Charging the iPhone 5 from a power outlet in Bhutan

The WikiConnections guide on how to charge your iPhone 5 from a Bhutanese power outlet with a USB Lightning Apple cable with a three pinned Type G power adapter, charging the iPhone 5 using a double pinned Type C USB charger and charging the iPhone 5 using a three pin Type D power charger

Bhutanese power outlet

Varying different voltages and plugs can all lead to confusion when planning to stay in another country especially if you've never been there before. This page contains simple instructions showing what you'll need to power your iPhone 5 in Bhutan using their standard G, C, D, F or M type Bhutanese 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. If visiting Bhutan from a different country please make sure that your iPhone 5 can be charged using a 240v supply. If your iPhone 5 was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v ensure that your device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to stop the device from over-heating whilst powering it. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5.

Charging the iPhone 5 in Bhutan

Can the iPhone 5 be used in Bhutan?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 5 to a Bhutanese power outlet by using a power adaptor.

What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 5 in Bhutan?

When you are travelling to multiple countries then the best travel adapter for Bhutan is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [14]. There are five different types of wall outlets in Bhutan (G, C, D, F and M) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for both types C and G. Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the supplied heads. If your iPhone 5 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these types of travel adapters along with additional support for more power demanding devices.

Unlike other chargers having a 4 port charger will allow you to recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy seperate travel adapters or occupying additional wall sockets. Because you are only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage whilst travelling as well as being suitable for charging your iPhone 5 at an airport or on a flight. Due to their versatility these types of chargers can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers with just a single wall outlet.

If you travel regularly we suggest searching for a flexible power adapter like this at your preferred electronics retailer - the power adapter illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [14] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Bhutan

The 4 port USB travel charger [14] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 5, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Bhutan and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 North America visiting Bhutan using 3 pinned type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs and is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • Yubi Universal Power Strip Kit - The Yobi only has 2 USB charging ports but offers a generous 6 AC outlets. This versatile power strip is compatible with both American plugs and popular plug types A, B, E, F, G and I making it perfect for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Bhutan.
What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 5 in Bhutan?

Charging the iPhone 5 from a Bhutanese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

The WikiConnections guide on how to charge your iPhone 5 from a Bhutanese power outlet with a USB Lightning Apple cable with a three pinned Type G power adapter.

  1. To charge your iPhone 5 using the Bhutanese power outlet you will need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - usually included with the device.
  2. Start by plugging the Type G USB power adapter in the wall supply. This plug supply (sometimes known as a Type G power outlet [3]) can be recognised by three rectangular slots containing plastic shutters in a triangular configuration.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5. The iPhone 5 Lightning connector is situated at bottom of your iPhone 5 under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Bhutanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of your cell will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is recharging, typically taking roughly one to four hours to fully recharge.
Charging the iPhone 5 from a Bhutanese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPhone 5 from a Bhutanese power outlet

Using the USB Lightning Apple connector with a two pin Type C power adapter to power your iPhone 5 with a Bhutanese power outlet.

  1. To charge the iPhone 5 using the Bhutanese power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple will normally supply this USB cable with the iPhone 5.
  2. Start by inserting the Type C USB power adapter into the wall supply. The wall supply, sometimes called the Europlug, is identified by the 2 round holes adjacent to each other where the twin plug outlet pins sit.
  3. Plug in one end of the Lightning power cord into the bottom of the USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5. The iPhone 5 Lightning connector is situated at bottom of your iPhone 5 under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Bhutanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of the phone will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is recharging which should take around 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPhone 5 from a Bhutanese power outlet

How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPhone 5 from a Bhutanese power outlet

Using a USB Lightning Apple cable with a Type D power adapter to recharge your iPhone 5 with a Bhutanese power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 5 from the Bhutanese power outlet you will need to use a Type D USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple typically supply the cable when you buy the iPhone 5).
  2. Plug the Type D USB power adapter into the power supply. The power supply, technically known as a Type D power outlet [8], can be identified by 3 circular holes forming a triangle pattern for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Apple power cable into the bottom of the mains power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5. You can find the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5 situated at the bottom of your iPhone 5.
  4. Turn on the Bhutanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the cellphone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is powering up and takes roughly one-four hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPhone 5 from a Bhutanese power outlet

How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPhone 5 from a Bhutanese power outlet

Using a USB Lightning connector with a two pin Schuko Type F power adapter to power your iPhone 5 with a Bhutanese power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPhone 5 from a Bhutanese power outlet you'll need to use a Type F USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the cable is normally already supplied with your iPhone 5).
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type F USB power adapter in the Bhutanese power outlet. You can recognise the wall outlet by the two large round holes 19 mm apart from each other where the twin pins go, plus two thin grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple Lightning power cord into the bottom of the USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5. The iPhone 5 Lightning connector is situated at bottom of your iPhone 5 under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Bhutanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of the phone will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is recharging which typically takes around 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPhone 5 from a Bhutanese power outlet

Powering the iPhone 5 with a Bhutanese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

A guide showing how to power your iPhone 5 with a Bhutanese power outlet using the Apple USB Lightning cable and a Type M USB charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 5 using a Bhutanese power outlet you'll need a Type M USB power adapter [13] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - typically already included with the iPhone 5.
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type M USB power adapter and inserting it in the Bhutanese power outlet. You can recognise the wall outlet by three circular holes forming a triangle shape for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Apple USB charging cable into the mains power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5. You can find the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5 situated at the bottom of the iPhone 5.
  4. Turn on the Bhutanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPhone 5 screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 5 is powering up taking roughly 1 to 4 hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone 5 with a Bhutanese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bhutan - wikipedia.org web page about Bhutan
  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/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 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. 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/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  11. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F mains power outlet
  12. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeM.htm - Type M power outlet
  13. Type M USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type M mains power outlet
  14. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters