How to charge your iPhone 6 Plus from a power outlet in South Korea

Using a USB Lightning connector and a double pin Type C Europlug USB adapter to recharge your iPhone 6 Plus from a South Korean power outlet and recharging the iPhone 6 Plus using a two pinned Type F Schuko USB charger.

South Korean power outlet

Varying different combinations of frequencies and region codes can all cause confusion when planning on visiting a foreign country to the first time traveller. This page has simple instructions demonstrating exactly how to charge your iPhone 6 Plus when you're visiting South Korea by using the F or C type 220 volt 60Hz power outlets, please note that Type F wall outlets will be normally used by most South Koreans. When you are visiting South Korea from another region please ensure that the iPhone 6 Plus can accept a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v make sure the iPhone 6 Plus is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from overheating whilst powering it up. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6 Plus.

Charging the iPhone 6 Plus in South Korea

Can the iPhone 6 Plus be used in South Korea?

You can connect the iPhone 6 Plus to a South Korean power outlet.

What is the best power charger for the iPhone 6 Plus in South Korea?

When you are travelling with more than just your iPhone 6 Plus then the best international travel charger for South Korea is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. South Koreans use two different types of plug sockets (F and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by changing the supplied heads over. If your iPhone 6 Plus is compatible with Fast Charge (note not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these power adapters, along with additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices. Having a four port charger will allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to buy individual power chargers for your trip. Because you are only packing a single international USB travel charger will also keep the overall size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage whilst travelling and suitable for charging your iPhone 6 Plus at an airport or on a flight. Because of their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and phones and using just a single plug socket.

For those travelling often we recommend searching for this type of versatile travel charger online. The power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for South Korea

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 Plus, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both South Korea and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power adapter for travellers originating from America visiting South Korea using 3 pin type B US plug sockets.
  • 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 from the US using type B plugs and is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting South Korea.
What is the best power charger for the iPhone 6 Plus in South Korea?

Powering the iPhone 6 Plus with a South Korean power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Using a USB Lightning connector and a double pin Type C Europlug USB adapter to recharge your iPhone 6 Plus from a South Korean power outlet.

  1. In order to charge your iPhone 6 Plus using a South Korean power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will typically supply this cable with your iPhone 6 Plus).
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter in the South Korean power outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by 2 holes adjacent to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins slide into. Type C power outlets in South Korea aren't as commonplace as Type F sockets.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB Lightning charging cable into the bottom of the USB power charger 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. Turn on the South Korean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the iPhone 6 Plus will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is powering up which takes roughly one-four hours to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone 6 Plus with a South Korean power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPhone 6 Plus from a South Korean power outlet

Using a USB Lightning connector and a Type F Schuko USB adapter to recharge your iPhone 6 Plus from a South Korean power outlet.

  1. To supply power to the iPhone 6 Plus using the South Korean power outlet you'll need to use a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (normally included with the iPhone 6 Plus by Apple).
  2. Begin by taking the Type F USB power adapter and inserting it into the wall outlet. You can recognise the power supply by two round holes 19 mm next to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins slide into along with grounding clips above and below. The most common sockets found in South Korea are Type F power sockets.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB Lightning charging cable into the bottom of the USB power charger 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. Turn on the South Korean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the iPhone 6 Plus will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is powering up which takes roughly one-four hours to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPhone 6 Plus from a South Korean power outlet

See also

  1. http://www.visitkorea.com.my/ - Korea Tourism Organization site
  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/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet, 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, priced at between $5 to $10.
  6. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  7. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F mains power outlet, around $10.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, between $10 to $15.