How to charge your iPhone 6 Plus from a power outlet in Scotland

Using a Lightning Apple connector and a three pinned Type G USB adapter to charge the iPhone 6 Plus from a Scottish power outlet.

Scottish power outlet

If you are planning a trip it can be useful to know in advance if you can power your common devices such as cell phones and laptops when you arrive at your destination. But, without knowing which power socket is being used in Scotland you may end up either bringing too many spare adaptors or bring the wrong charger, thereby leaving you having to buy or borrow a suitable charger on arrival. Varying complicated combinations of voltages and plug types can all cause confusion when planning on travelling to a foreign country if you've never visited before. When travelling to Scotland these useful instructions show powering your iPhone 6 Plus using a standard 230 volt 50Hz Type G Scottish wall outlet, with the Scottish using BS 1363 13 amp plugs for wall outlets. When you are travelling to Scotland from another region please ensure that the iPhone 6 Plus can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) double check the iPhone 6 Plus is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from overheating when charging it. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6 Plus.

Charging the iPhone 6 Plus in Scotland

Can you use the iPhone 6 Plus in Scotland?

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

What is the best power charger for the iPhone 6 Plus in Scotland?

When you are travelling to more than one country then the best international travel power adapter for Scotland to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts - 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 iPhone 6 Plus is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times with one of these power chargers and additional compatibility with more power hungry devices. Unlike other chargers this means you can power multiple devices at once without needing to buy individual travel adapters. Only needing to pack a single international USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage whilst travelling. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers without needing an additional power outlet.

We suggest buying this type of flexible power charger at your preferred electronics retailer. The power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Scotland

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 6 Plus, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel converters are 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 travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable option for travellers originating from North America going to Scotland.
  • 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 from America using type B plugs. This is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for almost half the 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Scotland. [6] [AD]
What is the best power charger for the iPhone 6 Plus in Scotland?

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

Instructions showing how to recharge the iPhone 6 Plus with a Scottish power outlet by using the Lightning Apple cable with a 3 pinned Type G USB charger.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 6 Plus from the Scottish power outlet you'll need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (typically already supplied with the iPhone 6 Plus by Apple).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type G USB power adapter in the Scottish power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by 3 rectangular holes with plastic shutters forming a triangle configuration.
  3. Connect one end of the Apple USB Lightning power cord into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6 Plus. The iPhone 6 Plus Lightning connector is situated at bottom of your iPhone 6 Plus under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Scottish power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPhone 6 Plus will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is charging which takes around one to four hours to recharge.
How to use a Type G power charger for charging your iPhone 6 Plus from a Scottish power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Scottish Wikipedia 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, under $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$10-C$15).
  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, costing around $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$10-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 cost between $15 to $20 USD (under £15 GBP / under C$20).