How to charge the iPhone when staying in Kazakhstan

Using the 30 pin Apple connector and a Type C power charger to power your iPhone from a Kazakhstani power outlet and how to recharge the iPhone using a Type F power plug.

Kazakhstani power outlet

Varying different combinations of standards and plugs can all cause confusion when planning on staying in another country, especially for the first time traveller. However this isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used throughout the world this article tells you exactly what to purchase in advance to charge your iPhone in Kazakhstan. This page has been specifically written to help prepare people wanting to charge their iPhone abroad.This page contains step by step instructions telling you exactly how to power the iPhone when staying in Kazakhstan by using the standard types F or C Kazakhstani 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. When travelling anywhere you'll find that most power sockets will vary regionally so please read the WikiConnections world power supplies page for a full list showing regions and countries. If travelling to Kazakhstan from another country please ensure the iPhone can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If the iPhone came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) make sure the iPhone is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from over-heating whilst powering it.

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Charging the iPhone in Kazakhstan

Can the iPhone be used in Kazakhstan?

You can connect the iPhone to a Kazakhstani power outlet by using a power convertor.

What is the best power charger for the iPhone in Kazakhstan?

If travelling to more than one country the best travel charger for Kazakhstan is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Kazakhs use two different types of plug sockets (F and C) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by switching the plugs. If your iPhone is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these power chargers plus support for certain power demanding devices. Having a four port charger means you can power multiple devices at once without needing to pack seperate power chargers. Because you are only bringing a single travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers with only a single plug socket.

We suggest buying an adaptable power charger similar to this at an electronics retailer. The power charger illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Kazakhstan

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world 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 strips offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unstable power grids. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Kazakhstan 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 power converter 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 travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Kazakhstan.
What is the best power charger for the iPhone in Kazakhstan?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone from a Kazakhstani power outlet

Using the 30 pin Apple connector and a Type C power charger to power your iPhone from a Kazakhstani power outlet.

  1. To supply power to the iPhone using a Kazakhstani power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple normally include the USB cable with your iPhone.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 2 adjacent holes.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB cord into the USB power 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 Kazakhstani power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPhone will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is recharging and takes between 60-240 minutes to recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone from a Kazakhstani power outlet

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

Using the 30 pin Apple connector and a Type F power charger to power your iPhone from a Kazakhstani power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the iPhone from the Kazakhstani power outlet you'll need to use a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (this cable is usually already supplied with the iPhone by Apple).
  2. Start the process by taking the Type F USB power adapter and plugging it into the Kazakhstani power outlet. The sunken circular power outlet (sometimes known as the Type F power outlet [6]) can be recognised by the two 4.8mm round adjacent holes where the twin pins slide into along with grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Connect one end of the Apple 30 pin USB cord into the USB power 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 Kazakhstani power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the cellphone will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is charging which typically takes roughly one-four hours to completely recharge.
Powering the iPhone 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 country Wikipedia page
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/0/MA616/en_US/iPhone_iOS3.1_User_Guide.pdf - The original iPhone product manual
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music
  6. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  7. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F mains power outlet
  8. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters