How to charge the iPhone 6 from a power outlet in Thailand

A guide showing you how to charge the iPhone 6 from a Thai power outlet with the Lightning Apple cable with a Europlug Type C USB adapter, how to recharge the iPhone 6 using a two pinned Type A power plug and recharging the iPhone 6 using a 3 pinned Type B power plug

Thai power outlet

When planning a vacation to Thailand it is useful to know in advance if you can use all your indispensable electronics like mobile phones and tablets that you are bringing along with you. Without knowing which plug socket is being used in Thailand you are likely to bring the wrong power charger, meaning having to buy or borrow a potentially expensive power adaptor when you're there. Complicated voltages and standards can all be daunting when planning to visit a different country, especially if you've never been there before. These instructions will show you exactly how to charge your iPhone 6 when you're in Thailand using their types B, A or C Thai 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets, you will find a majority of Thai will normally use Type B sockets in their wall outlets. Most power sources are different from region to region so we recommend reading our WikiConnections world power connections guide for a full list showing powering devices in different destinations. When you are visiting Thailand from a different country please ensure that the iPhone 6 can accept a 240v supply. If your iPhone 6 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts check that your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from overheating whilst powering it. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6.

Charging the iPhone 6 in Thailand

Can you use the iPhone 6 in Thailand?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 6 in Thailand by using a power convertor.

What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 6 in Thailand?

If travelling to more than one country the best international travel power adapter for Thailand is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. There are three different types of plug sockets that Thai use (B, A and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for both types A and C.

Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the included heads over. If your iPhone 6 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times by using one of these power adapters, and support for certain power hungry devices like tablets.

Having a 4 port charger will also allow you to charge multiple devices at once without needing to buy multiple travel adapters for your Thai trip. Only packing a single travel charger will keep the overall size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to their space saving versatility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers and using only a single plug socket.

We suggest buying this type of versatile travel adapter at your preferred 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 different countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Thailand

The 4 port USB travel charger [10] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be necessary for visitors of regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These travel converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Thailand 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 portable option for travellers originating from North America going to Thailand using type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs. This offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 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 a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Thailand.
What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 6 in Thailand?

How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 from a Thai power outlet

Using a Lightning Apple connector with a Type A power charger to recharge the iPhone 6 with a Thai power outlet.

  1. To power the iPhone 6 from the Thai power outlet you will need a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], normally already supplied with the device.
  2. First plug in the Type A USB power adapter in the Thai power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by the 2 slots adjacent to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Lightning charging 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 Thai 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 is charging, typically taking around one-four hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 from a Thai power outlet

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

Using a Lightning Apple connector with a Type B power charger to charge the iPhone 6 with a Thai power outlet.

  1. To power the iPhone 6 from a Thai power outlet you will need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], typically already supplied with the device.
  2. Insert the Type B USB power adapter in the Thai power outlet. You can identify this power outlet by the 2 slots next to each other with a single hole below for the longer earth pin.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Apple Lightning power cord into the USB power 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 Thai power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your cell will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is powering up, typically taking roughly 1-4 hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 from a Thai power outlet

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 from a Thai power outlet

A guide showing you how to charge the iPhone 6 from a Thai power outlet with the Lightning Apple cable with a Europlug Type C USB adapter.

  1. To power the iPhone 6 from the Thai power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], normally supplied with the iPhone 6.
  2. First plug in the Type C USB power adapter in the Thai power outlet. You can recognise the plug supply by two circular holes adjacent to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Lightning charging 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. Turn on the Thai power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of your phone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 is charging, typically taking around one-four hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 from a Thai power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thailand - Thailand country page on Wikipedia
  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