing which wall socket is being used in Peru you may pack the wrong power charger, meaning having to buy a suitable power adaptor on arrival that might be incompatible and cause damage to your iPhone 6. Various combinations of voltages and sockets can often be daunting when planning to visit a new country, especially if you've never been there before. However this isn't as complicated as it appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards being used in the world this article shows exactly what to buy in advance to power your iPhone 6 . The following guide tells you exactly what you'll need to charge the iPhone 6 when you're visiting Peru using the types C, A or B 220 volt 60Hz wall outlets, a majority of Peruvians will use the Type C plug outlets. If you are visiting Peru from another country make sure that the iPhone 6 can be used with a 240 volt supply. If your iPhone 6 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts check that your iPhone 6 is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from over-heating whilst powering it up. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6.

Charging the iPhone 6 in Peru

Can you use the iPhone 6 in Peru?

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

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

If you are travelling with more than just your iPhone 6 the best international travel adapter for Peru is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. Peruvians use three different types of wall outlets (C, A and B) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for both types A and C.

Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the supplied plugs over. If your iPhone 6 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these USB power adapters and support for more power demanding devices like tablets. This means you can charge more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel chargers on your Peruvian trip or using up additional power sockets. Because you are only packing a single international travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage and on hand for recharging your iPhone 6 at an airport or on the flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used when you return home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers using only a single power outlet.

For those travelling to Peru we suggest searching for an adaptable travel charger of this nature online; the travel charger illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Peru

The 4 port USB travel charger [10] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover 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 America going to Peru using 3 pin type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Peru.
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 6 in Peru?

Powering the iPhone 6 with a Peruvian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Using the USB Lightning Apple cable and a Type A USB charger to charge your iPhone 6 with a Peruvian power outlet.

  1. To charge the iPhone 6 from the Peruvian power outlet you will need to use a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple usually include this USB cable with the iPhone 6).
  2. Start by taking the Type A USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. You can recognise this plug supply by the two thin slots next to each other where the two plug outlet blades go.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Apple power cable into the bottom of the USB mains 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 Peruvian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPhone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is recharging which takes roughly 1 - 4 hours to recharge.
Powering the iPhone 6 with a Peruvian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

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

The WikiConnections guide showing how to charge your iPhone 6 with a Peruvian power outlet using the USB Lightning Apple cable and a Type B USB charger.

  1. To charge the iPhone 6 from a Peruvian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple usually include this USB cable with the iPhone 6).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type B USB power adapter into the wall supply. The wall outlet, sometimes known as a Type B power outlet [6], can be recognised by 2 thin slots where the live and neutral blades slide into with a single hole below for the earth pin.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB Lightning cable into the bottom of 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. Turn on the Peruvian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPhone 6 screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is charging and takes around one to four hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone 6 with a Peruvian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Powering the iPhone 6 with a Peruvian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Using the Apple USB Lightning connector with a Type C Europlug power charger to recharge your iPhone 6 with a Peruvian power outlet.

  1. To charge your iPhone 6 from the Peruvian power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple usually include this USB cable with the iPhone 6).
  2. Start by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. This ungrounded power outlet (known as a Type C power outlet [8]) can be recognised by 2 circular holes next to each other where the two plug outlet pins slide into.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB mains 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 Peruvian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPhone 6 screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is recharging which takes roughly 1 - 4 hours to recharge.
Powering the iPhone 6 with a Peruvian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peru - Peru Wiki 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/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  9. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C 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