Charging the iPhone 6 Plus from a power outlet in India

Instructions showing how to charge your iPhone 6 Plus with an Indian power outlet with the Apple USB Lightning connector with a Type M power adapter, recharging the iPhone 6 Plus using a Type C Europlug power charger and charging the iPhone 6 Plus using a three pinned Type D power adapter

Indian power outlet

Various combinations of region codes and plugs can often lead to confusion when planning to travel to a new country especially for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets used throughout the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need to pick up in advance to power your iPhone 6 Plus . This page contains useful instructions showing you what you'll need to power your iPhone 6 Plus when travelling to India using the Type D, C or M Indian 230 volt 50Hz power outlets, most Indians typically use Type D power outlets. When travelling to India from a different country please make sure your iPhone 6 Plus can be charged using a 240v supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check the device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from over-heating 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 India

Can you use the iPhone 6 Plus in India?

You can use the iPhone 6 Plus in India.

India

What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 6 Plus in India?

If you are travelling with more than your iPhone 6 Plus or visiting more than one country the best international travel adapter for India is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are three types of power outlets that Indians use (types D, C and M) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

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 included heads. If your iPhone 6 Plus can support Fast Charge (note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times with one of these types of travel adapters along with compatibility with more power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other travel chargers having a four port adapter will allow you to power more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack multiple power adapters or occupying additional wall sockets. Because you are only packing a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage. Because of their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple phones, tablets and e-readers with just a single wall outlet.

We recommend buying a versatile power charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer - the travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for India

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 those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, 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 option for travellers originating from America visiting India.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise 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 cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 ideal for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting India. [10]
What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 6 Plus in India?

Charging the iPhone 6 Plus from an Indian power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Using the USB Lightning Apple cable and a Type C Europlug power adapter to recharge your iPhone 6 Plus with an Indian power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 6 Plus using the Indian power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will typically include this USB cable with the iPhone 6 Plus).
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it in the Indian power outlet. The power supply is recognised by 2 circular adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Connect one end of the Apple power cable into the bottom of the USB 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 found at the bottom of the iPhone 6 Plus.
  4. Turn on the Indian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the phone will display a charge icon to indicate that the mobile is recharging, typically taking between 1 to 4 hours to recharge.
Charging the iPhone 6 Plus from an Indian power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

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

Instructions showing how to recharge your iPhone 6 Plus with an Indian power outlet using the USB Lightning Apple connector with a Type D USB adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPhone 6 Plus using an Indian power outlet you'll need a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple usually include this USB cable with the iPhone 6 Plus).
  2. Firstly you'll need to plug the Type D USB power adapter in the Indian power outlet. You can identify the wall outlet by three holes forming a triangle shape for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Plug in one end of the Lightning cable into the bottom of the mains 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. Switch on the Indian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the cellphone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is recharging which should take roughly one to four hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type D power charger for charging your iPhone 6 Plus from an Indian power outlet

Powering the iPhone 6 Plus with an Indian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

Instructions showing how to charge your iPhone 6 Plus with an Indian power outlet with the Apple USB Lightning connector with a Type M power adapter.

  1. To charge the iPhone 6 Plus from the Indian power outlet you will need to use a Type M USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], usually included with the device by Apple.
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type M USB power adapter into the wall supply. The power supply (sometimes called the Type M power outlet [8]) looks like 3 large holes forming a triangle configuration for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Apple Lightning cable into the mains power adapter 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. Switch on the Indian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPhone 6 Plus screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is charging taking around one to four hours to fully recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone 6 Plus with an Indian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia web page about India
  2. Apple - official iPhone user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, 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, C$10-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, C$15-C$20.
  8. iec.ch - Type M power outlet
  9. 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, estimated cost under C$20.
  10. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated cost under C$20.