Charging the iPhone 6 from a power outlet in England

Using a USB Lightning connector and a Type G USB charger to recharge the iPhone 6 from a British power outlet.

British power outlet

Various combinations of voltages and region codes can often be daunting when planning to travel to another country if you've never been there before. However this isn't as complicated as it appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets used throughout the world this article shows exactly what to buy in advance to charge the iPhone 6 in England. When you are visiting England the following useful instructions show powering the iPhone 6 using the 230 volt 50Hz G Type British plug outlet, the Britons will use a BS 1363 13 amp plug for power outlets. If you are travelling to England from a different country please check that your iPhone 6 can be charged using a 240v supply. If your iPhone 6 was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure that your device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overheating whilst powering it. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6.

Charging the iPhone 6 in England

Can the iPhone 6 be used in England?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 6 to a British power outlet by using a power adaptor.

What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 6 in England?

When you are travelling to multiple countries or bringing more than just your iPhone 6 the best international travel charger for England to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [6]. As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by switching the supplied plugs. If your model of iPhone 6 is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these types of USB power adapters, plus additional compatibility with certain power hungry devices like tablets. This will allow you to power multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack individual travel chargers or occupying additional wall sockets. Only packing a single USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand luggage while travelling. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple phones, tablets and speakers with just a single wall outlet.

If you travel to different countries we suggest buying a versatile power charger of this nature online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been tested successfully for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for England

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 6, but for those 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 regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 portable power adapter for travellers originating from America going to England.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from North America using type B plugs and is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half the 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 a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting England.
What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 6 in England?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 from a British power outlet

Using the Apple USB Lightning cable and a Type G USB adapter to power your iPhone 6 with a British power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 6 from the British power outlet you will need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (usually included with the device).
  2. Start by plugging the Type G USB power adapter into the British power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the 3 vertical slots forming a triangular configuration.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB 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 British power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of the phone will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is recharging taking around one-four hours to recharge.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 from a British power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Kingdom - Wikipedia.org entry about England
  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/typeG.htm - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - Provides power from a type G mains power supply, between $10 to $15.
  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, estimated cost between $5 to $10.
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced at under $15.