Charging the iPhone 6 Plus when planning a trip to Panama

Using the USB Lightning Apple cable and a two pin Type A power charger to recharge your iPhone 6 Plus with a Panamanian power outlet and recharging the iPhone 6 Plus using a 3 pin Type B power adapter.

Panamanian power outlet

Different voltages and sockets can often be confusing when planning on staying in another country for the first time traveller. These instructions have been specifically written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPhone 6 Plus when travelling abroad.This page has simple instructions showing you how to supply power to the iPhone 6 Plus when you're travelling to Panama using the Type B or A 120 volt 60Hz plug outlets. If your iPhone 6 Plus slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when travelling to Panama from a different country then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Devices which originated from another country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts sometimes take longer to charge or won't power up, check that your iPhone 6 Plus is dual-voltage (normally indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to ensure proper use. If you intend to stay in a Panamanian place like Panama City or Col√≥n we also suggest reading the Wikipedia entry about Panama [1] for more details. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6 Plus.

Charging the iPhone 6 Plus in Panama

Can you use the iPhone 6 Plus in Panama?

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

What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 6 Plus in Panama?

When travelling to multiple countries and bringing along more than your iPhone 6 Plus then the best travel charger for Panama to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different types of wall outlets that Panamanians use (B and A) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type A.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by switching the supplied plugs over. If your type of iPhone 6 Plus supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of travel chargers, plus additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other travel chargers this will allow you to power more than one device simultaneously without needing to buy individual travel chargers for your Panamanian trip or using up additional power sockets. Because you are only needing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage. Because of their versatility these types of travel chargers can be used when you return home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers without using up an additional plug socket.

We recommend buying an adaptable travel charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Panama

The 4 port USB travel charger 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 Continental 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 North America visiting Panama.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This gives almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a more flexible 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 Panama. [8] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 6 Plus in Panama?

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

Using the USB Lightning Apple cable and a two pin Type A power charger to recharge your iPhone 6 Plus with a Panamanian power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPhone 6 Plus using the Panamanian power outlet you will need to use a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - this USB cable is normally already included with the device by Apple.
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type A USB power adapter into the Panamanian power outlet. The wall outlet (technically called the Type A power outlet [3]) is identified by the two slots adjacent to each other for live and neutral blades.
  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 Plus. The iPhone 6 Plus Lightning connector can be found at bottom of your iPhone 6 Plus under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Panamanian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the phone will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 Plus is powering up and takes around 1-4 hours to recharge.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 Plus from a Panamanian power outlet

How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 Plus from a Panamanian power outlet

Using the USB Lightning Apple cable and a 3 pin Type B power adapter to recharge the iPhone 6 Plus with a Panamanian power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPhone 6 Plus using the Panamanian power outlet you will need to use a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - this USB cable is normally already included with the device by Apple.
  2. Insert the Type B USB power adapter into the Panamanian power outlet. You can recognise this plug supply by the two slots parallel to each other where the twin plug outlet blades slide into with a single hole below for the slightly long grounded pin.
  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 Plus. The iPhone 6 Plus Lightning connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 6 Plus under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Panamanian 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 6 Plus is powering up and takes around 1-4 hours to recharge.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 Plus from a Panamanian power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia entry about Panama
  2. Apple - official iPhone user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type A power outlet
  4. Type A USB power adapter - An unearthed Type A USB charger has 2 parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes near the tip of each blade, under C$60.
  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, priced C$20-C$25.
  6. iec.ch - Type B power outlet
  7. Type B USB power adapter - 3 pinned Type B USB chargers have a single unearthed round pin along with 2 shorter parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes in the end of each blade, priced under C$25.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, under C$20.