How to charge the iPhone when planning a trip to The Dominican Republic

Using a USB 30-pin Apple connector and a 2 pinned Type A power charger to recharge the iPhone with a Dominican Republic power outlet and powering the iPhone using a Type B power charger.

Dominican Republic power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of frequencies and region codes can often be daunting when planning on staying in a foreign country to the first time traveller. However this isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used in the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need to purchase in advance to power the iPhone in The Dominican Republic. This guide was specifically written to assist visitors wanting to charge the iPhone when going abroad.These step-by-step instructions tells you what you'll need to charge the iPhone when travelling to The Dominican Republic by using the B or A type 110 volt 60Hz wall outlets, a majority of Dominicanse will typically use the Type B sockets in their plug outlets. If the iPhone charges slowly or does not power up when travelling to The Dominican Republic from another region check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Devices which originate from a country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts can take longer to charge or won't turn on, check that the iPhone is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to ensure proper use.

This page details the iPhone first generation, the original iPhone is missing some features which have since been introduced to more recent iPhones. Visit the Apple category page for a full range of Apple iPhones. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 3 or greater on the iPhone.

Charging the iPhone in The Dominican Republic

Can you use the iPhone in The Dominican Republic?

Yes, you can use the iPhone in The Dominican Republic.

What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone in The Dominican Republic?

If travelling to more than one country the best international travel power adapter for The Dominican Republic is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Dominicanse use two different standards of power outlets (B and A) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type A. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by changing the included plugs. If your model of iPhone can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these types of USB power chargers along with additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices.

Having a 4 port adapter will allow you to recharge more than one device at once without needing to pack individual travel adapters for your Dominican Republic trip. Only packing a single travel charger will keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage whilst travelling. Because of their space saving versatility these types of adapters can be used when you return home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets without needing an additional power outlet.

For those travelling to different continents we recommend searching for a versatile travel charger similar to this online. The power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for The Dominican Republic

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which can be necessary for visitors of regions with unstable power grids. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both The Dominican Republic and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable option for travellers originating from North America visiting The Dominican Republic using type B US plug sockets.
  • 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 from North America using type B plugs and is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at almost half the 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting The Dominican Republic. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone in The Dominican Republic?

Powering the iPhone with a Dominican Republic power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Using a USB 30-pin Apple connector and a 2 pinned Type A power charger to recharge the iPhone with a Dominican Republic power outlet.

  1. In order to power the iPhone using the Dominican Republic power outlet you'll need to use a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - this cable is normally supplied with the iPhone.
  2. Insert the Type A USB power adapter in the Dominican Republic power outlet. This power outlet, technically called a Type A power outlet [3], can be identified by two thin slots next to each other.
  3. Then connect one end of the 30 pin cord into the mains USB charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone. The iPhone dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone.
  4. Turn on the Dominican Republic power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the phone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is recharging which should take around 60-240 minutes to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone with a Dominican Republic power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Powering the iPhone with a Dominican Republic power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Using a USB 30 pin Apple connector with a Type B power charger to charge the iPhone from a Dominican Republic power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone using the Dominican Republic power outlet you'll need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], normally supplied with the device.
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type B USB power adapter in the power supply. You can recognise the power supply by two thin slots where the twin plug outlet blades go with a semicircle shaped hole below for the earthed pin.
  3. Connect one end of the power cord into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone. The iPhone dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone.
  4. Turn on the Dominican Republic power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of your phone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is charging, typically taking around 1 - 4 hours to fully recharge.
Powering the iPhone with a Dominican Republic power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia.org entry about The Dominican Republic
  2. Apple - the original iPhone product manual
  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, between $5 to $10 USD (under £2 GBP / under C$20).
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music, around $5 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$10-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 under $10 USD (£15-£20 GBP / 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, priced at around $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).