Charging your iPhone 6 Plus from a power outlet in Cambodia

A guide showing how to recharge your iPhone 6 Plus with a Cambodian power outlet using the Apple USB Lightning connector with a 2 pin Type A power charger, charging the iPhone 6 Plus using a three pinned Type G power adapter and how to power the iPhone 6 Plus using a Type C Europlug power plug

Cambodian power outlet

Complicated voltages and standards can often be confusing when planning on visiting a foreign country, especially to the first time traveller. This useful guide tells you exactly how to supply power to the iPhone 6 Plus when you are in Cambodia by using their standard Type G, A or C 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. If you are travelling to Cambodia from a different region please check the iPhone 6 Plus can accept a 240v supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check the iPhone 6 Plus is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional converter to prevent the device from overheating whilst powering it up. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6 Plus.

Charging the iPhone 6 Plus in Cambodia

Can the iPhone 6 Plus be used in Cambodia?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 6 Plus to a Cambodian power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

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

If travelling to more than one country or bringing more than your iPhone 6 Plus then the best international travel adapter for Cambodia is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Cambodians use three different types of power outlets (types G, A and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for both types A, C and G. As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world just by changing the heads. If your type of iPhone 6 Plus is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these types of travel chargers along with compatibility with more power demanding devices like tablets. Having a four port adapter means you can charge more than one device at once without needing to bring individual power adapters or occupying additional power sockets. Because you are only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the overall size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage. Because of their flexibility these types of power adapters can be used back at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers with just a single power outlet.

We suggest searching for this type of flexible travel adapter online. The multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Cambodia

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 6 Plus, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America going to Cambodia.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs and is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Cambodia. [10]
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 6 Plus in Cambodia?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 Plus from a Cambodian power outlet

Using an Apple USB Lightning connector with a three pin Type G power adapter to charge your iPhone 6 Plus with a Cambodian power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPhone 6 Plus from a Cambodian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should typically include this USB cable with the iPhone 6 Plus).
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type G USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. You can identify the power supply by the three vertical holes with plastic shutters in a triangle pattern for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple Lightning 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 situated at the bottom of the iPhone 6 Plus.
  4. Turn on the Cambodian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the cell screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is charging and takes around 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 Plus from a Cambodian power outlet

Charging the iPhone 6 Plus from a Cambodian power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

A guide showing how to recharge your iPhone 6 Plus with a Cambodian power outlet using the Apple USB Lightning connector with a 2 pin Type A power charger.

  1. To charge the iPhone 6 Plus using the Cambodian power outlet you will need to use a Type A USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple should normally supply this USB cable with the iPhone 6 Plus.
  2. Start by plugging the Type A USB power adapter into the Cambodian power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the two thin adjacent slots next to each other. Please note power cords used with type A outlets which are rated at only 125 volts should not be used in Cambodia so we suggest checking first.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Apple Lightning power cord 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 can be found at bottom of the iPhone 6 Plus under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Cambodian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPhone 6 Plus screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 Plus is powering up taking roughly one-four hours to recharge.
Charging the iPhone 6 Plus from a Cambodian power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPhone 6 Plus from a Cambodian power outlet

Using an Apple USB Lightning connector with a two pin Type C USB adapter to power the iPhone 6 Plus from a Cambodian power outlet.

  1. To charge the iPhone 6 Plus using the Cambodian power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (this USB cable is normally supplied with your iPhone 6 Plus by Apple).
  2. Start by inserting the Type C USB power adapter into the Cambodian power outlet. This plug supply (called the Type C power outlet [8] or Europlug) is identified by the 2 circular adjacent holes.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Apple charging cable into the bottom of the 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 Cambodian 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 6 Plus is charging which takes between 1 to 4 hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPhone 6 Plus from a Cambodian power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Cambodian entry on wikipedia
  2. Apple - official iPhone user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - A Type G USB charger has three thick rectangular blades in a triangular shape with the longer top blade acting as the earthing pin, costing under 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, under C$15.
  6. iec.ch - Type A power outlet
  7. Type A USB power adapter - An unearthed Type A USB charger has 2 parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes near the tip of each blade, costing under C$20.
  8. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  9. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, under C$20.
  10. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costs C$15-C$20.