How to charge the iPhone 6 Plus when staying in Ireland

How to connect an Irish power outlet to the iPhone 6 Plus

Irish power outlet

When packing for a vacation it can be useful to know in advance if you'll be able to power all your common devices such as mobile phones and laptops when you get there. By not knowing which power supply is being used you are likely to bring the wrong power adaptor, therefore leaving you having to borrow a potentially overpriced power adaptor on arrival. Different frequencies and region codes can all cause confusion when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never visited before. This guide was specifically written to prevent people worrying if they can power their iPhone 6 Plus abroad.When staying in Ireland these useful instructions show how to supply power to your iPhone 6 Plus using their 230 volt 50Hz G Type plug outlet, with the Irish using a 13 amp plug for charging. Power sources will change regionally so we recommend reading our Wikiconnections world power supplies page for a complete list of powering devices in different destinations. If you are travelling to Ireland from a different country check your iPhone 6 Plus can be used with a 240v supply. If the iPhone 6 Plus originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure that 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 when powering up. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6 Plus.

Charging the iPhone 6 Plus in Ireland

Can the iPhone 6 Plus be used in Ireland?

You can connect the iPhone 6 Plus to an Irish power outlet by using a power convertor.

What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 6 Plus in Ireland?

When you are travelling to multiple countries the best travel power adapter for Ireland to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger.

Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by switching the included plugs. If your iPhone 6 Plus is compatible with Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times with one of these power chargers and compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Having a four port charger will also allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel chargers or using up additional wall outlets. By only needing to pack a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage whilst travelling. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used back at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones, tablets and speakers without needing an additional power outlet.

We suggest buying this type of flexible power charger online. The power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Ireland

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable power grids. These travel converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Ireland using 3 pinned type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and gives the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Ireland. [6] [AD]
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 6 Plus in Ireland?

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

Using an Apple Lightning cable with a 3 pinned Type G USB charger to power your iPhone 6 Plus from an Irish power outlet.

  1. To supply power to your iPhone 6 Plus from the Irish power outlet you'll need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple should usually supply this USB cable with your iPhone 6 Plus.
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type G USB power adapter and plugging it into the Irish power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by 3 slots with plastic shutters forming a triangular pattern.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the power cable into 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 Irish power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPhone 6 Plus will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 Plus is charging which typically takes roughly 1 to 4 hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 Plus from an Irish power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Ireland country entry on wikipedia.org
  2. Apple - official iPhone user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - A Type G USB charger has three thick rectangular blades in a triangular shape with the longer top blade acting as the earthing pin, estimated cost 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, between $15 to $20.
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated cost around $15.