Charging your iPhone 6 Plus from a power outlet in Nepal

A guide showing how to charge your iPhone 6 Plus with a Nepali power outlet with the Apple USB Lightning connector with a three pinned Type M power adapter, charging the iPhone 6 Plus using a two pin Type C USB charger and charging the iPhone 6 Plus using a three pin Type D power adapter

Nepali power outlet

Various combinations of region codes and plugs can often lead to confusion when planning to travel to a new country especially for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets used throughout the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need to pick up in advance to power your iPhone 6 Plus . This page contains useful instructions showing you what you'll need to power your iPhone 6 Plus when travelling to Nepal using the Type D, C or M Nepali 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. If you are visiting Nepal from another country make sure the iPhone 6 Plus can be used with a 240 volt supply. If your iPhone 6 Plus was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v ensure your iPhone 6 Plus is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from overheating whilst powering it. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6 Plus.

Charging the iPhone 6 Plus in Nepal

Can the iPhone 6 Plus be used in Nepal?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 6 Plus to a Nepali power outlet.

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What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 6 Plus in Nepal?

If you are travelling with more than your iPhone 6 Plus the best international travel charger for Nepal to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Nepalese use three different types of power outlets (types D, C and M) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by changing the heads over. If your type of iPhone 6 Plus is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these USB power adapters, plus additional support for more power demanding devices.

Unlike other adapters this means you can recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy seperate travel chargers on your Nepali trip. By only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage while travelling as well as being convenient for recharging your iPhone 6 Plus at an airport or on a flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets without needing an additional plug socket.

If you travel to Nepal we suggest searching for this type of flexible power adapter online; the multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Nepal

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unstable power supplies. 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 most popular portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Nepal using 3 pin type B 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 offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Nepal. [10]
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 6 Plus in Nepal?

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

A guide showing you how to recharge your iPhone 6 Plus with a Nepali power outlet using the USB Lightning Apple cable with a Type C Europlug power charger.

  1. If you want to power the iPhone 6 Plus from a Nepali power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple usually include this cable with the iPhone 6 Plus.
  2. Start by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the power outlet. You can identify the wall outlet by two holes adjacent to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Apple Lightning power cord into the mains 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. Switch on the Nepali power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPhone 6 Plus screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is charging and takes around 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 Plus from a Nepali power outlet

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

Instructions showing how to charge your iPhone 6 Plus with a Nepali power outlet with the Apple USB Lightning connector with a Type D power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPhone 6 Plus from a Nepali power outlet you'll need a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (usually supplied with your device by Apple).
  2. Insert the Type D USB power adapter into the Nepali power outlet. You can identify the wall outlet by the three holes forming a triangle configuration for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Apple Lightning cable into the mains 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. Switch on the Nepali power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPhone 6 Plus screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is charging taking around one to four hours to fully recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 Plus from a Nepali power outlet

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

A guide showing how to charge your iPhone 6 Plus with a Nepali power outlet with the Apple USB Lightning connector with a three pinned Type M power adapter.

  1. To charge your iPhone 6 Plus using the Nepali power outlet you will need to use a Type M USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], typically already included with the device by Apple.
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type M USB power adapter into the wall supply. The power supply (sometimes called the Type M power outlet [8]) looks like 3 large holes forming a triangular configuration for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the mains 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. Switch on the Nepali power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPhone 6 Plus screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is charging and takes around 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone 6 Plus with a Nepali power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia.org web page about Nepal
  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 (under £10 GBP / under C$5).
  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, between $15 to $20 USD (around £15 GBP / under C$15).
  6. iec.ch - Type D power outlet
  7. Type D USB power adapter - The three pinned earthed Type D USB chargers have large rounded pins placed in a triangular shape, estimated cost between $10 to $15 USD (under £25 GBP / under C$5).
  8. iec.ch - Type M power outlet
  9. Type M USB power adapter - South African Type M USB chargers have three large circular pins in a triangular shape with the top earthed pin longer and larger in diameter, priced at between $10 to $15 USD (£5-£10 GBP / under C$5).
  10. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, between $15 to $20 USD (around £10 GBP / under C$20).