Charging the iPhone 6 from a power outlet in Suriname

Learn how to recharge the iPhone 6 from a Surinamese power outlet with a Lightning connector with a two pin Type C USB charger and how to charge the iPhone 6 using a 2 pin Schuko Type F power adapter.

Surinamese power outlet

Complicated combinations of region codes and plugs can often be daunting when planning to visit a new country, especially to the first time traveller. These instructions have been specifically written to help assist people wanting to power their iPhone 6 abroad.This simple guide will show exactly what you'll need to charge the iPhone 6 when you're in Suriname using the standard F or C type Surinamese 127 volt 60Hz power outlets. You'll discover that power sockets are different depending on which area you are travelling to so please read the power supplies and South America page for a full list of regions and countries. If the iPhone 6 charges slowly or does not power up when you are travelling to Suriname from a different region then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Devices which originated from another country which use a higher voltage such as 240 volts either take longer to charge or won't turn on, so check the device is dual voltage (usually indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise 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 Suriname

Can you use the iPhone 6 in Suriname?

You can use the iPhone 6 in Suriname.

What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 6 in Suriname?

When travelling to more than one country or bringing along more than your iPhone 6 then the best travel adapter for Suriname is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two standards of plug sockets in Suriname (F and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the included plugs over. If your type of iPhone 6 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these USB power adapters, plus additional support for more power demanding devices.

Unlike other adapters this will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple power chargers or occupying additional power sockets. Because you are only packing a single international travel charger will also keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage. Because of their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers using just a single power outlet.

We recommend buying this type of versatile power adapter at an electronics retailer. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Suriname

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for visitors 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 crucial when visiting regions with unreliable power supplies. These power adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Suriname and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 compact power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Suriname using type B American 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 cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 ideal for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Suriname.
What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 6 in Suriname?

Charging the iPhone 6 from a Surinamese power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Using the USB Lightning Apple connector with a Europlug Type C USB charger to charge your iPhone 6 with a Surinamese power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 6 using the Surinamese power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], typically already included with the device by Apple.
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the wall supply. This ungrounded power outlet, also known as a Europlug, can be recognised by two holes adjacent to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB power 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 Surinamese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of the mobile will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 is charging which should take between one-four hours to completely recharge.
Charging the iPhone 6 from a Surinamese power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 from a Surinamese power outlet

Using the USB Lightning Apple connector with a Schuko Type F USB charger to charge your iPhone 6 with a Surinamese power outlet.

  1. If you want to power the iPhone 6 from a Surinamese power outlet you'll need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (usually supplied with the device by Apple).
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type F USB power adapter and plugging it in the Surinamese power outlet. This recessed round power outlet can be recognised by two 4.8mm round holes 19 mm adjacent to each other where the live and neutral pins slide into and a pair of thin metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB power 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 Surinamese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of the mobile will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 is charging which should take between one-four hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 from a Surinamese power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suriname - wikipedia.org web page about Suriname
  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/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C 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/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  7. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F mains power outlet
  8. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters