Charging your iPhone 6 Plus from a power outlet in Peru

Instructions showing you how to recharge your iPhone 6 Plus with a Peruvian power outlet using a USB Lightning Apple cable and a 2 pin Europlug Type C power adapter, how to power the iPhone 6 Plus using a 2 pin Type A power charger and charging the iPhone 6 Plus using a Type B USB charger

Peruvian power outlet

When organizing to travel it's useful to know in advance if you'll be able to charge all your devices when you arrive. By not knowing which plug socket is being used you may end up either weighing yourself down with too many adaptors or pack the wrong power charger, meaning having to buy a suitable power adaptor on arrival that might be incompatible and cause damage to your iPhone 6 Plus. Differing voltages and region codes can all lead to confusion when planning to travel to a new country especially for the first time traveller. These guidelines have been specifically written to prevent travellers worrying if they'll be able to charge the iPhone 6 Plus when staying in Peru.If visiting Peru this page has instructions showing charging the iPhone 6 Plus using the types C, A or B 220 volt 60Hz wall outlets, Type C wall outlets are normally used by most Peruvians. You'll discover power sockets will vary depending on which area you are travelling to so please read the South America and power supplies page for a full list of regions and countries. When travelling to Peru from a different country please make sure that your iPhone 6 Plus can be charged using a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v make sure that the device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to avoid the device from over-heating when powering up. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6 Plus.

Charging the iPhone 6 Plus in Peru

Can the iPhone 6 Plus be used in Peru?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 6 Plus to a Peruvian power outlet.

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What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 6 Plus in Peru?

When travelling with more than just your iPhone 6 Plus the best international travel charger for Peru to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are three types of power outlets that Peruvians use (C, A and B) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for both types A and C. As these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by changing the heads. If your type of iPhone 6 Plus is compatible with Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of travel adapters along with compatibility with certain power hungry devices. This means you can recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy seperate travel chargers on your trip or using up additional power sockets. Because you are only packing a single international travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand baggage and on hand for recharging your iPhone 6 Plus at the airport or on your flight. Due to their space saving versatility these types of travel chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and smartphones with just a single wall outlet.

We recommend buying this type of versatile power charger at an electronics retailer. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Peru

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 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 is necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Peru and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Peru using 3 pin type B plug sockets.
  • 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 the US using type B plugs. This is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Peru. [10]
What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 6 Plus in Peru?

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

Using a Lightning connector with a two pin Type A power adapter to power the iPhone 6 Plus from a Peruvian power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 6 Plus from a Peruvian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], typically already included with the device by Apple.
  2. Start by taking the Type A USB power adapter and plugging it in the Peruvian power outlet. The wall outlet, sometimes known as a Type A power outlet [3], can be recognised by 2 thin adjacent slots next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the mains USB 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. Switch on the Peruvian 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 recharging, typically taking roughly 1 - 4 hours to recharge.
How to use a Type A power charger for charging your iPhone 6 Plus from a Peruvian power outlet

Charging the iPhone 6 Plus from a Peruvian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

A guide showing how to power the iPhone 6 Plus from a Peruvian power outlet using a Lightning cable and a 3 pin Type B power adapter.

  1. To charge the iPhone 6 Plus from a Peruvian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], the cable is normally already included with the device by Apple.
  2. Start by inserting the Type B USB power adapter into the Peruvian power outlet. You can recognise this plug supply by the two thin slots parallel to each other where the short two plug outlet blades sit with a hole below for the slightly long grounded pin.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB Lightning cable 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 Peruvian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your cell will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 Plus is powering up and takes roughly 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPhone 6 Plus from a Peruvian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

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

Instructions showing you how to recharge your iPhone 6 Plus with a Peruvian power outlet using a USB Lightning Apple cable and a 2 pin Europlug Type C power adapter.

  1. If you want to power the iPhone 6 Plus from a Peruvian power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple typically supply the cable with the iPhone 6 Plus.
  2. Start by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it in the Peruvian power outlet. The wall outlet, also known as a Europlug or Type C power outlet [8], can be recognised by the two adjacent holes for live and neutral pins.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the mains USB 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. Switch on the Peruvian 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 recharging, typically taking between 1 - 4 hours to recharge.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPhone 6 Plus from a Peruvian power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Peru 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 around $10 USD (£3-£4 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, between $15 to $20 USD (around £15 GBP / under 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 $10 to $15 USD (£20-£25 GBP / under C$20).
  8. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  9. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, costing under $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).
  10. 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 (around £10 GBP / under C$20).