How to charge your iPhone 5C from a power outlet in Cambodia

A step-by-step guide showing you how to charge the iPhone 5C from a Cambodian power outlet with a Lightning Apple connector with a 2 pinned Type A power charger, how to recharge the iPhone 5C using a 3 pinned Type G USB charger and charging the iPhone 5C using a Type C power adapter

Cambodian power outlet

Varying complicated frequencies and standards can often be daunting when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never visited before. This guide has been specifically written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPhone 5C when you're in Cambodia.When going to Cambodia this page contains instructions showing how to charge your iPhone 5C using their standard types G, A or C Cambodian 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. Most power supplies will change depending on which area you taking a trip to therefore please read our Wikiconnections travel power sockets list for a full list of powering devices in different countries. If you are visiting Cambodia from a different country make sure the iPhone 5C can be charged using a 240v supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) ensure that the device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to prevent the device from being damaged whilst powering it up. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5C.

Charging the iPhone 5C in Cambodia

Can the iPhone 5C be used in Cambodia?

You can connect the iPhone 5C to a Cambodian power outlet.

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

If travelling with more than your iPhone 5C or visiting multiple countries then the best travel charger for Cambodia is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. Cambodians use three different standards of wall outlets (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 plugs and can handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by switching the plugs over. If your model of iPhone 5C supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these USB travel adapters, plus support for more power hungry devices like tablets.

Having a 4 port charger will allow you to recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack seperate power adapters or using up additional wall outlets. By only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the overall size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to their versatility these types of power chargers can be used back at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets without using up an additional power outlet.

We suggest searching for this type of versatile travel adapter online. The travel adapter illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Cambodia

The 4 port USB travel charger [10] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 5C, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to regions with unreliable power supplies. These travel converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover 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 power converter for travellers originating from America going to Cambodia.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs and gives the same set of features as the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for almost half the 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 perfect for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Cambodia.
What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 5C in Cambodia?

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

Using the Lightning Apple cable with a Type G power charger to charge the iPhone 5C with a Cambodian power outlet.

  1. In order to power the iPhone 5C using a Cambodian power outlet you'll need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple will normally include the cable with your iPhone 5C.
  2. Insert the Type G USB power adapter in the Cambodian power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by three vertical rectangular holes containing shutters forming a triangular pattern.
  3. Connect one end of the Apple Lightning charging cord into the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5C. The iPhone 5C Lightning connector is situated at bottom of the iPhone 5C under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Cambodian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the cellphone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is charging and takes between one to four hours to completely recharge.
Powering the iPhone 5C with a Cambodian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Powering the iPhone 5C with a Cambodian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

A step-by-step guide showing you how to charge the iPhone 5C from a Cambodian power outlet with a Lightning Apple connector with a 2 pinned Type A power charger.

  1. In order to charge your iPhone 5C using a Cambodian power outlet you will need to use a Type A USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple will normally include the cable when you first purchase your iPhone 5C.
  2. First you'll need to plug in the Type A USB power adapter in the Cambodian power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by two thin slots adjacent to each other for live and neutral blades. Be aware power cables used with type A plugs which are rated at less that 240 volts shouldn't be used in Cambodia so we suggest checking first.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the power charger 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 your iPhone 5C.
  4. Switch on the Cambodian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your iPhone 5C will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is powering up, typically taking roughly one-four hours to fully recharge.
Powering the iPhone 5C with a Cambodian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Powering the iPhone 5C with a Cambodian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Using an Apple Lightning cable and a Type C Europlug USB adapter to recharge your iPhone 5C from a Cambodian power outlet.

  1. In order to power the iPhone 5C using a Cambodian power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple will normally include the cable with your iPhone 5C.
  2. First you'll need to plug in the Type C USB power adapter in the Cambodian power outlet. The power supply (sometimes called a Type C power outlet [8] or Europlug) is recognised by the two round holes next to each other where the twin plug outlet pins go.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the power charger 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 your iPhone 5C.
  4. Switch on the Cambodian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your iPhone 5C will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is powering up, typically taking roughly 1-4 hours to fully recharge.
Powering the iPhone 5C with a Cambodian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cambodia - Cambodian entry on wikipedia.org
  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