Charging the iPhone when staying in Nepal

Instructions on how to power the iPhone with a Nepali power outlet using the Apple 30-pin connector with a 2 pin Type C USB charger, charging the iPhone using a three pinned Type D power charger and powering the iPhone using a Type M USB plug

Nepali power outlet

Various standards and plug types can all be daunting when planning on staying in a different country, especially to the first time traveller. However this isn't as complex as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards being used throughout the world this guide shows exactly what to purchase in advance to charge the iPhone in Nepal. These instructions have been written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPhone when you are travelling to Nepal.The following simple instructions will show you exactly what you'll need to charge the iPhone when you are travelling to Nepal by using their standard types D, C or M 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. Power sockets will change from region to region therefore we recommend that you read the Wikiconnections travel power supplies list for a full list of destinations. When you are travelling to Nepal from another country check that the iPhone can accept a 240v supply. If the iPhone was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) ensure your device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overheating whilst powering it.

This page details the iPhone 1st generation, the original iPhone is missing some features which have since been introduced to more recent iPhones. Visit the Apple category page for a full range of Apple iPhones. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 3 or greater on the iPhone.

Charging the iPhone in Nepal

Can the iPhone be used in Nepal?

Yes, you can use the iPhone in Nepal.

What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone in Nepal?

When travelling to multiple countries or bringing more than just your iPhone then the best international travel charger for Nepal to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. There are three standards of power outlets in Nepal (D, C and M) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the included heads. If your type of iPhone supports Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these travel adapters along with additional support for more power hungry devices. This will also allow you to power multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy seperate travel adapters. By only needing a single lightweight travel charger will keep the overall weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage whilst travelling. Because of their flexibility these types of power chargers can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers without using up an additional plug socket.

We recommend searching for an adaptable power adapter similar to this at your preferred electronics retailer; the multipurpose power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Nepal

The 4 port USB travel charger [10] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPhone, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is necessary when visiting regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Nepal and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Nepal.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more flexible 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 travel charger for recharging the iPhone in Nepal?

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

Simple instructions showing how to power your iPhone with a Nepali power outlet with a 30-pin connector and a Type C USB adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPhone from a Nepali power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (the USB cable is typically supplied with the device).
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it into the Nepali power outlet. You can recognise this power outlet by two round adjacent holes for live and neutral pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone. The iPhone dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone.
  4. Turn on the Nepali power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your iPhone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is charging, typically taking between 60-240 minutes to fully recharge.
Charging the iPhone from a Nepali power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Charging the iPhone from a Nepali power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Using a 30-pin connector and a Type D USB adapter to power the iPhone with a Nepali power outlet.

  1. To charge the iPhone using the Nepali power outlet you'll need a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple usually supply the cable with the iPhone.
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type D USB power adapter into the power supply. This plug supply (known as the Type D power outlet [6]) looks like 3 circular holes forming a triangle shape.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone. The iPhone dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone.
  4. Switch on the Nepali power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the mobile screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is powering up and takes roughly 1 to 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPhone from a Nepali power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

How to use a Type M power charger for recharging your iPhone from a Nepali power outlet

Simple instructions showing how to power your iPhone with a Nepali power outlet with a 30-pin connector and a Type M USB adapter.

  1. In order to power the iPhone from the Nepali power outlet you will need to buy a Type M USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple will usually include the cable when you buy the iPhone).
  2. Begin by plugging the Type M USB power adapter into the power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by the three large holes forming a triangular configuration.
  3. Plug in one end of the cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone. The iPhone dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone.
  4. Turn on the Nepali power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your iPhone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is charging, typically taking between 60-240 minutes to fully recharge.
How to use a Type M power charger for recharging your iPhone from a Nepali power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nepal - Nepali country entry on wikipedia
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/0/MA616/en_US/iPhone_iOS3.1_User_Guide.pdf - The original iPhone product manual
  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 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music
  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