Charging the iPhone 6 Plus when planning a trip to Venezuela

Instructions showing you how to power the iPhone 6 Plus from a Venezuelan power outlet with the USB Lightning Apple cable and a two pin Type A power charger and recharging the iPhone 6 Plus using a 3 pin Type B power adapter.

Venezuelan power outlet

Varying different standards and plug types can often be confusing when planning on staying in another country for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of sockets used throughout the world this guide tells you exactly what to pick up in advance to power your iPhone 6 Plus . This guide has been written to stop you having to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPhone 6 Plus when you are going abroad.The following guide tells you exactly what you'll need to power your iPhone 6 Plus when staying in Venezuela using the types B or A 120 volt 60Hz wall outlets. If your iPhone 6 Plus doesn't power up or recharges slowly when travelling to Venezuela 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 on travelling to a Venezuelan place like Caracas or Maracaibo we also suggest reading the Venezuela Wikipedia page [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 Venezuela

Can you use the iPhone 6 Plus in Venezuela?

You can use the iPhone 6 Plus in Venezuela.

Venezuela

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

When travelling with more than just your iPhone 6 Plus and visiting more than one country the best international travel adapter for Venezuela is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different types of power outlets that Venezuelans use (B and A) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type A. 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 Plus supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these USB power adapters along with compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

This will also allow you to charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to bring seperate travel chargers. By only bringing a single international travel charger will keep the weight and size down, making it perfect to fold up 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, tablets 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 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 Venezuela

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 converters offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of regions with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering 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 Venezuela.
  • 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 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 suitable for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Venezuela. [8]
What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 6 Plus in Venezuela?

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

Instructions showing you how to power the iPhone 6 Plus from a Venezuelan power outlet with the USB Lightning Apple cable and a two pin Type A power charger.

  1. To charge your iPhone 6 Plus from a Venezuelan power outlet you'll need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], typically supplied with your device by Apple.
  2. Insert the Type A USB power adapter into the Venezuelan 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 power cord into the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6 Plus. The iPhone 6 Plus Lightning connector is situated at bottom of the iPhone 6 Plus under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Venezuelan 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 is charging which typically takes roughly one-four hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone 6 Plus with a Venezuelan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Charging the iPhone 6 Plus from a Venezuelan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

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

  1. If you want to power your iPhone 6 Plus using the Venezuelan power outlet you will need to use a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], the USB cable is typically already included with the device by Apple.
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type B USB power adapter into the Venezuelan power outlet. This plug supply, technically called the Type B power outlet [6], can be recognised by 2 thin slots next to each other for live and neutral blades with a single hole below for the slightly long earth pin.
  3. 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 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 Venezuelan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPhone 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.
Charging the iPhone 6 Plus from a Venezuelan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Venezuela 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, 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, estimated cost 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, costing under C$20.