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

How to connect an Irish power outlet to the iPhone 6

Irish power outlet

Various standards and plugs can all be confusing when planning on visiting another country to the first time traveller. This page has step by step instructions demonstrating exactly what you'll need to supply power to the iPhone 6 when staying in Ireland by using a 230 volt 50Hz G Type Irish wall outlet, with the Irish using 13 amp plugs for wall outlets. If travelling to Ireland from another region double check the iPhone 6 can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure 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 overloading during charging. If you intend to stay in a place like Dublin or Newbridge we also suggest referring to the Ireland Wikipedia web page [1] for more information prior to the location. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6.

Charging the iPhone 6 in Ireland

Can the iPhone 6 be used in Ireland?

You can use the iPhone 6 in Ireland by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 6 in Ireland?

If travelling to more than one country and bringing along more than just your iPhone 6 the best international travel power adapter for Ireland is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [6]. Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by changing the plugs over. If your model of iPhone 6 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these power adapters, and support for more power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other adapters having a 4 port adapter means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to buy seperate power adapters. Because you are only packing a single travel charger will keep the overall size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage as well as being convenient for recharging your iPhone 6 at the airport or on a flight. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of chargers can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers and using only a single plug socket.

We suggest searching for an adaptable travel adapter of this nature at an electronics retailer, the power charger illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Ireland

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices using 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 unreliable power supplies. These travel adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 compact power adapter for travellers originating from America visiting Ireland.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half the 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 ideal for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Ireland.
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 6 in Ireland?

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

Using a Lightning Apple connector with a Type G power adapter to charge the iPhone 6 from an Irish power outlet.

  1. In order to power the iPhone 6 using the Irish power outlet you'll need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (usually already included with your device by Apple).
  2. Firstly plug the Type G USB power adapter in the Irish power outlet. You can recognise the plug supply by three vertical slots with shutters in a triangle configuration for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Apple USB Lightning cord into the bottom of the mains power 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 your iPhone 6.
  4. Turn on the Irish power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the cell screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 is recharging which should take around one-four hours to fully recharge.
Charging the iPhone 6 from an Irish power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ireland - Ireland 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