Charging your iPhone 6 from a power outlet in Laos

Simple instructions showing how to recharge the iPhone 6 with a Lao power outlet using a USB Lightning Apple cable and a 2 pin Europlug Type C power adapter, charging the iPhone 6 using a two pin Type E power adapter and recharging the iPhone 6 using a 2 pin Type F USB charger

Lao power outlet

Different combinations of frequencies and standards can often be confusing when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never been there before. However this isn't as complex as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of 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 needing to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPhone 6 when you are abroad.When you are visiting Laos this page has instructions showing you charging the iPhone 6 by using their Type F, C or E 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. When travelling to Laos from a different country please check the iPhone 6 can accept a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure your iPhone 6 is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from overheating whilst powering it up. If you plan to stay in a Lao city like Vientiane or Pakxe please refer to the wikipedia.org web page about Laos [1] for more indepth information. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6.

Charging the iPhone 6 in Laos

Can the iPhone 6 be used in Laos?

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

What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 6 in Laos?

If you are travelling with more than just your iPhone 6 the best international travel adapter for Laos to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. There are three standards of wall outlets in Laos (F, C and E) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C. As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the included heads over. If your type of iPhone 6 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of USB power adapters along with compatibility with more power demanding devices like tablets. This means you can charge more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel chargers for your Lao trip. Only bringing a single international travel charger will keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage whilst travelling. Because of their versatility these types of chargers can be used back at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets without needing an additional plug socket.

If you travel often we suggest searching for a multipurpose travel charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer - the travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Laos

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be crucial for visitors of regions with unreliable power supplies. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 visiting Laos.
  • 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 originating from America using type B plugs and 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 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 Laos.
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 6 in Laos?

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

Instructions showing how to power the iPhone 6 from a Lao power outlet with a Lightning connector with a two pin Type C USB charger.

  1. To charge the iPhone 6 from a Lao power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], the USB cable is normally already included with the device.
  2. Insert the Type C USB power adapter into the Lao power outlet. You can identify this plug supply by the two round holes next to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple 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 can be found at bottom of the iPhone 6 under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Lao power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPhone 6 screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is powering up and takes around one to four hours to fully recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPhone 6 from a Lao power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

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

Simple instructions showing you how to power the iPhone 6 with a Lao power outlet using a USB Lightning Apple cable and a 2 pin Type E USB charger.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPhone 6 from a Lao power outlet you'll need a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should typically include this USB cable when you buy your iPhone 6).
  2. Start by taking the Type E USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. You can recognise this plug supply by the two 4.8mm round holes 19mm apart from each other where the two plug outlet pins sit and a single metal earth pin protruding from the top to form a triangle pattern.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple power 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 Lao power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPhone 6 screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is charging and takes around one to four hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 from a Lao power outlet

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

Instructions showing how to power the iPhone 6 from a Lao power outlet with a Lightning connector with a two pin Type F USB charger.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPhone 6 using the Lao power outlet you'll need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (this USB cable is normally already included with your iPhone 6).
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type F USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. You can identify this power supply by the two large round holes 19 mm next to each other for live and neutral pins and a pair of two metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple power 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 Lao power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPhone 6 screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is charging and takes around one to four hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 from a Lao power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laos - wikipedia.org web page about Laos
  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, between $10 to $15.
  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, priced at around $5.
  6. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  7. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet, between $10 to $15.
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costs between $10 to $15.