How to charge the iPhone 6 Plus when planning a trip to Macau

A step-by-step guide showing how to recharge your iPhone 6 Plus from a Macanese power outlet by using the Apple Lightning connector and a double pinned Schuko Type F power charger, recharging the iPhone 6 Plus using a 3 pinned Type G power plug and charging the iPhone 6 Plus using a Type D power adapter

Macanese power outlet

Varying different combinations of standards and plugs can often cause confusion when planning on visiting a different country especially if you've never been there before. This guide has been written to prevent you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge your iPhone 6 Plus abroad.The following simple guide shows exactly how to power your iPhone 6 Plus when you're travelling to Macau using their standard types G, D, F or M Macanese 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets, Type G wall outlets will be normally used by most Macanese. Most power sockets differ from country to country therefore please read our Wikiconnections world power supplies list where you'll find a full list showing charging devices in different destinations. When you are visiting Macau from a different region please ensure that the iPhone 6 Plus can be used with a 240v supply. If the iPhone 6 Plus originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v check your iPhone 6 Plus is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from being damaged whilst powering it. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6 Plus.

Charging the iPhone 6 Plus in Macau

Can you use the iPhone 6 Plus in Macau?

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

Macau

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

If you are travelling to multiple countries then the best international travel charger for Macau is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Macanese use four different standards of plug sockets (types G, D, F and M) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type G. As these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by switching the heads over. If your iPhone 6 Plus is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times by using one of these power adapters, and support for more power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other chargers this means you can power multiple devices at the same time without needing to bring individual power chargers or using up additional wall outlets. Only packing a single international USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand baggage and suitable for charging your iPhone 6 Plus at an airport or on a plane. Due to their flexibility these types of power chargers can be used when you return home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers and using only a single wall outlet.

We suggest searching for an adaptable power adapter of this nature at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Macau

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 wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Macau 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 most popular portable power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Macau using type B plug sockets.
  • 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 from America using type B plugs. This gives the same functionality as 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 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 wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Macau. [12]
What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 6 Plus in Macau?

Charging the iPhone 6 Plus from a Macanese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Using a USB Lightning Apple connector with a Type G power charger to charge the iPhone 6 Plus with a Macanese power outlet.

  1. To supply power to your iPhone 6 Plus from the Macanese power outlet you will need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple should usually include the USB cable when you first purchase your iPhone 6 Plus.
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type G USB power adapter into the wall outlet. The plug supply (technically known as a Type G power outlet [3]) can be identified by the 3 holes in a triangular pattern.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the 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 Macanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your mobile will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is powering up, typically taking roughly 1-4 hours to fully recharge.
Charging the iPhone 6 Plus from a Macanese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

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

Using the Lightning Apple cable with a Type D power adapter to charge your iPhone 6 Plus from a Macanese power outlet.

  1. To power the iPhone 6 Plus from the Macanese power outlet you will need a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (this cable is typically included with the iPhone 6 Plus by Apple).
  2. Firstly insert the Type D USB power adapter into the Macanese power outlet. You can identify this power outlet by the 3 circular holes forming a triangular shape for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB mains 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. Switch on the Macanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your iPhone 6 Plus will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is powering up which typically takes between one to four hours to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type D power charger for charging your iPhone 6 Plus from a Macanese power outlet

Powering the iPhone 6 Plus with a Macanese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

Using a USB Lightning Apple connector and a two pinned Type F power charger to charge the iPhone 6 Plus from a Macanese power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 6 Plus from the Macanese power outlet you'll need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple will usually supply the USB cable when you purchase the iPhone 6 Plus.
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type F USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can recognise the plug supply by two large circular adjacent holes where the plug outlet pins go and a pair of two thin grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB mains 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 your iPhone 6 Plus under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Macanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your cellphone will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is powering up which should take between 1-4 hours to completely recharge.
Powering the iPhone 6 Plus with a Macanese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

Charging the iPhone 6 Plus from a Macanese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

Using a USB Lightning Apple connector and a 3 pinned Type M power charger to recharge the iPhone 6 Plus with a Macanese power outlet.

  1. In order to charge your iPhone 6 Plus using a Macanese power outlet you'll need to use a Type M USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - this cable is normally supplied with the iPhone 6 Plus.
  2. Begin by taking the Type M USB power adapter and plugging it in the power supply. This power outlet, technically known as a Type M power outlet [10], looks like three large circular holes in a triangle pattern.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple USB cord into the bottom of the mains 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 the iPhone 6 Plus under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Macanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of your phone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 Plus is charging, typically taking around 1 - 4 hours to fully recharge.
Charging the iPhone 6 Plus from a Macanese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia.org entry about Macau
  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, priced 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, under C$15.
  6. iec.ch - Type D power outlet
  7. Type D USB power adapter - The three pinned earthed Type D USB chargers have large rounded pins placed in a triangular shape, under C$20.
  8. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  9. Type F USB power adapter - Type F USB chargers are earthed using two clips at the top and bottom with two rounded 4.8mm pins set 19mm apart, priced at C$15-C$20.
  10. iec.ch - Type M power outlet
  11. Type M USB power adapter - South African Type M USB chargers have three large circular pins in a triangular shape with the top earthed pin longer and larger in diameter, 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, priced at under C$20.