How to charge the iPhone when planning a trip to Myanmar

Using an Apple USB 30-pin connector and a two pinned Type C power charger to charge the iPhone from a Myanmar power outlet, charging the iPhone using a three pin Type G USB charger and charging the iPhone using a three pin Type D USB charger

Myanmar power outlet

Varying different combinations of voltages and standards can all be confusing when planning to stay in another country to the first time traveller. This isn't as complex as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of sockets used in the world this article tells you exactly what to pick up in advance to power the iPhone . The following step by step guide shows you how to charge your iPhone when you're in Myanmar using their types G, C, D or F Myanmar 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. Most power sockets will change from country to country so we recommend that you read the Wikiconnections world power connections guide for a full list of regions and countries. When you are visiting Myanmar from a different region please make sure your iPhone can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) ensure that the device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from over-heating during charging.

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Charging the iPhone in Myanmar

Can the iPhone be used in Myanmar?

Yes, you can use the iPhone in Myanmar by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone in Myanmar?

If travelling with more than just your iPhone then the best travel charger for Myanmar to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Myanmas use four different standards of wall outlets (G, C, D and F) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for both types C and G.

As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by changing the plugs over. If your iPhone is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these types of USB power chargers along with additional support for certain power hungry devices like tablets. This will allow you to recharge multiple devices at once without needing to buy multiple travel chargers or using up additional power outlets. Because you are only needing to bring a single travel charger will keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage. Due to their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones, tablets and e-readers without using up an additional power outlet.

For those travelling regularly we recommend buying an adaptable power adapter of this nature at an electronics retailer, the power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries 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 who only have USB devices such as the iPhone, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which can be necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable power supplies. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Myanmar 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 portable option 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 Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from America 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 a 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 perfect for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Myanmar. [12] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone in Myanmar?

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

Using a USB 30 pin connector and a Type G power adapter to charge your iPhone from a Myanmar power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to your iPhone from the Myanmar power outlet you will need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (normally already supplied with your device).
  2. Start the process by taking the Type G USB power adapter and inserting it into the wall outlet. The power supply, sometimes known as the Type G power outlet [3], looks like 3 holes forming a triangular shape for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone. The iPhone dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone.
  4. Switch on the Myanmar power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the mobile screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is charging, typically taking roughly 1-4 hours to recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone with a Myanmar power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Charging the iPhone from a Myanmar power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Using an Apple USB 30-pin connector and a two pinned Type C power charger to charge the iPhone from a Myanmar power outlet.

  1. In order to power the iPhone using the Myanmar power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], usually already included with your device by Apple.
  2. Begin the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter into the power supply. You can identify this power outlet by the 2 circular holes adjacent to each other where the two plug outlet pins go.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone. The iPhone dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone.
  4. Switch on the Myanmar power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the cellphone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is recharging which takes around 1 - 4 hours to completely recharge.
Charging the iPhone from a Myanmar power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

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

Using a USB 30 pin connector and a Type D power adapter to charge the iPhone from a Myanmar power outlet.

  1. To power the iPhone from a Myanmar power outlet you will need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (typically already supplied with your device by Apple).
  2. Start by taking the Type D USB power adapter and inserting it into the Myanmar power outlet. The power supply, technically known as the Type D power outlet [8], can be identified by 3 holes forming a triangular shape for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone. The iPhone dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone.
  4. Switch on the Myanmar power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the mobile screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is charging, typically taking roughly 1-4 hours to recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPhone from a Myanmar power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

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

Using a USB 30 pin connector and a Type F power adapter to charge your iPhone from a Myanmar power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to your iPhone from the Myanmar power outlet you will need a Type F USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple normally supply this USB cable when you purchase the iPhone.
  2. Start the process by taking the Type F USB power adapter and inserting it into the power outlet. The recessed round wall outlet (known as the Schuko outlet) can be identified by two 4.8mm adjacent holes next to each other where the plug outlet pins go and a pair of two grounding clips above and below.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone. The iPhone dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone.
  4. Switch on the Myanmar power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the phone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is charging, typically taking roughly 1-4 hours to recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone with a Myanmar power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia.org entry about Myanmar
  2. Apple - the original iPhone product manual
  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, priced £15-£20.
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music, priced at £5-£10.
  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 £10.
  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, under £10.
  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, £15-£20.
  12. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costs £10-£15.