How to charge the iPhone 5 when staying in Myanmar

A page on how to power your iPhone 5 from a Myanmar power outlet with the Lightning Apple connector and a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter, recharging the iPhone 5 using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter and how to recharge the iPhone 5 using a Type D power plug

Myanmar power outlet

Different region codes and plugs can often be confusing when planning to travel to a different country if you've never visited before. With only a handful of different types of standards being used throughout the world this article tells you exactly what to purchase in advance to charge your iPhone 5 in Myanmar. This page has been specifically written to prevent travellers worrying if they can power the iPhone 5 when going to Myanmar.When you're visiting Myanmar the following instructions show charging your iPhone 5 using their Type G, C, D or F 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. If travelling to Myanmar from another country please ensure that the iPhone 5 can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If the iPhone 5 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure the iPhone 5 is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to avoid the device from overloading when powering up. If you plan on visiting a city such as Yangon or Mandalay we suggest referring to the Wikipedia entry about Myanmar [1] for further details on travelling to the area. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5.

Charging the iPhone 5 in Myanmar

Can the iPhone 5 be used in Myanmar?

You can connect the iPhone 5 to a Myanmar power outlet by using a power convertor.

What is the best power charger for the iPhone 5 in Myanmar?

If travelling to more than one country then the best international travel power adapter for Myanmar to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are four different standards of power outlets in Myanmar (types G, C, D and F) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for both types C and G.

Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by switching the plugs. If your iPhone 5 supports Fast Charge (note not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters, along with additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Having a four port charger means you can power multiple devices at once without needing to pack seperate power chargers or using up additional wall sockets. Only needing to pack a single international USB travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple phones, tablets and speakers without needing an additional power outlet.

If you travel frequently we recommend searching for this type of versatile travel adapter online. The power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Myanmar

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, North 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 power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Myanmar.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also 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 and gives practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at 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 suitable for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Myanmar. [12] [AD]
What is the best power charger for the iPhone 5 in Myanmar?

Powering the iPhone 5 with a Myanmar power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

A page on how to power your iPhone 5 from a Myanmar power outlet with the Lightning Apple connector and a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge the iPhone 5 from the Myanmar power outlet you'll need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will typically include the USB cable with your iPhone 5).
  2. Plug in the Type G USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This wall supply (called a Type G power outlet [3]) looks like three vertical rectangular holes with plastic shutters forming a triangular pattern for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Connect one end of the cord into 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 your iPhone 5 under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Myanmar power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your mobile screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is powering up, typically taking around 1 to 4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone 5 with a Myanmar power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

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

Using the Lightning Apple connector and a Type C power charger to power your iPhone 5 from a Myanmar power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the iPhone 5 from the Myanmar power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple normally include the USB cable with your iPhone 5).
  2. Begin by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This power supply, sometimes known as the Type C power outlet [6], is recognised by the two round adjacent holes.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the cord into the bottom of the mains USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5. The iPhone 5 Lightning connector is situated at bottom of the iPhone 5 under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Myanmar power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your mobile screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the mobile is charging which typically takes roughly 60-240 minutes to recharge.
Powering the iPhone 5 with a Myanmar power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

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

Using a USB Lightning connector and a Type D power charger to power your iPhone 5 from a Myanmar power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your iPhone 5 using a Myanmar power outlet you will need a Type D USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple should usually supply this cable when you first purchase the iPhone 5.
  2. Insert the Type D USB power adapter in the Myanmar power outlet. The power outlet, technically known as the Type D power outlet [8], can be recognised by the three circular holes in a triangle shape.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the cord into the USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5. The iPhone 5 Lightning connector is situated at bottom of the iPhone 5 under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Myanmar power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your phone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is charging which should take roughly one-four hours to recharge.
Charging the iPhone 5 from a Myanmar power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 5 from a Myanmar power outlet

Using a USB Lightning cable with a two pinned Schuko Type F power charger to recharge your iPhone 5 from a Myanmar power outlet.

  1. To supply power to the iPhone 5 using a Myanmar power outlet you will need a Type F USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple normally include the USB cable with your iPhone 5.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type F USB power adapter in the Myanmar power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by two 4.8mm round holes 19 mm next to each other for live and neutral pins, plus a pair of two thin metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Connect one end of the cord into 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 your iPhone 5 under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Myanmar power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your phone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is powering up, typically taking around 1 to 4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 5 from a Myanmar power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia entry about Myanmar
  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, C$10-C$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, C$20-C$25.
  6. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  7. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, estimated cost under C$15.
  8. iec.ch - Type D power outlet
  9. Type D USB power adapter - The three pinned earthed Type D USB chargers have large rounded pins placed in a triangular shape, C$10-C$15.
  10. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  11. Type F USB power adapter - Type F USB chargers are earthed using two clips at the top and bottom with two rounded 4.8mm pins set 19mm apart, costing under C$15.
  12. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, under C$15.