Charging the iPhone 6 when planning a trip to Nepal

Instructions on how to recharge your iPhone 6 with a Nepali power outlet using a Lightning connector with a three pinned Type M power adapter, powering the iPhone 6 using a Type C Europlug power adapter and charging the iPhone 6 using a Type D USB plug

Nepali power outlet

Complicated combinations of region codes and voltages can all be daunting when planning to stay in another country especially for the first time traveller. This isn't as complicated as it appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards being used in the world this article shows exactly what to buy in advance to power your iPhone 6 . These instructions have been specifically written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPhone 6 when travelling abroad.This page contains a guide demonstrating exactly what you'll need to power your iPhone 6 when staying in Nepal using the types D, C or M 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. If you are visiting Nepal from another country ensure that your iPhone 6 can be charged using a 240v supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v make sure that 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 to visit a destination such as Kathmandu read the Wikipedia.org web page about Nepal [1] for further information. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6.

Charging the iPhone 6 in Nepal

Can you use the iPhone 6 in Nepal?

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

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

When travelling with more than just your iPhone 6 the best international travel adapter for Nepal is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. Nepalese use three different types of power outlets (types D, C and M) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C. 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 heads. If your iPhone 6 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times by using one of these USB power adapters along with compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

Unlike other adapters this will allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to buy individual power adapters for your Nepali trip or using up additional power sockets. Because you are only packing a single lightweight travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage while travelling. Because of their versatility these types of chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers without using up an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling to different places we suggest searching for this type of flexible travel charger at an electronics retailer. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Nepal

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 adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Nepal 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 best selling compact option for travellers originating from America going to Nepal using 3 pin type B American plug sockets.
  • 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 almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at almost half 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 suitable for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Nepal.
What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 6 in Nepal?

Charging the iPhone 6 from a Nepali power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Using the USB Lightning Apple cable and a 2 pin Type C USB charger to charge your iPhone 6 with a Nepali power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your iPhone 6 using the Nepali power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - this USB cable is typically supplied with your iPhone 6.
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the Nepali power outlet. The wall outlet, also called the Europlug or Type C power outlet [3], can be recognised by 2 circular holes next to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB charging cord 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 Nepali power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPhone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is recharging, typically taking between one-four hours to completely recharge.
Charging the iPhone 6 from a Nepali power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

How to use a Type D power charger for charging your iPhone 6 from a Nepali power outlet

A guide showing how to recharge the iPhone 6 with a Nepali power outlet using a Lightning connector with a Type D USB adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPhone 6 using the Nepali power outlet you will need to use a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - usually supplied with your iPhone 6.
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type D USB power adapter into the Nepali power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the three holes forming a triangle pattern.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB Lightning cable into the bottom of 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 Nepali 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 is charging which should take between 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type D power charger for charging your iPhone 6 from a Nepali power outlet

Powering the iPhone 6 with a Nepali power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

Instructions on how to recharge your iPhone 6 with a Nepali power outlet using a Lightning connector with a three pinned Type M power adapter.

  1. To charge the iPhone 6 from a Nepali power outlet you'll need a Type M USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should normally supply the cable with the iPhone 6).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type M USB power adapter into the wall supply. This power supply, technically called the Type M power outlet [8], looks like 3 large holes forming a triangle pattern.
  3. Connect one end of the USB Lightning cable into the bottom of 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 Nepali power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the cell will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is recharging, typically taking between 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone 6 with a Nepali power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nepal - Wikipedia.org web page about Nepal
  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/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  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/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  7. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D mains power outlet
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeM.htm - Type M power outlet
  9. Type M USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type M mains power outlet
  10. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters