How to charge the iPhone when planning a trip to Bangladesh

The Wiki Connections guide on how to charge the iPhone from a Bangladeshi power outlet using a USB 30 pin Apple cable with a two pin Type C USB charger, powering the iPhone using a Type G USB adapter and how to power the iPhone using a three pinned Type D power plug

Bangladeshi power outlet

Different combinations of standards and plugs can all be confusing when planning to travel to another country especially to the first time traveller. However this isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of sockets used in the world this article tells you exactly what to pick up in advance to power the iPhone in Bangladesh. This page was written to prevent travellers worrying if they can charge their iPhone when they are staying in Bangladesh.When visiting Bangladesh this page has useful instructions showing you how to charge your iPhone by using the G, C, D or K type Bangladeshi 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. Power supplies vary depending on which area you taking a trip to so we recommend that you read the Wiki Connections world power supplies list for a full list of powering devices in different regions and countries. When you are visiting Bangladesh from another region please make sure that your iPhone can accept a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from being damaged whilst powering it up. If you intend to visit a Bangladeshi city such as Dhaka please refer to the Bangladesh Wikipedia web page [1] for more indepth details.

This page details the iPhone first generation, the original iPhone is missing some features which have since been introduced to more recent iPhones. Visit the Apple category page for the full range of Apple iPhones. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 3 or greater on the iPhone.

Charging the iPhone in Bangladesh

Can the iPhone be used in Bangladesh?

Yes, you can use the iPhone in Bangladesh by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone in Bangladesh?

When travelling to more than one country then the best international travel charger for Bangladesh to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [11]. Bangladeshis use four different standards of wall outlets (G, C, D and K) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for both types C and G.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the heads over. If your iPhone supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these types of power adapters, and support for more power hungry devices. Unlike other travel adapters this will also allow you to power multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy seperate power adapters on your Bangladeshi trip or occupying additional wall sockets. By only packing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage as well as being convenient for recharging your iPhone at the airport or on a plane. Due to their versatility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers without using up an additional power outlet.

For those travelling often we recommend buying an adaptable power adapter of this nature online, the power adapter illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [11] which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Bangladesh

The 4 port USB travel charger [11] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPhone, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which can be crucial for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power converter for travellers originating from America going to Bangladesh 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 travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and offers almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Bangladesh.
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone in Bangladesh?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPhone from a Bangladeshi power outlet

Using a USB 30 pin Apple cable with a three pin Type G USB charger to power the iPhone with a Bangladeshi power outlet.

  1. To charge the iPhone using a Bangladeshi power outlet you'll need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - normally already supplied with your device by Apple.
  2. Begin the process by inserting the Type G USB power adapter into the power outlet. The plug supply, sometimes called the Type G power outlet [3], looks like 3 holes forming a triangular configuration for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone. The iPhone dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone.
  4. Turn on the Bangladeshi power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your phone will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is powering up which should take between 60 to 240 minutes to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPhone from a Bangladeshi power outlet

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone from a Bangladeshi power outlet

Using an Apple USB 30-pin connector and a Type C power adapter to charge the iPhone from a Bangladeshi power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the iPhone using the Bangladeshi power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple will normally supply this USB cable when you buy the iPhone.
  2. Start the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it into the Bangladeshi power outlet. This ungrounded wall outlet, sometimes known as a Europlug or Type C power outlet [6], is identified by two adjacent holes next to each other where the plug outlet pins go.
  3. Connect one end of the cable into the mains USB charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone. The iPhone dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone.
  4. Switch on the Bangladeshi power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPhone will display a charge icon to indicate that the mobile is recharging taking around 1 to 4 hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone from a Bangladeshi power outlet

Powering the iPhone with a Bangladeshi power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

The Wiki Connections guide on how to charge the iPhone from a Bangladeshi power outlet using a USB 30 pin Apple cable with a three pin Type D USB charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to your iPhone from the Bangladeshi power outlet you will need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (normally already supplied with your device by Apple).
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type D USB power adapter in the Bangladeshi power outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by three circular holes in a triangle pattern.
  3. Connect one end of the cord into the bottom of the mains USB charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone. The iPhone dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone.
  4. Switch on the Bangladeshi power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPhone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is recharging which typically takes around 1 - 4 hours to fully recharge.
Powering the iPhone with a Bangladeshi power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

How to use a Type K power charger for recharging your iPhone from a Bangladeshi power outlet

Learn how to charge the iPhone from a Bangladeshi power outlet using the Apple 30-pin cable with a two pin Type K USB charger.

  1. If you want to charge your iPhone using a Bangladeshi power outlet you'll need to use a Type K USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple will normally include this cable when you buy the iPhone.
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type K USB power adapter into the power outlet. The power supply, sometimes known as the Type K power outlet [10], can be identified by 3 holes forming a triangle configuration and the bottom hole being in a semicircular shape.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple cord into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone. The iPhone dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone.
  4. Switch on the Bangladeshi power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPhone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is recharging which takes around 1 - 4 hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type K power charger for recharging your iPhone from a Bangladeshi power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bangladesh - Bangladesh Wikipedia web page
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/0/MA616/en_US/iPhone_iOS3.1_User_Guide.pdf - The original iPhone product manual
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeG.htm - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - Provides power from a type G mains power supply
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music
  6. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  7. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  9. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D mains power outlet
  10. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeK.htm - Type K power outlet
  11. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters