Charging your iPhone from a power outlet in Kyrgyzstan

A page showing how to charge your iPhone from a Kyrgyzstani power outlet with the USB 30 pin Apple cable and a Type C USB charger and charging the iPhone using a Type F power adapter.

Kyrgyzstani power outlet

Varying different frequencies and standards can often be confusing when planning on travelling to a foreign country, especially to the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets used throughout the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need to pick up in advance to power your iPhone . This guide was written to prepare travellers wanting to power their iPhone abroad.This page has simple instructions demonstrating how to charge your iPhone when travelling to Kyrgyzstan using the standard F or C type Kyrgyzstani 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. Most power supplies change depending on which area you are visiting so please read the power supplies and Asia page for a full list of countries. When travelling to Kyrgyzstan from a different region ensure that your iPhone can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If your iPhone was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) make sure your iPhone is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from overheating whilst powering it up.

This page details the iPhone 1st generation, the original iPhone is missing some features which have since been introduced to more recent iPhones. Visit the Apple category page for a full range of Apple iPhones. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 3 or greater on the iPhone.

Charging the iPhone in Kyrgyzstan

Can the iPhone be used in Kyrgyzstan?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone to a Kyrgyzstani power outlet by using the correct power convertor.

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

When travelling to more than one country or bringing along more than your iPhone then the best international travel adapter for Kyrgyzstan is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Kirghiz use two different standards of power outlets (types F and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 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 type of iPhone supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these types of travel chargers, and compatibility with certain power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other travel chargers having a 4 port adapter will allow you to power multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple power chargers or using up additional power sockets. Only bringing a single international travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage while travelling and on hand for recharging your iPhone at an airport or on the flight. Due to their space saving versatility these types of chargers can be used when back at home as well as abroad 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 power outlet.

We recommend buying a versatile power charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer; the travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Kyrgyzstan

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, 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 crucial for visitors of counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Kyrgyzstan and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable option for travellers originating from America going to Kyrgyzstan.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs. This is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a more flexible 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 a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Kyrgyzstan. [8]
What is the best travel charger for the iPhone in Kyrgyzstan?

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

A page showing how to charge your iPhone from a Kyrgyzstani power outlet with the USB 30 pin Apple cable and a Type C USB charger.

  1. To power your iPhone using the Kyrgyzstani power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple will usually include this USB cable with the iPhone.
  2. Start by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the wall supply. The wall outlet is identified by 2 circular holes next to each other where the live and neutral pins go.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone. The iPhone dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone.
  4. Turn on the Kyrgyzstani power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the cell screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is recharging which should take around one to four hours to fully recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone with a Kyrgyzstani power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Charging the iPhone from a Kyrgyzstani power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

Using the Apple USB 30 pin connector with a 2 pin Type F power adapter to recharge your iPhone with a Kyrgyzstani power outlet.

  1. To charge the iPhone from the Kyrgyzstani power outlet you will need to use a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple should normally supply this USB cable when you buy the iPhone).
  2. Start by plugging the Type F USB power adapter into the power supply. You can identify the wall outlet by two large adjacent holes where the live and neutral pins go, plus two thin grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the mains USB charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone. The iPhone dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone.
  4. Turn on the Kyrgyzstani power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your mobile will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is charging which takes between 1 to 4 hours to recharge.
Charging the iPhone from a Kyrgyzstani power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Kyrgyzstani Wikipedia web page
  2. Apple - the original iPhone product manual
  3. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, between $10 to $15.
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music, around $5.
  6. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  7. 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, estimated price under $20.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, around $15.