Charging the iPhone 6 when planning a trip to Cambodia

A guide showing how to power the iPhone 6 from a Cambodian power outlet with the USB Lightning Apple cable and a two pin Europlug Type C USB charger, how to power the iPhone 6 using a 3 pin Type G power adapter and recharging the iPhone 6 using a two pin Type A power charger

Cambodian power outlet

Varying different standards and plug types can often be confusing when planning on staying in another country for the first time traveller. If you're travelling to Cambodia these instructions show how to supply power to the iPhone 6 by using their standard Type G, A or C Cambodian 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. You will find power is different from region to region therefore we suggest reading the Asia page for a complete list of regions and countries. When travelling to Cambodia from a different country please check the iPhone 6 can be used with a 240 volt supply. If your iPhone 6 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check the device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from overheating during charging. If you're planning on taking a trip to a Cambodian city like Phnom Penh or Battambang we also suggest reading the Cambodia Wikipedia page [1] for more details. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6.

Charging the iPhone 6 in Cambodia

Can you use the iPhone 6 in Cambodia?

You can use the iPhone 6 in Cambodia by using a power adaptor.

What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 6 in Cambodia?

When travelling to multiple countries and bringing along more than your iPhone 6 then the best travel charger for Cambodia to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. Cambodians use three different types of wall outlets (types G, A and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for both types A, C and G.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by switching the included plugs over. If your type of iPhone 6 supports Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these USB power adapters along with compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

This means you can recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple power adapters for your Cambodian trip or using up additional power sockets. Because you are only needing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage. Because of their versatility these types of chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets with just a single power outlet.

For those travelling to Cambodia we suggest searching for this type of flexible travel charger online; the travel charger illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with perfect reliably.

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 charge devices using USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of counties with unreliable power supplies. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Cambodia.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This gives practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • Yubi Universal Power Strip Kit - The Yobi has just 2 USB charging ports but offers a more 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Cambodia.
What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 6 in Cambodia?

Powering the iPhone 6 with a Cambodian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Using a Lightning connector with a Type G USB charger to charge your iPhone 6 with a Cambodian power outlet.

  1. To charge the iPhone 6 from a Cambodian power outlet you'll need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - this USB cable is normally already included with the device by Apple.
  2. Start by taking the Type G USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. The wall outlet (technically called the Type G power outlet [3]) can be recognised by 3 vertical holes containing plastic shutters forming a triangle shape.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Apple Lightning power cable into the bottom of the 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 Cambodian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your cellphone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is charging which takes roughly one-four hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone 6 with a Cambodian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Powering the iPhone 6 with a Cambodian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Using a Lightning connector with a Type A USB charger to recharge your iPhone 6 with a Cambodian power outlet.

  1. To charge the iPhone 6 from a Cambodian power outlet you'll need a Type A USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - this USB cable is typically already included with the device by Apple.
  2. Plug the Type A USB power adapter into the Cambodian power outlet. The power outlet (sometimes called the Type A power outlet [6]) is identified by the 2 thin adjacent slots next to each other for live and neutral. Please note power cords with type A plugs which are rated at less that 240 volts should not be used in Cambodia so please check prior to turning the power on.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB power 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. Switch on the Cambodian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the phone will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 is powering up and takes around 1-4 hours to recharge.
Powering the iPhone 6 with a Cambodian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Powering the iPhone 6 with a Cambodian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

A guide showing how to power the iPhone 6 from a Cambodian power outlet with the USB Lightning Apple cable and a two pin Europlug Type C USB charger.

  1. To charge the iPhone 6 from a Cambodian power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - this USB cable is normally already included with the device by Apple.
  2. Start by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it in the Cambodian power outlet. The power outlet (known as a Type C power outlet [8]) is identified by the 2 round adjacent holes for live and neutral pins.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB power 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. Switch on the Cambodian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the phone will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 is powering up and takes around 1-4 hours to recharge.
Powering the iPhone 6 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