How to charge the iPhone 5S in Bhutan

The Wiki Connections page on how to power your iPhone 5S from a Bhutanese power outlet with an Apple USB Lightning cable with a 3 pinned Type G USB charger, charging the iPhone 5S using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter and charging the iPhone 5S using a 3 pinned Type D USB charger

Bhutanese power outlet

Differing combinations of voltages and plugs can all be daunting when planning to visit a different country if you've never visited before. This guide was specifically written to stop you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge your iPhone 5S when you are travelling abroad.This page has instructions showing exactly how to power the iPhone 5S in Bhutan by using the standard types G, C, D, F or M Bhutanese 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. When you are visiting Bhutan from a different region please make sure the iPhone 5S can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If the iPhone 5S originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts make sure your device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from overheating when powering up. If you intend to stay at a Bhutanese destination like Thimphu we suggest referring to the wikipedia.org page about Bhutan [1] for more indepth details prior to travelling to the location. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5S.

Charging the iPhone 5S in Bhutan

Can the iPhone 5S be used in Bhutan?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 5S in Bhutan.

What is the best power charger for the iPhone 5S in Bhutan?

When you are travelling to multiple countries the best travel charger for Bhutan is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [14]. There are five different standards of power outlets in Bhutan (types G, C, D, F and M) and using a power charger like this ensures that you are covered for both types C and G. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by changing the included heads. If your iPhone 5S is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters, and additional support for certain power demanding devices. Unlike other chargers having a four port charger will also allow you to recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to buy individual power chargers or using up additional wall sockets. Only needing to pack a single international USB travel charger will also keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage as well as being on hand for charging your iPhone 5S at an airport or on a plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple phones and tablets without using up an additional power outlet.

We suggest buying this type of flexible power charger online, the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [14] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Bhutan

The 4 port USB travel charger [14] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 5S, however 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 can be useful for travellers to regions with unstable power grids. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Bhutan.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs. This is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for 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 ideal for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Bhutan.
What is the best power charger for the iPhone 5S in Bhutan?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPhone 5S from a Bhutanese power outlet

The Wiki Connections page on how to power your iPhone 5S from a Bhutanese power outlet with an Apple USB Lightning cable with a 3 pinned Type G USB charger.

  1. To supply power to the iPhone 5S using a Bhutanese power outlet you will need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple will typically include the USB cable with your iPhone 5S.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type G USB power adapter in the Bhutanese power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by three vertical rectangular holes with plastic shutters forming a triangular shape.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5S. You can find the Lightning connector on your iPhone 5S situated at the bottom of the iPhone 5S.
  4. Switch on the Bhutanese 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 powering up, typically taking around one to four hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPhone 5S from a Bhutanese power outlet

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 5S from a Bhutanese power outlet

Using a USB Lightning cable and a Type C power charger to power your iPhone 5S from a Bhutanese power outlet.

  1. To supply power to your iPhone 5S using the Bhutanese power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (this cable is usually already supplied with the device).
  2. Start the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it into the Bhutanese power outlet. The plug outlet can be identified by two circular adjacent holes where the pins sit.
  3. Connect one end of the USB Apple Lightning power cord into the USB power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5S. The iPhone 5S Lightning connector is situated at bottom of the iPhone 5S under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Bhutanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your mobile screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is recharging and takes between one-four hours to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 5S from a Bhutanese power outlet

How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPhone 5S from a Bhutanese power outlet

A step by step guide showing you how to recharge the iPhone 5S from a Bhutanese power outlet with the Lightning Apple connector with a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to the iPhone 5S using a Bhutanese power outlet you will need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple will typically include the USB cable with your iPhone 5S.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type D USB power adapter in the Bhutanese power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by three circular holes forming a triangular pattern for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the cord into the bottom of the mains USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5S. The iPhone 5S Lightning connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 5S under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Bhutanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPhone 5S will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is charging which should take around 1 to 4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPhone 5S from a Bhutanese power outlet

Powering the iPhone 5S with a Bhutanese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

A step by step guide showing you how to recharge the iPhone 5S from a Bhutanese power outlet with the Lightning Apple connector with a two pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter.

  1. In order to power your iPhone 5S using a Bhutanese power outlet you will need a Type F USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple should usually supply this cable with your iPhone 5S.
  2. Plug in the Type F USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This round power supply can be identified by two large circular adjacent holes along with two thin metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect one end of the cord into the USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5S. The iPhone 5S Lightning connector is situated at bottom of the iPhone 5S under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Bhutanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPhone 5S will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 5S is recharging taking roughly 1 - 4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone 5S with a Bhutanese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

Powering the iPhone 5S with a Bhutanese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

Using an Apple Lightning cable with a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter to recharge your iPhone 5S from a Bhutanese power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the iPhone 5S from the Bhutanese power outlet you'll need to buy a Type M USB power adapter [13] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (normally included with your device).
  2. Start by inserting the Type M USB power adapter in the Bhutanese power outlet. This wall supply (called a Type M power outlet [12]) can be recognised by the three circular holes in a triangle configuration.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Apple USB Lightning charging cable into the USB power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5S. The iPhone 5S Lightning connector can be found at bottom of your iPhone 5S under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Bhutanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your phone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the mobile is charging which typically takes between 60-240 minutes to recharge.
Powering the iPhone 5S with a Bhutanese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bhutan - wikipedia.org page about Bhutan
  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/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  7. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  9. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D mains power outlet
  10. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  11. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F mains power outlet
  12. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeM.htm - Type M power outlet
  13. Type M USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type M mains power outlet
  14. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters