How to charge your iPhone 6 Plus from a power outlet in Vietnam

The Wiki Connections page on how to recharge the iPhone 6 Plus with a Vietnamese power outlet with an Apple Lightning cable and a Type G USB adapter, how to charge the iPhone 6 Plus using a double pin Type A USB adapter and recharging the iPhone 6 Plus using a two pinned Europlug Type C power plug

Vietnamese power outlet

Various region codes and plugs can often cause confusion when planning on staying in a new country to the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of common standards used in the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to power the iPhone 6 Plus in Vietnam. These instructions were specifically written to help prepare people wanting to charge the iPhone 6 Plus abroad.The following useful guide shows how to power the iPhone 6 Plus in Vietnam using their Type G, A or C Vietnamese 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets, a majority of Vietnamese normally use the Type G plug outlets. When you are visiting Vietnam from a different region please ensure that the iPhone 6 Plus can accept a 240v supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts ensure that the iPhone 6 Plus is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to prevent the device from being damaged whilst powering it. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6 Plus.

Charging the iPhone 6 Plus in Vietnam

Can the iPhone 6 Plus be used in Vietnam?

You can connect the iPhone 6 Plus to a Vietnamese power outlet.

What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 6 Plus in Vietnam?

If travelling with more than just your iPhone 6 Plus or visiting multiple countries then the best international travel charger for Vietnam is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs such as 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 travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for both types A, C and G.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle 100 to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the supplied heads over. If your iPhone 6 Plus is compatible with Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these types of USB travel adapters plus support for more power hungry devices like tablets.

Having a 4 port adapter means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring individual power chargers for your trip to Vietnam. Only needing to pack a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage. Due to 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 smartphones and tablets with only a single wall outlet.

We suggest buying a versatile travel charger similar to this online, the multipurpose power charger illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been successfully tested for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Vietnam

The 4 port USB travel charger [10] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for visitors also wanting 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. These travel converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Vietnam and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power adapter for travellers originating from America visiting Vietnam using 3 pin type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly 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 more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 suitable for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Vietnam.
What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 6 Plus in Vietnam?

Charging the iPhone 6 Plus from a Vietnamese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Using a USB Lightning Apple connector and a three pinned Type G USB adapter to recharge your iPhone 6 Plus from a Vietnamese power outlet.

  1. In order to charge your iPhone 6 Plus using a Vietnamese power outlet you will need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (this cable is typically included with your device by Apple).
  2. First you'll need to plug in the Type G USB power adapter into the wall outlet. The plug outlet, technically called a Type G power outlet [3], looks like 3 slots with plastic shutters forming a triangle configuration for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB Apple Lightning power cord into the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6 Plus. The iPhone 6 Plus Lightning connector is situated at bottom of your iPhone 6 Plus under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Vietnamese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the cell screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the mobile is charging and takes between 1 - 4 hours to completely recharge.
Charging the iPhone 6 Plus from a Vietnamese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

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

Using a USB Lightning Apple connector and a two pinned Type A USB adapter to recharge your iPhone 6 Plus from a Vietnamese power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 6 Plus using the Vietnamese power outlet you'll 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 6 Plus).
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type A USB power adapter in the Vietnamese power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by 2 thin slots adjacent to each other where the twin blades sit.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB Apple Lightning power cord into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6 Plus. The iPhone 6 Plus Lightning connector is situated at bottom of your iPhone 6 Plus under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Vietnamese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the cell screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is charging and takes between 1 - 4 hours to completely recharge.
Powering the iPhone 6 Plus with a Vietnamese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

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

Using the Apple Lightning cable with a Type C power adapter to charge the iPhone 6 Plus with a Vietnamese power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 6 Plus using the Vietnamese power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple normally include the cable when you first purchase your iPhone 6 Plus).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the Vietnamese power outlet. This unearthed wall supply (sometimes called a Type C power outlet [8] or Europlug) is recognised by the two circular holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB Apple Lightning power cord into the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6 Plus. The iPhone 6 Plus Lightning connector is situated at bottom of your iPhone 6 Plus under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Vietnamese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the mobile screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the mobile is charging and takes between 1 - 4 hours to completely recharge.
Powering the iPhone 6 Plus 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 web 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