Charging your iPhone 6 from a power outlet in Indonesia

Simple instructions showing you how to power the iPhone 6 from an Indonesian power outlet by using a Lightning connector and a 2 pin Type C USB charger, how to power the iPhone 6 using a 3 pin Type G USB plug and charging the iPhone 6 using a double pinned Type F USB plug

Indonesian power outlet

When organizing a trip it's useful to know if you can power your vital devices when you get there. By not knowing which power socket is used you may end up either weighing yourself down with too many adaptors or bring the wrong power charger, leaving you having to borrow a suitable power adaptor on arrival that might be incompatible and cause damage to your iPhone 6. Complicated combinations of voltages and region codes can all lead to confusion when planning to travel to a new country especially for the first time traveller. This page has been written to stop you having to worry if you'll be able to charge your iPhone 6 when staying in Indonesia.The following guide tells you exactly what you'll need to charge the iPhone 6 when you're travelling to Indonesia using the Type G, C or F Indonesian 220 volt 50Hz power outlets, please be aware that Type G power outlets will be used by a majority of Indonesians. If you are visiting Indonesia from another country make sure that the iPhone 6 can be used with a 240 volt supply. If your iPhone 6 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) make sure your iPhone 6 is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from overheating during charging. If you're planning to stay somewhere such as Jakarta or Surabaya read the Indonesian Wikipedia page [1] for further details. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6.

Charging the iPhone 6 in Indonesia

Can the iPhone 6 be used in Indonesia?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 6 to an Indonesian power outlet.

What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 6 in Indonesia?

When you are travelling to more than one country or bringing along more than your iPhone 6 then the best travel charger for Indonesia is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. Indonesians use three different types of power outlets (types G, C and F) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for both types C and G.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the supplied plugs over. If your iPhone 6 can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these USB travel chargers, plus additional support for more power demanding devices.

Unlike other adapters having a four port adapter will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple power adapters. Only needing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage while travelling and on hand for recharging your iPhone 6 at an airport or on the plane. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers with just a single power outlet.

We recommend buying this type of versatile power adapter online; the multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been tested successfully for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Indonesia

The 4 port USB travel charger [10] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 6, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Indonesia and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Indonesia using 3 pinned type B 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 originating from the US using type B plugs. This is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • Yubi Universal Power Strip Kit - The Yobi only has 2 USB charging ports but offers a more flexible 6 AC outlets. This versatile power strip is compatible with both American plugs and popular plug types A, B, E, F, G and I making it perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Indonesia.
What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 6 in Indonesia?

Powering the iPhone 6 with an Indonesian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Using a Lightning connector and a 3 pin Type G power adapter to recharge your iPhone 6 with an Indonesian power outlet.

  1. To charge your iPhone 6 using the Indonesian power outlet you will need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - this USB cable is normally already supplied with your iPhone 6.
  2. Start by plugging the Type G USB power adapter into the power outlet. The wall outlet, sometimes known as a Type G power outlet [3], looks like 3 vertical rectangular slots with plastic shutters in a triangular shape.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the mains power adapter 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. Turn on the Indonesian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the phone will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is charging which takes between 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
Powering the iPhone 6 with an Indonesian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

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

Using the Apple USB Lightning connector with a Europlug Type C USB charger to charge your iPhone 6 with an Indonesian power outlet.

  1. In order to power your iPhone 6 from an Indonesian power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], typically already included with the device by Apple.
  2. Start by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it in the Indonesian power outlet. You can identify the wall outlet by the two holes adjacent to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB power cable into the bottom of 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 Indonesian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPhone 6 screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is charging which should take roughly 1-4 hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 from an Indonesian power outlet

Powering the iPhone 6 with an Indonesian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

Using the Apple USB Lightning connector with a Schuko Type F USB charger to charge your iPhone 6 with an Indonesian power outlet.

  1. If you want to power the iPhone 6 using the Indonesian power outlet you will need to use a Type F USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the USB cable is normally already included with the device).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type F USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can identify the wall outlet by the two large holes 19 mm adjacent to each other for live and neutral and a pair of thin grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB power cable into the bottom of 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 Indonesian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPhone 6 screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is recharging which should take roughly 1-4 hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone 6 with an Indonesian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indonesia - Indonesian 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/typeG.htm - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - Provides power from a type G mains power supply
  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/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  7. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  9. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F 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