Charging the iPhone 6 Plus from a power outlet in Myanmar

A step by step guide showing how to recharge your iPhone 6 Plus with a Myanmar power outlet with a USB Lightning Apple cable with a double pinned Type C USB adapter, how to power the iPhone 6 Plus using a Type G USB adapter and charging the iPhone 6 Plus using a 3 pin Type D USB plug

Myanmar power outlet

Varying complicated frequencies and standards can all be daunting when planning on visiting another country, especially to the first time traveller. These instructions were specifically written to prevent you having to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPhone 6 Plus abroad.This step by step guide shows you exactly how to supply power to the iPhone 6 Plus when you are in Myanmar using the standard G, C, D or F type Myanmar 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. If you are visiting Myanmar from a different region please double check your iPhone 6 Plus can be charged using a 240v supply. If your iPhone 6 Plus was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure that your device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overheating during charging. If you plan on taking a trip to a destination such as Yangon or Mandalay we recommend reading the Myanmar country wikipedia page [1] for more information. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6 Plus.

Charging the iPhone 6 Plus in Myanmar

Can the iPhone 6 Plus be used in Myanmar?

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

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What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 6 Plus in Myanmar?

If you are travelling to more than one country or bringing more than your iPhone 6 Plus the best international travel charger for Myanmar to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Myanmas use four different standards of wall outlets (types G, C, D and F) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for both types C and G. As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the supplied heads. If your model of iPhone 6 Plus is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these types of USB power adapters, plus additional compatibility with certain power hungry devices like tablets. This will also allow you to power more than one device at the same time without needing to pack individual travel chargers on your Myanmar trip or occupying additional wall sockets. Because you are only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand baggage 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 using only a single power outlet.

We suggest searching for a flexible power adapter like this online; the multipurpose power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Myanmar

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be crucial for visitors of counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These power converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Myanmar and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 compact power converter for travellers originating from North America visiting Myanmar.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs. This gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at almost half 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 Myanmar. [12]
What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 6 Plus in Myanmar?

How to use a Type G power charger for charging your iPhone 6 Plus from a Myanmar power outlet

Using a Lightning Apple cable and a Type G power adapter to power your iPhone 6 Plus with a Myanmar power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPhone 6 Plus from a Myanmar power outlet you will need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - usually included with the device.
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type G USB power adapter into the power supply. The power supply, technically known as a Type G power outlet [3], can be recognised by three rectangular holes with shutters in a triangular pattern for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple power 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 Myanmar power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPhone will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is recharging, typically taking roughly 60-240 minutes to fully recharge.
How to use a Type G power charger for charging your iPhone 6 Plus from a Myanmar power outlet

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

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

  1. In order to power the iPhone 6 Plus from a Myanmar power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will normally supply the USB cable with the iPhone 6 Plus).
  2. Plug in the Type C USB power adapter into the power supply. You can recognise this power outlet by two adjacent holes.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into 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 Myanmar 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 charging and takes around one-four hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPhone 6 Plus from a Myanmar power outlet

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

Instructions on how to power the iPhone 6 Plus with a Myanmar power outlet using the Apple USB Lightning cable and a Type D USB adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPhone 6 Plus from a Myanmar power outlet you'll need to use a Type D USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - usually included with the device.
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type D USB power adapter in the power outlet. The power supply, technically called a Type D power outlet [8], can be recognised by three holes forming a triangular configuration.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 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 can be found at bottom of the iPhone 6 Plus under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Myanmar power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the cell screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is powering up and takes roughly 1 to 4 hours to recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPhone 6 Plus from a Myanmar power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Powering the iPhone 6 Plus with a Myanmar power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

Using the USB Lightning Apple connector with a two pin Schuko Type F power adapter to recharge your iPhone 6 Plus with a Myanmar power outlet.

  1. To power the iPhone 6 Plus using a Myanmar power outlet you'll need 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 Myanmar power outlet. The circular power supply can be recognised by the two round holes 19 mm adjacent to each other where the twin plug outlet pins sit and two grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Connect one end of the Lightning cord into the bottom of the 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 your iPhone 6 Plus.
  4. Turn on the Myanmar power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the iPhone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 Plus is powering up which typically takes between 1 to 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone 6 Plus with a Myanmar power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Myanmar country wikipedia page
  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, 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, estimated cost C$10-C$15.
  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, under C$20.
  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, priced at C$15-C$20.
  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, estimated cost under C$20.
  12. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, under C$20.