Charging your iPhone 6 Plus from a power outlet in Tobago

A guide showing how to recharge your iPhone 6 Plus with a Tobagonian power outlet using the Apple USB Lightning connector and a 2 pin Type A USB charger and how to charge the iPhone 6 Plus using a Type B USB plug.

Tobagonian power outlet

When packing for a holiday to Tobago it can be helpful to know if you can use your devices when you get there. Without knowing which power supply is being used in Tobago you are more likely to bring the wrong charger, meaning needing to buy or borrow a suitable adaptor when you need to recharge which might be incompatible and damage the device. Differing frequencies and standards can often be daunting when planning to visit a new country especially for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of standards being used in the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to charge the iPhone 6 Plus in Tobago. This guide has been written to prepare travellers wanting to power the iPhone 6 Plus when they are travelling to Tobago.This page has step-by-step instructions demonstrating exactly what you'll need to power your iPhone 6 Plus when you are visiting Tobago using the Type B or A Tobagonian 115 volt 60Hz power outlets, you'll discover a majority of Tobagonians use the Type B sockets in their wall outlets. If the iPhone 6 Plus charges slowly or does not power up when you are visiting Tobago from another region then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Devices which originated from a different country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) may take longer to charge or won't turn on, check that your iPhone 6 Plus is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional converter to ensure proper use. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6 Plus.

Charging the iPhone 6 Plus in Tobago

Can the iPhone 6 Plus be used in Tobago?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 6 Plus to a Tobagonian power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

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

When travelling with more than just your iPhone 6 Plus or visiting more than one country the best international travel charger for Tobago to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different standards of plug sockets in Tobago (B and A) and using a power adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type A. Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the supplied plugs over. If your iPhone 6 Plus can support Fast Charge (note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these USB power adapters, plus additional compatibility with certain power hungry devices. Unlike other travel chargers having a 4 port adapter means you can recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy seperate travel chargers for your Tobagonian trip. Because you are only packing a single international travel charger will keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage while travelling. Because of their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones, tablets and speakers using just a single power outlet.

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

Alternative travel adapter for Tobago

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 6 Plus, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Tobago and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable option for travellers originating from America going to Tobago.
  • 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 originating from the US using type B plugs. This gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a 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 perfect for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Tobago. [8]
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 6 Plus in Tobago?

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

A guide showing how to recharge your iPhone 6 Plus with a Tobagonian power outlet using the Apple USB Lightning connector and a 2 pin Type A USB charger.

  1. If you want to power the iPhone 6 Plus from a Tobagonian power outlet you will need to use a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple should normally supply this USB cable with the iPhone 6 Plus.
  2. First insert the Type A USB power adapter in the Tobagonian power outlet. This unearthed plug supply, sometimes known as a Type A power outlet [3], is identified by the 2 thin adjacent slots next to each other for live and neutral blades.
  3. Connect one end of the USB cable into the mains power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6 Plus. You can find the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6 Plus situated at the bottom of the iPhone 6 Plus.
  4. Turn on the Tobagonian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the mobile screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is charging taking around 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 Plus from a Tobagonian power outlet

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

A step by step guide showing how to power the iPhone 6 Plus with a Tobagonian power outlet using the Apple USB Lightning connector with a 3 pin Type B power charger.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 6 Plus from the Tobagonian power outlet you will need to use a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple should typically include this USB cable with the iPhone 6 Plus.
  2. Firstly insert the Type B USB power adapter into the power outlet. You can recognise the wall outlet by two slots next to each other with a hole below for the slightly long earth pin.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB power cable into the mains power adapter 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. Turn on the Tobagonian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the phone will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is recharging which should take around 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 Plus from a Tobagonian power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Tobagonian Wikipedia page
  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$20.
  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, costing under C$15.
  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, C$15-C$20.
  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.