How to charge your iPhone 6 Plus from a power outlet in The Philippines

A step-by-step guide showing how to charge the iPhone 6 Plus from a Filipino power outlet with a Lightning Apple connector with a 3 pinned Type B power charger, how to charge the iPhone 6 Plus using a double pin Type A USB adapter and charging the iPhone 6 Plus using a Europlug Type C USB adapter

Filipino power outlet

If organizing a holiday it can be useful to know if you'll be able to use your vital electronics when you get to your hotel. However without knowing which wall socket to expect you are more likely to bring the wrong charger, therefore leaving you having to buy or borrow a potentially expensive power adaptor when you're there that might not be compatible. Varying different combinations of voltages and plug types can often be confusing when planning to stay in another country, especially if you've never visited before. This isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of sockets used in the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need to purchase in advance to power the iPhone 6 Plus in The Philippines. These instructions were specifically written to stop you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPhone 6 Plus abroad.This page has instructions which shows exactly what you'll need to supply power to your iPhone 6 Plus when you are visiting The Philippines by using the standard C, A or B type 220 volt 60Hz power outlets, Type C plug outlets will be typically used by a majority of Filipinas. Most power sources change depending on which area you taking a trip to therefore please read our Wikiconnections travel power sockets list for a full list of powering devices in different regions. If you are travelling to The Philippines from a different country check that the iPhone 6 Plus can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure the iPhone 6 Plus is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to avoid the device from being damaged during charging. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6 Plus.

Charging the iPhone 6 Plus in The Philippines

Can the iPhone 6 Plus be used in The Philippines?

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

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

If travelling with more than your iPhone 6 Plus and visiting multiple countries then the best international travel charger for The Philippines is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. Filipinos use three different standards of power outlets (C, A and B) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for both types A and C.

Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the plugs. If your model of iPhone 6 Plus can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times with one of these power adapters, along with support for certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel chargers having a four port charger means you can power more than one device at the same time without needing to bring individual power chargers for your trip to The Philippines. Only packing a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage and suitable for recharging your iPhone 6 Plus at an airport or on a flight. Because of their space saving versatility these types of adapters can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers without needing an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling often we recommend searching for a multipurpose travel adapter of this nature at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign 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 around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 6 Plus, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both The Philippines 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 converter for travellers originating from America going to The Philippines.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs and gives the same functionality as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half 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 The Philippines.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 6 Plus in The Philippines?

Powering the iPhone 6 Plus with a Filipino power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Instructions showing how to power your iPhone 6 Plus from a Filipino power outlet by using a Lightning cable with a Type A power charger.

  1. In order to power the iPhone 6 Plus using a Filipino power outlet you'll need to use a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple should typically include the USB cable when you first purchase your iPhone 6 Plus.
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type A USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by 2 slots adjacent to each other. Please note that power cords with type A outlets which are rated at 125 V should not be used so please check prior to proceeding.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB Apple Lightning power cord into the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6 Plus. The iPhone 6 Plus Lightning connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 6 Plus under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Filipino power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your phone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 Plus is recharging which typically takes around 60-240 minutes to recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone 6 Plus with a Filipino power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Powering the iPhone 6 Plus with a Filipino power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

A step-by-step guide showing how to charge the iPhone 6 Plus from a Filipino power outlet with a Lightning Apple connector with a 3 pinned Type B power charger.

  1. In order to charge your iPhone 6 Plus using a Filipino power outlet you will need to use a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple should typically include the USB cable when you purchase the iPhone 6 Plus.
  2. Begin by taking the Type B USB power adapter and plugging it in the power outlet. This power outlet, technically known as a Type B power outlet [6], is recognised by 2 slots parallel to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet blades go with a semicircular hole below for the slightly longer ground pin. Please be aware that power cords used with type B sockets which are rated at 125 volts should not be used so we suggest checking prior to continuing.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Apple USB Lightning power cord into the power adapter 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 Filipino power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the cell screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the mobile is charging and takes between one to four hours to completely recharge.
Powering the iPhone 6 Plus with a Filipino power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

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

Learn how to charge the iPhone 6 Plus with a Filipino power outlet with a USB Lightning Apple connector and a two pinned Type C Europlug USB charger.

  1. In order to power the iPhone 6 Plus using a Filipino power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple will typically include the USB cable when you first purchase your iPhone 6 Plus.
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can recognise the power supply by two circular holes adjacent to each other where the two pins slide into.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB Apple Lightning cord 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 can be found at bottom of the iPhone 6 Plus under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Filipino power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your phone will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 Plus is charging which takes around 60-240 minutes to recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone 6 Plus with a Filipino power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philippines - The Philippines Wikipedia web 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/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