Charging the iPhone 6 when staying in India

The Wiki Connections guide on how to charge the iPhone 6 from an Indian power outlet by using an Apple USB Lightning cable and a double pinned Type C USB adapter, powering the iPhone 6 using a three pinned Type D power plug and charging the iPhone 6 using a three pin Type M USB plug

Indian power outlet

When packing for a trip it's helpful to know in advance if you'll be able to use any devices such as mobiles and tablets when you arrive. However, by not knowing which power supply to expect you may end up either having to bring unnecessary spare adaptors or bring the wrong power adaptor, thereby leaving you having to borrow a suitable adaptor when you're there. Complicated standards and plugs can all be confusing when planning to stay in a new country if you've never been there before. These guidelines were specifically written to assist people wanting to charge the iPhone 6 abroad.When you are planning a vacation to India these useful instructions show how to power your iPhone 6 by using the Type D, C or M Indian 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets, please be aware Type D plug outlets are normally used by a majority of Indians. If you are visiting India from a different country please make sure that your iPhone 6 can accept a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) check the iPhone 6 is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to stop the device from over-heating during charging. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6.

Charging the iPhone 6 in India

Can you use the iPhone 6 in India?

You can connect the iPhone 6 to an Indian power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 6 in India?

When travelling to multiple countries or bringing more than just your iPhone 6 the best international travel charger for India 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 India (types D, C and M) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the included plugs over. If your iPhone 6 is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these USB travel chargers along with additional support for more power hungry devices. Unlike other travel adapters this will allow you to recharge multiple devices at once without needing to bring individual power chargers on your Indian trip or occupying additional wall sockets. Only packing a single travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when you return home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets using just a single wall outlet.

If you travel to India we recommend buying an adaptable travel adapter similar to this at your preferred electronics retailer; the multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for India

The 4 port USB travel charger [10] 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 adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power grids. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both India 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 converter for travellers originating from North America going to India.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs and gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a generous 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 wide range of travellers from around the world visiting India.
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 6 in India?

Powering the iPhone 6 with an Indian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Using a Lightning connector with a Type C Europlug USB charger to recharge the iPhone 6 from an Indian power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to your iPhone 6 from an Indian power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - typically already included with your iPhone 6 by Apple.
  2. First plug in the Type C USB power adapter in the power outlet. The wall supply (sometimes called a Europlug) can be recognised by the two holes next to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Apple power cable into the bottom of the power adapter 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. Turn on the Indian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your iPhone 6 will display a charge icon to indicate that the mobile is recharging which takes around one-four hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone 6 with an Indian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type D power charger for charging your iPhone 6 from an Indian power outlet

Instructions on how to power the iPhone 6 with an Indian power outlet with a USB Lightning Apple connector with a 3 pin Type D USB charger.

  1. In order to power the iPhone 6 from the Indian power outlet you will need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (usually already included with your iPhone 6).
  2. Firstly plug the Type D USB power adapter in the power supply. This plug supply (called the Type D power outlet [6]) can be identified by the three holes in a triangular shape for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the power adapter 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. Turn on the Indian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your iPhone 6 will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is recharging which takes around one-four hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type D power charger for charging your iPhone 6 from an Indian power outlet

Charging the iPhone 6 from an Indian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

Simple instructions showing how to recharge your iPhone 6 with an Indian power outlet with a Lightning connector and a Type M USB adapter.

  1. To power the iPhone 6 using an Indian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type M USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple will usually include the cable when you buy the iPhone 6.
  2. Start the process by taking the Type M USB power adapter and inserting it in the Indian power outlet. You can recognise the wall supply by the 3 large round holes in a triangle pattern for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB charging cord into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6. You can find the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6 situated at the bottom of the iPhone 6.
  4. Switch on the Indian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your mobile will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is charging and takes around 1 to 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPhone 6 from an Indian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/India - India 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/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C 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/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  7. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D mains power outlet
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeM.htm - Type M power outlet
  9. Type M USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type M 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