Charging the iPhone 6 Plus when staying in Thailand

A step by step guide showing how to recharge your iPhone 6 Plus with a Thai power outlet with a Lightning connector with a Type A USB adapter, recharging the iPhone 6 Plus using a Type B USB adapter and powering the iPhone 6 Plus using a double pinned Type C power adapter

Thai power outlet

Various combinations of voltages and plug types can often lead to confusion when planning on visiting a different country, especially to the first time traveller. However this isn't as complex as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards used throughout the world this article shows exactly what you'll need in advance to charge the iPhone 6 Plus . These guidelines have been written to stop people having to worry if they can charge their iPhone 6 Plus when they are visiting Thailand.When you are going to travel to Thailand these useful instructions show how to power your iPhone 6 Plus by using their types B, A or C Thai 220 volt 50Hz power outlets, Type B power outlets will be typically used by most Thai. If travelling to Thailand from a different country ensure that the iPhone 6 Plus can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased from 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 power converter to stop the device from overheating during charging. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6 Plus.

Charging the iPhone 6 Plus in Thailand

Can you use the iPhone 6 Plus in Thailand?

You can connect the iPhone 6 Plus to a Thai power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

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

When travelling to multiple countries or bringing more than your iPhone 6 Plus the best international travel charger for Thailand to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. There are three different types of wall outlets in Thailand (B, A and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for both types A and C. As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by changing the plugs over. If your iPhone 6 Plus can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these types of USB power chargers, and compatibility with more power demanding devices.

Having a 4 port adapter means you can power more than one device at the same time without needing to pack individual travel chargers. By only packing a single international travel charger will keep the overall size down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage whilst travelling. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of chargers can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets using just a single wall outlet.

If you travel to Thailand we recommend buying this type of versatile travel charger at your preferred electronics retailer - the power adapter illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Thailand

The 4 port USB travel charger [10] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 6 Plus, but for visitors also wishing 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 counties with unstable power supplies. These power adapters are supplied 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 travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable option for travellers originating from America visiting Thailand using 3 pinned 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 originating from the US using type B plugs. This is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a 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 Thailand.
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 6 Plus in Thailand?

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

A step by step guide showing how to recharge your iPhone 6 Plus with a Thai power outlet with a Lightning connector with a Type A USB adapter.

  1. If you want to charge your iPhone 6 Plus using the Thai power outlet you'll need a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (typically already included with your iPhone 6 Plus by Apple).
  2. Begin the process by inserting the Type A USB power adapter into the power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by the two thin adjacent slots where the live and neutral blades go.
  3. Connect one end of the Lightning power cord into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6 Plus. The iPhone 6 Plus Lightning connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 6 Plus under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Thai power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the iPhone 6 Plus screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 Plus is charging, typically taking between 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 Plus from a Thai power outlet

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

A step by step guide showing how to charge your iPhone 6 Plus from a Thai power outlet with a USB Lightning connector and a Type B USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge the iPhone 6 Plus using the Thai power outlet you will need a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - normally already supplied with your iPhone 6 Plus by Apple.
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type B USB power adapter and plugging it into the Thai power outlet. You can recognise the wall outlet by the 2 thin slots with a single semicircular hole below for the slightly long earth pin.
  3. Connect one end of the Lightning charging cord into the mains USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6 Plus. The iPhone 6 Plus Lightning connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 6 Plus under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Thai 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 6 Plus is recharging, typically taking roughly 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 Plus from a Thai power outlet

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

Using a Lightning connector and a Type C Europlug USB charger to recharge the iPhone 6 Plus from a Thai power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge your iPhone 6 Plus using the Thai power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (normally already supplied with your iPhone 6 Plus by Apple).
  2. Begin the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter into the power outlet. The wall outlet can be recognised by 2 round adjacent holes where the twin pins go.
  3. Connect one end of the Lightning power cord into the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6 Plus. The iPhone 6 Plus Lightning connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 6 Plus under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Thai power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the iPhone 6 Plus screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 Plus is charging, typically taking roughly 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 Plus from a Thai power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thailand - Thai Wikipedia web 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. 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