How to charge the iPhone 4S when planning a trip to Kazakhstan

Using the USB 30-pin Apple connector and a Type C power charger to charge the iPhone 4S from a Kazakhstani power outlet and how to charge the iPhone 4S using a two pinned Type F USB plug.

Kazakhstani power outlet

Various frequencies and region codes can often be daunting when planning on staying in a foreign country for the first time traveller. When visiting Kazakhstan these instructions show how to power the iPhone 4S using their standard types F or C 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. When you are visiting Kazakhstan from another country please make sure that your iPhone 4S can accept a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v ensure that the device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to stop the device from overheating whilst powering it up. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4S.

Charging the iPhone 4S in Kazakhstan

Can you use the iPhone 4S in Kazakhstan?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 4S to a Kazakhstani power outlet.

What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 4S in Kazakhstan?

When travelling to more than one country and bringing along more than just your iPhone 4S 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 4S 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 4S 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.
  • 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 perfect for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Kazakhstan.
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 4S in Kazakhstan?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 4S from a Kazakhstani power outlet

Using the USB 30-pin Apple connector and a Type C power charger to charge the iPhone 4S from a Kazakhstani power outlet.

  1. To power the iPhone 4S from a Kazakhstani power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (typically already supplied with your device).
  2. Begin 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 charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone 4S. The iPhone 4S dock connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 4S.
  4. Switch on the Kazakhstani power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the cellphone 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 4S from a Kazakhstani power outlet

Charging the iPhone 4S from a Kazakhstani power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

A guide showing you how to recharge your iPhone 4S 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 4S 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 will usually supply the USB cable when you purchase your iPhone 4S).
  2. Start by taking the Type F USB power adapter and inserting it into the power supply. This sunken circular power supply can be identified by the two 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. Then connect one end of the cord into the mains USB charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone 4S. The iPhone 4S dock connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 4S.
  4. Turn on the Kazakhstani power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of your mobile will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is powering up which takes between one to four hours to recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPhone 4S from a Kazakhstani power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kazakhstan - wikipedia page about Kazakhstan
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/1000/MA1565/en_US/iphone_user_guide.pdf - Official iPhone 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