How to charge the iPhone 6 when visiting Vietnam

The WikiConnections guide showing how to recharge the iPhone 6 with a Vietnamese power outlet using a USB Lightning Apple connector with a Europlug Type C USB charger, powering the iPhone 6 using a three pin Type G USB plug and charging the iPhone 6 using a two pin Type A USB plug

Vietnamese power outlet

Different combinations of voltages and standards can all be confusing when planning on visiting a new country if you've never been there before. These instructions were specifically written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPhone 6 abroad.If visiting Vietnam this page contains useful instructions showing you how to charge your iPhone 6 by using the Type G, A or C Vietnamese 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets, Type G plug outlets will be normally used by most Vietnamese. If visiting Vietnam from a different country ensure that the iPhone 6 can be used with a 240v supply. If the iPhone 6 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v ensure that the device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from being damaged whilst powering it up. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6.

Charging the iPhone 6 in Vietnam

Can the iPhone 6 be used in Vietnam?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 6 in Vietnam.

What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 6 in Vietnam?

When travelling with more than your iPhone 6 then the best travel adapter for Vietnam to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. There are three types of power outlets in Vietnam (types G, A and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for both types A, C and G. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world just by changing the plugs over. If your iPhone 6 supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these travel adapters plus additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets.

This will allow you to recharge multiple devices at once without needing to bring multiple power chargers. By only packing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of chargers can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple phones, tablets and speakers and using only a single wall outlet.

If you travel to Vietnam we recommend buying an adaptable power adapter of this nature online. The travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Vietnam

The 4 port USB travel charger [10] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which is necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Vietnam using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs. This is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with 1 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 perfect for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Vietnam.
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 6 in Vietnam?

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

Using a USB Lightning cable and a three pinned Type G power charger to charge the iPhone 6 from a Vietnamese power outlet.

  1. To charge the iPhone 6 using a Vietnamese power outlet you'll need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], the USB cable is typically included with the iPhone 6.
  2. Begin the process by inserting the Type G USB power adapter into the Vietnamese power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by three vertical slots in a triangular shape for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB Lightning cable into the mains 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 Vietnamese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your iPhone will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is recharging and takes around 1 to 4 hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 from a Vietnamese power outlet

Powering the iPhone 6 with a Vietnamese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Using a USB Lightning cable and a double pinned Type A power charger to recharge the iPhone 6 from a Vietnamese power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to your iPhone 6 from the Vietnamese power outlet you will need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will normally supply this USB cable when you purchase your iPhone 6).
  2. Plug the Type A USB power adapter in the power supply. You can identify this power outlet by two thin slots next to each other where the twin plug outlet blades sit.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB 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 your iPhone 6.
  4. Turn on the Vietnamese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your mobile will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is charging and takes roughly one to four hours to fully recharge.
Powering the iPhone 6 with a Vietnamese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Powering the iPhone 6 with a Vietnamese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

The WikiConnections guide showing how to recharge the iPhone 6 with a Vietnamese power outlet using a USB Lightning Apple connector with a Europlug Type C USB charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to your iPhone 6 from a Vietnamese power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will normally supply this USB cable when you purchase your iPhone 6).
  2. Plug the Type C USB power adapter in the power supply. The power supply (sometimes known as a Type C power outlet [8] or Europlug) is identified by 2 holes adjacent to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6. The iPhone 6 Lightning connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 6 under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Vietnamese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your cell will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is charging and takes roughly one to four hours to fully recharge.
Powering the iPhone 6 with a Vietnamese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vietnam - Vietnamese country Wiki 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/typeA.htm - Type A power outlet
  7. Type A USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type A mains power outlet
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  9. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  10. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters