Charging your iPhone 6 Plus from a power outlet in Hong Kong

The WikiConnections page showing how to recharge the iPhone 6 Plus from a Hong Kong power outlet using an Apple USB Lightning connector and a Type G USB charger.

Hong Kong power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of standards and voltages can all be confusing when planning on visiting a new country especially for the first time traveller. This page has been written to stop people having to worry if they can charge the iPhone 6 Plus abroad.This page is a guide telling you how to charge your iPhone 6 Plus when travelling to Hong Kong by using their standard 220 volt 50Hz Type G wall outlet, with the Hongkongese using a 13 amp plug for wall outlets. You'll discover power supplies change regionally therefore we suggest reading the list of World power supplies for a full list of countries. When you are travelling to Hong Kong from another country check that the iPhone 6 Plus can be used with a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check that your iPhone 6 Plus is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from being damaged when powering up. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6 Plus.

Charging the iPhone 6 Plus in Hong Kong

Can you use the iPhone 6 Plus in Hong Kong?

You can connect the iPhone 6 Plus to a Hong Kong power outlet by using the correct power convertor.

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

When you are travelling to multiple countries or bringing more than just your iPhone 6 Plus then the best international travel adapter for Hong Kong to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [6].

As these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by changing the supplied plugs over. If your iPhone 6 Plus supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster charging times with one of these types of power adapters and additional support for certain power hungry devices. Having a four port adapter means you can power more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack multiple power chargers on your Hong Kong trip. Because you are only bringing a single international travel charger will help keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage whilst travelling as well as being suitable for recharging your iPhone 6 Plus at an airport or on the flight. Because of their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets without needing an additional power outlet.

We recommend searching for this type of flexible travel adapter at your preferred electronics retailer - the power adapter illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Hong Kong

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial when visiting regions with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Hong Kong and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable option for travellers originating from America visiting Hong Kong using 3 pinned type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs. This gives almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more flexible 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 a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Hong Kong.
What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 6 Plus in Hong Kong?

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

Instructions on how to power the iPhone 6 Plus with a Hong Kong power outlet using the Apple USB Lightning cable and a Type G USB adapter.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 6 Plus from the Hong Kong power outlet you will need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (this USB cable is usually supplied with the device by Apple).
  2. Begin by inserting the Type G USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can recognise the wall outlet by the three vertical holes with plastic shutters forming a triangle pattern for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB mains 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 the iPhone 6 Plus under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Hong Kong power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of your phone will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is recharging which typically takes around 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 Plus from a Hong Kong power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hong_Kong - Hong Kong Wikipedia 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/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