Charging the iPhone 3G when planning a trip to Kazakhstan

Learn how to recharge your iPhone 3G with a Kazakhstani power outlet using a 30-pin Apple cable and a Type C USB charger and how to power the iPhone 3G using a 2 pin Type F power charger.

Kazakhstani power outlet

Complicated combinations of voltages and plug types can often be daunting when planning to visit a new country, especially if you've never been there before. However this isn't as complicated as it appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards being used in the world this article shows exactly what to buy in advance to power your iPhone 3G . This guide has been written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPhone 3G when staying abroad.If visiting Kazakhstan this page has instructions showing charging the iPhone 3G by using their Type F or C 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. Power sockets are different depending on which country you are visiting therefore please read the travel power supplies page for a complete list of regions and countries. When travelling to Kazakhstan from a different region make sure your iPhone 3G can be charged using a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v make sure that the device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from overloading whilst powering it up. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 4 or greater on the iPhone 3G.

Charging the iPhone 3G in Kazakhstan

Can you use the iPhone 3G in Kazakhstan?

You can use the iPhone 3G in Kazakhstan by using a power adaptor.

What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 3G in Kazakhstan?

When travelling with more than just your iPhone 3G the best international travel adapter for Kazakhstan to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two standards of wall outlets in Kazakhstan (F and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by switching the included heads. If your iPhone 3G 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, plus additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets. This will also allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel chargers on your Kazakhstani trip or using up additional power sockets. Only bringing a single international travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage and on hand for recharging your iPhone 3G at an airport or on the flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers without using up an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling to Kazakhstan we suggest searching for an adaptable travel charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer - the travel charger illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Kazakhstan

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 3G, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel adapters 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 travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Kazakhstan using type B American plug sockets.
  • 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 originating from America using type B plugs and offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 suitable for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Kazakhstan.
What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 3G in Kazakhstan?

Powering the iPhone 3G with a Kazakhstani power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Learn how to recharge your iPhone 3G with a Kazakhstani power outlet using a 30-pin Apple cable and a Type C USB charger.

  1. If you want to power your iPhone 3G using the Kazakhstani power outlet you will need to use 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 3G.
  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 2 round holes next to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple cord into the bottom of the USB charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone 3G. The iPhone 3G dock connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 3G.
  4. Switch on the Kazakhstani power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPhone 3G screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is charging which typically takes roughly 1-4 hours to recharge.
Powering the iPhone 3G with a Kazakhstani power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 3G from a Kazakhstani power outlet

Using the USB 30 pin Apple cable and a 2 pin Type F power adapter to recharge your iPhone 3G with a Kazakhstani power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPhone 3G using the Kazakhstani power outlet you will need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - this USB cable is normally already included with your iPhone 3G.
  2. Start by inserting the Type F USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can identify the wall outlet by two 4.8mm adjacent holes for live and neutral pins, plus thin grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB cable into the USB power adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone 3G. The iPhone 3G dock connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 3G.
  4. Turn on the Kazakhstani power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the phone will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 3G is powering up which typically takes roughly 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 3G from a Kazakhstani power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kazakhstan - Kazakhstan Wikipedia page
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/0/MA616/en_US/iPhone_iOS3.1_User_Guide.pdf - Official iPhone 3G user guide
  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