How to charge the iPhone in Cambodia

The WikiConnections guide on how to recharge the iPhone from a Cambodian power outlet using the Apple 30-pin connector and a Type A power adapter, how to power the iPhone using a three pinned Type G power charger and charging the iPhone using a two pin Type C USB plug

Cambodian power outlet

Varying complicated voltages and region codes can often cause confusion when planning to travel to another country especially to the first time traveller. This page was specifically written to prevent you having to worry if you'll be able to charge your iPhone when you are visiting Cambodia.If you're travelling to Cambodia this page contains useful instructions showing you how to charge your iPhone by using the Type G, A or C Cambodian 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. You will discover that power sockets will vary depending on which area you are visiting therefore we suggest reading the World power supplies page for a full list of countries. If you are visiting Cambodia from a different region please check that your iPhone can accept a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts check your iPhone is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overheating whilst powering it.

This page details the iPhone 1st generation, the original iPhone is missing some features which have since been introduced to more recent iPhones. Visit the Apple category page for a full range of Apple iPhones. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 3 or greater on the iPhone.

Charging the iPhone in Cambodia

Can the iPhone be used in Cambodia?

Yes, you can use the iPhone in Cambodia.

What is the best travel charger for the iPhone in Cambodia?

When you are travelling with more than your iPhone then the best travel adapter for Cambodia to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. There are three standards of power outlets that Cambodians use (G, A and C) and using a travel adapter like this ensures that you are covered for both types A, C and G.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the supplied plugs. If your model of iPhone is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these types of power adapters, plus additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets.

This will also allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to bring seperate power adapters on your Cambodian trip or using up additional wall outlets. Because you are only packing a single travel charger will also keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling. Due to their space saving versatility these types of adapters can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers and using only a single power outlet.

For those travelling on a regular basis we suggest buying this type of versatile travel charger at your preferred electronics retailer; the multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Cambodia

The 4 port USB travel charger [10] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is necessary when visiting regions with unstable power supplies. 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 option for travellers originating from North America visiting Cambodia.
  • 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 from America using type B plugs and gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with just 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 generous 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 majority of travellers from around the world visiting Cambodia.
What is the best travel charger for the iPhone in Cambodia?

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

Using a USB 30 pin Apple cable and a three pinned Type G power charger to charge the iPhone from a Cambodian power outlet.

  1. In order to power the iPhone from the Cambodian power outlet you will need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], the USB cable is usually included with the iPhone.
  2. First plug in the Type G USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can recognise this wall outlet by the 3 vertical rectangular slots containing plastic shutters in a triangular pattern for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB adapter 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 Cambodian 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 iPhone is recharging which takes around 1-4 hours to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type G power charger for charging your iPhone from a Cambodian power outlet

Charging the iPhone from a Cambodian power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

The WikiConnections guide showing how to power the iPhone with a Cambodian power outlet with a 30-pin cable and a three pinned Type A power charger.

  1. In order to power the iPhone from the Cambodian power outlet you will need a Type A USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], the USB cable is usually included with the iPhone.
  2. First plug in the Type A USB power adapter in the power supply. You can identify this plug outlet by two thin adjacent slots for live and neutral blades. Please be aware that power cords with type A outlets which are rated at less that 240 volts shouldn't be used so please check first.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the USB 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 Cambodian 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 charging, typically taking roughly one to four hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
Charging the iPhone from a Cambodian power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

Powering the iPhone with a Cambodian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Using the USB 30-pin Apple connector with a Type C USB charger to power the iPhone with a Cambodian power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone from a Cambodian power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple should typically include this cable when you buy the iPhone.
  2. Start the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it in the power outlet. You can recognise this power outlet by two circular adjacent holes next to each other where the plug outlet pins go.
  3. Then connect one end of the cord 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 Cambodian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your mobile will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is charging and takes roughly 1 to 4 hours to fully recharge.
Powering the iPhone with a Cambodian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cambodia - Cambodia page on wikipedia
  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/typeA.htm - Type A power outlet
  7. Type A USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type A mains power outlet
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  9. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  10. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters