Charging your iPhone 5C from a power outlet in Bhutan

Simple instructions showing you how to power the iPhone 5C from a Bhutanese power outlet using a Lightning Apple cable and a 3 pin Type G power charger, how to power the iPhone 5C using a 2 pin Europlug Type C power adapter and powering the iPhone 5C using a Type D USB plug

Bhutanese power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of frequencies and standards can often be confusing when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never been there before. This page was written to prevent visitors having to worry if they'll be able to charge the iPhone 5C when they're travelling to Bhutan.This simple guide shows you exactly what you'll need to power your iPhone 5C in Bhutan using the types G, C, D, F or M 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. Power sockets vary depending on which area you are visiting so we suggest reading the travel power supplies page for a complete list of regions and countries. When visiting Bhutan from another region ensure that your iPhone 5C can be charged using a 240v supply. If the iPhone 5C was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check the device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from being damaged when powering up. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5C.

Charging the iPhone 5C in Bhutan

Can the iPhone 5C be used in Bhutan?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 5C to a Bhutanese power outlet.

What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 5C in Bhutan?

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

Unlike other adapters having a four port adapter will allow you to power more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack multiple power adapters. Only needing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage while travelling and on hand for recharging your iPhone 5C at an airport or on the plane. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers with just a single power outlet.

We recommend buying this type of versatile power adapter online. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [14] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Bhutan

The 4 port USB travel charger [14] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 5C, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters 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 to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 most popular portable option for travellers originating from America going to Bhutan using 3 pin type B American 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 from the US 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 has just 2 USB charging ports but offers 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 ideal for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Bhutan.
What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 5C in Bhutan?

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

Simple instructions showing you how to power the iPhone 5C from a Bhutanese power outlet using a Lightning Apple cable and a 3 pin Type G power charger.

  1. To charge the iPhone 5C from a Bhutanese power outlet you will need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (typically included with the device by Apple).
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type G USB power adapter into the power supply. The wall outlet, sometimes known as the Type G power outlet [3], can be identified by the three rectangular slots containing shutters forming a triangle pattern.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the mains USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5C. The iPhone 5C Lightning connector can be found at bottom of your iPhone 5C under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Bhutanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the cell screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is recharging, typically taking between 1 - 4 hours to recharge.
Powering the iPhone 5C with a Bhutanese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

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

Using the USB Lightning Apple cable and a Type C Europlug power adapter to power the iPhone 5C with a Bhutanese power outlet.

  1. In order to power your iPhone 5C from a Bhutanese power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], typically already included with the device by Apple.
  2. First you'll need to plug the Type C USB power adapter in the Bhutanese power outlet. You can identify this plug supply by the two round holes next to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5C. The iPhone 5C Lightning connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 5C under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Bhutanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your cellphone will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 5C is powering up and takes roughly 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 5C from a Bhutanese power outlet

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

Using a USB Lightning Apple cable and a 3 pin Type D USB charger to charge your iPhone 5C with a Bhutanese power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPhone 5C using a Bhutanese power outlet you'll need a Type D USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple usually include the cable with the iPhone 5C.
  2. Start by taking the Type D USB power adapter and plugging it in the Bhutanese power outlet. You can recognise this plug supply by the 3 round holes in a triangular configuration.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Apple Lightning power cord into the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5C. You can find the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5C situated at the bottom of the iPhone 5C.
  4. Turn 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 charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 5C is powering up which typically takes roughly 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPhone 5C from a Bhutanese power outlet

Powering the iPhone 5C with a Bhutanese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

Using the USB Lightning Apple cable and a Type F Schuko power adapter to power the iPhone 5C with a Bhutanese power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your iPhone 5C using the Bhutanese power outlet you will need to use a Type F USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the USB cable is normally already included with the device).
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type F USB power adapter and inserting it in the wall supply. You can identify this plug supply by the two large round holes 19 mm next to each other for live and neutral pins along with two metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5C. The iPhone 5C Lightning connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 5C under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Bhutanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your cellphone will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 5C is powering up and takes roughly 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone 5C with a Bhutanese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

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

Using a USB Lightning Apple cable and a 3 pin Type M USB charger to charge your iPhone 5C with a Bhutanese power outlet.

  1. To charge the iPhone 5C from a Bhutanese power outlet you will need to use a Type M USB power adapter [13] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - this USB cable is normally already included with your iPhone 5C.
  2. Start by plugging the Type M USB power adapter into the power outlet. The wall outlet, sometimes known as the Type M power outlet [12], can be identified by the three round holes in a triangular configuration.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Apple Lightning power cord into the mains power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5C. You can find the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5C situated at the bottom of the iPhone 5C.
  4. Turn on the Bhutanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the phone will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 5C is charging which should take between 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
Powering the iPhone 5C with a Bhutanese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bhutan - Bhutan Wikipedia 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/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