How to charge the iPhone 5 when staying in Cambodia

Instructions showing how to charge the iPhone 5 with a Cambodian power outlet by using the Lightning Apple connector and a three pin Type G USB adapter, charging the iPhone 5 using a Type A power plug and how to recharge the iPhone 5 using a Europlug Type C USB adapter

Cambodian power outlet

Various region codes and plug types can all cause confusion when planning on visiting a foreign country if you've never visited before. This guide has been specifically written to prevent people worrying if they can charge their iPhone 5 abroad.When travelling to Cambodia this page contains useful instructions showing you how to charge the iPhone 5 using their G, A or C type 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. If visiting Cambodia from another country please ensure that the iPhone 5 can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check your device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from being damaged whilst powering it. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5.

Charging the iPhone 5 in Cambodia

Can the iPhone 5 be used in Cambodia?

You can connect the iPhone 5 to a Cambodian power outlet by using a power convertor.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 5 in Cambodia?

When you are travelling with more than just your iPhone 5 then the best international travel power adapter for Cambodia to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. There are three types of plug sockets that Cambodians use (types G, A and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for both types A, C and G.

Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by changing the included plugs. If your iPhone 5 is compatible with Fast Charge (note not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these power chargers plus support for more power hungry devices like tablets.

Having a four port charger means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel adapters. Only needing to pack a single international USB travel charger will also keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage as well as being convenient for recharging your iPhone 5 at the airport or on the plane. Because of their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers with only a single wall outlet.

If you travel frequently we recommend searching for an adaptable power charger similar to this online, the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Cambodia

The 4 port USB travel charger [10] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 5, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is crucial for visitors of regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Cambodia and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact option for travellers originating from North America going to Cambodia.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs. This is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • Yubi Universal Power Strip Kit - The Yobi has just 2 USB charging ports but offers a flexible 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 suitable for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Cambodia.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 5 in Cambodia?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPhone 5 from a Cambodian power outlet

Instructions showing how to charge the iPhone 5 with a Cambodian power outlet by using the Lightning Apple connector and a three pin Type G USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to your iPhone 5 from the Cambodian power outlet you'll need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple should usually supply this cable with your iPhone 5.
  2. Begin by taking the Type G USB power adapter and inserting it into the Cambodian power outlet. The plug outlet (called a Type G power outlet [3]) can be identified by 3 slots in a triangular pattern for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5. You can find the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5 found at the bottom of your iPhone 5.
  4. Switch on the Cambodian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your phone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the mobile is charging and takes between one-four hours to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPhone 5 from a Cambodian power outlet

Charging the iPhone 5 from a Cambodian power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

Learn how to recharge the iPhone 5 with a Cambodian power outlet by using the Lightning Apple connector and a Type A USB adapter.

  1. If you want to power the iPhone 5 using a Cambodian power outlet you will need a Type A USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the cable is usually already supplied with the iPhone 5 by Apple).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type A USB power adapter in the wall outlet. The plug outlet (sometimes known as a Type A power outlet [6]) can be identified by two thin slots adjacent to each other. Please note that power cables with type A outlets which are rated at 125 volts shouldn't be used in Cambodia so we suggest checking first.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple USB cord into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5. You can find the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5 found at the bottom of your iPhone 5.
  4. Switch on the Cambodian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your phone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the mobile is charging which typically takes between 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Charging the iPhone 5 from a Cambodian power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

Charging the iPhone 5 from a Cambodian power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Using the Lightning Apple connector with a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter to recharge your iPhone 5 from a Cambodian power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 5 using a Cambodian power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], this cable is typically included with your device.
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the wall outlet. The plug outlet can be identified by two round holes next to each other.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5. The iPhone 5 Lightning connector can be found at bottom of your iPhone 5 under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Cambodian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your phone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is recharging and takes between one-four hours to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Charging the iPhone 5 from a Cambodian power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cambodia - Wikipedia entry about Cambodia
  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/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