Charging the iPhone when planning a trip to Azerbaijan

Using the USB 30 pin Apple cable and a 2 pin Type C power adapter to recharge the iPhone with an Azerbaijani power outlet and charging the iPhone using a Type F USB plug.

Azerbaijani power outlet

Various combinations of voltages and sockets can often be daunting when planning to stay in a foreign country, especially if you've never been there before. However this isn't as complex as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards being used in the world this article shows exactly what to purchase in advance to power your iPhone . These instructions have been written to help assist people wanting to power their iPhone when staying abroad.The following step-by-step instructions will show you what you'll need to charge your iPhone when staying in Azerbaijan by using their standard F or C type Azerbaijani 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. If you are visiting Azerbaijan from another region check that the iPhone can be used with a 240 volt supply. If your iPhone was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts check that your iPhone is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from being damaged when powering up. If you intend on taking a trip to an Azerbaijani city like Baku read the Azerbaijan Wikipedia page [1] for more indepth information.

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 Azerbaijan

Can you use the iPhone in Azerbaijan?

You can use the iPhone in Azerbaijan by using a power adaptor.

What is the best power adapter for the iPhone in Azerbaijan?

When travelling with more than just your iPhone and visiting multiple countries the best international travel charger for Azerbaijan to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two standards of wall outlets in Azerbaijan (F and C) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type C. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by switching the included heads. If your iPhone can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these USB power adapters and additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets. This means you can charge more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel chargers on your trip or using up additional power sockets. Because you are only packing a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets and phones without needing an additional plug socket.

We suggest searching for this type of flexible travel charger at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Azerbaijan

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPhone, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is useful for travellers to counties with unstable power supplies. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 compact option for travellers originating from America going to Azerbaijan.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one 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 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Azerbaijan. [8] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for the iPhone in Azerbaijan?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPhone from an Azerbaijani power outlet

Using the USB 30 pin Apple cable and a 2 pin Type C power adapter to recharge the iPhone with an Azerbaijani power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPhone using the Azerbaijani 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 typically supply the cable with the iPhone.
  2. Start by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. You can recognise this plug supply by the two round holes next to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Plug in 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. Switch on the Azerbaijani power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPhone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is recharging, typically taking between 1 - 4 hours to recharge.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPhone from an Azerbaijani power outlet

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone from an Azerbaijani power outlet

Using a 30-pin Apple cable with a Type F USB charger to charge your iPhone with an Azerbaijani power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPhone from an Azerbaijani power outlet you'll need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - this USB cable is typically already supplied with your iPhone.
  2. Start by inserting the Type F USB power adapter into the wall supply. The sunken round plug supply (sometimes called the Type F power outlet [6]) can be identified by the two 4.8mm round adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral, plus two metal grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 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 Azerbaijani power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your cellphone will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is powering up and takes around one to four hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone from an Azerbaijani power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Azerbaijan Wikipedia 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, 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, priced at under $15.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, around $15.