Charging any mobile phone when visiting Kazakhstan

Using USB type B cord and a 3 pinned Type C power adapter to charge your mobile phone from a Kazakhstani power outlet and how to charge any mobile phone using a double pinned Schuko Type F power charger.

Kazakhstani power outlet

Differing voltages and plugs can all be confusing when planning on staying in a new country to the first time traveller. This isn't as complex as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of sockets used in the world this article tells you exactly what to buy in advance to charge the mobile phone . This page was specifically written to stop people having to worry if they'll be able to power the mobile phone when they are travelling abroad.This page has instructions which shows exactly what you'll need to supply power to your mobile phone when staying in Kazakhstan using their standard types F or C 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. If travelling to Kazakhstan from a different region make sure that the mobile phone can be charged using a 240v supply. If your mobile phone originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) check your mobile phone is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to prevent the device from over-heating when charging it.

This how-to guide is for a generic mobile phone and assume the phone has a standard micro USB port, Bluetooth connectivity and a headphone socket. For all the latest phones please visit the Mobile phones page for a full list of makes and models.

Charging any mobile phone in Kazakhstan

Can you use any mobile phone in Kazakhstan?

Yes, you can connect any mobile phone to a Kazakhstani power outlet.

What is the best power adapter for recharging any mobile phone in Kazakhstan?

When travelling to more than one country then the best international travel charger for Kazakhstan is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [7]. Kazakhstanis use two different standards of wall outlets (F and C) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these types of 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 just by changing the included plugs. If your model of mobile phone supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these travel adapters plus additional compatibility with more power demanding devices.

Unlike other travel chargers this will also allow you to power multiple devices at the same time without needing to bring individual power chargers. Only packing a single USB travel charger will also keep the overall weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage. Due to their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when you return home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers and using only a single power outlet.

We recommend searching for this type of flexible power adapter at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [7] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Kazakhstan

The 4 port USB travel charger [7] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which can be crucial for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Kazakhstan 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 America visiting Kazakhstan.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also 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. This offers the same functionality as the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • Yubi Universal Power Strip Kit - The Yobi has just 2 USB charging ports but offers a flexible 6 AC outlets. This versatile power strip is compatible with both American plugs and popular plug types A, B, E, F, G and I making it suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Kazakhstan.
What is the best power adapter for recharging any mobile phone in Kazakhstan?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your mobile phone from a Kazakhstani power outlet

Using USB type B cord and a 3 pinned Type C power adapter to charge your mobile phone from a Kazakhstani power outlet.

  1. In order to charge any mobile phone using the Kazakhstani power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [3] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [4].
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type C USB power adapter into the Kazakhstani power outlet. This unearthed wall outlet (sometimes known as a Type C power outlet [2] or Europlug) is recognised by two round holes next to each other.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on any mobile phone. These instructions assume your phone uses a Micro USB type B port. Please refer to the instructions supplied with your mobile to check this is correct and visit the mobile phones page to see if your model is listed (please note that you can usually connect the cable supplied with your mobile phone for charging with any USB charger).
  4. The USB charging port is typically located either on the bottom or along one side of the mobile.
  5. Switch on the Kazakhstani power outlet.
  6. The battery indicator on your mobile phone should indicate that the device is charging, refer to the phone`s instruction manual to find out how long it will typically take.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your mobile phone from a Kazakhstani power outlet

Powering any mobile phone with a Kazakhstani power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

Instructions on how to charge any mobile phone from a Kazakhstani power outlet using Type B USB micro cord and a Type F USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to your mobile phone from the Kazakhstani power outlet you will need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [6] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [4].
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type F USB power adapter into the power supply. You can identify this power outlet by two 4.8mm circular adjacent holes, plus a pair of metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Micro USB type B connector into the mains USB charger and the other end into the USB charging port on any mobile phone. These instructions assume your phone uses a Micro USB type B port. Please refer to the instructions supplied with your mobile to check this is correct and visit the mobile phones page to see if your model is listed (please note you can usually connect the cable supplied with your mobile phone to charge with any USB charger).
  4. The USB charging port is normally located either on along one side or on the bottom of the mobile.
  5. Turn on the Kazakhstani power outlet.
  6. The battery indicator on your mobile phone will indicate that the device is charging, refer to your phone`s instruction manual to find out how long it will typically take.
Powering any mobile phone with a Kazakhstani power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kazakhstan - Kazakhstan wikipedia page
  2. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  3. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  4. USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable - Used to connect USB devices which have a USB Mini-B port to computers, power supplies and other devices
  5. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  6. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F mains power outlet
  7. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters