Charging the iPhone 6 Plus from a power outlet in Australia

Using a Lightning Apple cable and a Type I power adapter to power the iPhone 6 Plus with an Australian power outlet.

Australian power outlet

Varying different combinations of standards and plugs can all be confusing when planning on staying in a foreign country, especially to the first time traveller. If travelling to Australia these useful instructions show how to power your iPhone 6 Plus by using their standard 230 volt 50Hz Type I plug supply. You will discover power is different regionally therefore we recommend reading the Oceania and power supplies page for a full list of countries. When you are travelling to Australia from another country check that the iPhone 6 Plus can be used with a 240v supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts double check your 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 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 Australia

Can the iPhone 6 Plus be used in Australia?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 6 Plus to an Australian power outlet by using a power adaptor.

What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 6 Plus in Australia?

When you are travelling to multiple countries or bringing more than just your iPhone 6 Plus then the best international travel adapter for Australia is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by changing the plugs over. If your iPhone 6 Plus can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times by using one of these USB travel chargers, along with compatibility with more power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other adapters this will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy seperate travel adapters or occupying additional wall sockets. Only packing a single USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand baggage while travelling. Because of their flexibility these types of power adapters can be used when you return home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets without needing an additional power outlet.

We recommend searching for this type of flexible travel adapter at your preferred electronics retailer, the travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Australia

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, but 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 is necessary for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 compact power adapter for travellers originating from North America going to Australia.
  • 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 offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Australia. [6] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 6 Plus in Australia?

Charging the iPhone 6 Plus from an Australian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type I USB adapter

Using a Lightning Apple cable and a Type I power adapter to recharge your iPhone 6 Plus with an Australian power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 6 Plus from an Australian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type I USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple typically supply the USB cable with the iPhone 6 Plus.
  2. Start by plugging the Type I USB power adapter in the Australian power outlet. You can recognise the wall outlet by the three slots for the live, neutral and earth. Note that the neutral and live blades are configured reversed compared to Argentinian plug outlets so please check that your Type I travel adaptor is compatible with an Australian power outlet.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Apple power cable into the bottom of the mains power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6 Plus. You can find the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6 Plus situated at the bottom of the iPhone 6 Plus.
  4. Turn on the Australian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPhone 6 Plus screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 Plus is powering up which should take between 1 to 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPhone 6 Plus from an Australian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type I USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Australia country wikipedia page
  2. Apple - official iPhone user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type I power outlet
  4. Type I USB power adapter - Type I USB chargers use three short flat blades in a V format with the top blade acting as a grounding pin, under $15 USD (£20-£25 GBP / C$15-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, estimated price between $15 to $20 USD (around £15 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, costing around $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).