How to charge the iPhone 5 when planning a trip to Kazakhstan

The Wiki Connections guide showing how to power the iPhone 5 with a Kazakhstani power outlet with the Lightning Apple cable with a Type C Europlug USB charger and recharging the iPhone 5 using a Type F power adapter.

Kazakhstani power outlet

Differing combinations of standards and voltages can often cause confusion when planning on visiting a different country especially if you've never been there before. This isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards used throughout the world this article tells you exactly what to pick up in advance to power the iPhone 5 . These instructions have been written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge the iPhone 5 when you are going to Kazakhstan.When you're visiting Kazakhstan this page has useful instructions showing how to power your iPhone 5 using the standard Type F or C 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. When visiting Kazakhstan from another country please check your iPhone 5 can accept a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts ensure that your device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from overloading during charging. If you intend on taking a trip to a place like Almaty we also recommend reading the Kazakhstan Wikipedia web page [1] for more indepth information. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5.

Charging the iPhone 5 in Kazakhstan

Can you use the iPhone 5 in Kazakhstan?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 5 to a Kazakhstani power outlet.

What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 5 in Kazakhstan?

When travelling to more than one country and bringing along more than just your iPhone 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 in Kazakhstan?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 5 from a Kazakhstani power outlet

The Wiki Connections guide showing how to power the iPhone 5 with a Kazakhstani power outlet with the Lightning Apple cable with a Type C Europlug USB charger.

  1. In order to charge your iPhone 5 using a Kazakhstani power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], the USB cable is usually already included with your iPhone 5 by Apple.
  2. Begin by plugging the Type C USB power adapter in the Kazakhstani power outlet. You can identify this power outlet by the 2 round adjacent holes next to each other where the plug outlet pins go.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5. You can find the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5 situated at the bottom of your iPhone 5.
  4. Turn on the Kazakhstani power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the mobile screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 5 is recharging which takes around 1 - 4 hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 5 from a Kazakhstani power outlet

Charging the iPhone 5 from a Kazakhstani power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

Using a USB Lightning cable with a double pin Type F Schuko power charger to recharge the iPhone 5 with a Kazakhstani power outlet.

  1. To supply power to your iPhone 5 from the Kazakhstani power outlet you will need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will usually supply the USB cable when you purchase your iPhone 5).
  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 twin pins sit and two thin grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Then connect one end of the charging cable into the mains USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5. The iPhone 5 Lightning connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 5 under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Kazakhstani power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your phone will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is powering up, typically taking roughly 1-4 hours to completely recharge.
Charging the iPhone 5 from a Kazakhstani power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kazakhstan - Kazakhstan Wikipedia web page
  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 Lightning cable - The Apple Lightning cable is a charging and syncing cable for more recent Apple devices and connects compatible iPhones and iPads to a USB port
  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