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

Learn how to power your iPhone 6 Plus with a Canadian power outlet with a USB Lightning Apple connector with a Type A power adapter.

Canadian power outlet

Complicated combinations of frequencies and region codes can often be daunting when planning on staying in a foreign country for the first time traveller. These guidelines have been written to prevent travellers needing to worry if they can charge their iPhone 6 Plus abroad.When you're visiting Canada these instructions show how to power the iPhone 6 Plus using a standard 120 volt 60Hz Type A power outlet, the Canadians will use a NEMA 1-15 P ungrounded plug for charging. If the iPhone 6 Plus slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when visiting Canada from another country please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Devices which come from a different country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts either take longer to charge or won't turn on, check that the iPhone 6 Plus is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) 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 Plus.

Charging the iPhone 6 Plus in Canada

Can you use the iPhone 6 Plus in Canada?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 6 Plus to a Canadian power outlet.

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

If you are travelling with more than just your iPhone 6 Plus then the best international travel charger for Canada is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [6]. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the supplied heads over. If your iPhone 6 Plus supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these types of USB travel chargers and additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices.

Having a 4 port charger will also allow you to charge multiple devices at once without needing to buy multiple travel chargers for your trip to Canada or using up additional wall outlets. Only packing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the size down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage while travelling. Due to their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and smartphones without needing an additional plug socket.

For those travelling frequently we suggest buying this type of flexible travel adapter at an electronics retailer; the multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Canada

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] 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 the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is necessary when visiting regions with unstable power grids. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact option for travellers originating from America visiting Canada.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also 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. This offers almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for almost half 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 Canada.
What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 6 Plus in Canada?

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

Instructions showing how to power your iPhone 6 Plus with a Canadian power outlet by using a USB Lightning Apple connector with a Type A power adapter.

  1. To power the iPhone 6 Plus from a Canadian power outlet you will need a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple typically supply this USB cable when you buy the iPhone 6 Plus.
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type A USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can identify the plug supply by two thin slots adjacent to each other.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Lightning charging cord into the mains USB 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 Canadian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which 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 roughly 1-4 hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type A power charger for charging your iPhone 6 Plus from a Canadian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canada - Canada Wikipedia web page
  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. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters