Charging the iPhone 6 Plus when staying in Laos

Instructions on how to charge your iPhone 6 Plus from a Lao power outlet with a USB Lightning connector and a Type C Europlug power charger, charging the iPhone 6 Plus using a two pin Type E USB plug and charging the iPhone 6 Plus using a double pin Schuko Type F power adapter

Lao power outlet

Varying different standards and voltages can all be confusing when planning to stay in a new country if you've never visited before. If staying in Laos the following instructions show how to power the iPhone 6 Plus by using the Type F, C or E Lao 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. If you are visiting Laos from a different region please check that your iPhone 6 Plus can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If your iPhone 6 Plus originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure that the device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from over-heating when charging it. If you are planning on visiting a Lao place such as Vientiane we also recommend referring to the wikipedia web page about Laos [1] for more details. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6 Plus.

Charging the iPhone 6 Plus in Laos

Can the iPhone 6 Plus be used in Laos?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 6 Plus in Laos.

What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 6 Plus in Laos?

When you are travelling with more than your iPhone 6 Plus the best international travel charger for Laos is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Laotians use three different standards of plug sockets (types F, C and E) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by changing the heads over. If your iPhone 6 Plus can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times by using one of these types of power adapters plus additional compatibility with certain power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other adapters this will allow you to recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring seperate power adapters for your trip. Only bringing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage while travelling. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when you return home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones, tablets and speakers without needing an additional power outlet.

We suggest searching for a flexible power adapter of this nature online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Laos

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 6 Plus, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial when visiting counties with unstable power supplies. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering 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 converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Laos using type B US 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 America using type B plugs and gives almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at almost half 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Laos. [10] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 6 Plus in Laos?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 Plus from a Lao power outlet

Using a Lightning Apple cable with a double pinned Type C USB adapter to power your iPhone 6 Plus with a Lao power outlet.

  1. To charge your iPhone 6 Plus using the Lao power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple will usually include the cable when you buy the iPhone 6 Plus.
  2. Firstly you'll need to plug the Type C USB power adapter in the power supply. The wall supply is recognised by 2 round holes adjacent to each other where the twin plug outlet pins sit.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB cable into the bottom of the power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6 Plus. You can find the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6 Plus situated at the bottom of the iPhone 6 Plus.
  4. Turn on the Lao power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPhone will display a charge icon to indicate that the mobile is recharging which takes around 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 Plus from a Lao power outlet

How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 Plus from a Lao power outlet

Using a Lightning connector with a Type E USB charger to power the iPhone 6 Plus from a Lao power outlet.

  1. In order to power the iPhone 6 Plus from the Lao power outlet you will need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will usually include the cable when you buy your iPhone 6 Plus).
  2. Begin by plugging the Type E USB power adapter into the Lao power outlet. You can recognise the wall supply by the two circular holes 19mm apart from each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins sit and a single long metal grounding pin protruding in the top to form a triangle configuration.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB charging cord into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6 Plus. The iPhone 6 Plus Lightning connector can be found at bottom of your iPhone 6 Plus under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Lao power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of your phone will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is charging taking around one-four hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 Plus from a Lao power outlet

Charging the iPhone 6 Plus from a Lao power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

Using a USB Lightning connector and a Type F Schuko USB charger to recharge the iPhone 6 Plus from a Lao power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPhone 6 Plus from a Lao power outlet you will need to use a Type F USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should typically include this cable when you purchase your iPhone 6 Plus).
  2. Begin the process by inserting the Type F USB power adapter into the Lao power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by the two 4.8mm circular holes 19 mm apart from each other for live and neutral and two grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple charging cord into the USB power 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 Lao power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the cellphone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 Plus is powering up which should take between one to four hours to fully recharge.
Charging the iPhone 6 Plus from a Lao power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia web page about Laos
  2. Apple - official iPhone user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, between $10 to $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under C$20).
  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, around $15 USD (£15-£20 GBP / C$10-C$15).
  6. iec.ch - Type E power outlet
  7. Type E USB power adapter - There are two 4.8mm pins on Type E USB chargers which are placed 19mm apart and may include a hole for an earthing pin, between $10 to $15 USD (£5-£10 GBP / under C$20).
  8. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  9. Type F USB power adapter - Type F USB chargers are earthed using two clips at the top and bottom with two rounded 4.8mm pins set 19mm apart, estimated cost under $15 USD (£15-£20 GBP / C$15-C$20).
  10. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, around $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).