How to charge your iPhone 6 from a power outlet in Turkmenistan

A step-by-step guide showing how to charge your iPhone 6 from a Turkmen power outlet with the Lightning Apple connector with a 2 pinned Type C power charger, how to charge the iPhone 6 using a three pin Type B USB adapter and recharging the iPhone 6 using a two pinned Schuko Type F power plug

Turkmen power outlet

Various voltages and region codes can all cause confusion when planning on travelling to a different country for the first time traveller. This page has been written to prevent you having to worry if you'll be able to charge your iPhone 6 when you're in Turkmenistan.When going to Turkmenistan this page has instructions showing how to power the iPhone 6 using their standard types C, B or F Turkmen 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. If travelling to Turkmenistan from another country check your iPhone 6 can accept a 240 volt supply. If the iPhone 6 was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check your iPhone 6 is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from overheating whilst powering it. If you are planning to visit a Turkmen destination like Ashgabat or T'rkmenabat refer to the Turkmenistan Wikipedia web page [1] for further details prior to travelling to the area. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6.

Charging the iPhone 6 in Turkmenistan

Can the iPhone 6 be used in Turkmenistan?

You can connect the iPhone 6 to a Turkmen power outlet.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 6 in Turkmenistan?

If travelling with more than your iPhone 6 and visiting multiple countries then the best international travel charger for Turkmenistan is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. There are three types of plug sockets that Turkmens use (types C, B and F) and using a travel charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world just by changing the supplied plugs. If your iPhone 6 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times by using one of these types of power chargers, along with additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices.

Unlike other travel adapters having a 4 port charger means you can power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring multiple travel chargers for your Turkmen trip. Because you are only needing to bring a single international USB travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage. Because of their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple phones, tablets and e-readers without needing an additional power outlet.

We recommend searching for this type of versatile travel charger at your preferred electronics retailer. The travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Turkmenistan

The 4 port USB travel charger [10] 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 wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to regions with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These travel converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Turkmenistan 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 most popular compact power adapter for travellers originating from America visiting Turkmenistan using 3 pin type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from North America using type B plugs. This gives the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Turkmenistan.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 6 in Turkmenistan?

How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 from a Turkmen power outlet

Instructions showing how to power your iPhone 6 from a Turkmen power outlet by using a Lightning cable with a Type B power charger.

  1. To power the iPhone 6 from the Turkmen power outlet you will need a Type B USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the USB cable is usually already included with your device).
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type B USB power adapter in the Turkmen power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by two thin slots adjacent to each other where the two blades slide into with a single hole below for the long earthed pin. Note power cables with type B sockets which are rated at less that 240 V shouldn't be used in Turkmenistan so please check first.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the charging cable into the bottom of 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 the iPhone 6 under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Turkmen power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your phone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 is recharging which typically takes around 60-240 minutes to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 from a Turkmen power outlet

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 from a Turkmen power outlet

A step-by-step guide showing how to charge your iPhone 6 from a Turkmen power outlet with the Lightning Apple connector with a 2 pinned Type C power charger.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 6 from a Turkmen power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the cable is usually included with your device by Apple).
  2. Begin by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it into the Turkmen power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by the 2 adjacent holes where the twin plug outlet pins go.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Apple USB Lightning power cord into the power charger 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. Switch on the Turkmen power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPhone 6 will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is powering up, typically taking roughly one-four hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 from a Turkmen power outlet

Powering the iPhone 6 with a Turkmen power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

Using the Lightning Apple cable with a Type F power adapter to charge the iPhone 6 from a Turkmen power outlet.

  1. In order to power the iPhone 6 using a Turkmen power outlet you'll need to use a Type F USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple should typically include the USB cable when you first purchase your iPhone 6.
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type F USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by two 4.8mm round adjacent holes next to each other along with a pair of two thin grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Connect one end of the Apple Lightning charging cord into the USB mains adapter 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 Turkmen power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPhone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is charging taking between 1-4 hours to completely recharge.
Powering the iPhone 6 with a Turkmen power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turkmenistan - Turkmenistan Wikipedia web 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/typeB.htm - Type B power outlet
  4. Type B USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type B mains power outlet, under $25.
  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, estimated cost around $5.
  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, estimated price between $10 to $15.
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  9. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F mains power outlet, costs around $10.
  10. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costs under $15.