Charging your iPhone 6 from a power outlet in Venezuela

Instructions showing how to power the iPhone 6 from a Venezuelan power outlet by using a USB Lightning Apple cable and a Type A USB charger and recharging the iPhone 6 using a Type B USB charger.

Venezuelan power outlet

Varying complicated region codes and voltages can often be confusing when planning on staying in a foreign country, especially if you've never been there before. This isn't as complicated as it appears, with only a handful of different types of sockets used throughout the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need to pick up in advance to charge your iPhone 6 . This guide has been written to prevent travellers worrying if they'll be able to power their iPhone 6 abroad.This page has useful instructions telling you how to charge your iPhone 6 when staying in Venezuela using their standard B or A type Venezuelan 120 volt 60Hz plug outlets. If your iPhone 6 slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when travelling to Venezuela from a different country 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 220 volts) can take longer to charge or won't power up, check that your device is a dual voltage device (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional converter to ensure proper use. If you plan on taking a trip to a Venezuelan place such as Caracas we also suggest reading the Wikipedia.org entry about Venezuela [1] for further information. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6.

Charging the iPhone 6 in Venezuela

Can you use the iPhone 6 in Venezuela?

You can use the iPhone 6 in Venezuela.

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

If you are travelling with more than your iPhone 6 the best international travel charger for Venezuela to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Venezuelans use two different types of power outlets (B and A) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type A. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the supplied plugs over. If your iPhone 6 can support Fast Charge (note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times with one of these types of power adapters along with support for more power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other adapters this means you can recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring seperate travel chargers for your Venezuelan trip. By only needing a single USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage. Because of their flexibility these types of power adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets without needing an additional plug socket.

For those travelling to Venezuela we suggest buying this type of versatile power adapter at an electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Venezuela

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 6, 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 useful when visiting regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These power adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Venezuela 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 most popular portable power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Venezuela.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs and offers practically 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 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 perfect for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Venezuela.
What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 6 in Venezuela?

How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 from a Venezuelan power outlet

Instructions showing how to power the iPhone 6 from a Venezuelan power outlet by using a USB Lightning Apple cable and a Type A USB charger.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 6 from a Venezuelan power outlet you will need to use a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should normally supply this USB cable when you buy the iPhone 6).
  2. Start by plugging the Type A USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can identify the power supply by the two thin slots next to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple Lightning cable into the mains power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6. The iPhone 6 Lightning connector is situated at bottom of the iPhone 6 under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Venezuelan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPhone 6 screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 is powering up and takes around 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 from a Venezuelan power outlet

How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 from a Venezuelan power outlet

Using the Apple USB Lightning connector with a three pin Type B power adapter to recharge your iPhone 6 with a Venezuelan power outlet.

  1. In order to power the iPhone 6 from a Venezuelan power outlet you'll need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should normally supply the USB cable when you buy your iPhone 6).
  2. Start by inserting the Type B USB power adapter into the power supply. The wall outlet (known as the Type B power outlet [6]) is identified by 2 thin slots next to each other where the live and neutral blades go with a hole below for the slightly long earth pin.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Apple charging cord 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 Venezuelan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the phone will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is recharging, typically taking roughly 1 - 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 from a Venezuelan power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Venezuela - Wikipedia.org entry about Venezuela
  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/typeA.htm - Type A power outlet
  4. Type A USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type A 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/typeB.htm - Type B power outlet
  7. Type B USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type B mains power outlet
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters