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

The WikiConnections page on how to recharge the iPhone 5C with a Vietnamese power outlet by using the Lightning Apple cable with a 3 pinned Type G power charger, how to charge the iPhone 5C using a Type A USB adapter and how to recharge the iPhone 5C using a two pinned Type C Europlug USB charger

Vietnamese power outlet

Various standards and plugs can often be daunting when planning on visiting another country, especially if you've never visited before. This isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used throughout the world this article shows exactly what you'll need in advance to charge your iPhone 5C in Vietnam. These instructions were written to stop travellers worrying if they can charge their iPhone 5C when they're visiting Vietnam.These instructions shows what you'll need to supply power to your iPhone 5C when you're in Vietnam using their G, A or C type 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets, please note that Type G wall outlets will be used by most Vietnamese. When you are visiting Vietnam from a different country check that the iPhone 5C can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If the iPhone 5C was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overloading when charging it. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5C.

Charging the iPhone 5C in Vietnam

Can you use the iPhone 5C in Vietnam?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 5C in Vietnam by using the correct power adaptor.

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

If travelling to multiple countries the best travel adapter for Vietnam to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. There are three types of plug sockets that Vietnamese use (types G, A and C) and using a power charger like this ensures that you are covered for both types A, C and G. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the included plugs. If your iPhone 5C supports Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these USB travel adapters, and support for certain power demanding devices.

Having a four port charger will also allow you to recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to buy seperate power chargers for your trip to Vietnam. Because you are only packing a single international USB travel charger will also keep the overall size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage whilst travelling. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used when you return home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers without needing an additional power outlet.

We suggest buying a versatile travel charger similar to this at an electronics retailer, the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Vietnam

The 4 port USB travel charger [10] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices via USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Vietnam.
  • 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 North America using type B plugs. This is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Vietnam.
What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 5C in Vietnam?

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

Learn how to recharge the iPhone 5C with a Vietnamese power outlet by using an Apple Lightning cable with a Type G power charger.

  1. To power the iPhone 5C from the Vietnamese power outlet you'll need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (normally supplied with the iPhone 5C by Apple).
  2. Begin by inserting the Type G USB power adapter into the power outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by the 3 slots with plastic shutters forming a triangular shape.
  3. 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 5C. The iPhone 5C Lightning connector is situated at bottom of the iPhone 5C under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Vietnamese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPhone 5C will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is powering up, typically taking around 60-240 minutes to recharge.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPhone 5C from a Vietnamese power outlet

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

Using a USB Lightning connector and a Type A USB adapter to charge the iPhone 5C with a Vietnamese power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 5C using a Vietnamese power outlet you will need to use a Type A USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should usually supply this cable with your iPhone 5C).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type A USB power adapter in the Vietnamese power outlet. The power supply, sometimes called a Type A power outlet [6], is identified by two thin adjacent slots next to each other.
  3. 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 5C. The iPhone 5C Lightning connector is situated at bottom of the iPhone 5C under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Vietnamese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the iPhone 5C will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is powering up, typically taking around 60-240 minutes to recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone 5C with a Vietnamese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

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

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

  1. If you want to power the iPhone 5C using a Vietnamese power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will usually supply this cable with your iPhone 5C).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the Vietnamese power outlet. The power supply (sometimes known as the Europlug) can be identified by 2 adjacent holes next to each other.
  3. 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 5C. The iPhone 5C Lightning connector is situated at bottom of the iPhone 5C under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Vietnamese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPhone 5C will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is powering up, typically taking around 60-240 minutes to recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone 5C with a Vietnamese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vietnam - Vietnam 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