Charging your iPhone 6 Plus from a power outlet in Argentina

A step by step guide showing how to power your iPhone 6 Plus with an Argentinean power outlet using the Apple USB Lightning connector with a two pin Europlug Type C power adapter and how to power the iPhone 6 Plus using a Type I USB charger.

Argentinean power outlet

Varying different voltages and plugs can often lead to confusion when planning to travel to another country if you've never visited before. However this isn't as complex as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards being used in the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need to buy in advance to charge the iPhone 6 Plus . This page was written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPhone 6 Plus when you're going abroad.When planning a vacation to Argentina the following useful instructions show how to supply power to the iPhone 6 Plus by using the types I or C 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets, most Argentinians will normally use Type I plugs in their plug outlets. If you are visiting Argentina from another region please check the iPhone 6 Plus can accept a 240v supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts check the device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to prevent the device from overheating whilst powering it. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6 Plus.

Charging the iPhone 6 Plus in Argentina

Can the iPhone 6 Plus be used in Argentina?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 6 Plus to an Argentinean power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 6 Plus in Argentina?

If you are travelling to multiple countries or bringing more than just your iPhone 6 Plus then the best travel adapter for Argentina is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Argentineans use two different types of power outlets (I and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C. As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world just by changing the heads. If your type of iPhone 6 Plus is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from faster charging times with one of these types of travel adapters along with support for more power demanding devices like tablets.

This means you can charge more than one device at once without needing to buy multiple power adapters or occupying additional power sockets. Only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used when you return home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers with just a single wall outlet.

We suggest searching for this type of flexible power adapter at an electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Argentina

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 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 necessary for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Argentina 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 Argentina.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs. This is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Argentina. [8] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 6 Plus in Argentina?

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

A step by step guide showing how to power your iPhone 6 Plus with an Argentinean power outlet using the Apple USB Lightning connector with a two pin Europlug Type C power adapter.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 6 Plus from an Argentinean power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the USB cable is normally already supplied with your iPhone 6 Plus).
  2. Begin by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it into the Argentinean power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the 2 circular holes next to each other where the live and neutral pins go.
  3. 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 Plus. The iPhone 6 Plus Lightning connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 6 Plus under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Argentinean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPhone 6 Plus screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 Plus is powering up which typically takes between 1 to 4 hours to recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 Plus from an Argentinean power outlet

Powering the iPhone 6 Plus with an Argentinean power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type I USB adapter

Using a USB Lightning Apple cable and a Type I power adapter to power the iPhone 6 Plus with an Argentinean power outlet.

  1. To charge your iPhone 6 Plus using the Argentinean power outlet you will need to buy a Type I USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], normally already included with the iPhone 6 Plus.
  2. Firstly insert the Type I USB power adapter in the Argentinean power outlet. The wall outlet (known as the Type I power outlet [6]) can be recognised by 3 slots for the live, neutral and ground blades. Note that the live and neutral blades are configured reversed compared to Australian and Chinese plug outlets therefore check that your Type I power adaptor is compatible in Argentina.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Apple cable into the bottom of the mains power 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 your iPhone 6 Plus under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Argentinean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of the phone will display a charge icon to indicate that the mobile is recharging, typically taking between 1 - 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone 6 Plus with an Argentinean power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type I USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Argentina entry on wikipedia
  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, between $10 to $15 USD (£10-£15 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 (£15-£20 GBP / under C$15).
  6. iec.ch - Type I power outlet
  7. Type I USB power adapter - Type I USB chargers use three short flat blades in a V format with the top blade acting as a grounding pin, estimated cost between $10 to $15 USD (£20-£25 GBP / around C$15).
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, around $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).