Charging the iPhone 6 when visiting Bhutan

Simple instructions showing you how to recharge your iPhone 6 from a Bhutanese power outlet by using a USB Lightning Apple connector with a Europlug Type C USB adapter, charging the iPhone 6 using a Type G power adapter and charging the iPhone 6 using a three pin Type D USB charger

Bhutanese power outlet

Differing voltages and plugs can often be daunting when planning on staying in a new country for the first time traveller. This isn't as complex as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of standards used throughout the world this article tells you exactly what to pick up in advance to power the iPhone 6 . This page was specifically written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPhone 6 abroad.When visiting Bhutan this page contains useful instructions showing you how to power your iPhone 6 using the standard G, C, D, F or M type 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. You will discover most power sources differ regionally therefore please read our Wikiconnections world power sockets guide for a complete list of regions and countries. When you are visiting Bhutan from another region please make sure your iPhone 6 can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v ensure that the device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to stop the device from overloading during charging. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6.

Charging the iPhone 6 in Bhutan

Can you use the iPhone 6 in Bhutan?

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

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

If travelling with more than just your iPhone 6 then the best travel charger for Bhutan to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [14]. Bhutanese use five different standards of power outlets (G, C, D, F and M) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for both types C and G. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world just by changing the included plugs. If your model of iPhone 6 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these travel adapters plus additional compatibility with more power demanding devices.

Unlike other travel chargers this means you can power multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy seperate power adapters. Only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand baggage while travelling. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of adapters can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and phones without using up an additional power outlet.

For those travelling regularly we recommend buying this type of flexible travel adapter at an electronics retailer - the power charger illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [14] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign 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 6, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unstable power grids. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North 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 North America going to Bhutan using type B 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 from North America using type B plugs and is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • Yubi Universal Power Strip Kit - The Yobi only has 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 wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Bhutan.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 6 in Bhutan?

How to use a Type G power charger for charging your iPhone 6 from a Bhutanese power outlet

Using a Lightning cable and a three pinned Type G power charger to recharge the iPhone 6 with a Bhutanese power outlet.

  1. To power the iPhone 6 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], Apple normally supply this USB cable when you buy the iPhone 6.
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type G USB power adapter into the power supply. You can identify this plug outlet by three vertical rectangular slots with shutters in a triangle shape.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple power cable into the USB adapter 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 the iPhone 6.
  4. Switch on the Bhutanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the cell screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 is recharging, typically taking around 1 - 4 hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type G power charger for charging your iPhone 6 from a Bhutanese power outlet

Charging the iPhone 6 from a Bhutanese power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Simple instructions showing you how to recharge your iPhone 6 from a Bhutanese power outlet by using a USB Lightning Apple connector with a Europlug Type C USB adapter.

  1. In order to power the iPhone 6 using the Bhutanese power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple typically supply this USB cable when you purchase the iPhone 6).
  2. Begin by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it in the Bhutanese power outlet. You can identify the plug supply by two circular holes next to each other.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6. The iPhone 6 Lightning connector is situated at bottom of the iPhone 6 under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Bhutanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your iPhone will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is charging and takes between 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Charging the iPhone 6 from a Bhutanese power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 from a Bhutanese power outlet

Using a USB Lightning Apple connector and a Type D power adapter to charge the iPhone 6 from a Bhutanese power outlet.

  1. In order to charge your iPhone 6 using a Bhutanese power outlet you'll need to use a Type D USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple normally supply this cable when you buy the iPhone 6).
  2. Start by taking the Type D USB power adapter and inserting it into the wall outlet. The power supply, sometimes known as the Type D power outlet [8], looks like three holes in a triangular pattern.
  3. Then connect one end of the Lightning charging cord into the mains USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6. The iPhone 6 Lightning connector can be found at bottom of your iPhone 6 under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Bhutanese 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 is powering up, typically taking roughly one to four hours to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 from a Bhutanese power outlet

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 from a Bhutanese power outlet

Using a USB Lightning cable and a double pinned Schuko Type F power charger to charge the iPhone 6 from a Bhutanese power outlet.

  1. To power the iPhone 6 from a Bhutanese power outlet you will need to use a Type F USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple typically supply this USB cable when you purchase the iPhone 6.
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type F USB power adapter into the power supply. You can identify this plug outlet by two 4.8mm circular holes 19 mm next to each other, plus thin metal grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple power cable into the USB adapter 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 the iPhone 6.
  4. Switch on the Bhutanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the cell screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 is recharging which takes around 1 - 4 hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 from a Bhutanese power outlet

Powering the iPhone 6 with a Bhutanese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

Using a Lightning cable and a three pinned Type M power charger to recharge the iPhone 6 with a Bhutanese power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to your iPhone 6 from the Bhutanese power outlet you will need a Type M USB power adapter [13] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], usually already included with your iPhone 6 by Apple.
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type M USB power adapter in the Bhutanese power outlet. You can identify this power outlet by the 3 large round holes forming a triangle shape.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple USB cable into the USB power 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 the iPhone 6.
  4. Switch on the Bhutanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPhone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 is recharging which should take around 1 - 4 hours to fully recharge.
Powering the iPhone 6 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