How to charge the iPhone 6 Plus in Taiwan

Instructions showing how to charge your iPhone 6 Plus from a Taiwanese power outlet by using a Lightning Apple cable with a double pinned Type A power charger and charging the iPhone 6 Plus using a three pin Type B USB plug.

Taiwanese power outlet

If you are packing for a holiday to Taiwan it's useful to know in advance if you'll be able to use any devices when you're there. By not knowing which power socket is used in Taiwan you are more likely to bring the wrong charger, therefore needing to purchase a suitable power adaptor when you need to recharge. Differing 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 Taiwan the following useful instructions show how to supply power to the iPhone 6 Plus using the standard B or A type 110 volt 60Hz wall outlets, Type B power outlets will be typically used by most Taiwanese. Most power sources will vary depending on which country you visiting so we recommend that you read the Wikiconnections global power sockets list where you'll find a complete list showing charging devices in different destinations. If the iPhone 6 Plus slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when visiting Taiwan from another country check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Devices which originated from a country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) can take longer to charge or won't power up, so check your iPhone 6 Plus is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to ensure proper use. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6 Plus.

Charging the iPhone 6 Plus in Taiwan

Can the iPhone 6 Plus be used in Taiwan?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 6 Plus in Taiwan.

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

If you are travelling to more than one country then the best international travel charger for Taiwan to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two different types of wall outlets in Taiwan (types B and A) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type A. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the heads over. If your iPhone 6 Plus can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these USB travel chargers along with additional support for certain power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other travel adapters this means you can power more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack individual travel adapters. Because you are only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the size down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage. Due to their space saving versatility these types of chargers can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers without needing an additional power outlet.

For those travelling on a regular basis we suggest buying a multipurpose travel adapter similar to this at your preferred electronics retailer; the multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Taiwan

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial when visiting counties with unstable power grids. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Taiwan 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 compact power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Taiwan using type B American 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 the US using type B plugs. This is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Taiwan.
What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 6 Plus in Taiwan?

Charging the iPhone 6 Plus from a Taiwanese power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

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

  1. In order to supply power to the iPhone 6 Plus from the Taiwanese power outlet you will need a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will normally supply this USB cable when you purchase your iPhone 6 Plus).
  2. Begin the process by inserting the Type A USB power adapter into the Taiwanese power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by the 2 thin slots adjacent to each other where the two plug outlet pins sit.
  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 Plus. You can find the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6 Plus situated at the bottom of the iPhone 6 Plus.
  4. Switch on the Taiwanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the phone will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is powering up taking between 60-240 minutes to fully recharge.
Charging the iPhone 6 Plus from a Taiwanese power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

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

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

  1. In order to power the iPhone 6 Plus from the Taiwanese power outlet you will need a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will normally include this cable when you purchase your iPhone 6 Plus).
  2. Begin by plugging the Type B USB power adapter in the Taiwanese power outlet. The wall supply (sometimes known as a Type B power outlet [6]) is recognised by two slots next to each other for live and neutral blades with a single semicircular hole below for the slightly long earth pin.
  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 Plus. The iPhone 6 Plus Lightning connector is situated at bottom of the iPhone 6 Plus under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Taiwanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your iPhone 6 Plus will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is recharging which should take around 1 - 4 hours to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type B power charger for charging your iPhone 6 Plus from a Taiwanese power outlet

See also

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