How to charge the iPhone 6 in The Philippines

Instructions showing how to charge your iPhone 6 from a Filipino power outlet by using a Lightning Apple cable with a double pinned Type A power charger, charging the iPhone 6 using a three pin Type B USB plug and how to power the iPhone 6 using a two pinned Type C power adapter

Filipino power outlet

If you are packing for a holiday to The Philippines it's useful to know in advance if you'll be able to use any vital devices when you're there. By not knowing which power socket is used in The Philippines you are more likely to bring the wrong charger, therefore needing to purchase a suitable power adaptor when you need it. Complicated standards and voltages can often be daunting when planning to travel to another country especially to the first time traveller. When you are planning a vacation to The Philippines the following instructions show how to charge the iPhone 6 using the standard C, A or B type 220 volt 60Hz wall outlets, you'll find a majority of Filipinos normally use the Type C sockets in their plug outlets. If travelling to The Philippines from a different country ensure that the iPhone 6 can be used with a 240v supply. If the iPhone 6 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) ensure that your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional converter to prevent the device from being damaged when charging it. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6.

Charging the iPhone 6 in The Philippines

Can the iPhone 6 be used in The Philippines?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 6 in The Philippines.

What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 6 in The Philippines?

When you are travelling to more than one country then the best international travel charger for The Philippines to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. Filipinas use three different standards of power outlets (C, A and B) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for both types A and C.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the included plugs. If your iPhone 6 is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these types of power adapters, plus additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets.

This will allow you to charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring individual power adapters on your Filipino trip or occupying additional wall sockets. Only needing a single lightweight travel charger will keep the overall size down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage while travelling and on hand for charging your iPhone 6 at the airport or on the plane. Due to their versatility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets using just a single plug socket.

We recommend searching for a multipurpose power adapter of this nature online. The travel adapter illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for The Philippines

The 4 port USB travel charger [10] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 6, however for visitors 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 can be useful for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North 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 option for travellers originating from America visiting The Philippines.
  • 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 North America using type B plugs and offers almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 majority of travellers from around the world visiting The Philippines.
What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 6 in The Philippines?

How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 from a Filipino power outlet

Using a Lightning Apple cable with a double pin Type A USB charger to recharge the iPhone 6 with a Filipino power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the iPhone 6 using the Filipino power outlet you'll need a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should normally include this cable when you buy the iPhone 6).
  2. Begin by plugging the Type A USB power adapter in the Filipino power outlet. This ungrounded wall outlet, technically called a Type A power outlet [3], is identified by 2 adjacent slots next to each other. Please note that power cables with type A plugs which are rated at only 125 volts should not be used in The Philippines so we recommend checking prior to turning the power on.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple charging cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6. You can find the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6 situated at the bottom of the iPhone 6.
  4. Switch on the Filipino power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the phone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is powering up which typically takes between 60-240 minutes to fully recharge.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 from a Filipino power outlet

How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 from a Filipino power outlet

Learn how to charge your iPhone 6 from a Filipino power outlet by using a Lightning Apple cable with a three pin Type B USB charger.

  1. If you want to charge your iPhone 6 using the Filipino power outlet you'll need a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should typically include this cable when you buy the iPhone 6).
  2. Start by plugging the Type B USB power adapter in the power outlet. The power supply (known as the Type B power outlet [6]) can be recognised by the two slots with a single semicircular hole below for the earthed pin. Please be aware power cords used with type B outlets which are rated at less that 240 V shouldn't be used in The Philippines so please check first.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB Lightning cord into the mains USB charger 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. Turn on the Filipino power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your iPhone 6 will display a charge icon to indicate that the mobile is recharging which should take around 1 - 4 hours to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 from a Filipino power outlet

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 from a Filipino power outlet

The WikiConnections guide showing how to power the iPhone 6 with a Filipino power outlet with a USB Lightning Apple connector with a Type C Europlug USB charger.

  1. In order to power the iPhone 6 using the Filipino power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should normally include this cable when you buy your iPhone 6).
  2. Begin by plugging the Type C USB power adapter in the Filipino power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by two round adjacent holes next to each other.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6. The iPhone 6 Lightning connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 6 under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Filipino power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your iPhone will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is recharging taking around 1 to 4 hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 from a Filipino power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philippines - The Philippines page on Wikipedia.org
  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/typeA.htm - Type A power outlet
  4. Type A USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type A mains power outlet
  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
  6. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeB.htm - Type B power outlet
  7. Type B USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type B mains power outlet
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  9. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  10. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters