How to charge your iPhone 6 Plus from a power outlet in Chile

Instructions showing how to charge the iPhone 6 Plus with a Chilean power outlet with an Apple USB Lightning connector and a Type C Europlug USB adapter and charging the iPhone 6 Plus using a Type L power charger.

Chilean power outlet

Complicated voltages and standards can often be confusing when planning to stay in another country, especially if you've never visited before. These instructions were written to prevent you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge your iPhone 6 Plus when Chile.If you are visiting Chile these useful instructions show powering your iPhone 6 Plus using the standard types L or C Chilean 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets, please be aware Type L wall outlets will be typically used by a majority of Chileans. If travelling to Chile from another country double check your iPhone 6 Plus can be used with a 240v supply. If the iPhone 6 Plus originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) check that your device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from over-heating when powering up. If you plan on staying somewhere such as Santiago or Arica read the wikipedia.org page about Chile [1] for further details prior to travelling to the area. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6 Plus.

Charging the iPhone 6 Plus in Chile

Can you use the iPhone 6 Plus in Chile?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 6 Plus in Chile by using the correct power convertor.

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

When you are travelling with more than just your iPhone 6 Plus then the best travel charger for Chile is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different types of plug sockets that Chileans use (types L and C) and using a power charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by switching the plugs. If your model of iPhone 6 Plus can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of power chargers and additional compatibility with more power demanding devices. Having a 4 port charger will allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to buy individual power chargers for your trip to Chile. Because you are only needing to bring a single international USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling as well as being on hand for charging your iPhone 6 Plus at an airport or on the plane. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers without needing an additional power outlet.

We suggest buying a flexible power charger similar to this online, the multipurpose power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Chile

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, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be necessary for visitors of regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Chile.
  • 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 originating from North America using type B plugs. This gives the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Chile. [8] [AD]
What is the best power charger for the iPhone 6 Plus in Chile?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 Plus from a Chilean power outlet

Instructions showing how to charge the iPhone 6 Plus with a Chilean power outlet with an Apple USB Lightning connector and a Type C Europlug USB adapter.

  1. To power the iPhone 6 Plus from the Chilean power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple normally include this cable with your iPhone 6 Plus).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This plug outlet, sometimes known as a Type C power outlet [3] or Europlug, is recognised by two round holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple USB cord into the 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. Turn on the Chilean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your iPhone will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is charging, typically taking around 60-240 minutes to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 Plus from a Chilean power outlet

How to use a Type L power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 Plus from a Chilean power outlet

Instructions showing how to charge the iPhone 6 Plus with a Chilean power outlet with an Apple USB Lightning cable and a Type L USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to your iPhone 6 Plus from the Chilean power outlet you'll need to buy a Type L USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple normally include the cable when you first purchase your iPhone 6 Plus).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type L USB power adapter in the power supply. This hexagon shaped power outlet (called a Type L power outlet [6]) can be recognised by the three large holes in a line for live, neutral and ground pins. Note that there are two different variations of Type L wall supply, one rated for 10 amps and one at 16 amps. The 10 amp power supply has 4mm round pins that are spaced 5.5mm apart, and a 16 amp version has larger 5mm round pins that are spaced 8mm apart.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB Apple Lightning power cord into the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6 Plus. The iPhone 6 Plus Lightning connector is situated at bottom of your iPhone 6 Plus under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Chilean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the iPhone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is powering up which should take between one-four hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type L power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 Plus from a Chilean power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia.org page about Chile
  2. Apple - official iPhone user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, priced around $10 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-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 between $15 to $20 USD (around £15 GBP / under C$15).
  6. iec.ch - Type L power outlet
  7. Type L USB power adapter - Earthed Type L USB chargers comprise of three 4mm pins placed in parallel 5.5mm apart, costs between $10 to $15 USD (under £30 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).