How to charge the iPhone 5 from a power outlet in Kyrgyzstan

Using the Apple Lightning connector and a two pinned Europlug Type C power charger to charge the iPhone 5 from a Kyrgyzstani power outlet and powering the iPhone 5 using a Type F power adapter.

Kyrgyzstani power outlet

Differing voltages and standards can all be confusing when planning to travel to another country, especially if you've never visited before. With only a handful of different types of standards being used throughout the world this guide shows exactly what to pick up in advance to power the iPhone 5 in Kyrgyzstan. This guide has been written to prevent you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge your iPhone 5 abroad.If you are planning a vacation to Kyrgyzstan this page has instructions showing how to supply power to your iPhone 5 by using the standard F or C type 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. If visiting Kyrgyzstan from a different country make sure the iPhone 5 can accept a 240v supply. If your iPhone 5 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts check that your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from being damaged during charging. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5.

Charging the iPhone 5 in Kyrgyzstan

Can the iPhone 5 be used in Kyrgyzstan?

You can use the iPhone 5 in Kyrgyzstan by using the correct power convertor.

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What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 5 in Kyrgyzstan?

When travelling to more than one country and bringing along more than just your iPhone 5 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 5 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 5, 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 5 in Kyrgyzstan?

Powering the iPhone 5 with a Kyrgyzstani power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Using a USB Lightning Apple connector and a Type C power adapter to charge your iPhone 5 from a Kyrgyzstani power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 5 from the Kyrgyzstani power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the USB cable is usually included with your iPhone 5 by Apple).
  2. Insert the Type C USB power adapter in the power supply. You can identify this plug outlet by 2 circular adjacent holes next to each other where the plug outlet pins go.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5. The iPhone 5 Lightning connector can be found at bottom of your iPhone 5 under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Kyrgyzstani power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your iPhone will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is powering up which typically takes between one to four hours to recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone 5 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 5 from a Kyrgyzstani power outlet

Using a USB Lightning Apple connector and a 2 pinned Type F power adapter to charge the iPhone 5 from a Kyrgyzstani power outlet.

  1. To power the iPhone 5 from a Kyrgyzstani power outlet you will need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple typically supply this USB cable when you buy the iPhone 5.
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type F USB power adapter in the wall outlet. The recessed round wall supply can be identified by the two 4.8mm holes 19 mm apart from each other, plus metal grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Apple USB cord into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5. The iPhone 5 Lightning connector is situated at bottom of your iPhone 5 under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Kyrgyzstani power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your cellphone will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is powering up which should take between one to four hours to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 5 from a Kyrgyzstani power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Kyrgyzstani country page on Wikipedia
  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, costs under $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, estimated price around $15.
  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, priced under $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.