How to charge the iPhone 3GS when planning a trip to Kazakhstan

Instructions showing how to power your iPhone 3GS with a Kazakhstani power outlet by using an Apple USB 30-pin cable and a two pin Type C USB charger and charging the iPhone 3GS using a Type F USB adapter.

Kazakhstani power outlet

Various voltages and plugs can all be confusing when planning on visiting a new country to the first time traveller. This page has step-by-step instructions telling you what you'll need to charge the iPhone 3GS when travelling to Kazakhstan using their standard types F or C Kazakhstani 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. Power sockets are different depending on which area you visiting therefore we recommend reading our WikiConnections travel power sockets list for a complete list of countries. When you are visiting Kazakhstan from a different region please ensure your iPhone 3GS can be used with a 240v supply. If the iPhone 3GS was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure that the iPhone 3GS is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overheating when charging it. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 6 or greater on the iPhone 3GS.

Charging the iPhone 3GS in Kazakhstan

Can you use the iPhone 3GS in Kazakhstan?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 3GS to a Kazakhstani power outlet.

What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 3GS in Kazakhstan?

When travelling to more than one country and bringing along more than just your iPhone 3GS the best international travel power adapter for Kazakhstan is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two types of power outlets that Kazakhstanis use (F and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by switching the heads over. If your iPhone 3GS supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these USB travel chargers and additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel chargers this means you can power multiple devices at the same time without needing to bring individual power chargers. Because you are only needing to bring a single travel charger will keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage as well as being convenient for recharging your iPhone 3GS at the airport or on a plane. Due to their flexibility these types of power chargers can be used when you return home so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple phones and tablets without using up an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling on a regular basis we recommend buying this type of flexible travel adapter at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose power charger illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world.

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 recharge devices using USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These power adapters 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 converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable option for travellers originating from North America going to Kazakhstan using type B American 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 North America using type B plugs and is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • Yubi Universal Power Strip Kit - The Yobi has just 2 USB charging ports but offers 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 perfect for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Kazakhstan.
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 3GS in Kazakhstan?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 3GS from a Kazakhstani power outlet

Using the USB 30-pin Apple connector and a Type C power charger to charge the iPhone 3GS from a Kazakhstani power outlet.

  1. To power the iPhone 3GS from a Kazakhstani power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple should usually include the USB cable with your iPhone 3GS).
  2. Start by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it in the power outlet. The power supply (called the Europlug) can be identified by the 2 holes next to each other where the live and neutral pins sit.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone 3GS. The iPhone 3GS dock connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 3GS.
  4. Switch on the Kazakhstani power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPhone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is recharging which typically takes around one-four hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 3GS from a Kazakhstani power outlet

Powering the iPhone 3GS with a Kazakhstani power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

Simple instructions showing you how to charge your iPhone 3GS from a Kazakhstani power outlet by using a USB 30 pin Apple cable with a Type F USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to your iPhone 3GS from the Kazakhstani power outlet you will need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple usually supply the USB cable when you purchase your iPhone 3GS).
  2. Insert the Type F USB power adapter in the power supply. This sunken circular plug supply can be identified by the two 4.8mm holes 19 mm next to each other where the live and neutral pins sit and two thin metal grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Connect one end of the cable into the mains USB charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone 3GS. The iPhone 3GS dock connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 3GS.
  4. Turn on the Kazakhstani power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of your phone will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is powering up which takes between one to four hours to recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone 3GS with a Kazakhstani power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kazakhstan - wikipedia web page about Kazakhstan
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/0/MA616/en_US/iPhone_iOS3.1_User_Guide.pdf - Official iPhone 3GS 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