How to charge the iPhone 6 Plus when staying in Bolivia

Instructions showing how to recharge your iPhone 6 Plus from a Bolivian power outlet by using a USB Lightning cable with a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter and charging the iPhone 6 Plus using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter.

Bolivian power outlet

Complicated region codes and plugs can often be confusing when planning to travel to a different country if you've never visited before. These instructions were written to assist visitors wanting to charge their iPhone 6 Plus abroad.If you're staying in Bolivia these instructions show powering your iPhone 6 Plus using their C or A type 115 volt 50Hz power outlets. If your iPhone 6 Plus does not power up or charges slowly when visiting Bolivia from another country then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically electrical devices which originated from a country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts may take longer to charge or won't power up, so check that the iPhone 6 Plus is a dual voltage device (normally marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power 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 Bolivia

Can the iPhone 6 Plus be used in Bolivia?

You can connect the iPhone 6 Plus to a Bolivian power outlet by using a power convertor.

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What is the best power charger for the iPhone 6 Plus in Bolivia?

If travelling to more than one country the best travel charger for Bolivia to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different standards of wall outlets in Bolivia (types C and A) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for both types A and C.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by changing the supplied heads over. If your model of iPhone 6 Plus can support Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters, and additional support for certain power demanding devices. Having a four port charger means you can power multiple devices at once without needing to pack seperate power chargers. Because you are only bringing a single travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage. Because of their space saving versatility these types of travel chargers can be used back at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets without using up an additional power outlet.

If you travel frequently we recommend searching for this type of versatile travel adapter online, the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Bolivia

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unstable power grids. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Bolivia and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Bolivia.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also 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 gives practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more generous 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 wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Bolivia. [8]
What is the best power charger for the iPhone 6 Plus in Bolivia?

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

Using the Lightning Apple connector and a Type A power charger to power your iPhone 6 Plus from a Bolivian power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your iPhone 6 Plus using a Bolivian power outlet you will need a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple normally include the USB cable with your iPhone 6 Plus.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type A USB power adapter into the Bolivian power outlet. The plug outlet, technically known as the Type A power outlet [3], is recognised by the two thin slots adjacent to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins go.
  3. Connect the USB end of the cord into the USB power charger 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 your iPhone 6 Plus.
  4. Switch on the Bolivian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPhone 6 Plus will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 Plus is recharging and takes between 60-240 minutes to recharge.
How to use a Type A power charger for charging your iPhone 6 Plus from a Bolivian power outlet

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPhone 6 Plus from a Bolivian power outlet

Using the Lightning Apple connector and a Type C power charger to power your iPhone 6 Plus from a Bolivian power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your iPhone 6 Plus using a Bolivian power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple normally include the USB cable with your iPhone 6 Plus.
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it into the Bolivian power outlet. The plug outlet, sometimes known as the Europlug, is recognised by the two circular adjacent holes next to each other where the twin plug outlet pins slide into.
  3. Connect the USB end of the cord into the USB power charger 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 your iPhone 6 Plus.
  4. Switch on the Bolivian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPhone 6 Plus will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 Plus is recharging and takes between 60-240 minutes to recharge.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPhone 6 Plus from a Bolivian power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Bolivian 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, estimated cost between $10 to $15 USD (£3-£4 GBP / 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, priced at around $15 USD (£15-£20 GBP / C$10-C$15).
  6. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  7. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, priced at between $10 to $15 USD (£10-£15 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, between $15 to $20 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under C$20).