Charging the iPhone from a power outlet in Haiti

A page showing how to charge your iPhone with a Haitian power outlet using a 30-pin Apple connector with a Type A USB charger and powering the iPhone using a Type B USB plug.

Haitian power outlet

Complicated combinations of frequencies and standards can often be confusing when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never been there before. With only a handful of different types of sockets used in the world this article shows exactly what you'll need to pick up in advance to charge your iPhone . These instructions have been specifically written to help assist people wanting to power their iPhone when staying abroad.When you're visiting Haiti this page has instructions showing you charging the iPhone by using their standard Type B or A 110 volt 60Hz wall outlets, you will discover a majority of Haitians normally use the Type B power outlets. If the iPhone doesn't power up or recharges slowly when travelling to Haiti 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 240 volts either take longer to charge or won't turn on, so check the device is a dual voltage device (you'll find these are usually marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to ensure proper use.

This page details the iPhone 1st 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 Haiti

Can the iPhone be used in Haiti?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone to a Haitian power outlet.

What is the best power adapter for the iPhone in Haiti?

If you are travelling to more than one country or bringing more than your iPhone then the best travel charger for Haiti to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Haitians use two different standards of wall outlets (types B and A) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type A. Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the heads over. If your type of iPhone is compatible with Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of travel chargers, and compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

Unlike other chargers this means you can recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple power adapters. Only needing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage while travelling. Because of their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used at home not just 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 plug socket.

We suggest searching for a versatile power adapter like this at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose power adapter 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 with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Haiti

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPhone, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Haiti 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 power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Haiti.
  • 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 offers practically 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 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 Haiti. [8] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for the iPhone in Haiti?

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

Using a 30-pin cable and a 2 pin Type A power adapter to recharge your iPhone with a Haitian power outlet.

  1. To charge your iPhone using the Haitian power outlet you will need to use a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple will typically supply the cable with the iPhone.
  2. Start by taking the Type A USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. You can recognise this plug supply by the 2 thin slots next to each other where the two plug outlet blades slide into.
  3. Connect one end of the power cable into the bottom of the USB mains adapter 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 Haitian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your cellphone will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is powering up and takes around one to four hours to fully recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone with a Haitian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

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

Instructions showing you how to power the iPhone from a Haitian power outlet using the USB 30-pin Apple cable and a 3 pin Type B power adapter.

  1. If you want to power your iPhone using the Haitian power outlet you will need to use a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], this USB cable is normally already included with the device.
  2. Start by taking the Type B USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. You can identify the wall outlet by two slots next to each other for live and neutral blades with a single semicircle hole below for the earth pin.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the mains power adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone. The iPhone dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone.
  4. Switch on the Haitian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the mobile will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is recharging, typically taking between one-four hours to completely recharge.
Powering the iPhone with a Haitian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia.org web page about Haiti
  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, costing between $5 to $10 USD (£1-£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, between $5 to $10 USD (£15-£20 GBP / under 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 between $15 to $20 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under C$20).