Charging your iPhone 6 from a power outlet in Kyrgyzstan

Simple instructions showing you how to power your iPhone 6 with a Kyrgyzstani power outlet using the Apple USB Lightning connector with a two pin Type C USB adapter and charging the iPhone 6 using a double pinned Type F USB plug.

Kyrgyzstani power outlet

Varying different standards and sockets can often be daunting when planning to travel to a new country especially for the first time traveller. The following useful guide tells you how to supply power to the iPhone 6 when you are in Kyrgyzstan using their standard F or C type Kyrgyzstani 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. If you are visiting Kyrgyzstan from another country double check the iPhone 6 can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v double check the device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overheating during charging. If you intend on travelling to a Kyrgyzstani city like Bishkek we suggest reading the Wikipedia.org entry about Kyrgyzstan [1] for further information. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6.

Charging the iPhone 6 in Kyrgyzstan

Can you use the iPhone 6 in Kyrgyzstan?

You can use the iPhone 6 in Kyrgyzstan.

What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 6 in Kyrgyzstan?

When travelling with more than just your iPhone 6 or visiting more than one country the best international travel charger for Kyrgyzstan to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two different types of wall outlets that Kyrgyzstanis use (F and C) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by changing the included plugs over. If your iPhone 6 can support Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times with one of these types of USB power adapters and additional support for more power hungry devices.

This will allow you to power more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack multiple power chargers on your trip. By only packing a single USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power 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 tablets, phones and e-readers with just a single wall outlet.

If you travel on a regular basis we suggest searching for this type of flexible power adapter at an electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Kyrgyzstan

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 6, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America going to Kyrgyzstan.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs and is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for almost half the 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 Kyrgyzstan.
What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 6 in Kyrgyzstan?

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

Learn how to power the iPhone 6 from a Kyrgyzstani power outlet by using the USB Lightning Apple cable with a Type C USB charger.

  1. To power your iPhone 6 using the Kyrgyzstani power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple should typically include this USB cable with the iPhone 6.
  2. Start by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the Kyrgyzstani power outlet. This plug supply, sometimes known as a Europlug, is identified by the 2 circular holes next to each other where the live and neutral pins go.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Apple charging cord into the bottom of the USB 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 Kyrgyzstani power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the cellphone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is charging and takes around 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge.
Powering the iPhone 6 with a Kyrgyzstani power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 from a Kyrgyzstani power outlet

Using the Apple USB Lightning connector with a two pin Type F power adapter to power the iPhone 6 with a Kyrgyzstani power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPhone 6 from a Kyrgyzstani power outlet you'll need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], this USB cable is typically supplied with your iPhone 6 by Apple.
  2. Plug the Type F USB power adapter into the power supply. The sunken round plug supply, sometimes known as a Schuko plug, can be identified by the two round adjacent holes where the twin pins go, plus two thin grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Connect one end of the USB Lightning cable into the mains power charger 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 Kyrgyzstani power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your cell will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is charging, typically taking between 1 - 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 from a Kyrgyzstani power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kyrgyzstan - Wikipedia.org entry about Kyrgyzstan
  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/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet, between $10 to $15.
  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, between $5 to $10.
  6. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  7. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F mains power outlet, between $10 to $15.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, between $10 to $15.