Charging your iPhone 5S from a power outlet in Cambodia

Using an Apple USB Lightning connector and a Type A USB charger to power the iPhone 5S from a Cambodian power outlet, powering the iPhone 5S using a three pinned Type G power adapter and recharging the iPhone 5S using a Type C USB charger

Cambodian power outlet

Various standards and plug types can often lead to confusion when planning to travel to another country if you've never been there before. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets used in the world this article shows exactly what you'll need in advance to charge the iPhone 5S . This page was written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge the iPhone 5S when you're in staying in Cambodia.If travelling to Cambodia these useful instructions show how to power your iPhone 5S by using their types G, A or C 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. When travelling to Cambodia from a different country ensure that your iPhone 5S can accept a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check that the device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional converter to prevent the device from overheating when powering up. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5S.

Charging the iPhone 5S in Cambodia

Can you use the iPhone 5S in Cambodia?

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

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

If you are travelling with more than just your iPhone 5S and visiting multiple countries the best international travel charger for Cambodia to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. Cambodians use three different standards of power outlets (types G, A and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for both types A, C and G. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the included heads. If your model of iPhone 5S is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these types of USB power adapters, plus additional compatibility with certain power hungry devices like tablets. This will also allow you to power more than one device at the same time without needing to pack individual travel chargers on your Cambodian trip or occupying additional wall outlets. Because you are only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage whilst travelling as well as being convenient for recharging your iPhone 5S at an airport or on your flight. Because of their versatility these types of power adapters can be used back at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets without needing an additional power outlet.

We recommend searching for this type of flexible travel adapter at your preferred electronics retailer - the travel adapter illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign 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 who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 5S, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 portable option for travellers originating from America going to Cambodia using type B American plug sockets.
  • 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 North America using type B plugs and is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • Yubi Universal Power Strip Kit - The Yobi only has 2 USB charging ports but offers a generous 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 wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Cambodia.
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 5S in Cambodia?

Charging the iPhone 5S from a Cambodian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Using the Apple USB Lightning cable and a Type G USB adapter to power the iPhone 5S with a Cambodian power outlet.

  1. To charge your iPhone 5S using the Cambodian power outlet you'll need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (usually already included with the iPhone 5S).
  2. Start by plugging the Type G USB power adapter into the Cambodian power outlet. You can recognise the wall outlet by the three vertical holes with plastic shutters forming a triangle pattern for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Apple USB charging cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5S. You can find the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5S situated at the bottom of the iPhone 5S.
  4. Turn on the Cambodian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPhone 5S screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 5S is powering up which should take between 1 to 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPhone 5S from a Cambodian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

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

Using an Apple USB Lightning connector and a Type A USB charger to power the iPhone 5S from a Cambodian power outlet.

  1. To power the iPhone 5S using a Cambodian power outlet you'll need a Type A USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple typically supply the USB cable with the iPhone 5S.
  2. Start by plugging the Type A USB power adapter in the Cambodian power outlet. You can recognise this power outlet by two adjacent slots next to each other for live and neutral. Be aware that power cables with type A plugs which are rated at 125 V shouldn't be used in Cambodia so please check first.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Apple power cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5S. You can find the Lightning connector on your iPhone 5S situated at the bottom of the iPhone 5S.
  4. Turn on the Cambodian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the iPhone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 5S is powering up taking between 1 to 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone 5S with a Cambodian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

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

Using a Lightning Apple cable and a Type C USB charger to power the iPhone 5S from a Cambodian power outlet.

  1. To power the iPhone 5S using a Cambodian power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple will normally supply the USB cable with the iPhone 5S.
  2. Start by plugging the Type C USB power adapter in the Cambodian power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the 2 circular adjacent holes for live and neutral.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB charging cord into the bottom of the power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5S. The iPhone 5S Lightning connector is situated at bottom of the iPhone 5S under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Cambodian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of the phone will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is charging taking around one-four hours to recharge.
Powering the iPhone 5S 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 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/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