Charging the iPhone 6 Plus when staying in Malaysia

Instructions on how to charge your iPhone 6 Plus from a Malaysian power outlet with a USB Lightning connector and a Type G USB adapter.

Malaysian power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of voltages and region codes can often cause confusion when planning to travel to another country especially to the first time traveller. This page is a step by step guide telling you how to charge your iPhone 6 Plus in Malaysia using a standard 240 volt 50Hz G Type wall outlet, the Malaysians will use 13 amp plugs for charging. If you are visiting Malaysia from a different country please make sure that your iPhone 6 Plus can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v double check the iPhone 6 Plus is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from being damaged whilst powering it up. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6 Plus.

Charging the iPhone 6 Plus in Malaysia

Can the iPhone 6 Plus be used in Malaysia?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 6 Plus in Malaysia.

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

When you are travelling with more than your iPhone 6 Plus the best travel charger for Malaysia is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the included heads. If your type of iPhone 6 Plus supports Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these travel adapters and additional support for certain power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other travel adapters this will allow you to recharge multiple devices at once without needing to bring individual power adapters on your Malaysian trip or using up additional wall outlets. Because you are only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage and convenient for charging your iPhone 6 Plus at the airport or on a flight. Due to their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers without using up an additional plug socket.

We recommend searching for an adaptable power adapter like this online. The multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Malaysia

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable power grids. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, 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 portable option for travellers originating from North America visiting Malaysia.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly 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 only 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a 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 ideal for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Malaysia. [6] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 6 Plus in Malaysia?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 Plus from a Malaysian power outlet

A guide on how to charge the iPhone 6 Plus from a Malaysian power outlet using an Apple USB Lightning cable and a Type G power adapter.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 6 Plus using the Malaysian power outlet you will need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - typically already included with your iPhone 6 Plus by Apple.
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type G USB power adapter and inserting it into the Malaysian power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by three vertical slots forming a triangular configuration.
  3. Connect one end of the Lightning power cord into the USB power 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 Malaysian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the iPhone 6 Plus screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 Plus is charging, typically taking between 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 Plus from a Malaysian power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Malaysian Wikipedia web page
  2. Apple - official iPhone user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - A Type G USB charger has three thick rectangular blades in a triangular shape with the longer top blade acting as the earthing pin, estimated price 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, between $15 to $20 USD (£15-£20 GBP / under C$15).
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated price between $15 to $20 USD (around £10 GBP / under C$20).