How to charge the iPhone 5 when staying in Bangladesh

A step-by-step guide showing you how to recharge the iPhone 5 with a Bangladeshi power outlet with the Lightning Apple connector and a Type G power charger, recharging the iPhone 5 using a Type C power plug and charging the iPhone 5 using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Bangladeshi power outlet

Varying different combinations of voltages and standards 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 used throughout the world this article tells you exactly what to purchase in advance to charge your iPhone 5 in Bangladesh. This page has been specifically written to stop you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge your iPhone 5 when you are staying abroad.This guide shows what you'll need to charge your iPhone 5 in Bangladesh using their G, C, D or K type 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. Power sources change regionally so please read the WikiConnections global power connections guide where you'll find a complete list of powering devices in different destinations. If travelling to Bangladesh from another country please ensure that the iPhone 5 can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If the iPhone 5 came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) make sure that your device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from overheating when charging it. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5.

Charging the iPhone 5 in Bangladesh

Can the iPhone 5 be used in Bangladesh?

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

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 5 in Bangladesh?

If travelling to more than one country the best travel charger for Bangladesh is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [12]. There are four different standards of power outlets in Bangladesh (types G, C, D and K) 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 included heads over. If your model of iPhone 5 can support Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB power chargers plus support for certain power demanding devices. Unlike other chargers having a four port charger will also allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel adapters on your trip to Bangladesh. Because you are only bringing a single travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage while travelling and suitable for recharging your iPhone 5 at the airport or on the plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers with only a single wall outlet.

If you travel on a regular basis we recommend searching for this type of versatile travel adapter at your preferred electronics retailer. The power charger illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [12] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Bangladesh

The 4 port USB travel charger [12] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 5, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable power supplies. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Bangladesh and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor 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 Bangladesh using 3 pinned type B US plug sockets.
  • 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 originating from North America using type B plugs. This is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Bangladesh.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 5 in Bangladesh?

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

A step-by-step guide showing you how to recharge the iPhone 5 with a Bangladeshi power outlet with the Lightning Apple connector and a Type G power charger.

  1. In order to charge the iPhone 5 from the Bangladeshi power outlet you'll need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple should usually supply this cable with your iPhone 5.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type G USB power adapter in the Bangladeshi power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 3 slots containing plastic shutters forming a triangular pattern for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB power 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 Bangladeshi 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 one to four hours to completely recharge.
Powering the iPhone 5 with a Bangladeshi power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPhone 5 from a Bangladeshi power outlet

Using a USB Lightning cable with a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter to charge the iPhone 5 with a Bangladeshi power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your iPhone 5 from the Bangladeshi power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will typically include the USB cable with your iPhone 5).
  2. Begin by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the Bangladeshi power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 2 holes next to each other where the two pins sit.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple USB Lightning charging cable into the USB power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5. You can find the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5 found at the bottom of your iPhone 5.
  4. Switch on the Bangladeshi power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears 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 completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPhone 5 from a Bangladeshi power outlet

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

Simple instructions showing how to charge the iPhone 5 with a Bangladeshi power outlet by using a USB Lightning cable and a Type D power charger.

  1. In order to charge the iPhone 5 from the Bangladeshi power outlet you'll need to use a Type D USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple normally include the USB cable with your iPhone 5).
  2. Begin by inserting the Type D USB power adapter in the Bangladeshi power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 3 holes in a triangle configuration.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5. You can find the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5 found at the bottom of your iPhone 5.
  4. Switch on the Bangladeshi power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPhone will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is charging which takes around 1 to 4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
Charging the iPhone 5 from a Bangladeshi power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

How to use a Type K power charger for charging your iPhone 5 from a Bangladeshi power outlet

A guide showing you how to charge the iPhone 5 with a Bangladeshi power outlet by using a USB Lightning Apple connector and a Type K power charger.

  1. If you want to power your iPhone 5 from the Bangladeshi power outlet you'll need to use a Type K USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will typically supply the USB cable with your iPhone 5).
  2. Begin by inserting the Type K USB power adapter in the Bangladeshi power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by 3 holes in an inverted triangle configuration for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Connect one end of the Apple USB Lightning charging cable into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5. You can find the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5 found at the bottom of your iPhone 5.
  4. Switch on the Bangladeshi power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the cellphone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the mobile is powering up, typically taking around 1 to 4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type K power charger for charging your iPhone 5 from a Bangladeshi power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bangladesh - Bangladeshi page on wikipedia.org
  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/typeK.htm - Type K power outlet
  11. Type K USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type K 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