Charging your iPhone 6 from a power outlet in Taiwan

The WikiConnections guide showing how to charge your iPhone 6 from a Taiwanese power outlet with the Apple Lightning cable and a 2 pin Type A USB charger and powering the iPhone 6 using a Type B power adapter.

Taiwanese power outlet

Various combinations of voltages and region codes can all lead to confusion when planning on travelling to another country if you've never been there before. This guide has been written to prevent visitors worrying if they'll be able to charge their iPhone 6 abroad.This page has simple instructions demonstrating how to charge your iPhone 6 when staying in Taiwan by using their standard B or A type 110 volt 60Hz wall outlets, most Taiwanese will use the Type B plugs in their wall outlets. If your iPhone 6 does not power up or charges slowly when you are visiting Taiwan from another country check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Normally electrical devices which originated from another country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts can take longer to charge or won't turn on, so check the iPhone 6 is dual-voltage (normally indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to ensure proper use. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6.

Charging the iPhone 6 in Taiwan

Can the iPhone 6 be used in Taiwan?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 6 to a Taiwanese power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 6 in Taiwan?

When travelling to more than one country or bringing more than your iPhone 6 then the best international travel adapter for Taiwan is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Taiwanese use two different standards of wall outlets (types B and A) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type A.

Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by changing the included plugs over. If your type of iPhone 6 supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster charging times with one of these types of travel adapters along with compatibility with more power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other adapters having a four port adapter means you can recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy seperate travel chargers for your Taiwanese trip. By only needing a single USB travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand baggage. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used when you return home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and smartphones using only a single power outlet.

We recommend buying a versatile power adapter of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer - the travel charger illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Taiwan

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 best selling compact option for travellers originating from North America visiting Taiwan using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 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 Taiwan.
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 6 in Taiwan?

How to use a Type A power charger for charging your iPhone 6 from a Taiwanese power outlet

The WikiConnections guide showing how to charge your iPhone 6 from a Taiwanese power outlet with the Apple Lightning cable and a 2 pin Type A USB charger.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPhone 6 using a Taiwanese power outlet you'll need a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (usually supplied with the device by Apple).
  2. Start by plugging the Type A USB power adapter into the power supply. You can identify the plug supply by the 2 thin slots next to each other where the twin pins sit.
  3. Connect the USB 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 is situated at bottom of the iPhone 6 under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Taiwanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your cell will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 is charging which takes between 1 to 4 hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type A power charger for charging your iPhone 6 from a Taiwanese power outlet

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

Using the Apple USB Lightning connector with a three pin Type B power adapter to recharge your iPhone 6 with a Taiwanese power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPhone 6 from a Taiwanese power outlet you'll need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will normally supply the cable when you buy your iPhone 6).
  2. Start by plugging the Type B USB power adapter into the wall supply. The power supply (technically called the Type B power outlet [6]) can be recognised by two slots where the live and neutral blades go with a single semicircular shaped hole below for the earthed pin.
  3. Plug in one end of the Lightning cable into the mains power adapter 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. Switch on the Taiwanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPhone 6 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 is powering up taking roughly one-four hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 from a Taiwanese power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taiwan - Taiwanese 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/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. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters