How to charge the iPhone 6 when planning a trip to Hong Kong

How to connect a Hong Kong power outlet to the iPhone 6

Hong Kong power outlet

Various combinations of frequencies and region codes can often be daunting when planning on staying in a foreign country if you've never been there before. When you're visiting Hong Kong these instructions show how to power the iPhone 6 using a standard 220 volt 50Hz Type G power outlet, with the Hongkongese using 13 amp plugs for wall outlets. When you are travelling to Hong Kong from another country please check that your iPhone 6 can accept a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) ensure that the device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to stop the device from overheating whilst powering it. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6.

Charging the iPhone 6 in Hong Kong

Can you use the iPhone 6 in Hong Kong?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 6 to a Hong Kong power outlet.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 6 in Hong Kong?

If travelling to more than one country then the best international travel charger for Hong Kong is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [6]. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the supplied heads. If your type of iPhone 6 can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker charging times by using one of these types of power chargers, along with support for certain power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other chargers having a 4 port adapter means you can charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack seperate travel adapters on your Hong Kong trip. By only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage while travelling. Due to their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones, tablets and speakers using just a single plug socket.

We suggest searching for an adaptable travel adapter like this online. The power adapter illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Hong Kong

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, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Hong Kong 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 option for travellers originating from America visiting Hong Kong.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also 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. This offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • Yubi Universal Power Strip Kit - The Yobi only has 2 USB charging ports but offers 6 AC outlets. This versatile power strip is compatible with both American plugs and popular plug types A, B, E, F, G and I making it suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Hong Kong.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 6 in Hong Kong?

How to use a Type G power charger for charging your iPhone 6 from a Hong Kong power outlet

Using a USB Lightning Apple connector with a Type G power adapter to charge the iPhone 6 from a Hong Kong power outlet.

  1. In order to charge your iPhone 6 using a Hong Kong power outlet you'll need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - the USB cable is usually included with your iPhone 6 by Apple.
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type G USB power adapter into the Hong Kong power outlet. The power supply, sometimes known as the Type G power outlet [3], looks like three vertical slots containing plastic shutters in a triangle pattern.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB mains charger 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. Switch on the Hong Kong power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your iPhone 6 will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is charging and takes roughly 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type G power charger for charging your iPhone 6 from a Hong Kong power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hong_Kong - wikipedia.org entry about Hong Kong
  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/typeG.htm - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - Provides power from a type G mains power supply
  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. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters