Charging the iPhone 6 when planning a trip to Australia

Using the USB Lightning Apple cable with a Type I USB charger to charge your iPhone 6 with an Australian power outlet.

Australian power outlet

Different standards and plug types can often be daunting when planning on travelling to a foreign country, especially if you've never been there before. These guidelines were specifically written to prepare travellers wanting to power the iPhone 6 abroad.If you're planning a holiday to Australia this page contains useful instructions showing powering the iPhone 6 using the 230 volt 50Hz Type I wall outlet. When travelling to Australia from a different country please check the iPhone 6 can be used with a 240 volt supply. If your iPhone 6 was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) make sure that your iPhone 6 is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from being damaged when charging it. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6.

Charging the iPhone 6 in Australia

Can you use the iPhone 6 in Australia?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 6 to an Australian power outlet.

What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 6 in Australia?

If you are travelling to multiple countries and bringing along more than your iPhone 6 then the best travel charger for Australia to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [6].

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the heads. If your iPhone 6 supports Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these USB power adapters and additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets. This means you can recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple power adapters. By only bringing a single international travel charger will keep the overall size down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage and on hand for recharging your iPhone 6 at an airport or on the flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets with just a single wall outlet.

We recommend buying this type of versatile power adapter online; the travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Australia

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 wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unstable 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 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor 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 Australia using 3 pin type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also 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 offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with 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 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 ideal for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Australia.
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 6 in Australia?

How to use a Type I power charger for charging your iPhone 6 from an Australian power outlet

Instructions on how to recharge your iPhone 6 with an Australian power outlet using a Lightning connector with a three pin Type I power adapter.

  1. If you want to power your iPhone 6 from an Australian power outlet you'll need a Type I USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will normally supply the cable with the iPhone 6).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type I USB power adapter into the Australian power outlet. This power supply, technically called the Type I power outlet [3], can be identified by the 3 thin slots for the live, neutral and earth. Please note that the live and neutral blades are configured reversed compared to Argentinian plug outlets so please check that your Type I travel adaptor is compatible in Australia.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Apple Lightning power cable into the bottom of the USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6. The iPhone 6 Lightning connector can be found at bottom of your iPhone 6 under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Australian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the phone will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 is powering up taking roughly 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type I power charger for charging your iPhone 6 from an Australian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australia - Australia Wikipedia page
  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/typeI.htm - Type I power outlet
  4. Type I USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type I mains power outlet, costing under $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 price around $5.
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced under $15.