How to charge your iPhone from a power outlet in Mongolia

Using the 30 pin Apple cable with a Type C power adapter to charge the iPhone with a Mongolian power outlet and charging the iPhone using a Type E power adapter.

Mongolian power outlet

Differing combinations of standards and plugs can all be confusing when planning to travel to another country, especially if you've never been there before. This isn't as complex as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets used in the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need to purchase in advance to power the iPhone . When going to Mongolia this page has instructions showing how to power the iPhone using their standard types E or C Mongolian 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. You'll discover that most power supplies will change depending on which area you visiting therefore please read our Wikiconnections travel power sockets list for a full list of powering devices in different countries. When you are visiting Mongolia from a different country ensure the iPhone can be charged using a 240v supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure that the device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from over-heating when powering up. If you plan on travelling to a place like Ulan Bator please refer to the Mongolia Wikipedia page [1] for more information.

This page details the iPhone first 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 that you have installed Apple iOS 3 or greater on the iPhone.

Charging the iPhone in Mongolia

Can the iPhone be used in Mongolia?

You can connect the iPhone to a Mongolian power outlet.

What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone in Mongolia?

When travelling with more than your iPhone and visiting multiple countries then the best international travel charger for Mongolia is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two types of plug sockets that Mongolians use (E and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by switching the plugs. If your model of iPhone can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these USB travel adapters, plus support for more power hungry devices like tablets.

Having a 4 port charger will allow you to recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack seperate power adapters or using up additional power outlets. Only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the overall weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage. Due to their versatility these types of power chargers can be used when you return home so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and phones without needing an additional power outlet.

We recommend searching for this type of versatile power charger at an electronics retailer; the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Mongolia

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 best selling portable option for travellers originating from North America going to Mongolia.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 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 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Mongolia. [8] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone in Mongolia?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone from a Mongolian power outlet

Using the 30 pin Apple cable with a Type C power adapter to charge the iPhone with a Mongolian power outlet.

  1. To power the iPhone from the Mongolian power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - the USB cable is usually already included with your device by Apple.
  2. Begin by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall outlet. The plug outlet can be recognised by the two circular holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Connect one end of the power cord into the bottom of the USB power 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 Mongolian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPhone will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is powering up which typically takes between 1-4 hours to completely recharge. [AD]
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone from a Mongolian power outlet

How to use a Type E power charger for charging your iPhone from a Mongolian power outlet

Instructions showing how to recharge your iPhone from a Mongolian power outlet using a USB 30 pin cable and a Type E USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to your iPhone from the Mongolian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (usually already supplied with your device).
  2. Begin by taking the Type E USB power adapter and inserting it into the power outlet. You can recognise the plug supply by two 4.8mm circular holes 19mm adjacent to each other where the twin pins sit plus a metal earth pin protruding from the top forming a triangle configuration.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the power charger 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 Mongolian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of your phone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is recharging which should take around 60-240 minutes to recharge to 100% capacity. [AD]
How to use a Type E power charger for charging your iPhone from a Mongolian power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Mongolia Wikipedia page
  2. Apple - the original iPhone product manual
  3. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart.
  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. iec.ch - Type E power outlet
  7. Type E USB power adapter - There are two 4.8mm pins on Type E USB chargers which are placed 19mm apart and may include a hole for an earthing pin.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters.