Charging the iPhone 6 when planning a trip to Argentina

The Wiki Connections page showing how to charge your iPhone 6 with an Argentinean power outlet using a Lightning connector with a Type C Europlug power adapter and powering the iPhone 6 using a Type I USB charger.

Argentinean power outlet

Differing combinations of frequencies and standards can all be daunting when planning on travelling to another country especially for the first time traveller. This page contains instructions telling you how to supply power to the iPhone 6 when you're travelling to Argentina using the types I or C 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets, you will discover a majority of Argentinians will use the Type I power outlets. If you are travelling to Argentina from another region make sure that your iPhone 6 can accept a 240v supply. If your iPhone 6 was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) make sure that the device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to avoid the device from overloading whilst powering it up. If you intend on staying somewhere such as Buenos Aires or Rosario we also suggest reading the Argentina Wikipedia page [1] for more details. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6.

Charging the iPhone 6 in Argentina

Can you use the iPhone 6 in Argentina?

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

What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 6 in Argentina?

When travelling to multiple countries and bringing along more than your iPhone 6 then the best travel charger for Argentina to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Argentines use two different types of power outlets (types I and C) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the heads. If your iPhone 6 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of travel chargers, and additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other travel chargers this will allow you to charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to buy individual power adapters for your Argentinean trip or using up additional power sockets. Only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the overall size down, making it ideal to fold up and store 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 Argentina we suggest searching for this type of flexible travel charger online; the travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Argentina

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices using USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unstable power supplies. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Argentina and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact option for travellers originating from America going to Argentina 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 originating from America using type B plugs and is a 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 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 Argentina.
What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 6 in Argentina?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPhone 6 from an Argentinean power outlet

The Wiki Connections page showing how to charge your iPhone 6 with an Argentinean power outlet using a Lightning connector with a Type C Europlug power adapter.

  1. If you want to power your iPhone 6 using the Argentinean power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should normally supply the cable with the iPhone 6).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the Argentinean power outlet. The wall outlet is identified by the 2 circular adjacent holes for live and neutral pins.
  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 Argentinean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the mobile will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is charging taking roughly one to four hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPhone 6 from an Argentinean power outlet

How to use a Type I power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 from an Argentinean power outlet

Instructions on how to recharge the iPhone 6 from an Argentinean power outlet with the USB Lightning Apple cable and a 3 pin Type I power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPhone 6 using the Argentinean power outlet you will need to use a Type I USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should normally supply the cable with the iPhone 6).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type I USB power adapter into the wall supply. The power outlet (sometimes called the Type I power outlet [6]) can be recognised by 3 thin slots in a triangle pattern with a single vertical pin at the base and the top two slots sloping upwards for the live, neutral and ground blades. Note that the neutral and live pins are reversed compared to Chinese and Australian plug outlets therefore check that your Type I power adaptor is compatible with an Argentinean power outlet.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB 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 the iPhone 6.
  4. Turn on the Argentinean 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 phone is recharging, typically taking between 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type I power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 from an Argentinean power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Argentina - Argentina 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/typeI.htm - Type I power outlet
  7. Type I USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type I 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