Charging your iPhone 6 Plus from a power outlet in Puerto Rico

Using the Apple USB Lightning connector with a two pin Type A power charger to charge your iPhone 6 Plus with a Puerto Rican power outlet and recharging the iPhone 6 Plus using a Type B USB charger.

Puerto Rican power outlet

If packing for a trip to Puerto Rico it can often be useful to know if you can use your devices that you are bringing along. Without knowing which power socket to expect you could pack the wrong power charger, therefore needing to buy or borrow a potentially expensive charger when you're there that could be incompatible and damage the iPhone 6 Plus. Differing region codes and voltages can all be confusing when planning on staying in a different country, especially if you've never been there before. This isn't as complicated as it appears, with only a handful of different types of sockets used throughout the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need to pick up in advance to power your iPhone 6 Plus . These instructions have been specifically written to stop you having to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPhone 6 Plus when you're staying abroad.If planning a trip to Puerto Rico these instructions show how to supply power to the iPhone 6 Plus by using their types B or A 120 volt 60Hz plug outlets, a majority of Puerto Ricans will typically use Type B plugs in their plug outlets. Most power is different depending on which area you are in so we recommend reading the power supplies and North America page for a full list of countries. If the iPhone 6 Plus charges slowly or does not power up when you are travelling to Puerto Rico from a different country then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Devices which originate from a different country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) may take longer to charge or won't turn on, so check that your iPhone 6 Plus is dual voltage (you'll find these are usually marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to ensure proper use. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6 Plus.

Charging the iPhone 6 Plus in Puerto Rico

Can the iPhone 6 Plus be used in Puerto Rico?

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

What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 6 Plus in Puerto Rico?

If you are travelling with more than your iPhone 6 Plus the best travel charger for Puerto Rico to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different standards of plug sockets in Puerto Rico (B and A) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type A. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world just by switching the heads. If your model of iPhone 6 Plus is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these USB power chargers, plus additional compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

This will allow you to power more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack multiple power adapters or using up additional power sockets. Only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage and on hand for recharging your iPhone 6 Plus at an airport or on your flight. Because of their versatility these types of chargers can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets and phones without needing an additional plug socket.

If you travel often we suggest searching for this type of flexible power adapter online. The multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Puerto Rico

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, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unreliable power supplies. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Puerto Rico and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 option for travellers originating from America going to Puerto Rico.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly 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. This is a much cheaper 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 suitable for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Puerto Rico. [8] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 6 Plus in Puerto Rico?

How to use a Type A power charger for charging your iPhone 6 Plus from a Puerto Rican power outlet

Using the USB Lightning Apple cable with a Type A USB adapter to power the iPhone 6 Plus from a Puerto Rican power outlet.

  1. To charge the iPhone 6 Plus from the Puerto Rican power outlet you will need to use a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], this USB cable is typically supplied with your iPhone 6 Plus.
  2. Start by plugging the Type A USB power adapter into the Puerto Rican power outlet. The power supply (sometimes called the Type A power outlet [3]) can be recognised by two adjacent slots for live and neutral pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple power cable into the bottom of the 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 the iPhone 6 Plus under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Puerto Rican power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPhone 6 Plus screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is powering up and takes around 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
How to use a Type A power charger for charging your iPhone 6 Plus from a Puerto Rican power outlet

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

A page showing how to recharge the iPhone 6 Plus from a Puerto Rican power outlet with a USB Lightning Apple cable and a Type B USB charger.

  1. To charge your iPhone 6 Plus using the Puerto Rican power outlet you will need to use a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - this USB cable is typically supplied with your iPhone 6 Plus by Apple.
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type B USB power adapter into the Puerto Rican power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the 2 thin slots parallel to each other with a hole below for the slightly long ground pin.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Apple USB charging cord into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6 Plus. You can find the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6 Plus found at the bottom of the iPhone 6 Plus.
  4. Turn on the Puerto Rican power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the cellphone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is charging taking around 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone 6 Plus with a Puerto Rican power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia web page about Puerto Rico
  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, around $5 USD (around £1 GBP / C$25-C$30).
  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, around $15 USD (£15-£20 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, under $10 USD (£20-£25 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, costing between $15 to $20 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under C$20).