Charging the iPhone 6 Plus when planning a trip to Suriname

Instructions on how to power the iPhone 6 Plus from a Surinamese power outlet with the Apple USB Lightning connector with a Type C Europlug power adapter and how to power the iPhone 6 Plus using a 2 pin Schuko Type F power charger.

Surinamese power outlet

Complicated combinations of frequencies and standards can all be daunting when planning on staying in another country for the first time traveller. This page was written to help assist visitors wanting to power their iPhone 6 Plus when travelling abroad.This page has step by step instructions showing how to supply power to the iPhone 6 Plus when you are visiting Suriname using the types F or C 127 volt 60Hz wall outlets. If your iPhone 6 Plus slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when visiting Suriname from a different region please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically electrical devices which come from a country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) may 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 Plus.

Charging the iPhone 6 Plus in Suriname

Can you use the iPhone 6 Plus in Suriname?

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

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

If you are travelling to more than one country or bringing more than just your iPhone 6 Plus then the best travel charger for Suriname to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two types of wall outlets that Surinamers use (F and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the supplied plugs over. If your type of iPhone 6 Plus is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of travel chargers, and compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

Unlike other adapters having a four port adapter will allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to bring individual travel adapters for your Surinamese trip or using up additional power sockets. Because you are only packing a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage while travelling. Because of their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used back at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets with just a single power outlet.

We recommend buying an adaptable travel charger like this online; the travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Suriname

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 converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 compact option for travellers originating from America going to Suriname using 3 pin type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This gives almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 Suriname. [8]
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 6 Plus in Suriname?

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

Instructions on how to power the iPhone 6 Plus from a Surinamese power outlet with the Apple USB Lightning connector with a Type C Europlug power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPhone 6 Plus 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] (Apple usually include this cable with the iPhone 6 Plus).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the Surinamese power outlet. You can recognise this plug supply by the 2 round holes next to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into 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 Surinamese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPhone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is powering up and takes around 1-4 hours to recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 Plus from a Surinamese power outlet

Powering the iPhone 6 Plus with a Surinamese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

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

  1. To charge the iPhone 6 Plus 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] - this USB cable is typically supplied with your iPhone 6 Plus.
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type F USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can recognise this plug supply by the two large adjacent holes for live and neutral pins along with a pair of thin grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6 Plus. The iPhone 6 Plus Lightning connector is situated at bottom of the iPhone 6 Plus under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Surinamese 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 one-four hours to completely recharge.
Powering the iPhone 6 Plus with a Surinamese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia.org web page about Suriname
  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, costing between $10 to $15 USD (around £10 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, between $15 to $20 USD (around £15 GBP / under C$15).
  6. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  7. Type F USB power adapter - Type F USB chargers are earthed using two clips at the top and bottom with two rounded 4.8mm pins set 19mm apart, costing between $10 to $15 USD (around £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, priced at between $15 to $20 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under C$20).