Charging your iPhone 6 from a power outlet in Haiti

The WikiConnections guide showing how to charge the iPhone 6 from a Haitian power outlet by using a USB Lightning connector with a two pin Type A USB charger and charging the iPhone 6 using a 3 pin Type B USB plug.

Haitian power outlet

Various combinations of voltages and standards can often be daunting when planning to travel to another country if you've never been there before. However this isn't as complicated as it appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets used throughout the world this article shows exactly what to buy in advance to charge the iPhone 6 in Haiti. If you're visiting Haiti the following useful instructions show how to power the iPhone 6 by using the types B or A Haitian 110 volt 60Hz power outlets, please note Type B wall outlets are normally used by a majority of Haitians. You'll discover power supplies will change regionally therefore we recommend reading the list of World power supplies for a full list of countries. If the iPhone 6 slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when travelling to Haiti from a different region check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically devices which originate from another country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts can take longer to charge or won't turn on, so check your iPhone 6 is dual voltage (you'll find these are usually marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional transformer to ensure proper use. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6.

Charging the iPhone 6 in Haiti

Can you use the iPhone 6 in Haiti?

You can connect the iPhone 6 to a Haitian power outlet by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 6 in Haiti?

If travelling with more than just your iPhone 6 and visiting more than one country the best travel charger for Haiti is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Haitians use two different types of power outlets (B and A) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type A. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by changing the heads over. If your type of iPhone 6 supports Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times by using one of these USB travel chargers, along with compatibility with more power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other adapters this will allow you to recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring seperate power adapters. By only needing a single travel charger will also keep the size down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of chargers can be used when you return home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers without using up an additional plug socket.

If you travel to Haiti we recommend buying this type of versatile travel charger online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Haiti

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 6, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be necessary for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power grids. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 portable power adapter for travellers originating from America going to 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 from the US using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just one 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Haiti.
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 6 in Haiti?

How to use a Type A power charger for charging your iPhone 6 from a Haitian power outlet

The WikiConnections guide showing how to recharge the iPhone 6 from a Haitian power outlet using an Apple USB Lightning connector and a Type A USB charger.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPhone 6 from a Haitian power outlet you will need to use a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple typically supply the USB cable with the iPhone 6).
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type A USB power adapter into the power supply. The wall outlet, technically called the Type A power outlet [3], can be recognised by the 2 thin adjacent slots.
  3. Then 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. The iPhone 6 Lightning connector can be found at bottom of your iPhone 6 under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Haitian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPhone will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is recharging, typically taking roughly 60-240 minutes to fully recharge.
How to use a Type A power charger for charging your iPhone 6 from a Haitian power outlet

Powering the iPhone 6 with a Haitian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

The WikiConnections guide showing how to charge the iPhone 6 from a Haitian power outlet by using a USB Lightning connector with a 3 pin Type B USB charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to your iPhone 6 from a Haitian power outlet you'll need to use a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], usually included with the device.
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type B USB power adapter in the power outlet. The power supply, technically called a Type B power outlet [6], can be identified by the two slots adjacent to each other with a single semicircular shaped hole below for the longer grounded pin.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6. You can find the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6 situated at the bottom of the iPhone 6.
  4. Turn on the Haitian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPhone 6 will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 is charging, typically taking between one to four hours to fully recharge.
Powering the iPhone 6 with a Haitian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haiti - Haiti Wikipedia page
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/1000/MA1565/en_US/iphone_user_guide.pdf - Official iPhone user guide
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeA.htm - Type A power outlet
  4. Type A USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type A mains power outlet
  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
  6. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeB.htm - Type B power outlet
  7. Type B USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type B mains power outlet
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters