How to charge the iPhone 3GS from a power outlet in Kyrgyzstan

A guide showing how to power your iPhone 3GS with a Kyrgyzstani power outlet with an Apple USB 30-pin cable with a two pin Type C USB adapter and charging the iPhone 3GS using a Type F power adapter.

Kyrgyzstani power outlet

Various combinations of standards and plugs can often be daunting when planning on staying in a new country to the first time traveller. This page contains step by step instructions demonstrating what you'll need to charge the iPhone 3GS when travelling to Kyrgyzstan by using their Type F or C Kyrgyzstani 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. Most power sources vary regionally so please read the Wikiconnections global power supplies page where you'll find a complete list showing destinations. When you are visiting Kyrgyzstan from a different region please ensure your iPhone 3GS can be used with a 240v supply. If the iPhone 3GS was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) double check the iPhone 3GS is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to prevent the device from over-heating when powering up. If you intend on visiting a Kyrgyzstani destination such as Bishkek or Osh we also suggest referring to the Kyrgyzstan Wikipedia web page [1] for more information on the location. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 6 or greater on the iPhone 3GS.

Charging the iPhone 3GS in Kyrgyzstan

Can the iPhone 3GS be used in Kyrgyzstan?

You can use the iPhone 3GS in Kyrgyzstan by using the correct power convertor.

Kyrgyzstan

What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 3GS in Kyrgyzstan?

When travelling to more than one country and bringing along more than just your iPhone 3GS the best travel power adapter for Kyrgyzstan is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two types of plug sockets in Kyrgyzstan (types F and C) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the supplied heads. If your type of iPhone 3GS can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times with one of these types of USB power chargers along with additional support for certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel chargers this will also allow you to power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring multiple power chargers or using up additional wall outlets. Only packing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage while travelling. Due to their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets without needing an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling on a regular basis we recommend buying this type of flexible travel adapter at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

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 3GS, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Kyrgyzstan and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 North America visiting Kyrgyzstan using 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 originating from the US using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 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 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Kyrgyzstan. [8]
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 3GS in Kyrgyzstan?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPhone 3GS from a Kyrgyzstani power outlet

A guide showing how to power your iPhone 3GS with a Kyrgyzstani power outlet with an Apple USB 30-pin cable with a two pin Type C USB adapter.

  1. To power the iPhone 3GS from the Kyrgyzstani power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - the cable is typically included with the iPhone 3GS by Apple.
  2. Begin by plugging the Type C USB power adapter in the power outlet. The plug supply, also called the Europlug, is identified by two round adjacent holes.
  3. Then connect one end of the cable into the mains USB adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone 3GS. The iPhone 3GS dock connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 3GS.
  4. Turn on the Kyrgyzstani power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the phone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 3GS is charging, typically taking around 1 - 4 hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPhone 3GS from a Kyrgyzstani power outlet

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 3GS from a Kyrgyzstani power outlet

Using a USB 30 pin Apple connector with a Type F power adapter to charge the iPhone 3GS from a Kyrgyzstani power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 3GS using a 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 typically supply this USB cable when you purchase the iPhone 3GS.
  2. Begin the process by inserting the Type F USB power adapter in the Kyrgyzstani power outlet. The sunken round wall supply can be recognised by the two holes 19 mm next to each other where the live and neutral pins sit along with thin metal grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone 3GS. The iPhone 3GS dock connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 3GS.
  4. Switch on the Kyrgyzstani 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 mobile is recharging and takes roughly 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 3GS from a Kyrgyzstani power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Kyrgyzstan Wikipedia web page
  2. Apple - official iPhone 3GS user guide
  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, estimated cost 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, costs 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, between $15 to $20.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costs between $15 to $20.