How to charge the iPhone 5 from a power outlet in Nepal

The Wiki Connections guide on how to power your iPhone 5 from a Nepali power outlet by using the Lightning Apple connector and a 3 pinned Type D USB charger, recharging the iPhone 5 using a Europlug Type C USB adapter and powering the iPhone 5 using a 3 pinned Type M USB plug

Nepali power outlet

Complicated combinations of region codes and plugs can often be daunting when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never visited before. These instructions were specifically written to help prepare people wanting to charge their iPhone 5 when going to Nepal.If you are visiting Nepal these useful instructions show how to supply power to your iPhone 5 using their standard types D, C or M Nepali 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. Most power supplies will vary depending on which country you're taking a trip to therefore please read the Wikiconnections world power supplies list where you'll find a complete list of regions and countries. If travelling to Nepal from another region check your iPhone 5 can be used with a 240v supply. If the iPhone 5 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts make sure that your device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to prevent the device from being damaged whilst powering it. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5.

Charging the iPhone 5 in Nepal

Can the iPhone 5 be used in Nepal?

You can connect the iPhone 5 to a Nepali power outlet.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 5 in Nepal?

If travelling to multiple countries the best travel adapter for Nepal to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. There are three types of plug sockets in Nepal (D, C and M) and using a travel charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the plugs. If your model of iPhone 5 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel chargers plus support for more power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel chargers having a four port charger means you can power multiple devices at once without needing to buy individual travel adapters or using up additional wall sockets. By only packing a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage as well as being on hand for charging your iPhone 5 at an airport or on the plane. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used back at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple phones and tablets with only a single wall outlet.

If you travel frequently we recommend buying this type of flexible power charger at your preferred electronics retailer. The power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Nepal

The 4 port USB travel charger [10] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be useful for visitors of regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Nepal 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 compact power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Nepal using 3 pin type B US plug sockets.
  • 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 from the US using type B plugs. This is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more generous 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Nepal.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 5 in Nepal?

Powering the iPhone 5 with a Nepali power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Using a Lightning Apple connector and a two pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter to recharge your iPhone 5 from a Nepali power outlet.

  1. In order to power the iPhone 5 using a Nepali power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will usually supply this cable with your iPhone 5).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the Nepali power outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by 2 holes next to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins go.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple cord into the power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5. You can find the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5 situated at the bottom of your iPhone 5.
  4. Switch on the Nepali power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your phone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 5 is recharging and takes between 1 - 4 hours to completely recharge.
Powering the iPhone 5 with a Nepali power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Charging the iPhone 5 from a Nepali power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

The WikiConnections page on how to recharge the iPhone 5 with a Nepali power outlet by using the Lightning Apple cable with a Type D power charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 5 using a Nepali power outlet you'll need to use a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (this cable is typically included with your device by Apple).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type D USB power adapter in the Nepali power outlet. This wall supply (technically known as the Type D power outlet [6]) looks like 3 holes in a triangle shape for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB Apple Lightning charging cable into the power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5. You can find the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5 found at the bottom of your iPhone 5.
  4. Switch on the Nepali power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your mobile will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 5 is recharging taking roughly one to four hours to completely recharge.
Charging the iPhone 5 from a Nepali power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

How to use a Type M power charger for charging your iPhone 5 from a Nepali power outlet

Learn how to power your iPhone 5 from a Nepali power outlet using a Lightning Apple connector and a three pinned Type M USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge the iPhone 5 from the Nepali power outlet you will need a Type M USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple normally include this cable when you first purchase your iPhone 5.
  2. Plug the Type M USB power adapter in the Nepali power outlet. You can recognise this wall supply by three large round holes forming a triangular configuration.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5. The iPhone 5 Lightning connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 5 under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Nepali power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the mobile screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is charging taking between one-four hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type M power charger for charging your iPhone 5 from a Nepali power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nepal - Nepali Wikipedia page
  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, estimated cost under $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, between $5 to $10.
  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, between $15 to $20.
  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, under $15.
  10. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, between $10 to $15.