How to charge your iPhone 6 from a power outlet in Canada

How to connect a Canadian power outlet to the iPhone 6

Canadian power outlet

Complicated region codes and plug types can all cause confusion when planning on visiting a foreign country if you've never visited before. The following simple guide will show you what you'll need to supply power to your iPhone 6 when you are in Canada by using the standard 120 volt 60Hz Type A Canadian plug outlet, the Canadians will use NEMA 1-15 P ungrounded plugs for wall outlets. If your iPhone 6 charges slowly or does not power up when travelling to Canada from another country then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically electrical devices which originate from a different country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) sometimes take longer to charge or won't turn on, check your iPhone 6 is a dual voltage device (normally marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to ensure proper use. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6.

Charging the iPhone 6 in Canada

Can you use the iPhone 6 in Canada?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 6 in Canada.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 6 in Canada?

When you are travelling with more than your iPhone 6 then the best international travel power adapter for Canada to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [6]. Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by switching the included heads over. If your model of iPhone 6 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these types of USB travel adapters, along with additional support for certain power demanding devices. Unlike other chargers this means you can power multiple devices at once without needing to pack individual travel adapters on your trip to Canada. Because you are only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand baggage as well as being on hand for charging your iPhone 6 at an airport or on the plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers with only a single wall outlet.

If you travel frequently we recommend searching for this type of flexible power charger online, the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Canada

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 6, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 America visiting Canada using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and gives the same functionality as the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Canada.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 6 in Canada?

How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 from a Canadian power outlet

Using an Apple Lightning cable with a 2 pinned Type A USB charger to power your iPhone 6 from a Canadian power outlet.

  1. To supply power to your iPhone 6 from the Canadian power outlet you'll need to use a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will typically supply this cable when you first purchase the iPhone 6).
  2. Start the process by taking the Type A USB power adapter and plugging it into the power outlet. This wall supply, sometimes known as the Type A power outlet [3], is identified by two thin slots adjacent to each other.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6. You can find the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6 situated at the bottom of your iPhone 6.
  4. Switch on the Canadian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your phone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the mobile is charging taking between one-four hours to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 from a Canadian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canada - Canadian country entry on Wikipedia.org
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/1000/MA1565/en_US/iphone_user_guide.pdf - Official iPhone user guide
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeA.htm - Type A power outlet
  4. Type A USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type A mains power outlet
  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
  6. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters