Charging the iPhone from a power outlet in Curacao

A page showing how to charge your iPhone from a Curacaon power outlet with the Apple USB 30 pin connector with a 3 pin Type A power adapter, how to power the iPhone using a Type B USB plug and how to power the iPhone using a 2 pin Type C USB plug

Curacaon power outlet

Various combinations of voltages and region codes can all lead to confusion when planning to travel to a new country especially for the first time traveller. These instructions have been specifically written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPhone abroad.When you're visiting Curacao this page has instructions showing charging the iPhone using the types C, A or B 127 volt 50Hz plug outlets. If your iPhone slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when travelling to Curacao from a different country please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Normally devices which originate from a country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) may take longer to charge or won't turn on, so check that your iPhone is dual-voltage (normally marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to ensure proper use.

This page details the iPhone first generation, the original iPhone is missing some features which have since been introduced to more recent iPhones. Visit the Apple category page for a full range of Apple iPhones. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 3 or greater on the iPhone.

Charging the iPhone in Curacao

Can you use the iPhone in Curacao?

You can use the iPhone in Curacao.

What is the best power adapter for the iPhone in Curacao?

When you are travelling to more than one country and bringing along more than your iPhone then the best travel adapter for Curacao is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are three standards of plug sockets in Curacao (C, A and B) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for both types A and C. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by changing the heads. If your model of iPhone 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 power adapters along with compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets. This will also allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to bring individual power adapters for your Curacaon trip. By only packing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage while travelling. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple phones, tablets and e-readers with just a single power outlet.

We recommend buying this type of versatile travel charger at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose power 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 Curacao

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using 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 converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 option for travellers originating from North America visiting Curacao.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise 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 and 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 a generous 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 Curacao. [10] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for the iPhone in Curacao?

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

Instructions on how to recharge the iPhone from a Curacaon power outlet with the Apple 30-pin cable and a 3 pin Type A power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPhone from a Curacaon power outlet you'll need a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], the cable is normally already included with the device by Apple.
  2. Start by plugging the Type A USB power adapter into the power outlet. This ungrounded plug supply (technically called the Type A power outlet [3]) is recognised by 2 thin adjacent slots for live and neutral pins.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the mains power adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone. The iPhone dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone.
  4. Switch on the Curacaon power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPhone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is charging taking around one to four hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPhone from a Curacaon power outlet

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

Using the Apple 30-pin cable and a 3 pin Type B power adapter to recharge your iPhone with a Curacaon power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPhone using a Curacaon power outlet you'll need a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], typically already included with the device by Apple.
  2. Insert the Type B USB power adapter into the Curacaon power outlet. This power outlet, sometimes known as a Type B power outlet [6], can be recognised by 2 slots adjacent to each other where the live and neutral blades go with a semicircle hole below for the longer grounded pin.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple cord into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone. The iPhone dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone.
  4. Turn on the Curacaon 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 is powering up taking roughly 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPhone from a Curacaon power outlet

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

Using the Apple USB 30-pin connector and a 2 pin Type C power adapter to recharge your iPhone with a Curacaon power outlet.

  1. To charge the iPhone from a Curacaon power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (usually included with the device by Apple).
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it in the wall supply. You can identify the wall outlet by two holes adjacent to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone. The iPhone dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone.
  4. Turn on the Curacaon power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your cellphone will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is powering up and takes roughly 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPhone from a Curacaon power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Curacaon country Wiki page
  2. Apple - the original iPhone product manual
  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 £15-£20.
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music, around £5.
  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, costing around £10.
  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, £5-£10.
  10. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, under £15.