Charging the iPhone 6 Plus when staying in Wales

How to connect a Welsh power outlet to the iPhone 6 Plus

Welsh power outlet

If you are planning a vacation it can often be helpful to know if you can power all your indispensable electronics when you arrive. By not knowing which wall socket is being used in Wales you are likely to bring the wrong power charger, therefore having to purchase a suitable adaptor when you're there that might be incompatible. Different standards and voltages can often be daunting when planning to travel to another country especially to the first time traveller. This page has been specifically written to prepare people wanting to charge the iPhone 6 Plus when they're staying abroad.If you're travelling to Wales this page contains useful instructions showing you how to charge your iPhone 6 Plus by using a 230 volt 50Hz Type G Welsh power outlet, the Welsh will use a BS 1363 13 amp plug for charging. If you are travelling to Wales from a different country please ensure your iPhone 6 Plus can accept a 240 volt supply. If it came 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) else you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overheating whilst powering it up. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6 Plus.

Charging the iPhone 6 Plus in Wales

Can you use the iPhone 6 Plus in Wales?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 6 Plus to a Welsh power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

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

When you are travelling with more than your iPhone 6 Plus and visiting multiple countries then the best travel adapter for Wales to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [6]. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by switching the included heads. If your type of iPhone 6 Plus supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these types of USB power chargers, and support for more power demanding devices.

Unlike other travel chargers this will allow you to recharge multiple devices at once without needing to bring multiple power chargers or occupying additional wall sockets. By only needing a single international travel charger will keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage while travelling and on hand for charging your iPhone 6 Plus at the airport or on a flight. Due to their versatility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets using just a single wall outlet.

If you travel to Wales we recommend buying an adaptable power adapter like this online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Wales

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] 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 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial when visiting counties with unstable power grids. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Wales 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 North America going to Wales using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also 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 more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Wales.
What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 6 Plus in Wales?

Charging the iPhone 6 Plus from a Welsh power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Using a USB Lightning Apple connector with a Type G USB charger to power the iPhone 6 Plus with a Welsh power outlet.

  1. In order to power the iPhone 6 Plus from the Welsh power outlet you will need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], the USB cable is usually included with the iPhone 6 Plus.
  2. First plug in the Type G USB power adapter in the power supply. You can recognise this wall outlet by the 3 vertical slots in a triangular pattern for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB charging cable 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 Welsh power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your cellphone will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is recharging taking around 1 - 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPhone 6 Plus from a Welsh power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

See also

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