Charging your iPhone 6 from a power outlet in Malaysia

Using the Apple Lightning connector with a 3 pin Type G power adapter to power the iPhone 6 with a Malaysian power outlet.

Malaysian power outlet

Varying complicated region codes and voltages can all be daunting when planning on travelling to another country if you've never visited before. With only a handful of different types of sockets being used in the world this article shows exactly what to purchase in advance to power your iPhone 6 . This guide was written to prevent visitors having to worry if they'll be able to charge the iPhone 6 when they're staying in Malaysia.If you're planning a holiday to Malaysia the following useful instructions show how to charge your iPhone 6 by using their standard 240 volt 50Hz G Type Malaysian plug outlet, the Malaysians will use a 13 amp plug for wall outlets. When travelling to Malaysia from a different country please double check the iPhone 6 can accept a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v make sure that the device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to avoid the device from being damaged when charging it. If you plan on staying in a place such as Kuala Lumpur or Shah Alam please refer to the Malaysian country page on Wikipedia [1] for more indepth information. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6.

Charging the iPhone 6 in Malaysia

Can the iPhone 6 be used in Malaysia?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 6 to a Malaysian power outlet.

What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 6 in Malaysia?

If you are travelling with more than just your iPhone 6 the best international travel charger for Malaysia to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [6].

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and 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 types of travel chargers, plus additional compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

This means you can recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring seperate travel chargers on your Malaysian trip or using up additional power sockets. Only bringing a single international travel charger will keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage while travelling. Because of their flexibility these types of power adapters can be used at home not just abroad 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 at an electronics retailer. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Malaysia

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unreliable power supplies. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power converter for travellers originating from North America visiting Malaysia 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 travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs. This is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Malaysia.
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 6 in Malaysia?

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

Learn how to recharge the iPhone 6 from a Malaysian power outlet with the Apple Lightning connector with a 3 pin Type G power adapter.

  1. To power your iPhone 6 using the Malaysian power outlet you will need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple usually include this cable with the iPhone 6.
  2. First you'll need to plug the Type G USB power adapter in the Malaysian power outlet. This plug supply, 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 USB 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 Malaysian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPhone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is charging which typically takes around 1-4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone 6 with a Malaysian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malaysia - Malaysian country page on Wikipedia
  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