Charging the iPhone 6 when visiting Myanmar

A step by step guide showing how to power the iPhone 6 from a Myanmar power outlet by using a Lightning connector with a three pinned Type G power adapter, how to power the iPhone 6 using a 2 pin Europlug Type C power charger and charging the iPhone 6 using a Type D USB plug

Myanmar power outlet

Varying different region codes and voltages can all lead to confusion when planning to visit another country especially for the first time traveller. This guide was written to help assist people wanting to power their iPhone 6 when staying abroad.This page has step by step instructions showing how to supply power to the iPhone 6 when you are visiting Myanmar using the types G, C, D or F 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. When travelling to Myanmar from a different country please check the iPhone 6 can be used with a 240 volt supply. If your iPhone 6 came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v ensure your iPhone 6 is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from over-heating whilst powering it up. If you're planning on taking a trip to a Myanmar place like Yangon read the Myanmar Wikipedia page [1] for more indepth information. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6.

Charging the iPhone 6 in Myanmar

Can you use the iPhone 6 in Myanmar?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 6 to a Myanmar power outlet.

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

When travelling with more than just your iPhone 6 the best international travel adapter for Myanmar is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [12]. Myanmas use four different types of power outlets (types G, C, D and F) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for both types C and G.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by changing the heads. If your iPhone 6 supports Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these USB travel chargers, plus additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets. This means you can charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring seperate travel chargers or occupying additional wall sockets. Because you are only needing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage while travelling. Because of their versatility these types of chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones, tablets and e-readers with just a single power outlet.

For those travelling to Myanmar we suggest buying an adaptable travel charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer - the travel charger illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [12] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Myanmar

The 4 port USB travel charger [12] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 6, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 compact option for travellers originating from America going to Myanmar using 3 pin type B American 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 the US using type B plugs. This is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Myanmar.
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 6 in Myanmar?

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

Simple instructions showing you how to power the iPhone 6 from a Myanmar power outlet with the Apple USB Lightning connector with a Type G USB charger.

  1. If you want to power the iPhone 6 using the Myanmar power outlet you will need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple usually include this USB cable with the iPhone 6).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type G USB power adapter into the Myanmar power outlet. This plug supply (known as a Type G power outlet [3]) can be recognised by 3 rectangular slots with plastic shutters in a triangular configuration.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Apple power cable into the bottom of the USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6. The iPhone 6 Lightning connector can be found at bottom of your iPhone 6 under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Myanmar power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the phone will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is charging which should take roughly 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPhone 6 from a Myanmar power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

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

Learn how to recharge the iPhone 6 from a Myanmar power outlet with the USB Lightning Apple connector with a Type C Europlug power adapter.

  1. If you want to power the iPhone 6 from a Myanmar power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - this USB cable is normally already included with your iPhone 6.
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the power supply. You can identify the power outlet by the two adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6. The iPhone 6 Lightning connector is situated at bottom of the iPhone 6 under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Myanmar power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPhone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is recharging, typically taking between one-four hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPhone 6 from a Myanmar power outlet

How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 from a Myanmar power outlet

Using the USB Lightning Apple cable and a Type D USB charger to charge your iPhone 6 with a Myanmar power outlet.

  1. In order to power your iPhone 6 from a Myanmar power outlet you'll need a Type D USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (this USB cable is normally already included with the iPhone 6).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type D USB power adapter into the Myanmar power outlet. You can recognise this plug supply by the three holes forming a triangle shape for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the mains power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6. You can find the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6 situated at the bottom of the iPhone 6.
  4. Turn on the Myanmar power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your cellphone will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 is powering up and takes around one to four hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 from a Myanmar power outlet

How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPhone 6 from a Myanmar power outlet

Using a Lightning connector with a double pinned Schuko Type F USB charger to charge your iPhone 6 with a Myanmar power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPhone 6 using the Myanmar power outlet you will need to use a Type F USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple usually include this cable with the iPhone 6).
  2. Insert the Type F USB power adapter in the Myanmar power outlet. This recessed round plug supply (sometimes called the Schuko plug or Type F power outlet [10]) can be identified by the two 4.8mm round adjacent holes next to each other where the twin pins slide into, plus two metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6. The iPhone 6 Lightning connector can be found at bottom of your iPhone 6 under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Myanmar power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the phone will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 is powering up which typically takes roughly 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPhone 6 from a Myanmar power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Myanmar - Myanmar Wikipedia 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
  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
  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
  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
  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
  12. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters