Charging your iPhone 6 Plus from a power outlet in Bhutan

A step by step guide showing how to recharge your iPhone 6 Plus with a Bhutanese power outlet with a Lightning Apple cable and a Type D power adapter, recharging the iPhone 6 Plus using a Type G USB plug and charging the iPhone 6 Plus using a two pin Europlug Type C power adapter

Bhutanese power outlet

Varying different frequencies and region codes can all be daunting when planning on staying in another country, especially to the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used in the world this article shows exactly what you'll need in advance to charge the iPhone 6 Plus . These guidelines were specifically written to stop visitors having to worry if they'll be able to charge their iPhone 6 Plus abroad.When you are travelling to Bhutan the following useful instructions show how to supply power to the iPhone 6 Plus by using the Type G, C, D, F or M Bhutanese 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. If you are travelling to Bhutan from a different country please double check your iPhone 6 Plus can be charged using a 240v supply. If your iPhone 6 Plus was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v ensure that your iPhone 6 Plus is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to stop the device from being damaged whilst powering it. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6 Plus.

Charging the iPhone 6 Plus in Bhutan

Can you use the iPhone 6 Plus in Bhutan?

You can connect the iPhone 6 Plus to a Bhutanese power outlet.

What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 6 Plus in Bhutan?

When travelling to multiple countries then the best travel power adapter for Bhutan is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [14]. There are five different types of power outlets in Bhutan (G, C, D, F and M) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for both types C and G. Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the included heads. If your model of iPhone 6 Plus is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from faster charging times with one of these types of power adapters and additional support for certain power hungry devices. Unlike other travel chargers having a 4 port adapter means you can recharge more than one device at once without needing to bring individual power adapters. By only needing a single travel charger will also keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand luggage while travelling. Because of their flexibility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets without needing an additional wall outlet.

We recommend searching for this type of flexible travel charger at an electronics retailer. The travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [14] which has been tested successfully for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Bhutan

The 4 port USB travel charger [14] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 6 Plus, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Bhutan 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 most popular compact option for travellers originating from North America visiting Bhutan using 3 pinned type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs and is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 perfect for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Bhutan.
What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 6 Plus in Bhutan?

Charging the iPhone 6 Plus from a Bhutanese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Instructions showing how to recharge your iPhone 6 Plus with a Bhutanese power outlet with the Apple Lightning cable and a Type G USB adapter.

  1. To charge your iPhone 6 Plus using the Bhutanese power outlet you will need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - usually already included with the device.
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type G USB power adapter and inserting it in the Bhutanese power outlet. You can identify the wall outlet by the three vertical holes with plastic shutters forming a triangle pattern for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Apple power cable into the mains power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6 Plus. You can find the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6 Plus situated at the bottom of the iPhone 6 Plus.
  4. Turn on the Bhutanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPhone 6 Plus screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 Plus is powering up taking between 1 to 4 hours to recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPhone 6 Plus from a Bhutanese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Powering the iPhone 6 Plus with a Bhutanese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

A guide showing how to recharge the iPhone 6 Plus from a Bhutanese power outlet by using a USB Lightning connector with a two pin Europlug Type C power adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 6 Plus using a Bhutanese power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (typically already included with the iPhone 6 Plus).
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type C USB power adapter in the power outlet. This ungrounded power outlet, also called the Type C power outlet [6] or Europlug, can be recognised by the 2 circular adjacent holes for live and neutral.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6 Plus. The iPhone 6 Plus Lightning connector is situated at bottom of your iPhone 6 Plus under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Bhutanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of the phone will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is recharging which typically takes around 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
Powering the iPhone 6 Plus with a Bhutanese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Charging the iPhone 6 Plus from a Bhutanese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

A step by step guide showing how to recharge your iPhone 6 Plus with a Bhutanese power outlet with a Lightning Apple cable and a Type D power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPhone 6 Plus from a Bhutanese power outlet you'll need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple usually include the cable when you buy your iPhone 6 Plus).
  2. Plug the Type D USB power adapter into the power supply. The power supply, technically known as a Type D power outlet [8], can be identified by 3 circular holes forming a triangle shape for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Apple USB charging cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6 Plus. You can find the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6 Plus found at the bottom of the iPhone 6 Plus.
  4. Switch on the Bhutanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPhone 6 Plus screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 Plus is charging which takes between 1 to 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPhone 6 Plus from a Bhutanese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

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

A guide showing how to charge the iPhone 6 Plus from a Bhutanese power outlet by using the USB Lightning Apple connector with a two pin Type F power adapter.

  1. In order to power the iPhone 6 Plus from the Bhutanese power outlet you will need to use a Type F USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple will normally supply the USB cable with the iPhone 6 Plus.
  2. Start by plugging the Type F USB power adapter in the Bhutanese power outlet. This recessed round wall outlet, also called the Type F power outlet [10] or Schuko plug, can be identified by the two 4.8mm holes 19 mm adjacent to each other and two grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6 Plus. The iPhone 6 Plus Lightning connector is situated at bottom of your iPhone 6 Plus under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Bhutanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of the phone will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is recharging which should take around 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 Plus from a Bhutanese power outlet

How to use a Type M power charger for charging your iPhone 6 Plus from a Bhutanese power outlet

Using the Apple USB Lightning cable and a Type M USB charger to power the iPhone 6 Plus from a Bhutanese power outlet.

  1. To charge your iPhone 6 Plus using the Bhutanese power outlet you will need to buy a Type M USB power adapter [13] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - usually included with the device.
  2. Start the process by taking the Type M USB power adapter and inserting it in the Bhutanese power outlet. You can recognise the wall outlet by the three large holes forming a triangular configuration.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6 Plus. The iPhone 6 Plus Lightning connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 6 Plus under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Bhutanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of your cellphone will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is recharging, typically taking roughly one to four hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type M power charger for charging your iPhone 6 Plus from a Bhutanese power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bhutan - Bhutanese Wikipedia web 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/typeG.htm - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - Provides power from a type G mains power supply, C$15-C$20.
  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, estimated cost C$10-C$15.
  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, C$15-C$20.
  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, under C$20.
  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, priced at C$15-C$20.
  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, under C$20.
  14. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, under C$20.