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

Instructions on how to recharge your iPhone 6 from a Macanese power outlet with an Apple Lightning cable with a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter, how to recharge the iPhone 6 using a Type G power charger and how to recharge the iPhone 6 using a two pin Type F Schuko USB adapter

Macanese power outlet

Complicated voltages and plugs can all be daunting when planning to travel to a different country if you've never visited before. This guide has been specifically written to prevent people worrying if they can power the iPhone 6 abroad.If you are staying in Macau the following instructions show charging your iPhone 6 by using the standard types G, D, F or M Macanese 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets, most Macanese use Type G sockets in their power outlets. If travelling to Macau from another country please ensure that the iPhone 6 can accept a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check your device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to prevent the device from being damaged during charging. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6.

Charging the iPhone 6 in Macau

Can you use the iPhone 6 in Macau?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 6 in Macau.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 6 in Macau?

When you are travelling with more than your iPhone 6 then the best international travel power adapter for Macau to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [12]. Macanese use four different types of plug sockets (types G, D, F and M) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type G.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the supplied heads over. If your model of iPhone 6 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters, along with additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices. Unlike other chargers having a four port charger will also allow you to recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to buy seperate power chargers or occupying additional power outlets. By only needing to pack a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage while travelling and suitable for recharging your iPhone 6 at the airport or on the plane. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones, tablets and e-readers with only a single wall outlet.

For those travelling on a regular basis we recommend searching for a flexible power charger similar to this at an electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [12] which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Macau

The 4 port USB travel charger [12] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be useful for visitors of regions with unstable power grids. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Macau using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs. This is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 suitable for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Macau.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 6 in Macau?

How to use a Type G power charger for charging your iPhone 6 from a Macanese power outlet

Using the Lightning Apple connector with a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter to charge the iPhone 6 from a Macanese power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 6 from the Macanese power outlet you'll need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple should usually supply this cable when you first purchase your iPhone 6.
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type G USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This power outlet, technically known as the Type G power outlet [3], looks like three vertical rectangular holes with plastic shutters forming a triangle shape.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Lightning charging cable into the USB power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6. The iPhone 6 Lightning connector can be found at bottom of your iPhone 6 under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Macanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your mobile screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is recharging and takes between one-four hours to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type G power charger for charging your iPhone 6 from a Macanese power outlet

Powering the iPhone 6 with a Macanese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Instructions on how to recharge your iPhone 6 from a Macanese power outlet with an Apple Lightning cable with a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge the iPhone 6 from the Macanese power outlet you will need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple should usually supply this USB cable with your iPhone 6.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type D USB power adapter in the Macanese power outlet. The plug outlet (sometimes called a Type D power outlet [6]) looks like three round holes forming a triangular shape.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6. The iPhone 6 Lightning connector can be found at bottom of your iPhone 6 under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Macanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your phone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the mobile is charging taking between 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone 6 with a Macanese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 from a Macanese power outlet

Using an Apple Lightning cable with a 2 pinned Schuko Type F USB charger to power your iPhone 6 from a Macanese power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your iPhone 6 from the Macanese power outlet you'll need to use a Type F USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple will typically supply this cable when you first purchase the iPhone 6.
  2. Plug in the Type F USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This sunken round power outlet (called a Type F power outlet [8] or Schuko outlet) can be recognised by the two 4.8mm round holes 19 mm apart from each other, plus a pair of two thin grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6. The iPhone 6 Lightning connector can be found at bottom of your iPhone 6 under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Macanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your phone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the mobile is charging taking between 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 from a Macanese power outlet

How to use a Type M power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 from a Macanese power outlet

Using a USB Lightning cable with a Type M power charger to power your iPhone 6 from a Macanese power outlet.

  1. To supply power to the iPhone 6 using a Macanese power outlet you will need to buy a Type M USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (this cable is usually already supplied with the iPhone 6).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type M USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by 3 holes in a triangle shape for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the cord into the mains USB 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. Switch on the Macanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPhone 6 will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is charging which takes around 1 to 4 hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type M power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 from a Macanese power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macau - Macau country page on wikipedia.org
  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, priced at between $10 to $15 USD (around £15 GBP / under C$20).
  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, around $5 USD (£4-£5 GBP / C$130-C$140).
  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, between $15 to $20 USD (around £20 GBP / under C$20).
  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, around $10 USD (£15-£20 GBP / C$20-C$25).
  10. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeM.htm - Type M power outlet
  11. Type M USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type M mains power outlet, costs between $10 to $15 USD (under £5 GBP / under C$20).
  12. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, between $10 to $15 USD (around £10 GBP / under C$20).