How to charge the iPhone 4 in Kyrgyzstan

Instructions on how to recharge your iPhone 4 from a Kyrgyzstani power outlet with an Apple 30 pin cable with a 2 pinned Type C USB adapter and how to recharge the iPhone 4 using a Type F power charger.

Kyrgyzstani power outlet

Various region codes and plug types can all cause confusion when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never visited before. With only a handful of different types of common standards used in the world this guide tells you exactly what to buy in advance to charge your iPhone 4 in Kyrgyzstan. These instructions were written to assist travellers wanting to charge their iPhone 4 when they are staying abroad.If you are going to travel to Kyrgyzstan these useful instructions show powering your iPhone 4 using their F or C type 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. You will find that most power sockets vary depending on which country you're taking a trip to therefore we suggest that you read our Wiki Connections world power supplies page where you'll find a complete list of powering devices in different destinations. If travelling to Kyrgyzstan from another country please ensure the iPhone 4 can accept a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check your device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to prevent the device from being damaged during charging. If you are planning on travelling to a city such as Bishkek or Osh we suggest referring to the Kyrgyzstani Wikipedia page [1] for further information on visiting the area. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4.

Charging the iPhone 4 in Kyrgyzstan

Can the iPhone 4 be used in Kyrgyzstan?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 4 in Kyrgyzstan.

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What is the best power charger for the iPhone 4 in Kyrgyzstan?

If you are travelling with more than just your iPhone 4 or visiting multiple countries the best travel charger for Kyrgyzstan is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two types of wall outlets in Kyrgyzstan (types F and C) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by changing the supplied heads over. If your iPhone 4 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these types of USB travel adapters, along with additional compatibility with more power hungry devices. Having a four port charger will also allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel adapters. Because you are only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers with only a single wall outlet.

If you travel frequently we recommend searching for a flexible power charger similar to this at an electronics retailer. The power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for recharging 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 is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Kyrgyzstan 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 best selling portable option for travellers originating from North America going to Kyrgyzstan using 3 pinned type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 suitable for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Kyrgyzstan. [8]
What is the best power charger for the iPhone 4 in Kyrgyzstan?

Powering the iPhone 4 with a Kyrgyzstani power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Instructions on how to recharge your iPhone 4 from a Kyrgyzstani power outlet with an Apple 30 pin cable with a 2 pinned Type C USB adapter.

  1. In order to power your iPhone 4 using a Kyrgyzstani power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - normally included with your device by Apple.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the power supply. You can recognise the power outlet by 2 holes next to each other where the two pins sit.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone 4. The iPhone 4 dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone 4.
  4. Switch on the Kyrgyzstani power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the cell screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is powering up, typically taking around one to four hours to completely recharge.
Powering the iPhone 4 with a Kyrgyzstani power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Powering the iPhone 4 with a Kyrgyzstani power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

Using an Apple 30-pin cable with a 2 pinned Type F USB charger to recharge your iPhone 4 from a Kyrgyzstani power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the iPhone 4 from the Kyrgyzstani power outlet you'll need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (normally included with your device).
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type F USB power adapter in the Kyrgyzstani power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by two holes 19 mm apart from each other where the two pins slide into, plus a pair of two thin grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB cord into the power adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone 4. The iPhone 4 dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone 4.
  4. Turn on the Kyrgyzstani power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your mobile screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is recharging and takes between 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone 4 with a Kyrgyzstani power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Kyrgyzstani Wikipedia page
  2. Apple - official iPhone 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, costing 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, priced 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 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, estimated price between $15 to $20.