How to charge your iPhone 5C from a power outlet in Nepal

The Wiki Connections guide showing how to power the iPhone 5C with a Nepali power outlet with a USB Lightning Apple connector with a Type M power charger, how to charge the iPhone 5C using a double pinned Europlug Type C power plug and how to charge the iPhone 5C using a three pinned Type D USB charger

Nepali power outlet

Various voltages and plugs can all be confusing when planning to travel to another country, especially if you've never visited before. These instructions were specifically written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge the iPhone 5C when you are going to Nepal.If you're going to Nepal this page has instructions showing powering your iPhone 5C by using the standard D, C or M type 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. When you are visiting Nepal from another country please make sure your iPhone 5C can be used with a 240 volt supply. If the iPhone 5C was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) double check the iPhone 5C is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to prevent the device from being damaged when powering up. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5C.

Charging the iPhone 5C in Nepal

Can the iPhone 5C be used in Nepal?

You can use the iPhone 5C in Nepal by using the correct power adaptor.

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

If you are travelling to more than one country then the best international travel charger for Nepal is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. There are three types of wall outlets in Nepal (types D, C and M) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the supplied heads over. If your iPhone 5C supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times with one of these USB travel adapters plus compatibility with more power hungry devices. Unlike other travel adapters having a 4 port charger means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to buy seperate power adapters. Because you are only needing to bring a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling. Due to their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets without using up an additional power outlet.

If you travel to Nepal we recommend searching for a versatile travel adapter similar to this online. The power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Nepal

The 4 port USB travel charger [10] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be necessary for visitors of regions with unstable power supplies. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 portable option for travellers originating from North America visiting Nepal using 3 pin type B US plug sockets.
  • 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 originating from North America using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Nepal.
What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 5C in Nepal?

Charging the iPhone 5C from a Nepali power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Instructions showing how to power your iPhone 5C from a Nepali power outlet by using an Apple Lightning connector and a two pinned Europlug Type C power charger.

  1. In order to power the iPhone 5C using a Nepali power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - normally supplied with the iPhone 5C.
  2. Begin by plugging the Type C USB power adapter in the power supply. You can identify this power outlet by the 2 round holes adjacent to each other where the twin pins sit.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Lightning charging cord into the USB power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5C. The iPhone 5C Lightning connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 5C under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Nepali power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your iPhone will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is powering up which typically takes between one to four hours to recharge.
Charging the iPhone 5C from a Nepali power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Powering the iPhone 5C with a Nepali power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Using a USB Lightning Apple connector and a 3 pinned Type D power charger to recharge the iPhone 5C with a Nepali power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPhone 5C using the Nepali power outlet you'll need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple will usually supply this USB cable when you purchase the iPhone 5C.
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type D USB power adapter in the power outlet. This plug outlet (sometimes known as the Type D power outlet [6]) can be identified by three circular holes in a triangle pattern.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple USB cord into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5C. You can find the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5C situated at the bottom of your iPhone 5C.
  4. Turn on the Nepali power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPhone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the mobile is recharging and takes roughly 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone 5C with 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 5C from a Nepali power outlet

The Wiki Connections page on how to charge the iPhone 5C with a Nepali power outlet with the Lightning Apple cable with a Type M USB adapter.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 5C from a Nepali power outlet you will need to buy a Type M USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (normally supplied with the iPhone 5C).
  2. First plug the Type M USB power adapter in the Nepali power outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by 3 large round holes forming a triangle configuration for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Apple Lightning charging cord into the mains USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5C. The iPhone 5C Lightning connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 5C under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Nepali power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your iPhone 5C will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is powering up taking between one to four hours to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type M power charger for recharging your iPhone 5C from a Nepali power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nepal - Wikipedia page about Nepal
  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
  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/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